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Senior PTE Field Technician
Power Engineers    Phoenix, AZ 85067

Senior PTE Field Technician



Department:PTE Vancouver WA Dept


Senior PTE Field Technician

At POWER Engineer, Inc. we strive to create an environment where our field teams operate safely, delivering excellent technical service, leading to a high degree of client satisfaction. We share lessons learned and keep our safety and technical skills sharp through training and application. If you are interested in a long-term engagement with a high-performing team, please send us your resume.

Roles and Responsibilities:

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

+ Perform, or supervise, 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 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 stand for long periods of time and lift 50+lbs with or without a reasonable accommodation

+ Regional travel up to 90%

Desired Education/Experience:

+ 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 working on Xcel or AEP systems desired.

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



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