Applications will be accepted through April 21, 2021 - Apply on-line at www.wfec.com
*At the option of the hiring official, this position could be filled as an Apprentice Station Technician. *
SUMMARY JOURNEYMAN STATION TECHNICIAN: Under the direct supervision of the Station Technician Supervisor, the Journeyman Station Technician performs substation maintenance and construction activities, and develops sound, effective and safe work habits.
SUMMARY APPRENTICE STATION TECHNICIAN: Under the direct supervision of the Station Technicians Supervisor, the Apprentice Station Technician Levels I-V and Station Technician participates in the substation apprentice training program, performs substation maintenance and construction activities, and develops sound, effective and safe work habits. The Substation Technician apprentice training program levels I-V requires a minimum of five years to complete. An additional year at the Station Technician level is also required. It includes extensive on-the-job training, formal training, and written study, some of which must be completed outside of work hours. Satisfactory performance and continuous progress toward completion of the program is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES JOURNEYMAN STATION TECHNICIAN include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Responsible for safely performing maintenance on all station equipment including, but not limited to, transformers, oil circuit breakers, reclosers, and regulators in a manner to ensure equipment reliability. Responsible for the safe and proper installation, testing, and energization of station equipment. Responsible for the proper and safe use of various testing equipment such as power factor and insulation, transformer turns ratio (TTR), breaker timing, resistance, sweep frequency response analysis (SFRA) and Doble test equipment. Responsible for properly and safely installing and energizing mobile substations. Responsible for properly and safely removing stations from service and upgrading and rebuilding existing stations. Responsible for coordinating with others in the department and other departments to ensure timely scheduling and completion of projects. Responsible for coordinating with Transmission Operators on clearances and switching orders to ensure safe operations. Responsible for testing and maintaining tools and equipment such as hot sticks and aerial basket trucks in a safe and good working condition. Responsible for maintaining accurate and current reports and records related to area of responsibility. Responsible for maintaining vehicles and working environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES APPRENTICE STATION TECHNICIAN include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Successfully completes all the requirements of the substation technician apprentice training program including formal training, on-the-job training, and written study, some of which must be completed outside of work hours. Maintains tools, equipment, and work environment in a safe, clean, and orderly condition. Follows all safety procedures to ensure personal safety and the safety of others. Learns to perform and performs at a level appropriate to training, the duties of a Journeyman Substation Technician which include:
Maintenance on all station equipment including, but not limited to, transformers, circuit breakers, reclosers, and regulators in a manner to ensure equipment reliability. Installation, testing, and energizing of substation equipment. Proper use of various equipment to perform testing such as power factor and insulation, transformer turns ratio (TTR), breaker timing, resistance, and sweep frequency response analysis (SFRA) testing. Safe and proper installation and energization of mobile substations. Removing stations and equipment from service and upgrading and rebuilding existing stations. Coordinating with others in the department and other departments to ensure timely scheduling and completion of projects. Coordinating with Transmission Operators on clearances and switching orders to ensure safe operations. Maintaining accurate and current reports and records related to area of responsibility. COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Technical Skills: Displays technical knowledge equal to job requirements; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Quantity: Meets productivity goals; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Analysis/Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses experience to complement data.
Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
Dependability/Attendance/Punctuality: Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan; Is consistently at work and on time; Uses paid leave within policy requirements; Informs supervisor about necessary absences in a timely manner.
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Planning/Organizing: Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Prioritizes and plans work activities; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required.
Education and Experience JOURNEYMAN STATION TECHNICIAN: Minimum of six years' experience in the maintenance of transmission level substations, or completion of a certified apprentice training program in substation maintenance and two years' experience. Related education may be substituted for experience at a rate of one year of education for two years of experience.
Education and Experience APPRENTICE STATION TECHNICIAN: Must be a High School graduate or a GED and have a minimum of one (1) year experience in two (2) or more of the following areas:
Operation of light and/or heavy equipment such as cranes or boom trucks, digger equipment, bucket trucks, or aerial man lift devices. Construction, maintenance, or operation of an electrical distribution or transmission system. General construction or building experience as an electrician or apprentice electrician. Previous schools or training (including military) related to the electrical industry. Previous experience in any of the following categories: Working in climbing tools. Working from aerial man lift devices. Working at heights up to 120 feet or more. Working in electrical substations. Working on or near high voltage AC circuits. Have previous experience or training with computers or digital and/or electronic equipment. Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with other employees.
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: Ability to use a personal computer to access the intranet and Microsoft Office software as required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: This job requires the incumbent to acquire and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: This job requires 90% overnight travel. Incumbent must live within a thirty-mile radius of the headquarters facility located in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Incumbent must be willing to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and overnight travel on short notice.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires various types of climbing to include working from ladders; working in bucket trucks and on elevated platforms or scaffolding; walking and/or standing for extended periods of time; kneeling, crawling, stooping, bending, or twisting for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling, and reaching above the shoulders; wearing personal safety equipment; manual and detailed hand work using both hands and may require repetitive manual tasks. Requires lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of weights equal to 50 pounds or more. Requires quick, calm action in response to emergency situations. Requires vision within normal range. Corrective lens are permitted. Requires hearing within normal range. Hearing aids are permitted.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires working in varying outside weather conditions and temperature extremes day or night and working high above ground level. Requires working with and near high voltage electricity. In accordance with WFEC Administrative Procedure 805-Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace this position is classified as "safety sensitive".
MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
MINORITIES, FEMALES, DISABILITY, AND
VETS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma, was organized in 1941, when western Oklahoma distribution cooperatives found it necessary to secure an adequate power supply at rates that farmers and rural industrial developers could afford. Throughout its history, WFEC’s membership has grown to include 21-member cooperatives, plus Altus Air Force Base. These members are headquartered in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Today, with seven generating facilities, and a total power capacity exceeding 2,200 megawatts, including contract power purchases, WFEC owns and maintains over 3,700 miles of transmission line to over 330 substations and switch stations. Generating facilities are located at Mooreland, Anadarko and Hugo, Oklahoma and Lovington, New Mexico. For more information, visit www.wfec.com.