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Power Engineers PTE Field Technician in Vancouver, Washington

PTE Field Technician

Location:Vancouver

State/Territory:Washington

Department:PTE Vancouver WA Group

Description

PTE P&C Technician

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Prepare and implement test plans

  • Read and understand electrical drawings and schematics.

  • Prepare As-Built commissioning drawings with project mark ups and highlighted drawings.

  • Perform clerical responsibilities such as time cards, expense reports and project reports.

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for leading others in the testing, and commissioning of electrical protection systems for power utilities, renewables, and independent power producers.

  • Domestic travel 85% or higher is expected; some international travel opportunities may be available

Required Education/Experience

  • Ideal candidate will have 5+ 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 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 ability to perform mathematical calculations, working knowledge of computer systems and microprocessor or relay software and project environment skills.

  • Demonstrable expertise in the use of the latest computer controlled solid-state test equipment (Automated protective relay test equipment such as Omicron or Doble)

  • Technical Software for testing purposes and data review: ProTesT, Protection Suite, ENOSERV RTS, Omicron Test Universe and AcSELerator Quickset.

  • Administrative software: MS Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Experienced in managing electrical drawings.

  • Ability to meet minimum insurability standards based on a Motor Vehicle Report

  • Ability to pass drug and alcohol test

  • Ability to pass seven (7) year background check

Desired Education/Experience

  • NICET or NETA II/III certification

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Technology degree in similar discipline

  • Experience testing and troubleshooting electromechanical relays

  • Experience testing and commissioning electrical equipment on high voltage substations such as CTs, CCVTs, PLC systems and DC systems including batteries and battery chargers.

  • Experience with multiple vendors RTUs/communication processors, HMIs, and networking equipment would be preferred.

  • Experience with networking, power systems, SCADA communication protocols and control systems are required with a proven ability to troubleshoot complex systems.

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

Salary Range: DOE

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

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