1+ months

Substation Technician

City of Garland
Garland, Texas 75040
  • Job Status
    Full Time

City of Garland

Job Description

Substation Technician


Responsible for maintaining, constructing and retrofitting electric substation equipment including circuit breakers, transformers, switches, battery systems, tap changers, cooling systems, lighting arresters, and other substation equipment, including the placement of concrete drilled shaft foundations and pads, installing support steel structures, station insulators, ground grids and bus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


1)      Install, maintain, assist and repair breakers and transformers.

2)      Perform switch and clearance orders as instructed by dispatch.

3)      Follow dispatch instructions on releasing clearance.

4)      Perform general substation maintenance and repairs.

5)      Conduct infrared testing and interpretation of readings on all equipment such as switches, bus connection, cable connection, etc.

6)      Document and perform monthly inspections for transformers and counter readings.

7)      Perform new construction and modification of existing substations.

8)      Pull and terminate control wiring in control house and switchgear.

9)      Install rack and terminate cables for communication equipment.

10)    Provide support for 24 hour operations; Substation Standby Duties and callout assistance after regular working hours.

11)    Travel to remote system facilities.

12)    Continuation occupational training.

 Minimum Qualifications

- Six months to one year of advanced study or training past the high school level

- 2 years related substation experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Education/ Experience:      

- Six months to one year of advanced study or training in Substation maintenance and safety

2-3 years experience, through apprenticeship or vocational training, in substation installation, maintenance, construction and safety

- Substation safety and maintenance certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- Basic knowledge of general Substation construction and maintenance procedures

- Basic knowledge of Substation safety regulations

Skill in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word

- Ability to obtain Texas Class “A” CDL within 90 days of hire

- Ability to complete the Garland Power & Light Apprentice Substation Technician Program as it is outlined

Licenses and Certifications

- Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License

- Valid Texas Class “A” CDL or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

The work environment and physical demands 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.

The incumbent works in energized substations, switch yards and generating plants; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards; majority of work performed outside with exposure to risk.



Posted: 2019-12-03 Expires: 2020-03-03

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Substation Technician

City of Garland
Garland, Texas 75040

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