POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN-HIGH VOLTAGE [M - F; 6:30AM-3PM]
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Campus Engineering, Utilities &Operations has an outstanding opportunity for a Power Plant Electrician-High Voltage to perform operating and maintenance work on the University of Washington electrical distribution system on the Seattle campus.
Primary Duties And Responsibilities
• Troubleshoot, maintain, operate, and repair underground distribution systems, including voltage transformers, switches, circuit breakers, and other related equipment and apparatus;
• Monitor and operate current converters, voltage transformers and circuit breakers to control and regulate the flow of electricity; isolate and route electrical currents as necessary for maintenance and repair;
• Maintain and keep records of current clearances;
• Prepare high voltage systems to be worked on by contractors, including de-energizing high voltage equipment, installing protective grounds, issuing line clearances, and monitoring procedures utilized by contractors;
• Splice various types of high voltage multiphase power cable; perform straight splices, joints for branch lines, and fittings for terminal connections;
• Install, connect, operate and maintain a variety of electrical equipment including primary power distribution/transmission cables and equipment, portable engine generators, transformers, and high voltage switches;
• Troubleshoot and repair electrical failures relating to high voltage power cables, transformers, breakers, and other equipment;
• Troubleshoot, test, calibrate and repair protective relay systems in high voltage substations; prepares and implements test plans;
• Maintain and update high voltage electrical distribution system drawings and schematics;
• Perform duties in accordance with safety standards and procedures outlined in WAC 296-45;
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.
• Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.
• Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
• Be responsible and accountable.
• Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.
• Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude.
• Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.
• Exhibit a professional work ethic.
• Continuously promote a safe work environment.
• Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a lineworker or equivalent
• AND Two years working with 2,000 volt or higher electrical equipment at full journey level status OR Equivalent education/experience
• Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
Additional Requirements Include
• Experience in the maintenance and operation of high voltage distribution equipment in excess of 601 volts is required
• Experience splicing cables, and working with high voltage distribution systems
• Experience working with Washington State safety rules and regulations pursuant to WAC 296 Chapter 45
• Must be a strong team player with the ability to communicate appropriately with clients
• Possess excellent customer service skills
• Must be able to respond to system emergencies during regular business hours and outside of regular business hours
• Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies
• Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
• Must be able to comply with safety policies and procedures
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Five or more years of experience working with high voltage utility distribution systems
• Experience in the splicing of lead covered cables
• Demonstrated ability to work with clients for scheduling utility shutdowns and inconveniences
Conditions Of Employment
• Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job
• A valid driver’s license recognized by the State of Washington is required
• The position requires working with asbestos containing electrical equipment using appropriate safety procedures
• The position requires the wearing of other personal protective equipment appropriate to the job task
• Accomplishment of work requires access to confined spaces and heights using appropriate safety procedures
• Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
• Regular and predictable attendance is required.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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