Nebraska Public Power District Apprentice/Technician/Journey Substation Technicia in Norfolk, Nebraska
Apprentice/Technician/Journey Substation Technicia
Norfolk, NE, US, 68701-7227
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for an Apprentice/Technician/Journey Substation Technician - Equipment Maintenance located at the Norfolk Operations Center in Norfolk . Position closes August 2, 2021 at 11:59 Central Time. This position will report to the Substation Supervisor.
Directly responsible and accountable for performing effective substation maintenance/testing and operation activities required for "Safely keeping the lights on" for the assigned area. Responsibilities include: installation, checkout, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and operation of electrical equipment, frequent travel, overnight stays, respond to after-hours trouble calls, and responding to emergencies.
Assignment to one of these positions and a condition of continued employment will be the ability to arrive from your residence to the NPPD office that you report to within 30 minutes of notification of a call out.
Due to NERC regulatory requirements regarding medium substations, all Substation Technicians must obtain and maintain a satisfactory NERC background check.
Education, Training and Experience
Associate's degree in Electro-Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical Technology, OR an associate degree or certificate of completion from an approved community college or correspondence school in a related field OR have substation technician experience within NPPD or with another utility or electrical contractor that is considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options listed.
Applicants hired external to NPPD will be placed into the T&D Substation Technician Progression Program based on previous experience and education.
Training/Progression: Job levels within the substation technician positions are based on a series of evaluations to determine advancing levels of proficiency and accountability.
-Journey Substation Technician - Requires specialized competencies - responsibilities based on business need. Completes requirements for specialized Journey level as outlined in the training progression program and is responsible for making decisions as defined in Decision-Making authority. Leads other levels of technicians in the absence of the supervisor. Provides training for other technicians. Provides oversight of projects. Ensures all technicians perform safely and utilize all available human performance tools.
Technicians may obtain multiple Journey certifications and or specialized Substation Technician classifications with Substation Manager approval.
Prior Related Experience:
A total of 5 years combined experience at the Apprentice Substation Technician and Substation Technician levels is the minimum requirement for progression to the Journey Substation Technician position (as outlined in the Substation Technician Progression Program.)
Licenses and/or Certifications
Maintain CDL operator's license, switchman certification, and other certifications as required. Must obtain and maintain CPR & first aid certifications.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
This position will have direct contact with various customers and is required to perform duties while working for and with various customers. Assist other Technicians in performing their duties as needed.
Perform Acceptance and Diagnostic Testing of Substation Components associated with Transmission and Sub Transmission Substations. This involves the use of computers with various operating software to interface with diagnostic test equipment. This requires knowledge of Computers, Software, and Test Equipment, and how they interface. The technician will be required to interpret the results.
Perform diagnostic troubleshooting and repairing of mechanical equipment associated with Transmission, Sub Transmission, and Distribution equipment. (i.e. Breakers, Transformers, Load Tap Changers, and Reclosers). This requires technicians to perform testing on equipment in service without jeopardizing the stability of the system.
Respond to after-hours trouble calls to perform diagnostics and repairs of substation equipment.
Operate and maintain pneumatic and hydraulic components and have an understanding of such equipment associated with the substation.
Install, test, and maintain various substation equipment. (i.e. potential transformers, current transformers, lightning arrestors, and tap changer filters). Requires knowledge on safely operating man-lifts, high reaches and substation vehicles.
Install, test, and maintain various mobile substation equipment. (i.e. transformers, substations, generators, SF6 equipment, and oil handling equipment). Requires knowledge on safely operating this equipment.
Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship
Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth.
Apprentice Substation Technician: Non-Exempt Pay Grade 10 - $26.94 - $34.03 per hour
Substation Technician: Non-Exempt Pay Grade 11 - $30.17 - $38.10 per hour
Journey Substation Technician: Non-Exempt Pay Grade 13 - $38.13 - $48.16 per hour
Travel Required: 25% to 50% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska) Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.
Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.
Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.
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