Supervise and perform journey-level skilled and semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical substations, circuit breakers and related facilities. Support the daily operations of SCADA and Network Systems.
The salary range for this position is $37.17- $57.40 per hour with a hiring range of $37.17 - $47.40, depending on qualifications and experience. First Reading of applicants is: 10/2/20 at 4:30 P.M. M.S.T.
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Benefits Package Includes:
2 Medical plan options
Medical and Dependent Daycare flexible spending
Paid time off including Holiday, Vacation and Medical Leave
Short and Long term disability
Wellness Clinic and health programming
City of Loveland training opportunities
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Schedule and supervise the daily operations of the Substation Crew; Journey Substation Technician(s) and or Apprentice Substation Technician.
Coordinates and manages construction activity with PRPA and general contractors.
Conduct tailboard meetings to complete and safely perform work tasks.
Performs performance reviews and employee performance check-ins.
Time management of employees.
Maintains and operates substation equipment including 15-kV switchgear, associated relays, control devices, power transformers, load tap changers and regulators, station batteries, and chargers.
Performs tests using hi-pot, vacuum, power factor, TTR, meggar, resistance, capacitance, current, relay, and communication test equipment and performs analyses of test results to determine status and condition of electrical equipment.
Troubleshoots substation equipment and control systems.
Performs switching on distribution and transmission system. Installs, tests, programs and maintains SCADA, RTU, master station and associated communication equipment at a journey-level.
Performs substation testing and checkout for new substations and equipment additions that may include wiring relay panels, control panels, and other equipment as needed.
Remove and replace main breakers, feeder breakers, and ground breakers.
Provides safety watch for nonqualified workers/non-electrical workers accessing substation facilities.
Performs bi-monthly substation checks, gathering information for electrical engineering.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists other electric crews with construction, operation and maintenance of high and low voltage electric distribution systems. Provides information to other departments concerning electric operations of the distribution system. Works with electrical engineering to assure compliance with FERC and other regulatory agencies associated with electrical substations. Helps prepare the division budget relating to substations. Works with electrical engineering to develop and maintain technical specifications. Assists in preparing/reviewing substation switching orders. Works closely with Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) personnel. Tracks and performs monthly checks on special field apparatus; regulators, reclosers, and capacitors.
The incumbent supervises the work of Journey Substation Technicians, Apprentice Substation Technicians, administrates apprentice training and testing.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of principles of electricity, electronic circuitry and mathematics through trigonometry. Working knowledge of tools and equipment associated with the industry.
Understands and practice safe electrical working procedures in order to aid other workers in emergency situations. Accurate record keeping skills, reliability, and dependability.
Ability to follow directions and use prints and drawings. Demonstrated good electrical and electronic troubleshooting skills. Skilled in reading one-line, three-line, wiring and control schematic diagrams.
Possess knowledge of SCADA and communication equipment. Skilled in panel wiring and installation of substation instrumentation. Knowledge of operation and maintenance of electromechanical and solid state relays. Ability to use laptop computer / PC with various office productivity and technical software applications and Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) interfaces.
Ability to use, program, and test electronic relays, meters, and controls.
Knowledge of NESC safety policies and electric utility safety practices. Must be able to work unsupervised.
Must successfully complete drug screen test.
Must possess a valid driver license.
Knowledge of battery testing and maintenance.
Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness
Laptop computer, telephone, printer, vehicle, calculator, voltmeter, 2-way radio, ohm meter, watt meter, meggar, Transformer Turns Ratio (TTR), hi-pot, oscilloscope, relay test equipment, power and hand tools, communication test equipment, various software interface programs, pickup, van, and bucket truck.
Working environment/physical activities:
Work is performed both indoors and outdoors under all weather conditions during day or night. Hazards include working around high voltage equipment and machinery with moving parts, excessive noise from machines or equipment. Moderate physical activity required by moving and positioning objects up to 350 pounds occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently. Work may include pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, and reaching to perform essential functions of the job. Working environment may include working in confined spaces, below ground installations, above ground ladders, aerial device or equipment at varying heights, working around energized equipment (110 volts to 230kV AC) and (130 volt DC). Must have good distance vision and be able to distinguish the basic colors of red, orange, yellow, brown, blue, green, and purple in order to distinguish color-coded computer screen images and control cable color-coding. Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with coworkers and the public. Work may involve long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends, etc. Subject to call-back work and must be capable of responding to an emergency situation upon short notice at the sole discretion of the City. May be required to be on call and carry a cellular telephone at designated times.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Must successfully complete drug screen test.
Education and/or formal training/Certifications:
Completion of an approved substation apprentice program. Driver License required.
Five years of experience as a Journey Substation Technician required. One year of experience of supervisory/lead experience preferred.