Position Summary: Monitor transmission and substation scheduled maintenance. Provide technical advice to the power maintenance technicians and others in the transmission maintenance organization. Provide technical expertise and training regarding the operation and maintenance of electrical substation power equipment, electrical test equipment and maintenance support equipment. Perform other duties as required.
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: Review and analyze long-term performance of electrical substation equipment and provide remedial action plans including maintenance, repair or replacement. This includes scheduled substation inspection and testing for all substations. Keep abreast of changing engineering practices and techniques through contract engineering consultants such as Doble Engineering and others. Maintain all activity records electronically and in print form as appropriate. Observe and participate in the test procedures performed by the Power Maintenance Technicians. Support and participate in infrared camera inspections. Provide the reports to the District Managers for mitigation. Monitor and update preventive maintenance schedules. Support the Power Maintenance Superintendent in managing the wood pole inspection program. Work with the Power Maintenance Superintendent to develop and manage a non-wood structure inspection program (includes steel monopoles, steel lattice structures and concrete monopoles). This includes cathodic protection of steel structures. Work with the Power Maintenance Superintendent to develop and manage a gang-operated switch maintenance program. Capture results of all non-routine maintenance and repair work. Monitor inventory stock levels of spare parts used to maintain the substation equipment. Order material as needed. Ensure that all test equipment is calibrated and functioning properly on an annual basis. Provide recommendations for repair or replacement of test equipment. Monitor the handling, storage and disposal of EPA regulated materials and other controlled materials such as sulfur hexafluoride gas (environmental greenhouse gas) and PCB materials. Maintain all necessary records regarding hazardous and controlled material for internal environmental personnel.
Education and Experience Requirements: Requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering Technology with Power Specialization. Prefer a minimum of five (5) years technical experience in the troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of electrical substation equipment.
Physical and Environmental Requirements: Requires approximately 50% working inside in a controlled environment and 50% outside (Field work) in varying weather conditions. Requires some work on elevated structures in aerial devices to analyze, direct and determine type of repair. Requires sitting for extended periods. A large percentage of this time may be riding in a motor vehicle. Applicant must be able to maintain a Class C driver license. Requires working overtime and traveling with overnight lodging at times with short notice. Requires hearing within normal range, hearing aids are permitted. Requires vision within normal range, corrective lenses are permitted.
Internal Number: TR21-22
About Brazos Electric Power Cooperative
Organized in 1941, Brazos Electric was the first cooperative formed in Texas for the purpose of generating and supplying electrical power. Today, it is the largest generation and transmission cooperative in Texas. At Brazos Electric Cooperative, our mission is to provide valued service to our members and customers by generating, procuring, and transmitting reliable power at the lowest cost. The members, customers, and employees are Brazos Electric Cooperative's most valued assets.
Brazos Electric provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including a 401(k) plan and group insurance benefits. The job duties listed are not intended to describe fully the position’s requirements or essential functions, which are subject to change.
Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
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