System Protection Field Technician
|Position title:||System Protection Field Technician|
|Reports To:||System Protection Lead|
|Salary Range:||Commensurate with Experience|
Scope and Major Responsibilities
Work with minimal supervision to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair critical protection and control systems. This position requires support of all VELCO facilities throughout Vermont.
Perform or lead other in the installation, commissioning, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of critical protection and control systems, with emphasis on quality assurance for the following systems or equipment:
- Relays, relay and control systems, and high-speed communication-assisted relay schemes (electromechanical, solid state, and microprocessor-based)
- Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
- Power line carrier equipment
- AFSK protective relay channels via fiber optics and telecommunications carriers
- Digital protective relay and data channels via fiber optics, microwave, and telecommunications carriers
- Control systems, logic controllers, operating systems via serial and networked communications
- System performance monitoring equipment (fault recorders, SERs, and power quality monitors)
- Instrumentation and monitoring equipment, analog and digital (annunciators, panel meters, power equipment gauges, intrusion alarm systems, etc.)
- Revenue metering and ancillary devices at interconnection tie points
- Power supply systems (station batteries and battery chargers, station generators, AC station service, and UPS systems)
- High voltage power equipment (power and instrument transformers, circuit breakers and switches, capacitor banks, reactors and other primary equipment)
- Support of HVDC and FACTS systems and facilities
- Cooling systems, motors and pneumatic systems
Assist Engineering personnel in reviewing and developing detailed drawing packages and cut over documentation as needed to modify circuitry for various upgrades and improvements. Also assist in performing administrative and technicial tasks as assigned.
With guidance from design personnel, develop functional test procedures in order to certify dependable and secure operation of equipment and systems.
Working in concert with Engineering personnel and the outage coordinator(s), develop system switching sequences necessary to safely perform commissioning, maintenance and repair work on the high voltage transmission system. Must have the ability to perform high voltage switching as well as become qualified on the VELCO switching and tagging list.
Must maintain an awareness of and comply with all company and VOSHA safety requirements.
Must demonstrate computer literacy and ability to learn new computer programs.
Must have and maintain a valid Vermont driver’s license. Duties will require periodic overtime and overnight travel. Required to carry a pager and respond to off-duty trouble calls.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead of the System Protection area or Director of Transmission Assets.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline is desired. Demonstrated knowledge of electromechanical, solid state and microprocessor technology is preferred. Candidate must be self-motivated and physically able to perform the requirements of the position.
The description above reflects the most specific duties performed but does not exclude the occasional work assignments not mentioned.
If you are interested and believe that you have the qualifications, please complete the online application and attach your resume and cover letter. Or complete the online application and email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to VELCO HR, 366 Pinnacle Ridge Road, Rutland, VT 05701.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply—VELCO is an equal opportunity employer.