Career Profile: Motivated to Make a Difference

Tyler Schoffner of Hendricks Power Cooperative Discusses His Career as a Stockman

Posted on Sep 27 2020 in Profile
Tyler Schoffer in warehouse

Top 3 responsibilities in a day

  1. Distribute Materials. Review the crew schedules and pick and load supplies based on the planned projects. 
  2. Inventory Control. Track supplies used and advise on purchases to ensure the correct inventory is on-hand.
  3. Test Equipment. Execute and document equipment testing, including transformers, other equipment and personal protective gear for the line crew.

What is your role? 

I keep materials for lineworkers to access in the warehouse. This includes organizing, taking inventory, purchasing materials, loading trucks and working with contractors and vendors. 

What’s a typical day like?

Each day is different, but I’m in constant motion with a lot of requests for different projects and prioritizing each request. I work with many different types of people, both from within and outside the cooperative, and it’s necessary to greet and treat each person with courtesy and respect.

Why did you choose to work for a cooperative?

I wanted to learn more about the industry, and I knew others who worked for the cooperative who described the team as helpful and genuine. We are all focused on making a difference for our consumers and are one family motivated by that goal.

What are your professional goals?

I hope to grow into another position with the cooperative. I am able to work with all departments and get to ask questions about each job. There are many opportunities here in a variety of fields as I mature in my current role. The cooperative is supportive of your interest in growing and developing your skills in new areas.

Have you had to master new skills to be successful? 

Changes in technology mean always being willing to learn a new skill or system. Being able to adapt is a very important part of this position.