Calibrates and tests microprocessor-based, solid-state, and electromechanical protective relays using both manual and computer-based test equipment. Assists engineers to ensure that all transmission lines, substations, and generating station equipment is properly protected from abnormal system conditions through the proper installation, checkout, and maintenance of protective relays and other equipment and their associated control circuitry.
Essential Job Tasks:
Tests and calibrate relays at/for transmission, industrial, and distribution substations. Ensure correct calibration and operation of these relays. Set-up new relays. Ensures correct settings are left on relays, including both values and logic. Tests generator protection relays. Works on understanding various functions on these relays. Works with others to build test plans and workbooks to facilitate testing. Assists with the work of SPC - Construction and Maintenance, to better understand all aspects of protective relaying. Assists with maintenance and troubleshooting of fault recorder, event recorder, and SPC device communications equipment. Ensure documentation of completion of relay testing to fulfill NERC compliance and for good testing practices. Archive results. Learns technical details and philosophies behind the operation of the relays. Takes notes to ensure testing is performed correctly and uniformly. Assists others with understanding how electromechanical and microprocessor relays operate. Assists other groups (SPC-Const. and Maintenance, Generation, external customers, etc.) with troubleshooting relays and associated equipment.
Will consider Technician A, Technician B or Technician C
High School Diploma/ or GED required. Associate's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics preferred.
High School Diploma/or GED with two years experience required. Associate's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics with directly related experience preferred. Must be proficient with computers and software.
High School Diploma/or GED with five years experience required. Associate's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics with directly related experience preferred. Must be proficient with computers and software.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.