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Palatka, Florida
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Senior Substation Technician


To perform as Lead Technician in the installation, inspection, and operation of substation and transmission facilities. To ensure a safe and efficient operation of Seminole substation equipment. Ensure compliance with NERC specific Reliability Standards through audit and surveillance of ongoing maintenance activities. Plans and coordinates maintenance activities for the Field Operations group.


* High school education or equivalent, plus at least one year of additional specialized training in substation maintenance and testing.


* Must have a minimum of five years as an electrician in substation operation and maintenance, preferably in a foreman classification or above, with hands on experience in substations including voltages from 4kV to 240kV.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities
* Must exhibit knowledge and ability to satisfactorily perform the work involved in the installation, operation, and maintenance of the various types of electric equipment used in a high voltage substation. Extensive knowledge of construction methods and standards, materials and equipment, electrical design and wiring, maintenance procedures and practices, including the safety procedures and practices for working on or in the vicinity of voltages ranging from 50V to 240kV.
* Ability to use the section’s specialized software for gathering data, record keeping and testing of equipment and be able to instruct others in its use.
* Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and retrofit old equipment with new components including microprocessors and digital controls.
* Must be familiar with and have relevant experience with NERC specific Reliability Standards.
* Must be able to identify and plan specific work and coordinate with others within the organizati on to successfully execute. A general understanding of how different substation and relay schemes work and to be able to troubleshoot in substations and restore power promptly.
* Ability to organize, coordinate and schedule various projects; interpret union contract; prepare comprehensive reports; and supervise the work of others.
* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
* Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with officers, managers, Members, supervisors, fellow employees, outside consultants and the public.
* Ability to maintain a strong sense of propriety concerning confidential matters. Must show leadership ability and be able to effectively instruct lesser skilled employees.
* Must have a valid Florida Drivers license and be able to maintain an acceptable motor vehicle report. Possession of a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s license (Class A) is preferred.


Working Conditions
* Requires extensive in-state travel. Must be willing to work in all types of weather conditions and work extended hours and schedules as determined necessary to ensure maintenance of facilities. Must be on call at all times for emergency conditions to assist in restoring equipment or line to service. Conditions in the field, at times, may include extreme temperatures and noise levels that may require the use of ear, eye, and head protection equipment. The lifting and carrying of heavy test equipment and construction material up to 90 pounds is required. Conditions also include exposure to potentially dangerous conditions existing on construction sites. Position may require climbing of transmission structures over 100 feet, working out of an aerial bucket truck, and/or working in confined spaces.


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