Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, maintenance, installation and/or modification of substation equipment.
Coordinate design and construction of new substations.
Choose equipment to replace obsolete or failed equipment in existing substations.
Manage upgrades of existing substations.
Responsible for all substation inspections and all substation maintenance documents.
Responsible for all substation Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans.
Coordinate Design and Construction of New Substations.
Coordinate design of new substation with design engineer.
Review and approve final plans and prints to ensure they meet Association’s needs.
Act as construction inspector, reviewing construction progress.
Test metering, control components and protective schemes prior to commissioning.
Inspect and approve all equipment commissioning reports.
Will verify all construction and maintenance practices adhere and comply with NESC, ANSI, IEEE, RUS, OSHA regulations and comport with Association safety compliance.
Facilitate commissioning with Line Superintendent.
Perform all load checks upon energization of new equipment and determine it is satisfactory to put in-service.
Train employees on the use and operation of new substation equipment.
Manage Substation Upgrades.
Responsible to balance standardization and modernization of equipment.
Will determine when to upgrade substation equipment.
Will carry out a plan to replace obsolete and defective equipment.
Responsible for assigning equipment numbers and designations.
Responsible for substation phasing (phasing to system grid).
Responsible for Monthly Inspections, Routine and Corrective Maintenance Actions.
Supervise monthly substation inspections and evaluate results.
Record meter data and feeder min/max quantities on a monthly basis.
Will test transformer, reclosers, circuit breakers and regulators that are believed to have failed and/or for routine maintenance purposes.
Will repair or replace defective substation equipment.
Performs substation equipment oil testing and bi-annual requirement to test transformers (DGA, Oil-Quality, PF etc.) and manage test results and implement remedial work when situation dictates.
Responsible for programming and testing micro-processor based recloser controls, regulator controls and protective relaying devices.
Update engineering drawings, prints, wiring diagrams and electrical schematics to make certain all changes and revisions are documented for “Record Use”.
Manage substation Operations and Maintenance manuals and other pertinent documents.
Manage all associated test equipment required for testing and maintenance purposes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Configure and supervise mobile substation installations.
Manage the development of substation Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC) and coordinate efforts to complete secondary containment.
Administer required SPCC annual training to all lineman and others.
Must have a strong understanding of the dynamics of a power system as it pertains to metering and protection and a willingness to work in and around high-voltage (12.47-kV to 115-kV).
Must be proficient with programming and testing micro-processor based recloser controls, regulator controls and protective relaying devices.
Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, control logic and equipment O&M manuals.
Must have the ability to work with computers and standard software applications such as: MS-Excel, Access, Word, Project etc., and other equipment specific software.
Ability to work under pressure while maintaining control is required.
Should possess in-depth conceptual and working knowledge of consumer-owned utility relationships and standards as required by applicable state and federal agencies.
Ability to communicate with members and the public is essential.
The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires continuous sitting and use of keyboard/computer and occasional standing, walking, bending climbing, kneeling, reaching, and occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds.
Requires finger dexterity, good vision and hearing.
Required to speak English clearly.
On a daily basis, requires attention to detail; the ability to read, write and perform basic math.
Occasional travel by company vehicle is required.
Occasional travel by commercial means is required.
Office equipment used frequently includes personal computers, related software, copier, printers and fax machines, etc.
Exposure to varying temperature conditions including cold below 32 degrees and heat above 100 degrees.
Use and knowledge of safety equipment required and provided.
Must have valid Colorado driver’s license.
Minimum five (5) years combined education, experience and working knowledge of utility systems, construction, operations and maintenance involving troubleshooting, testing and repair of substation equipment.
Journeyman substation technician, electrician, lineworker background and/or two (2) year accredited course in electrical technology preferred.
Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a P.E.
About San Isabel Electric Association, Inc.
San Isabel Electric Association, Inc. was founded in 1938 by a small group of rural neighbors in Beulah, Colorado. They, too, wanted the electricity that was illuminating the cities they’d visited. So, they pooled money together to bring electricity to the area and the Association was born, expanding to our current 19,000 Members over seven territory-districts in Southern Colorado, reaching 24,000 meters. San Isabel Electric Association is the most innovative electric cooperative in the region, constantly investigating cutting-edge technology and helping Members to make responsible energy decisions. We are all about affordability (no rate increases until 2020 with a 5-10 year goal of having the lowest electricity rates in Southern Colorado) reliability (we have a massive program to upkeep and enhance the infrastructure, as well as 24/7 outage reporting and dispatch response) and service we provide our Member-owners with a quality of service that is designed to exceed their expectations; our commitment to community and charitable donations are a testament to our deep investment in the communities we serve.