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Substation Technician I-III

Post Date
January 3, 2023

Expiration Date

Location
Wilson, NC

Organization
City of Wilson

Job Summary

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our communities, families and employees. With employee health and safety as a top priority, the City of Wilson is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. Effective Monday, November 8, 2021, all newly hired employees will be required to be fully vaccinated before their start date.

This position performs technical work assisting with the installation, inspection and maintenance of electrical substation and related equipment.

Primary Responsibilities

Major Duties

  • Assist in the installation, operation, inspection, repair, and maintenance of all types of equipment used in electrical substations.
  • Assists in the installation, construction, and modification of all types of equipment, structure, bus, communications and control schemes, etc. used in substations.
  • Assist in the testing and repair of high voltage transformers, circuit breakers, reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulators and other related equipment.
  • Assists oil spill coordinator; cleans up oil spills for leaking or damage oil filled electrical equipment and maintains required EPA records
  • Assists with disposing of surplus distribution equipment
  • Assists coordinator for testing of department safety gear
  • Responds to after-hours calls as needed
  • Works during storms and/or storm response performing duties as assigned
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Guidelines

  • City of Wilson Safety and Policy Manuals
  • National Electric Code
  • National Electric Safety Code
  • APPA Safety Manual
  • OSHA Regulations

Supervisory/Management Responsibility

None

Job Requirements

Substation Technician I $45,170.40 – $74,757.20

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Specialized training in substation equipment and apparatus preferred.
  • Completion of Substation Career Development Program, Module One required for promotion to Substation Technician II.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina Class “A” CDL permit within six months of hire.

Substation Technician II $52,383.83 – $86,965.42

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Specialized training in substation equipment and apparatus preferred.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with two to three years of experience or service
  • Completion of Substation Career Development Program, Module Two required for promotion to Substation Technician III
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina Class “A” CDL permit within six months of hire. Possession of a valid North Carolina Class “A” CDL license within twelve months of hire.

Substation Technician III $63,824.59 – $105,629.95

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Specialized training in substation equipment and apparatus preferred.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with five or more years of experience or service.
  • Completion of Substation Career Development Program, Module Three required for promotion.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina Class “A” CDL permit within six months of hire. Possession of a valid North Carolina Class “A” CDL license within twelve months of hire.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge of electrical wiring, control circuits, relays, and other electrical equipment.
  • Knowledge of high voltage equipment and related safety specifications.
  • Knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code.
  • Knowledge of substation equipment operations.
  • Knowledge of hand tools, test instruments and power tools.
  • Knowledge of proper safety procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and identifying solutions.
  • Skill in preparing clear and accurate reports.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Skill in setting priorities for competing projects.
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in operating computers and other standard office equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and be on a rotating schedule to standby to be called in to work after normal working hours.
  • Must reside no more than 30 minutes from the Operations Center.

Apply online

Raleigh Office

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
919.760.6000

Huntersville Office

11316 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.948.0550

Lexington Office

28 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
336.243.2489