Journeyman Maintenance Wireman

Company Name: Central Lincoln PUD
City: Newport
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97365
Job Title: Journeyman Maintenance Wireman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Electrician
Posting Start Date: September 15, 2016
Salary: 47.36
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours

Install, construct, troubleshoot, repair, dismantle, adjust, replace, and test equipment used in the operation of an electric utility transmission and distribution system including substations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Assist in the installation, operation, construction, maintenance and inspection of substation equipment such as: air, oil, SF6 circuit breakers, station class transformers, steel structures, bus, insulators, lightning arrestors, conduit, voltage regulators, load tap changers (LTC’s), substation battery banks and battery chargers.
  • Report and/or repair any abnormal conditions. Calibrate regulators and LTC’s for proper operation.
  • Change Transformer nitrogen tanks as needed.
  • Check site security while making visits to substations; perform monthly fence inspections, record power circuit breaker operations and reset targets.
  • Use proper rigging technique for station class transformers and heavy station equipment.
  • Operate power tools and power equipment.
  • 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 electrical schematic’s and perform transmission and distribution switching in substation.
  • Document work procedures as required.
  • Assist Foreman in making suggestions to Electric Operations and Engineering personnel in design process.
  • Assist Foreman in preparing cost estimate for future jobs.
  • Listen and make suggestions as appropriate as the Foreman discusses jobs with the Engineers.
  • Participate in the crew tailboard discussion and assist the Foreman in planning each job or days’ work, so the crew can work safely and efficiently.
  • Clean the control houses, remove trash, and keep substation grounds clean and orderly.
  • Coordinate with contractors and work directly with Electric Distribution Technicians or Systems Engineering as needed.
  • Assist in installing, repairing or replacing electrical equipment during unscheduled outages.
  • Practice safe procedures and technique, and proper use of personal protective equipment and personal grounds.
  • Continuously improve skills and become familiar with new technology.
  • Learn principles, circuits, systems, and equipment.
  • As you work, demonstrate proper procedures, techniques and skills; teach and explain principles, circuit, systems and equipment.
  • Assist in developing predictive and preventive maintenance procedures and maintenance intervals for equipment and systems.
  • Respond to, contain, and clean up oil spills that may occur at substations or other Central Lincoln facilities.
  • Perform as safety watcher in substations when unqualified personnel or contractors need access.
  • Coordinate and administer programs and contracts for maintaining and testing station equipment as required.
  • Build strong working relationships.
  • Assist Engineers with SCADA integration.

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 generation stations.
  • Ability to perform basic computer functions, including data entry into a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), such as CASCADE.
  • Principles of electricity, basic math, wiring and connections and the ability to apply and teach this knowledge.
  • Utility work rules, laws and regulations including NESC, OSHA 1910.269, Oregon OSHA and other codes concerning utility and construction operation, as well as the utility and division goals, policies and objectives.

Skills in:

  • Mechanical aptitude

Ability to:

  • Physically perform the tasks of the position and work effectively with others on a crew, occasionally in a confined area for extended periods of time under adverse conditions.
  • 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.
Experience Required:

This position requires successful completion of a three-year approved Maintenance Wireman 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, including a Class A State of Oregon CDL
  • 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
How to Apply:
Posting End Date: October 15, 2016