Substation Electrician

City of Gainesville
Job Description
Salary 
$14.25 - $38.98 Hourly
Location 
Gainesville, FL
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Department
ELECTRIC UTILITY FUND
Job Number
010-09534
 
 
Closing
4/18/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Ad

This is an immediate opening and we will be reviewing applications as they are submitted. Please apply if interested position will be filled as soon as possible.

Do you love the skill and independence required of a Substation Electrician but find traveling 90 % of the time has grown old? Do you want to work with a committed team who takes pride in providing excellent support to their own service area?  Is working in a warmer climate your goal? Then this role may be for YOU!

HIGH VOLTAGE SUBSTATION ELECTRICIAN

Substation Electrician Journeyman
$32.28 to $38.98

The Energy Delivery Department of Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) currently has openings for Journey level Substation Electricians or highly skilled apprentice electricians to install, maintain and repair electric substation equipment. Opportunity to work with great well trained crew members who are dedicated to safety and exceptional service to customers. GRU is committed to your growth, encouraging you to improve incorporated in a progressive training program.  You will participate in a professional development program for the substation electrician or senior apprentice.  You will also have the opportunity to learn a wide range of skill sets (beyond industry standards)Salary within the substation career classification will be determined based on education, experience and training of selected candidates.
 
The typical successful candidate is friendly, eager to learn, extremely proficient with tools, organized, dedicated to dependable and loves hard work.

To be considered for this position you must have graduated from high school or have an acceptable equivalency diploma; completion of an approved apprentice level Substation Electrician training program and three (3) years' experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of substation equipment or five or more years of relevant substation electrician experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. * Salary based on experience. Hiring in the position places you in a professional training program with incremental pay increase based on obtaining proficiency.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES
  • A valid Florida Driver's License is required.
  • Florida Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class "A" Instructional permit required at time of appointment.
  • Florida Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class "A" with tanker endorsement required within six (6) months after appointment.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in the service, maintenance, repair, testing, operation, installation and calibration of equipment associated with utility electric substation facilities, including transformers, circuit switchers, circuit breakers, switch gear, voltage regulators, controls, metering, instrumentation, and related apparatus; and completion of an utility substation electrician training program. Proficient computer and leadership skills are desired. New hire will operate, install, maintain, test and repair power circuit breakers, switches, power transformers, panel boards, battery systems, distribution apparatus from 12V (DC) through 230KV (AC).

Preference for: 

                  Skilled senior level journeyman level substation electricians
                  Considerable knowledge in high voltage switching
                  Previous utility work experience
Notes:

  • Popular Monday through Thursday work schedule
  • Attention to training and technical skill development annually
  • Teamwork is problem solving substation repair and maintenance
  • Wide variety of work with individualized OJT
  • Work requires physical strength and agility; exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals;
  • Ability to use respiratory protection equipment in compliance with OSHA regulations;
  • Opportunity to learn at uniquely designed and smaller utility
  • Increase proficiency with equipment, learning best practices directly from manufacturer
  • Ability to work at heights of over 100 feet on open grating or from aerial devices may be required;
  • Frequent exposure to confined spaces and must be able to pass through a 20" manhole.
  • Frequent work with energized high voltage systems
  • Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
  • Upon employment, candidate must reside within the boundaries of Alachua County or have a 40-minute or less response time to the intersection of NW 39 Avenue and 34 Street in Gainesville. * Call substation recruiter if you have questions? 352-334-5077
 May hire as underfill
 
Substation Electrician Apprentice
$19.90 to $30.34 an hour

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, supplemented by appropriate technical courses, and one year experience in electric utility operations, preferably related to substations, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Valid Florida Driver License required. 
 
Persons hired into this classification must participate in the GRU Progression Through Training Program (PTTP) for the Substation Electrician classification.
 
** May fill multiple positions **
** May establish an eligibility list for future hiring. **
** May require additional assessments **
**May under fill position**

 
Job Description

SUMMARY
This is skilled, journey level work in operating, installing, maintaining, testing and repairing electric substation equipment.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of supervisory responsibility and from lower classes by its technical skills.
Persons hired into this classification must participate in the GRU Progression Through Training Program (PTTP) for the Substation Electrician classification.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Operates, installs, maintains, tests and repairs power circuit breakers, switches, power transformers, panel boards, battery systems, distribution apparatus from 12V (DC) through 230KV (AC).
Performs electrical/mechanical troubleshooting as required to assure substation equipment control circuits function as intended.
Remedies substation outages.
Executes transmission and distribution voltage class switching orders.
Wires substation control panels and related equipment.
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May frequently chauffeur other employees, depending upon assignment and work location.
May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials (other than cans of gasoline, batteries, pumping fuel or access to normal janitorial cleaning materials) or may be responsible for facilities or equipment carrying current, fluids or gas that could endanger the public or other employees.
Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma is required; completion of an approved apprentice level Substation Electrician training program and three (3) years’ experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of substation equipment, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses
Valid Florida Driver License required.
Florida Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class “A” Instructional permit required at time of appointment.
Florida Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class “A” with tank endorsement required within six (6) months after appointment.
Certifications
None.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of standard practices, techniques, and tools used in installation, maintenance, and repair of substation equipment.
Considerable knowledge of basic electrical theory.
Skilled in use of mechanical and electrical instruments and test equipment.
Ability to work from blueprints, wiring diagrams, and equipment manufacturers’ directions.
Ability to diagnose accurately and make repairs on electro-mechanical equipment.
Ability to use electrical measuring instruments and tools of the electrical trade skillfully.
Ability to read and understand electrical schematics.
Ability to work effectively with coworkers and the general public.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 
Work requires physical strength and agility.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
Work requires exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals. 
Work requires the ability to use respiratory protection equipment in compliance with OSHA regulations.
Work at heights of over 100 feet on open grating or from aerial devices may be required. 
Work requires frequent exposure to high voltage. 
Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions. 
On-call work outside of business hours may be required. 
Work requires frequent exposure to confined spaces and must be able to pass through a 20” manhole.

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