Job Title:         Substation Technician

Summary : 

-          Participate in or leads substation inspection, operation, and maintenance activities.

-          Oversee and perform periodic inspections of company and client owned substations, transmission lines, and distribution lines.

-          Assist with troubleshooting and outage response, prepare switching instructions, and coordinate contractor activities.

-          Communicate planned and unplanned outages with clients through phone calls, text messages, and email.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Perform monthly, annual, and ad hoc inspections of HV substations and transmission lines, and MV distribution lines;
  2. Perform regular and routine maintenance activities, and contract for third-party maintenance services;
  3. Write switching instructions and perform both HV and MV switching;
  4. Provide emergency response, troubleshooting, and service restoration;
  5. Provide client notice and updates of outages and maintenance work by phone, text, and email, in a timely manner;
  6. Maintain a log of station outages, including time, cause, duration, and response times;
  7. Create and maintain a safety conscious work environment by leading and influencing others to follow PPM safety protocols and safe work practices;

Job Requirements:

-          Must be able to work in the field on remote job sites, in and around energized high voltage, medium voltage, and low voltage electrical infrastructure;

-          Must be able to travel regularly as required for asset management inspections and projects;

-          Strong communications skills, and be customer focused, to appropriately identify and respond to clients’ business needs in a professional and courteous manner;

-          Must be a problem solver, with creative and innovative thinking;

-      Must have experience or ability to read and interpret electrical drawings, including one-line and relaying;

-          Must have the ability to work collaboratively with third-party contractors;

-          Ability to communicate with utility dispatch personnel;

-          Ability to follow prescribed safety protocols and safe work practices;

-          Ability to use appropriate test equipment, instruments, and tools required for inspection and maintenance activities;

-          Demonstrate a strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and contribute to a fast-paced team;

Education & Experience:
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three months to one year