1+ months

High Voltage Electrician

Western Area Power Administration
various, Arizona 85009
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Jobs Rated
    148th

Join WAPA's team and "keep the lights on" for millions of Americans. Guided by our Strategic Roadmap, we market and deliver clean, renewable, reliable federal hydroelectric power, which enhances America's energy security and sustains its economic vitality. As part of the Department of Energy, WAPA provides premier power marketing and transmission services across 17,000+ miles of high-voltage transmission lines in 15 states. We operate and maintain the transmission system, providing energy to customers who then serve about 40 million people in the West. Our powerful partnerships help us deliver on our mission amid a dynamic energy landscape. Join us as we power the energy frontier!

WAPA is proud to be ranked as a Best Place to Work in the Federal Government.

Summary

This position is part of the Western Area Power Administration. As a High Voltage Electrician, you will serve as a Journeyman HV Electrician. You will install, construct, maintain, equipment in high voltage communication facilities and power operations centers. THIS ADD HAS VARIOUS LOCATIONS 

Duties

Install, construct, commission, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment in high voltage switchyards, substations, communication facilities and power operations centers. This includes:

Power, distribution, grounding, phase shifting, and instrument transformers; oil, air, vacuum and gas circuit breakers; reclosers; circuit switchers; step voltage regulators; reactor and capacitor banks, motor and manually operated disconnecting switches; air compressors; uninterruptible power supply (UPS) equipment, alternate power systems, stand-by generators, transfer switches; batteries and battery chargers; motors; contactors and motor control switchgear; relays, indicating and recording instruments, condition monitoring devices, control switches, and related equipment; lighting and miscellaneous power distribution equipment; wire and cable raceway systems, and station groundings.

Substation station service systems, station grounding systems, a.c. and d.c. distribution and control system wiring, terminate, splice, direct bury high voltage cable up to 34.5 kV. Install and wire equipment on switchboards, control panels, relay panels, and in all types of electrical enclosures.

Work from schematic and wiring diagrams, control board physical layouts, manufacturer's instructions, oral and written instructions. Mark up wiring diagrams and schematics when field changes are made.

Safely operate vehicles up to 10,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) and vehicles of larger GVWR rating as required by specific job location. Heavy equipment associated with substation maintenance which may include utility trucks, skid steers, trenchers, tractor trailer combinations, back hoes, aerial man lifts, loaders, diggers, cranes, snow vehicles and snow plows normally used in construction and maintenance activities of transmission line, substation and communication facilities.

Qualifications

You must have journeyman-level ability in the duties of an High Voltage Electrician. You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

 

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

 

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
  • If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF- 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, unless you request a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness that you are fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, 2021. Once onboard, you will then be required to provide proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system and certify the documentation you provide is true and correct under penalty of perjury. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service.

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Posted: 2021-12-02 Expires: 2022-01-31

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