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Journeyman Meterman or Journeyman Relay/Meter Technician

  • Full Time
  • Newport, Ore.
  • Salary: $52.76–$57.64 per hour
  • Posting End Date: December 2, 2021

Website Central Lincoln PUD

Wage or Salary:
$52.76–$57.64 per hour

Central Lincoln PUD is hiring one individual for either one of the positions below.

Journeyman Meterman $52.76 Hourly
Journeyman Relay/Meter Technician $57.64 Hourly

Journeyman Meterman
Service, test, install, and calibrate all electric watt-hour, demand, and recording meters, instrument transformers, and related test equipment. Wire instrument transformers, and watt-hour and reactive metering circuits. Investigate power diversion and related metering problems using our AMI system. Field-test and inspect metering installations as needed.

Journeyman Relay/Meter Technician
Install, test, commission, troubleshoot and maintain transmission, distribution, and substation protective relaying systems and supporting SCADA equipment. Service, test, and calibrate all electric watt-hour, demand and recording meters; instrument transformers and related test equipment; wire instrument transformers; watt-hour, and reactive metering circuits.  Investigate power diversion and related metering problems using AMI System.   Field test and inspect metering installations as needed.

Additional Information:

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Journeyman Meterman

  • Service, test, install, and calibrate all types of poly-phase and single-phase watt-hour meters.
  • Utilize computers to program and test meters.
  • Field and shop test all types of meter installations; utilizing field-test analyzers, load boxes, and computer technologies.
  • Field-test and demagnetize current transformer installations.
  • Install, test, and program meter interface units and metering devices.
  • Troubleshoot all types of meter installations.
  • Operate power tools, multi-meters, voltmeters, ampere-meters, phase rotation meters, phase-angle meters, circuit analyzers, etc.
  • Work from ladders, rooftops, and bucket trucks.
  • Keep accurate records and maintain computer databases.
  • Develop and maintain metering programs.
  • Receive meter shipments, number meters, record information, and update computer records.
  • Use customer accounts, billing systems, material management systems, and network service systems on a daily basis.
  • Install and/or remove self-contained and CT-rated meters in change-out programs.
  • Install and test totalizing equipment.
  • Wire new CT metering installations, as well as review and upgrade existing CT installations.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 Journeyman Relay/Meter Technician

  • Install, add or replace meters, relays, control circuits and telemetering equipment; review drawings and make necessary field corrections.
  • Test and calibrate relays, ammeters, voltmeters, current transformers, gauges, control circuits and other associated equipment. Record and evaluate results. Maintain equipment records.
  • Utilize test equipment and test electrical equipment and systems to determine suitability for service. Accurately record data, repair, adjust or recalibrate equipment, or report condition or status as appropriate. Read and interpret electrical blue prints and schematics. Document work procedures as required.
  • Participate in the crew tailboard discussion and assist the Meter/Relay Foreman in planning each job or days’ work, so the crew can work safely and efficiently.
  • Practice safe procedures, techniques and proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Continuously improve skills and become familiar with new technology.
  • Assist in developing predictive and preventive maintenance procedures and maintenance intervals for equipment and systems.
  • Build strong working relationships.
  • Investigate equipment failures and make emergency repairs.
  • Assist in training Journeyman Meterman to Relay level.
  • Document work procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

Journeyman Meterman

Knowledge Of:

  • Central Lincoln’s service area.
  • Must be computer literate and able to take the initiative to develop meter programs.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and the required safety precautions.
  • Ability to use and understand the importance of personal protective equipment.
  • Relevant rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.
    Computer technology.

Skills In:

  • Harmonics and their effect on electrical meter outputs.
  • Programming different manufacturers’ meters correctly.
  • Installation, testing and reading data of CT installations, and understanding the ratios of CT’s.
  • Programming KVAR meters (know the manual plotting of the phase angles from the meter installation).
  • Knowledge and history of pulse metering for large commercial customers’ load management.
  • Understanding the AC concepts of single-phase and 3-phase metering.
  • Testing of watt-hour meters, both single-phase and 3-phase.
  • Understanding the Delta and Wye voltages as it relates to meter configurations.
  • Service troubleshooting and communication to customers.
  • Assessment of energy diversion.

Ability To:

  • Lift 50 pounds.
  • Work on uneven ground, off ladders, and during inclement weather.
  • Regularly monitor meter data to verify accuracy and reliability.
  • Apply work practices of installation methods and procedures, test procedures, and the materials, tools, and equipment used in the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment and power systems.
  • Generate computer reports, disseminate data, read and review all received data on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Apply the principles of electricity, mathematics, wiring, and connections; read and interpret diagrams and schematics, and adapt to rapidly changing technology and job conditions.
  • Multitask and prioritize daily work.
  • Respond to emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through respectful, inclusive work habits, and through the valuing and welcoming of cultural differences in all position responsibilities.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, effectively, and respectfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently and as a team member with diverse staff throughout the organization.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients of diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and co-workers.
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate Central Lincoln’s performance competencies.

 Journeyman Relay/Meter Technician

Knowledge Of:

  • Work practices, installation methods and procedures, test procedures and equipment, materials, tools and equipment used in the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment and power systems in substations and general stations.
  • Practices, procedures, materials and methods used in Central Lincoln's protection, control and metering systems.
  • Electrical and mechanical systems pertaining to power circuit breakers, power transformers, power generators, metal-clad switchgear, and knowledge of clearance procedures.
  • Occupational hazards and the required safety precautions.
  • Application of utility work rules, laws and regulations including NESC, OSHA 1910.269 and
  • Oregon OSHA and other codes concerning utility and construction operation, as well as the utility and division goals, policies and objectives.

Skills in:

  • Use of tools and equipment required to perform the tasks of this position.
  • Relaying, tele­metering, con­trol circuits and Central Lincoln's electric trans­mission, substation, distribution and genera­tion sys­tems.

Ability to:

  • Lift 50 pounds.
  • Work on uneven ground, off ladders and during inclement weather.
  • Comprehend maintenance manu­als and electrical drawings.
  • Model leadership behaviors that promote open communication, teamwork, and accountability.
  • Provide a positive, inspiring, and motivating work environment for fellow employees, and to support and coach staff to ensure a productive and efficient team environment.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through respectful, inclusive work habits and through the valuing and welcoming of cultural differences in all position responsibilities.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, effectively and respectfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently and as a team member with diverse staff throughout the organization.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients of diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and coworkers.
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate Central Lincoln’s performance competencies.

Minimum Qualifications and Progression:

Journeyman Meterman

  • This position requires successful completion of a 7,000 hour approved metering apprenticeship or equivalent that includes passing the IBEW Exam.An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.
  • Valid driver’s license:  Yes
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required:  Yes
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: Yes
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement:  Yes
  • FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Journeyman Relay/Meter Technician

  • This position requires successful completion of a three (3) year approved Metering Apprenticeship or equivalent that includes passing the IBEW Exam.   One (1) year of installation, testing, servicing and repair of electronic relays and approved Relay courses.An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying
  • Valid driver’s license:  Yes
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required:  Yes
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: Yes
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement:  Yes
  • FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Supervisory Relationship:

  • Either the Journeyman Meterman or Journeyman Relay/Meter Tech report to the Operations Supervisor.

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