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Substation Test Technician

Job Description

Perform testing and commissioning of Protection and Control systems on high voltage substations

Perform on-site hands-on protective relay testing using relay test sets such as Omicron CMC 256/356 or Doble F6150. Examples of relays to be tested are SEL-311L, SEL-387, SEL-487, SEL-421, SEL-351S, GE L90, GE D60 among others.

Technical and safety development

Support Project Lead or Field Supervisor on projects

Perform Job Hazard Analysis - JHA

Accurately document test results and produce field reports on requested format

Read and understand electrical drawings and schematics

Perform clerical responsibilities such as timecards, expense reports, and project reports

Required Education/Experience

Five to ten (5-10) years of professional experience in the electrical testing industry, including experience in medium and high voltage circuit breakers, power transformers, instrument transformers, and substation protection and controls testing

Demonstrable expertise on transmission, generation, and distribution relays (SEL, Basler, Beckwith, and GE families) and protective schemes

Technical skills related to protective relays include relay calibration utilizing test sets/measuring devices such as Omicron CMC 256/356 and Doble F6150, control scheme testing, testing of the sensing CT/PT circuits, ability to upload settings to microprocessor relays, and static & dynamic testing of microprocessor-based protective relays

Proven experience with Electrical Field-Testing standards, practices, and procedures such as NETA, IEEE, NFPA applicable standards

Demonstrable knowledge of testing electrical distribution, generation, and transmission projects with voltage levels ranging from 15 kV to 500 kV, including protective relays, and circuit breakers

Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Detail-oriented with excellent analytical skills, and the ability to perform mathematical calculations