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[Relay Technician] Field Engineering/ Relay Technician in Ohio

Posted by: Power Grid Engineering <> on December 19, 2017 at 06:59:36. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
State: Ohio
Country: United States


FLSA STATUS: Non- Exempt, Non Union
TRAVEL: 50%-100% (Depends on region and your permanent location)

Power Grid Engineering, LLC (PGE) specializes in engineering design and consultation for the power systems industry. Our offices are equipped with the most current industry resources available to ensure our customers are receiving the highest quality services. PGE’s in-house project team is comprised of technical engineers and operational professionals who work to guarantee that our product designs are consistent with client expectations. We are honored to work with various utility companies across the country and are confident that our honest and fair business practices will pave the way for continuous growth.

Lead Technician (Field Engineer) will lead teams of technicians, electricians and subordinates in commissioning of bulk power Protection & Control systems. Additionally this position will be required to perform testing and routine maintenance of Transmission and Distribution substation power equipment relaying to include electro-mechanical; solid state and micro-processor based protective relaying. The Lead Technician will be required to install, test and maintain protective relaying communication systems such as but not limited to pilot channel equipment, power line carrier, pilot wire, transfer trip, fiber optic, line tuners, line traps, etc.
The Lead Technician (Field Engineer) will report directly to PGE area Director of Field Services. All work assignments will be assigned by the area Director in support of our client requests for services.
PLEASE NOTE: Most PGE Field Services Technicians are required to travel extensively for at least part of their employment. It is our policy to try and align an employee’s home location as close to their work site locations as possible, but candidates must be prepared to travel over 50 miles to work sites and out of their home state on occasion.
All employees contribute to a safe work environment, follow all safety and Human Performance best practices, and work to uphold PGE Core Values.

• Responsible for leading complex bulk electric system projects and providing direction and oversight of Field Service personnel
• Testing, including (without limitation): reading/verifying all voltage and current inputs to relays; verifying all metering (local and SCADA); calibrating all relays; trip testing (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all function switches, etc.
• Perform routine troubleshooting and repair of substation relaying and control equipment. Commission new substations, power equipment, relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and microprocessor), pilot channel equipment (power line carrier, pilot wire, transfer, transfer trip, fiber optic, CVT’s, line tuners, line traps, etc.), controls and communications equipment
• Plan, schedule, and complete test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptions
• Provide Project Technical Support to Field Service personnel

• Minimum of 7 years of field experience in commissioning complex substation protection schemes, protective relay systems checkout, relay calibration, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemes
• Test Engineer: Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Bachelor of Science and Mechanical Engineering (BSME), corresponding Engineering discipline or Bachelor of Electrical Technology (BET).
• Experience is desirable in any of the following related areas: substation design (including protection & control engineering); substation construction; substation commissioning; SCADA/Fault Data/SER/Integration-Automation equipment installation and testing
• High level of understanding of 3 phase power systems; power system protection & control schemes; test equipment; test equipment software
• Automated Computerized Relay testing experience preferred.
• Interpretation of wiring and diagrams
• Interpretation of AC, DC and Zones of protection schematics
• Create functional guidelines required for the commissioning of various types of substation equipment.
• Communicate effectively with diverse groups, tailoring communication for audience and situation
• Learn and apply client’s switching procedures and safety measures as required
• Reference and complete assignments as described in applicable specifications
• Perform regular field work both indoors and outdoors
• Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, business acumen, management ability
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Valid Driver’s license and good driving record

• Create and apply test procedure for various types of substation equipment
• Associate of Electrical Technology (AET) or equivalent specialized training in system protection
• Bachelor of Electrical Technology (BET) or Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineering
• Technical experience may be substituted in lieu of Technical Degree

The duties described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. If necessary, a reasonable accommodation may be requested and will be evaluated for its relationship to the essentials functions that must be performed.
• Job will require travel to visit client job sites
• Appropriate safety training and safety equipment will be provided by PGE as required
• While performing duties of this job, employee will be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects and tools
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus


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