Introduction: Performs a variety of specialized journey level electrical and skilled mechanical work on low to high voltage systems in and about electric substations, underground systems, and power generating plants.
Nature & Scope: Under general supervision, works at journey level performing duties associated with voltages up to 230kv AC. Must be familiar with safe working practices for Phasing and Hot Glove requirements for grounding.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Follow all safety policies, procedures, practices, and exercise caution when performing duties. New Construction/Installation of Equipment
Installs steel structures, insulators, and bus; installs high voltage switches, disconnects, and fuses.
Installs, splices, and terminates high-voltage cables; installs high voltage transformers, circuit breakers, reactors, capacitor banks, CCVTs, potential transformers and current transformers.
Installs conduit, wireways, raceway, fittings, wiring, cabling, conductors, and circuits.
Installs underground service conduit, cables, and ground grids.
Installs equipment, switchgear/GIS, motor control centers, motor operated valves, and pressurized systems.
Installs and maintains batteries/chargers and related equipment.
Installs Microprocessor Relay panels and Protection Schemes for Line, Bus, Generator, and Transformer protection.
Installs RTU and SCADA equipment and PLC's. Bends, threads and installs conduit systems (Rigid, PVC and EMT) and hard and string bus.
Maintenance and Testing
Maintains, tests, troubleshoots and repairs:
Power transformers and auxiliary equipment such as bushings, surge arrestors, cooling equipment, and tap changers.
Power circuit breaker and operating mechanisms including hydraulic, pneumatic, solenoid operated and other stored energy systems.
Motors and motor control equipment; control circuits.
DC battery systems for protection and control of high voltage equipment. Capacitor banks and reactors.
Hydro large generators and associated systems.
Maintenance of overhead gantry and bridge cranes.
Internal and external electrical systems/equipment such as lighting, lighting control, UPS (Uninterruptible Power Systems), battery monitoring, power distribution, switch boards and breakers.
Redundant power distribution systems and equipment such as Standby and Emergency Generators, transfer switches, and power distribution units.
Handles, samples, and tests various power interrupting/insulating mediums including vacuum, mineral oil, FR3 and SF6.
Performs predictive maintenance (IR scans) on electrical panels, transformers, switch gear and other related equipment.
Use of Equipment, Tools and Resources
Uses hand tools and small power tools such as drills, grinders, sanders, saws, and cutters.
Operates equipment such as boom and bucket trucks, forklifts, aerial equipment, cranes, and uses rigging and lifting techniques to install large equipment.
Climbs ladders and steel structures; uses fall protection equipment for working at heights.
Uses electrical test equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, DC insulation resistance testers, transformer turns ratio testers, AC and DC high potential test sets, power factor and circuit breaker testers.
Use of live line tools
Reads and interprets mechanical drawings, diagrams, and instructions such as layout and erection diagrams, structural elevations, exploded views, cutaway diagrams, and related information.
Reads and interprets electrical drawings and diagrams such as wiring diagrams and schedules, schematic and elementary diagrams, one lines, and related information.
Follows processes and procedures for oil handling/testing during installation and maintenance of large oil filled electrical equipment.
Follows all safety procedures when performing work including, but not limited to clearance, LOTO (Lockout Tag out), switching, verification, grounding, and working on or around high voltage systems.
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