Kris Miltenberger | Honoree for January 26th, 2024

Kris was nominated by Amy, who said “Kris Miltenberger is an emergency service specialist at PSEG Long Island. He is first on the scene when power restoration is necessary in the Riverhead area.

In the power industry for more than 25 years, Kris says there are no boring days. He loves that each day on the job provides a different “view from the office” and that each day presents a different challenge for him. Some restoration jobs are more straightforward, where he can see the source of the outage when he rolls onto the scene. Other outages require detective work, ingenuity and a keen eye to detail, while keeping safety at the forefront.

Speaking of safety, there’s something Kris asked me to impart. While he’s up working in a bucket or hanging on a pole, it is imperative for his own wellbeing that he is hyper focused on the task at hand. Working with high voltage electricity – often in extreme temperatures and weather – is serious.

He understands that customers are eager to get their power restored. He is too! That’s why he’s there. His request is that customers refrain from yelling up to him or trying to distract him while he is working. By allowing him to get back on solid ground first, he will be safer, and happy to have a conversation then.

The other thing Kris wants me to share is that being a lineworker is a great career, especially for someone who enjoys being outdoors. He said it’s personally rewarding, and even more so when a customer is genuinely thankful and makes an extra effort to let him know they’re grateful for the job he did. He also wants to say thank you for this recognition on behalf of the men and women who he works with.”

Kris, thanks for all you do for the community. As a way of saying thanks, you will receive a $100 gift card for Moe’s Southwest Grill.

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