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Substation Technician II

Post Date
May 2, 2019

Expiration Date

New Bern, N.C.

City of New Bern

Job Summary

Performs intermediate technical work in the operation, maintenance, installation, repair and load monitoring of substations and distribution equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Electric Substation and Control Supervisor.

Primary Responsibilities

Essential Functions / Typical Tasks:
Installing, operating, maintaining and repairing substations and distribution system facilities; testing for PCB contamination; responding to emergencies. (The following tasks are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
• Installs, operates, maintains and repairs substations and distribution equipment.
• Performs switching operations; filters insulation oil.
• Ensures equipment is functioning properly and at peak performance.
• Maintains records on activities and prepares required reports.
• Tests equipment for PCB contamination and faulty performance.
• Assists in overseeing distribution load shifting between stations and feeders.
• Takes counter and load readings to ensure load balance is maintained.
• Repairs, checks and paints transformers.
• Assists with emergency response to PCB spills.
• Performs weekly checks and load calculations on substations and related electronic equipment.
• Checks and maintains peaking and stand by generators.
• Assists with installation and maintenance of SCADA control.
• Helps monitor and adjust controls to balance power distribution throughout system.
• Locates and tests underground electric utilities.
• Assists line crews during power outages.
• Works standby on rotation basis and during emergencies.
• Performs related tasks as required.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of substation operations; thorough knowledge of testing, calibrating, transformer/ feeder loads and other substation related activities; general knowledge of electricity; thorough knowledge of safety requirements and hazards connected with the work; ability to understand and work from construction and wiring plans, blueprints and diagrams; skill in the use of safety and testing equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following; graduation from high school and five years experience in the operation and maintenance of power systems within an electrical generating plant or electric substations or an Associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field from an accredited college and three years experience in substation maintenance and electronic troubleshooting from schematics required or a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in Substation Design or Operations.

Special Requirements
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of first aid and CPR certifications.

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