High Voltage Technician
Provide electrical transmission, high voltage (HV), collection system, and substation support and emergency response. Lead maintenance, service, and repair of HV assets in conjunction with other technicians and HV Reliability Engineers. Perform testing, repairs, switching, and construction activities. Provide technical expertise for start-up and initial operating activities. Maintain HV spare parts inventory and warehouse. Perform HV switching. Operate heavy machinery – trucks, forklifts, aerial lifts, and overhead cranes. Report on inspections and maintenance. Perform substation and transmission inspections in accordance with compliance requirements. Work closely with site Operations Managers to ensure day-to-day reliability. Serve as the first responder for emergency and routine repairs on HV equipment. Provide remote HV support to the HV Reliability Engineers for troubleshooting, testing, and proof checking. Ensure adherence to safety requirements. Write reports and use root cause analysis.
Medium and high voltage substation electrical equipment, collection systems, transmission design, and operations; power factor test sets, AC/DC hi-pots, low res ohm meters. Electronic communication systems (SCADA), Order to operate (OTO) and Lock-out Tag-out (LOTO) procedures.
HS Diploma or equivalent, plus continuing education in the electro-mechanical field. Valid driver's license.
5+ years of relevant technical experience. Experience in power generation or distribution preferred.
Qualifications required to operate HV (high voltage) equipment.
Position Reports To
High Voltage Operations Manager, Regional Operations Manager
Career path moves from this role
HV Reliability Engineer or Transmission Engineer