NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Customer Associate in HELENA, Montana

Req. #2616. Local utility is currently seeking a Customer Associate in Helena, MT. Customer Associate (CAs) communicate directly with customers and respond to a variety of customer needs and requests. CAs take into account resources, constraints, and organizational values as they commit to satisfying customer needs and resolving customer issues. CAs must coordinate with other NorthWestern Energy employees to find relevant information and take necessary action. CAs are subject to call monitoring. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of training program . Demonstrate and maintain good safety record. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and other computer applications. Excellent attendance record. Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record. DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics. Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives. Accept customer payments and post the same day. Balance cash drawer daily; make bank deposits. Input and completion of service orders. Meet or exceed performance standards, as determined by NorthWestern Energy, including time spent at workstation and time engaged with customer interactions. Explains rate changes and bill calculations as necessary. Administers credit program within prescribed scope . Listen and respond appropriately to customer needs while reviewing and entering data on a computer. Type memos, e-mails, and other correspondence in an accurate timely manner. Respond to emergency situations professionally and accurately by following established policy and procedures. Perform calculations to determine customer payments and other account related activity. Assist customers using established policies and procedures. Respond professionally and positively to customer complaints or inquiries. Work effectively in a team and in close proximity of teammates. Perform all regularly scheduled shifts. Occasional weekend, evening or holiday call outs in response to emergency situations.. Maintain confidentiality of customer and other confidential information. Ensure proper entry of union payroll for bi-weekly processing. Ensure proper coding and processing of purchase card transactions and AP invoices. Support the new construction process through administrative SAP functions, payment processing and service order creation. Assist customers with local permitting requirements and basic construction standards. Support local operations with SAP notification processing and other data entry as required. Respond appropriately to internal requests and work across business units to ensure processes and procedures are being upheld. Analyze and prioritize workload to ensure that all customer and business needs are meet in a timely and appropriate manner. WAGES: $15.50-$17.50 per hour. BENEFITS: Yes. DAYS/HOURS: Regular Full-time.