The Substation Technician repairs and maintains substations and substation equipment, transformers, voltage regulators, reclosers and other technical equipment. Records maintenance data and spill reports as necessary and assists with technical problems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Installs, programs, tests, and maintains substation equipment.
Inspects, tests, maintains, and repairs OCRs, transformers, regulators, circuit breakers, motor operators, batteries, battery chargers, etc.
Assists with testing and calibrating all relays and electronic controls on High Plains Power’s system. Assists with voltage drop checks and checks instrument rated metering installation for proper connection and accuracy.
Downloads event and load data from substation relays and recloser controls and maintains substation load and device databases. Maintains maintenance records for all substation equipment.
Implements recommended settings for substation equipment and devices. Properly records maintenance data and submits to Line Superintendent.
Provides assistance in the construction and installation of overhead and underground facilities, security lights, and meters.
Responds, investigates, and/or repairs service interruptions to ensure or to provide prompt restoration of service, and assists in evaluating the cause of the interruption to prevent future interruptions and provide continued reliability.
Participates in on-call rotations for outages and associated service interruptions after normal working hours, and on holidays and weekends. Maintains availability for necessary on-call and work outside of normal working hours.
Prepares vehicles for construction and/or maintenance projects to include fueling, loading, unloading, stocking materials, and supplies and inspecting PPE, vehicles, tools and equipment for safety compliance.
Responsible for tools and material assigned to the vehicle on which he is working as well as the general good housekeeping of vehicles.
Assists the Line Superintendent in planning, developing, and recommending work plans and programs pertaining to substations.
Work is performed both inside and outside. The employee must frequently move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 100 pounds. Employee must frequently navigate stairs and ladders. Must recognize, avoid, and communicate safety hazards to others. There may be moderate safety hazards, primarily from falling objects or improperly handled equipment. This position will normally have regular hours of work with irregular volume of activity. Some overtime may be required. On-Call rotation required with response time of 45 minutes.
This position requires regular travel to high voltage electrical substations, metering locations and commercial/industrial locations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works outside in inclement and varying weather conditions and in industrial settings where the noise level can be moderate to high. The employee may occasionally work near mechanical parts, in high or precarious places and may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, as well as the risk of electrical shock.
*Preference will be given to current Substation Technician applicants. Other applicants will be considered for the position with commitment to complete the Substation Technician Apprentice program upon hire.
Journeyman Lineman with two years of experience working with substation equipment, line reclosers and transformers; completion of substation course; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license and obtain a valid Wyoming Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 6 months of hire; must keep current and valid throughout employment.