Operations Group Staff Changes

Several familiar faces have earned new job responsibilities at SDCEA in the past few months. There are also a few new hires that have recently taken positions within the SDCEA operations department.

Stacey Moss, former line crew working foreman, is now SDCEA’s safety and compliance coordinator. In his new role, Moss is responsible for ensuring the cooperative’s workplace and workforce follow and are in compliance with applicable health and safety programs.

Preston Ellis has been named working foreman. He oversees the daily operations, staffing, scheduling, and job work of SDCEA’s line crews.

Josh Saar has been named lead lineman, promoted to the job from journeyman lineman. Saar will be taking a lead role in day-to-day field operations, heading up one of two line crews based in Buena Vista. He will be responsible for directly supervising his crew on new construction, repair, and installation of power lines.

Two apprentice linemen have been hired at SDCEA to fill vacancies created by the promotions within the department. Tristan Maxfield will work out of the Buena Vista office; Austin Webber will work out of the Westcliffe warehouse.

Warren Heifner has also joined the cooperative, filling a vacancy left by an employee departure last year. Heifner is a staking technician based in Howard. He has been working on the design of new construction electric services and upgrades of existing services on the SDCEA system.