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Substation Technician

Job Description: 
Substation Technician - Pearsall, Texas
Division: 
Power Delivery - Substation Department
Purpose: 
Full-time, Regular
Reports To: 
Substation Technician Foreman
Typical Functions: 

The Substation Technician performs programming, installation and maintenance of medium and high voltage solution equipment, as well as controls and protective devices.   

Qualified candidates will have:

•  High School Diploma
•  Associate’s degree in Science in lieu of professional experience
•  3+ years of experience as an industrial technician in the electrical, petro-chemical or power industry
•  Valid Texas Commercial Driver License or ability to obtain CDL within 120 days of employment
•  Acceptable MVR and background check

Working conditions:

•  Lifts and carries up to 80 pounds and pulls, pushes or drags up to 100 pounds with or without assistance.  
•  Sits, stands, stoops or twists for extended periods of time.
•  Works both indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, humidity, temperature swings and inclement weather, frequent exposure to dust, odor, electrical, mechanical, loud noise and toxic hazards.  
•  Operates hand tools, heavy equipment, light trucks, power tools, hoists and cranes.
•  20/20 corrected vision is required to perform visual inspection of small defects, small parts and operation of measurement devices and assembly of fabricated parts.  
•  Ability to travel to and from meetings or other business-related events.  
•  May be required to work after hours, weekends and holidays and respond timely to urgent or emergency situations.  
•  Ability to respond to call out requirements within 30 minutes.

Typical duties include:

•  Proficiently uses hand and power tools, meters and other test equipment in energized substations to install, maintain and repair substation equipment.
•  Applies, reads, understands and corrects schematic and wiring diagram blueprints.
•  Programs and operates various test equipment.
•  Installs and commissions medium and high voltage circuit breakers, power transformers, regulators, reclosers, interrupters, etc.
•  Tests and maintains all medium and high voltage outdoor substation equipment.
•  Troubleshoots and repairs medium and high voltage substation equipment.
•  Prepares, terminates and tests medium voltage cables; tests and refurbishes high voltage dielectric oil.
•  Installs, tests, and repairs microprocessor-based distribution breaker, recloser and regulator controls.
•  Participates in emergency callout rotation.
•  Practices safety procedures pertaining to all aspects of Technical Services work as outlined in the STEC safety handbook.
•  Draws transformer oil samples and performs dissolved gas and dielectric tests.
•  Provides project scheduling, resource coordination and technical guidance.
•  Assists with advanced problem solving and troubleshooting while monitoring work processes and materials.
•  Provides direction to substation technicians as assigned.
•  Performs other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.

The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day. 

Interested candidates should contact the Texas Workforce Commission to apply for this position.

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