TECA’s David Callis responds to Cable’s presentation to Senate Commerce Committee during the 2012 Legislative Rally on March 13th.

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Electric Power Associations of Mississippi

Ridgeland, MS

Job Description

 

      Job Title:            Safety and Loss Control Instructor

Department:            Safety and Loss Control

 Reports To:            Vice President, Safety and Loss Control

            Date:            March 1, 2012

 

SUMMARY

 

Administers monthly safety and loss control meetings to all Electric Power Associations in Mississippi. Participates in schools, seminars and other functions as needed. Helps implement the Emergency Work Plan during times of disaster. Responsible for the planning, development and implementation of safety and training programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPOSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plan, write, organize and teach electric distribution subjects and regulatory compliance to Electric Power Association personnel.

Must be a good communicator and have excellent speaking skills to work with both small and large audiences.

Willing to assist, supervise or train at lineman schools, seminars and other functions as needed by the Association and/or Vice President, Safety and Loss Control.

Conduct safety audits on Electric Power Association crews and facilities and report results to proper personnel.

Must be available to provide disaster assistance to the Associations and be willing to assist in system restoration.

Must be able to provide safety and loss control guidance to system employees that will maximize a safer work environment, compliance and education.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Must possess a minimum of a high school diploma and have a minimum of four years experience with an electric utility, preferably line construction and maintenance.

Must have experience and knowledge of powerline construction including RUS, NESC, OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations

Possessing the qualification or willing to earn the qualification of Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or the NRECA Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP), is highly desired.

Computer skills, especially in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Outlook, is highly recommended.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is both inside and outside the Associations. Some irregular hours including night, weekends and holidays may be required.

Extensive travel within the state of Mississippi and limited out of state travel.

Must reside within reasonable commuting distance to the EPA office in Ridgeland.

SALARY

$50K – $65K. Salary to be determined by work related experience, education and pre-qualifications.

CONTACT

Micheal Weltzheimer, CLCP

Assistant to the Vice President, Safety and Loss Control

Electric Power Associations of Mississippi

P.O. Box 3300 – Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300

Fax: (601) 605-8601

[email protected]

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Creates and Fills the Position of Vice President.

SHELBYVILLE – The Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) Board of Directors recently took action to elect Michael Watson to the position of Vice President, effective February 1, 2012.

After working for Memphis Light Gas and Water for five years in the substation and protective relaying department, Mr. Watson began his career at DREMC nearly 20 years ago in the engineering department. Watson was promoted to the Shelbyville/Lynchburg District Manager position, which he held for approximately five years, and has served as the Director of Operations for the past 10 years. “In each of his positions at DREMC Michael has tackled numerous complex projects and is currently overseeing DREMC’s entrance into automated meter reading and other technical projects,” stated DREMC CEO, Jim Allison.

Michael received his masters of electrical engineering from the University of Memphis, his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Mississippi State, and is also a registered professional engineer in the State of Tennessee. Michael is a member of NRECA’s T&D Engineering Committee and served as a past chairman of the power quality subcommittee.

“Michael has been a tremendous asset to Duck River Electric throughout his tenure here and I would like to be the first to congratulate him in his new position,” stated Allison.

Watson commented, “I am honored to have been considered for this position and I look forward to the opportunity to continue helping DREMC best serve its members.” Michael Watson currently resides in Shelbyville, TN with his wife Dianne and three children, Ruth, Will, and Wes.

Duck River EMC, a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, is an electric distribution cooperative with its headquarters in Shelbyville, TN. For more information please contact Duck River EMC at 931.684.4621 or visit our website at www.dremc.com.

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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, an organization representing the interests of Tennessee’s 23 electric distribution cooperatives and the 1.1 million consumers they serve, announces the appointment of David Callis as executive vice president and general manager. Callis replaces Tom Purkey who recently announced his retirement.

Callis began his career with the Tennessee Valley Authority as an accountant and then as supervisor of power revenue. He then worked at Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation for almost nine years, serving first as director of finance and administration and then as general manager. In 2001 he joined the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association as the director of government and public affairs, and in 2010 he was named vice president of statewide services. Callis has served on the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives and the South Kentucky Industrial Development Association.

Callis and wife Dawnn have been married for 32 years and have two children, Megan, 27, and Brian, 23. Dawnn works with XO Communications in Nashville. Megan works as a legislative assistant for Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes and is attending law school. Brian is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and works as an accountant at Franke in Smyrna.

“David has a deep appreciation for the electric cooperative business model,” says Bill Rogers, president of the association’s board of trustees. “He is immensely talented, well respected and a passionate advocate for Tennessee’s cooperatives and their members.”

The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association provides legislative and communication support for Tennessee’s 23 electric cooperatives and publishes The Tennessee Magazine, the state’s most widely circulated periodical.

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Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative has chosen Dwight Bates of Centerville to lead its Hickman County District Office when current manager Marshall Carothers retires in January.  He steps into the position with 30 years of service to MLEC.

Bates’ background in MLEC’s engineering department, working directly with members on new services, and assisting line crews in outage situations will be a benefit as he transitions into this new role. He began training with Carothers in December.

“I’m looking forward to working with our members and helping where I can,” says Bates.

Dwight and wife Wanda make their home in Centerville. He enjoys hunting, fishing, photography and cooking for friends and family.