[Electrician] [Relay Technician] [Electrical Technician] Utility Protection & Control Techs
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High School Diploma; certificate from technical school and/or completed utility training program, AEP vetting a plus.
Ability to lead a group of technicians and manage a commissioning project as a lead or work as an effective member of the group as an assistant.
Must have a minimum of five years related experience in the areas of transmission line and substation protective relay control system and SCADA/Automation checkout, installation, testing and troubleshooting; an equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
Demonstrated proficiency with protective relay, substation communication, and/or SCADA/Automation theory and application, general electrical/electronic theory and computer hardware and software skills to include settings management and test plan development.
Experience with carrier and fiber-line systems.
Experience desired with most of the following:
Experience with relays: Schweitzer SEL 421, 311A, 311B, 311C, & 311L, ABB DPU 2000R, HU, CA16, KD & LCBII, GE PVD, BDD, STD, CEY, L90, D60, B90, Areva
Experience with test sets and software: Doble 6150, ASE 2000 Test Kit, Arbiter, Protest, RTS, Megger MPRT & EZ CT 2000.
Experience with IEDs: SEL 2032, SEL 421, 311A, 311B, 311C, 311L, 734, Bitronics, ION 7350, Qualitrol TTL 1000
RTUs: GE D20/400, RTU/IED Communications 4 wire data and 2 wire RS 485/RS 232, RTU protocols
Must be able to work safely with electricity.
Perform installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of protective relaying equipment, relaying schemes, DFR equipment, SCADA systems, distribution automation systems and associated communication equipment.
Perform functional checkout of substation control circuits on relay panel, transformers & circuit breaker changeouts.
Perform end-to-end relay testing using Doble ProTesT software to verify carrier and fiber systems.
Assist in developing isolation/restoration test plans and maintenance procedures for protective relaying, DFR's, RTU's, IED's, Distribution Automation and associated communication systems.
Manage projects onsite throughout the duration and effectively interface and own the relationship with customers and their vendors.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test and periodic, unannounced random drug tests.
Must complete a satisfactory criminal background check.
Must be available to work overtime and regularly travel out of town.
Must be able to climb ladders, stand for extended periods, drive regularly and fly domestically, with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be able to pass a fit for duty physical exam.
Must have a valid drivers license, and currently have and be able to maintain a good driving record.