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Job Summary

Responsible for performing intermediate level technical work and related activities associated with the planning, engineering, design, analysis, research, development, testing, construction, maintenance, and operation of Company equipment and facilities.


Job Description


Technical Proficiency: Uses knowledge and experience to perform cost effective work in an efficient manner. Exhibits understanding of pertinent equipment, material, systems, and processes. Possesses intermediate level of computer literacy knowledge/skills.

Leadership & Guidance: Understands and works within appropriate policies and follows procedures. Provides training and guidance to employees where beneficial.

Planning & Organization Ability: Develops knowledge of time constraints for work activities and makes proper adjustments where needed.

Problem Solving & Initiative: Actively seeks out information to increase technical knowledge and job skills where beneficial to AEP.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Contributes to team goals. Begins networking with peers to share information and encourage cooperation. Develops a Win-Win relationship. Understands corporate goals.

Decision Making & Business Awareness: Uses decision making skills to perform job more efficient and cost effective. Demonstrates an attitude, ability, and desire to listen and satisfy both internal and external customers. Refer to attached matrix for required qualifications.

This position is posted at two levels, pay will be determined by education and experience.

Technician salary range: minimum annual $60,438

Technician Sr. - minimum annual $70,961


Education requirements are listed below: Associate Degree in Electrical/Electronic/Civil/ Mechanical Engineering Technology or related fields plus 2 years of related utility industry work experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and 4 years of related utility industry work experience.


Successful candidate must live within 30 mins of the Vinita Service Center, 850 East Parkway Dr. Vinita, OK 74301.

Overtime during storm recovery is mandatory.

Physical Demands -Varies by location or territory.  In some locations or territories, technician must be able to:

1.Walk right ways of various terrain in adverse conditions to patrol distribution power lines to determine damage.  

2.Carry and handle telescopic measuring sticks and switching sticks that weigh 11 pounds. 

3.May be required to use a brush axe (approx. 6 pounds) or machete (approx. 2 pounds) to clear brush for walking and staking in survey work.  

Compensation Data

Compensation Grade:


Compensation Range:

$29.06-36.32 USD

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