Electric Substation/Generation Technician
Class Code: 926
Salary: $36.28 - $42.20 Hourly
Location: Logan, UT
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Light & Power
Job Number: 19-01
Closing Date: January 25, 2019 (Closes at 12:01 am Jan. 26, 2019)
Under general supervision, performs predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance and operation of equipment in transmission, distribution, and generating station facilities. A substation technician will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and repair work to facilitate the safe, efficient, and effective operation of the power system.
Utilize computers extensively in testing of relays, record keeping, databases, and process control.
Troubleshoots, inspects tests, adjusts, and repairs a variety of electronic/electro-mechanical equipment, including high voltage breakers, relays, transformers, switches, timers, and related control devices in high voltage switchyards, substations, and power operation/generation facilities.
Installs/replaces high voltage breakers and automatic controlling devices.
Updating and maintaining plans/blueprints to reflect changes/additions of systems installations.
Installs, maintains and trouble shoots fiber optic network.
Utilizes aerial equipment when necessary, to perform installation or maintenance of plant equipment and structures. Participates in substation switching procedures, during planned and emergency switching.
Maintains and repairs natural gas and hydro electric generators, including ensuring proper performance criteria and in compliance with Federal Clean Air standards.
Performs maintenance testing and inspections on station batteries and charging systems.
Conducts/records the results of periodic tests of power generation capacity; performs general custodial work as necessary. Installs, maintains and trouble shoots SCADA systems.
Performs physically demanding work; including bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, standing, climbing ladders, occasional heavy lifting/carrying (150# Nitrogen cylinders), etc. Requires manual dexterity.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of the theory and principles of electricity, including their application to the operation of high voltage substations, and transmission/distribution systems.
Knowledge of the practices and techniques of electronic/electro-mechanical equipment installation, maintenance, and repair.
Knowledge of the established safety standards and industry guidelines/regulations for the tools, equipment, and materials used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of system control and other electro-mechanical equipment.
Knowledge of the principles, procedures, maintenance and repair methods for ensuring optimum operation of power plants and their associated equipment.
Skill in determining probable causes of service outages and corrective actions necessary to restore service.
Skill in performing journey level installation, maintenance, and repair of system control and related electronic/electro-mechanical equipment.
Skill in reading and understanding plans and blueprints used for the installation, maintenance, and repair of system control and related electro-mechanical equipment.
Skill in operating, maintaining and repairing generation plants and their associated equipment
Computer skills/programs; Windows,Internet,word processing,AutoCad,RSlogix,SEL,PowerDB,iFix,Proficy,Worldview, etc.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent, AND must be a Journeyman Electric Substation/Generation Technician certified by the Department of Labor.
Experience in Programmable Logic Controllers.
Experience in substation protective relaying, with preferred emphasis in Schweitzer relays with Doble test equipment.
Experience in Hydro-electric operation and maintenance.
Experience with operation and maintenance of gas turbine technology.
Incumbent will be subject to an “on-call” status for plants and substations, seven (7) days once every four (4) weeks. Must be generally available for emergency “call-out” at any time of day/year, regardless of weather conditions.
Must possess or be able to obtain Red Cross Certification in First aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. Work within APPA, OSHA, the National Electric Code and the National Electric Safety Code boundaries. May require various OSHA certificates and/or training. Must possess a valid Utah Commercial Driver's License at a level appropriate to the equipment operated.
Essential functions, as determined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the above tasks, knowledge, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions of this class. The approved class specifications are not intended to and do not infer or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person(s). This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Benefits are available to Full-time employees.
Contact : City of Logan
Address: 290 North 100 West, Logan, Utah 84321
Deadline for Applying : Jan 26, 2019