Position Summary: Control Electrician A is a non-exempt position in the construction, maintenance and repair of substation electrical equipment / systems. Control Electrician A has a 6-8 year working knowledge of 525 kv and below substation electrical equipment, apparatus, and wiring. This position requires work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas, and works with various pieces of construction equipment specific to the trade. Control Electrician A requires an understanding of Electrical Theory with an emphasis on AC, DC circuits, transformers, breakers, etc. The job will require the electrician to install over current / recloser schemes and have a complete understanding of PLC logic. May work independently or with others, occasionally work long hours during emergency conditions. This position should be able to lead/coach subordinates on the crew.
Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair, testing, adjusting and troubleshooting work of substation electrical equipment/systems which includes, but is not limited to, work involving the following:
Battery Banks and Chargers
Cable Terminations (Low Voltage)
Control Panel placement / installation
Cable Tray / Raceways
Conduit and duck banks
Capacitor bank installations 23kv- 230 kv
Circuit Switchers, motor-operated switches
Fiber Optic Cable
Responsible for maintaining Company vehicles, test equipment and tools in good working conditions.
Frequently works in close proximity of energized components with control systems requiring skill and care to protect the client from outages and the lives of themselves and others.
Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
Must be capable of climbing and working at heights up to 60 feet above ground.
Must possess or be capable of obtaining a Commercial Drivers’ License.
Must supply own personal hand tools required by the company for this work.
Must supply own safety toed work boots.
Must be capable of lifting in excess of 50 lbs.
Must be capable of working in confined spaces/areas.
Must be able to work independently or with others.
Operational experience of various types of heavy equipment:
Backhoes, excavators and skid steer loaders
Rough Terrain Telescopic Forklifts
Willing to work over-time or long hours during emergency conditions and/or when requested. Schedules can change frequently and with short notice.
90% Travel Required
Capable of following Company safety rules and policies.
Must have extensive knowledge of construction standard practices, techniques, quality requirements, applicable electrical codes and standards.
Must be capable of working in close proximity of energized substation equipment.
Must interpret substation electrical drawings (i.e. conduit details, conduit plans, cable schedules, cable termination prints, schematics) and communicate with customers and subordinates.
Ability to accurately appraise technical situations and recommend resolutions to problems.
Ability to lead/coach subordinates on the crew.
Ability to develop and interpret a material list.
Ability to trace out phasing in a substation and verify to the three line diagrams.
Proficient knowledge in all aspects of substation electrical systems.
Ability to determine the proper phase shift and rotation in paralleling transformer banks.
Capable of running the job without supervision.
Proficient in the use of voltmeters, meggers, amp meters, and rotation meters.
Neatly terminate, connect and bundle control wiring.
Proper use of basic rigging (slings and clevis) and proper hand signals.
Properly terminate and ground control cables in control panels and equipment.
Basic operational knowledge of substation equipment (i.e. Transformers, breakers, capacitors).
Thorough knowledge of IEEE device numbering standards
Must be able to recognize, correct and document errors / changes in engineering drawings.
Basic computer skills (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; and reach with hands and arms.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions.
Emphasis on Safety
Professionalism demonstrated through unwavering reliability and punctuality
Good appearance and attitudes
High productivity work ethics
Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
Receptive to constructive instruction/coaching
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Jobs are posted in various cities and states that Pike Substation Group works. However, this is an attempt to help minimize the distance of travel for the employee and does not guarantee local work in the area of the job posting.