Do you want to work with a team that’s focused on cooperation and service? San Miguel Power Association, Inc. (SMPA) is seeking to fill the position of Systems Technician. The successful applicant may report to any of our office locations within our picturesque service territory, with initial training reporting location in Ridgway. SMPA is a non-profit electric cooperative with an 80-year record of service to our membership. SMPA includes a positive atmosphere, a culture rooted in teamwork, a 4-10 work schedule, and offers an excellent salary and benefits package.
San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a non-profit, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with business offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colorado. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities.
Founded in 1938, SMPA takes a progressive approach to service and technology and has a forward-thinking philosophy on power supply and other trends of the industry. It is the Mission of SMPA to demonstrate corporate responsibility and community service while providing our members with safe, reliable, cost effective and environmentally responsible electrical service.
SMPA has a corporate culture of safety. We achieve this through:
Team work, and a willingness to speak up when necessary
Participation, and direct involvement in our safety programs
Our beautiful service territory located on the Western Slope of Colorado, includes all or parts of seven counties. See Map. San Miguel Power’s corporate office is located in Nucla, Colorado with office locations in Ridgway, Telluride, and Silverton.
The Western Slope of Colorado offers welcoming, community-minded towns situated in some of the most majestic mountain views in the state. We support learning, creativity and culture. We share a deep connection to the outdoors. We are committed to being economically sustainable and ecologically responsible. For more information, please visit the links below.
Installs, maintains, and tests substation equipment including AMI SCADA/Communications equipment, meters, and relays.
Responsible for AMI administration functions including server configuration, TWACS communication, meter programming, and testing.
Responsible for SCADA administration functions including master station configuration, interface with Dispatch, and substation one-line displays.
Assists with meter activities of the Cooperative including meter testing, AMI module testing, CT ratio/burden tests, CT/PT and meter installation, and meter programming.
Assists with the specification of special metering equipment and coordinates with service planners for installation.
Has a working knowledge of the cooperatives communications systems including Two-way radio, leased data lines, and future fiber optic system.
Assists with power quality equipment installation and reporting.
Performs switching as required.
MINIMUM JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
This job requires:
Five years related electric utility experience performing at Journey level in one of the following fields: substation maintenance, electronics, distribution metering or line construction and maintenance is required.
Must know how to accurately read and interpret electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
A working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code, system protection, communications, substation equipment, metering and control equipment including AMI and SCADA.
Three years of experience in testing and maintaining substation and metering equipment is required.
Must represent the co-op in a progressive, positive, and professional manner in all relationships, both internal and external.
Must possess effective computer skills in relation to the position.
Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing and have strong organizational skills.
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.
A High School diploma or equivalent required.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The Systems Technician:
Understands the construction, operation, and maintenance requirements of an electric distribution system.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of SMPA’s electric system. Must be able to operate equipment used to test and troubleshoot substation and metering equipment.
Must have a thorough understanding of the TWACS system and TNS & Aclara software as well as the SCADA system and Survalant software.
Obtain a working knowledge of the cooperatives communications systems including Two-way radio, leased data lines, and future fiber optic system.
Understands the need for power quality.
Remains flexible and adaptable to new and changing technology and committed to ongoing training and learning.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of the policies and procedures of SMPA.
Understands and apply the concept of providing quality electric service to SMPA consumers and agrees to maintain a continuing commitment to superior people to people service.
A CDL is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: SMPA offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please see our website for details.
About San Miguel Power Association, Inc.
San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a member-owned, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colorado. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities.