Responsible for the installation, modification and commissioning of all components associated with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment and associated substation automation equipment. Also responsible for providing technical support to Engineering, Operations and Maintenance personnel for SCADA equipment, substation automation equipment and telemetry.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
The equivalent of technical training received in an Associate Degree program in Electronics or Electrical Technology, Microwave, Telecommunications or electromechanical controls.
Must possess a current and valid driver’s license
Must be willing and able to maintain First Aid and CPR certification and the ability to perform first aid and CPR as First Responder.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Data communications, industrial electrical and electromechanical controls, digital systems control logic (including microprocessors, peripheral equipment, and programming), and networking principles
Operation, installation, modification and maintenance of SCADA and telemetry
Operation, installation, modification and maintenance of substation automation hardware and software, LAN/WAN hardware and software, microprocessors and computer systems.
Five (5) years of combined education and experience in substation SCADA monitoring and control and substation automation, data networking and communications, and telecommunications systems applied to the electric substation environment and power system operations.
Willingness to work extra and/or irregular hours, shift work, weekends, holidays and call out.
Willingness to travel 80% of the time, including overnight travel. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
Must reside within 60 minutes of base location.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
High Voltage, 115kV and above protective relay testing and programming experience.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, climb stairs and ladders, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to fifty pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to lift items up to 10 lbs., use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, direct others, present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee will occasionally be exposed to weather conditions, which can be extreme, prevalent at the time, dirt/dust, fumes and chemicals and a moderate level of noise. Duties are performed both indoors and outdoors, at a desk, around large power transmission equipment both energized and de-energized and telecommunications operating equipment. Outdoor conditions may include working at remote sites without restroom facilities, running water for drinking or washing, food convenience stores, emergency services, communications or cell phone service, or fuel for vehicle.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.