Employment Opportunity: Electronic Maintenance Technician

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for an electric/electronic maintenance technician in the electric department.

Duties include: Residential, commercial, industrial, and construction type wiring, installing, maintaining and repairing direct current and alternating current single and three phase motors and controls; synchronize motors with SCADA systems, install and program various types of P.L.C’s and variable frequency drives, install, calibrate and trouble shoot various types of instrumentation, controllers and variety of flow, level and pressure sensors.

Qualifications are two year technical degree in electrical maintenance or equivalent; working knowledge of the National Electrical Code; ability to read technical specifications, electrical drawings, schematics and logic diagrams; summarize a bill of construction materials, estimate construction timetable, create and track work orders, ability to use tools of construction and maintenance profession. Must have a valid driver’s license preferable CDL or the ability to acquire CDL; do heavy lifting over 30 pounds; ability to work from ground, ladders or bucket trucks. This position requires a self-motivated person with the ability to work individually or as a team, working overtime as needed and being available for after-hours call in work.

Environment: Working inside and outside in all types of adverse weather conditions and potentially hazardous situations.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor that they are qualified to perform.

Candidates with various experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours.


Recent Phone Scam Targeting Calhoun Utilities Customers

To our Calhoun Utility Customers,

The Utility has recently become the target of a fraudulent phone “scam”. The scam is designed to threaten customers with “service disconnect” or “cut-off” of utilities unless immediate payment through the use of a pre-loaded debit card (found in local retail stores) is paid to a “pay power” phone payment process.

Please note that the Calhoun Utilities only accepts payment at our local billing and customer service office or on Calhoun Utilities On-line, secure, payment site on the City of Calhoun web-site using a customer identification number found on the customer’s bill.

Calhoun Utilities does notify consumers of late payment and disconnect possibility by phone and letter but never makes threatening statements nor solicits immediate on-line or phone payment.

For any questions, contact 706-602-5678 or go to:

Local office:
700 West Line St.
Calhoun Utilities
Calhoun, Ga. 30701

Calhoun Utilities Customer Service

Tower Rescue Class

Reposted from Gordon County Government

In conjunction with OSHA “Safety Stand Down Day”, Midland Communications hosted the Georgia Search and Rescue (GSAR) Taskforce 6 for a joint training session on communications tower emergencies and rescue procedures at Midland Communication’s site on School House Rd in Gordon County. GSAR Taskforce 6 had twenty members from five agencies including: Gordon County Fire Rescue, Calhoun Fire Department, Dalton Fire Department, Bartow County Fire Department, and Bremen Fire Department. After a brief classroom discussion of the hazards associated with climbing towers, equipment needed to perform tower rescues, and procedures to take in the event of a tower emergency, both Midland Communications and GSAR TF-6 moved to the tower to practice the skills, procedures, and with the equipment each agency would utilize in the event of an emergency. The day was concluded with personnel climbing the tower for familiarization and performing several rescue scenarios to test what they had learned during the day.

GSAR Taskforce 6 would like to extend their gratitude to Midland Communications and their staff for their willingness to share their knowledge and time with the taskforce members.