Position Summary: Substation Ground Technician is an entry level, non-exempt position in the construction, maintenance and repair of substation equipment / systems. This position requires work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas, and works with various pieces of construction equipment specific to the trade. A Substation Ground Technician may work independently or with others, occasionally work long hours during emergency conditions. This position works at various locations. The position may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands.
Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair, testing, adjusting and troubleshooting of substation equipment/systems. This work includes, but is not limited to, work involving the following:
Concrete Foundations, ground grids, and steel erection
Buswork (High and Low Voltage)
Airbreak / Hookstick Switches
Terminations (High / Low Voltage)
Conduit and duck banks
Capacitor bank installations 23kv- 230 kv
Transformers, regulators and circuit breakers
Circuit Switchers, motor-operated and manual switches
Responsible for maintaining Company vehicles, test equipment and tools in good working conditions.
Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
Capable of climbing and working at heights up to 125 feet above ground.
Must possess or be capable of obtaining a Commercial Drivers’ License within 6 months.
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.
Capable of working in confined spaces/areas.
Able to work independently or with others.
Capable of or learning to operate various types of heavy equipment:
Bucket , derrick and boom trucks
Backhoes, excavators and skid steer loaders
Track Crawler Loader/Backhoe
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.
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 fingers, handle to 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 through unwavering Reliability and Punctuality
Good appearance and attitudes
High Productivity work ethics
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 requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.