KIUC makes every effort to employ people with the right skills for a position and makes the best use of their abilities. The Company contributes to help employees develop their skills and prepare for advancement, all while retaining them to ensure a return on the organization’s training investment.
Our objectives include:
- Recruiting qualified applicants;
- Retaining key employees and employees with high degree of knowledge capital;
- Training, Developing and Educating employees to promote individual success and increase overall value to the organization;
- Inspire and Encourage a high level of employee morale through recognition, effective communication and constant feedback.
We’re looking for the best and brightest to join our dynamic and innovative cooperative! Which career path is right for you?
Our employees are key to our successes and we depend on our talented and dedicated staff to power Kauai. We offer a meaningful work environment, career development, competitive pay and benefits.
You can email us at HumanResources@kiuc.coop for your inquiries.
KIUC Attn: Human Resources
4463 Pahee Street, Ste 1
Lihue, HI 96766-2000
KIUC administers standardized aptitude and skills tests to job candidates for a variety of positions. We partner with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) for our pre-employment tests. Practice Tests and SkillBuilders are available to help you prepare for these tests. These practice tests and SkillBuilders are for informational purposes only and are not a guarantee that an applicant will be successful on a related test battery.
If you have already taken and passed the particular test at another company, please let us know. With your written authorization, we can obtain those scores from the company that tested you.
Below are a list of test batteries and positions that covers it:
- Construction and Skilled Trades Selection System (CAST) – jobs covered by CAST are:
- Lineperson jobs: Helper Apprentice Qualified (HAQ) Lineperson, Journeyman Lineperson, Primary Troubleperson, Working Foreperson (Lineperson)
- Meter Electrician
- Meter Specialist
- Utility Inspector
- Power Plant Maintenance Positions Selection System (MASS) – jobs covered by MASS are:
- Helper Apprentice Qualified (HAQ) System Electrician, Journeyman System Electrician
- Helper Apprentice Qualified (HAQ) Instrument & Control Electrician, Journeyman I&C Electrician
- Helper Apprentice Qualified (HAQ) PP Maintenance Person, Journeyman PP Maintenance Person, Working Foreperson (PP Maintenance Person)
- Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) – jobs covered by POSS are:
- Operating Technician Trainee, Operating Technician (KPS)
- Power Plant Assistant Operator Trainee, Power Plant Assistant Operator, Power Plant Operator
- Technical Occupations Selection System (TECH) – jobs covered by TECH are:
- Distribution Planner, Senior Distribution Planner
- GIS/CADD Mapper, Senior System Planner
- Instrument & Electrical Technician (KPS)
- Support and Administration Selection System - BCAB (SASS) – jobs covered by SASS are:
- Accounting Clerk, Bill Processing Representative, Engineering Clerk, Production Clerk, Service Assurance Clerk, Stock/Warehouse Utility Person, Warehouseperson
- Customer Service Representative (CSR) – jobs covered by CSR are:
- Credit and Collections Representative, Member Services Representative
- Meter Reader – job covered by Meter Reader is:
- Field Services Representative
For more information on the EEI employment tests, testing tips, and/or practice tests, please visit EEI's website. Being prepared to take a test is an important part of the testing process.
In addition, the Center for Energy Workforce Development has developed a new section on their Get Into Energy website that has been designed for candidates to review topics and take practice tests relevant to electric utility employment tests. The website is open to the public and can be accessed via the following URL: http://getintoenergy.com.
How to Access the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Website
To access the EEI website, disable your pop-up blocker if you are using one (or allow pop-ups from eei.org). Numerous browsers and plug-ins have pop-up blockers; consult your help menu for details. You can re-enable your pop-up blocker after you finish looking at these pages. The user name and password for the site are:
User Name: kiuctest
After logging onto the website,
- Click the "SkillBuilders" link for information about work performed in electric utility jobs, practice fractions and mechanical principles.
- Click on the "Practice Tests" link to help prepare for the EEI employment tests.
KIUC offers wages and benefits that are competitive with those offered by other employers in this area and in this industry. The benefits listed below are offered to full time employees. Detailed information regarding enrollment, eligibility, and benefit provisions will be provided upon employment. Please be advised that the Company retains the right to amend or terminate these benefits at any time.
- Medical and Drug Prescription Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Short-term Disability
- Long-term Disability Insurance
- Group Life, Dependent Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Worker’s Compensation
- 401(k) (Defined Contribution Plan)
- Retirement Plan (Defined Benefit Plan)
- Flex Spending Accounts
- Employee Assistance Program
- Educational Assistance Program
- Bereavement Leave
- Personal leave (i.e. Jury Duty, Military Leave, Personal)
- Family and Medical Leave / Hawaii Family Leave
- Wellness Program
- Wireless Phone Discount Program
- K Card Ohana Program (fuel discount)
- Voluntary Cancer Insurance
- Voluntary Long-term Care Insurance
KIUC is an equal opportunity employer that employs the best qualified individuals from the available labor force and provides them with opportunity for advancement in a manner which does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex or gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest and court record except as provided by H.R.S. §378-2.5, disability, sexual orientation, military service, veteran status, lactation or other grounds protected under applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and/or executive orders.
The Company has developed written affirmative action programs for females and minorities, disabled persons, special disabled veterans and Vietnam Era veterans. In this regard, disabled persons, special disabled veterans and Vietnam Era veterans are invited, but under no obligation, to identify themselves, if they wish to do so. This information will remain confidential and will be used only for purposes allowed by the applicable federal laws and implementing regulations. Refusal of an employee or applicant to provide such information will not subject him or her to any adverse treatment whatsoever.
Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
How To File a Complaint
If you wish to file an employment complaint, you must contact your agency's EEO Counselor within 45 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act, event, or in the case of a personnel action. Additional information can be found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_file.html.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . The complaint can be filed with Department of Agriculture up to 180 days.
Persons With Disabilities
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
Dated: January 6, 2015.e federal laws and implementing regulations. Refusal of an employee or applicant to provide such information will not subject him or her to any adverse treatment whatsoever.