High Voltage Electrician Job Description

High Voltage Electrician Job Description

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High voltage electrician provides technical assurance and advice to our customers related to their high voltage electricity transmission & distribution equipment and systems (focusing on Substations, Transformers and Switchgears).

High Voltage Electrician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Manage others, perform maintenance, switching operations, installation, repair, replacement, testing, and troubleshooting, transformers, substations, switches, power circuit breakers, metal-clad switchgear line-ups, manholes, cables, protective relays, metering circuits, control circuits, and other electrical equipment used in the distribution of electric power at the 5kV, 15kV, and 115kV voltage levels
Repairs, adjusts, and installs electrical equipment including but not limited to programmable controllers and recorders, transmitters and transducers, motor control centers, power lift trucks, building lighting, heating, AC and ventilation equipment, electrical motors, complex electronic devices, control panels, relays, conduit and switches
Perform maintenance, switching operations, installation, repair, replacement, testing, troubleshooting, and commissioning on transformers, switches, power circuit breakers, metal-clad switchgear line-ups, manholes, cables, protective relays, metering circuits, control circuits, and other electrical equipment used in the distribution of electric power at the 5kV, 15kV, and 115kV voltage levels
Operates various components on the medium and high voltage distribution electrical system including isolation switches, interrupters, capacitor banks, transformers, voltage regulators
Installs, modifies,connects and repairs overhead and underground electrical distribution lines,insulators,grounding systems, fuses, poles, air switches and lighting arresters
Operates excavating equipment such as a backhoe, boom truck, trenching machine, compactor, portable pumps, directional boring, and similar equipment
Operates excavating equipment such as a backhoe, trenching machine, compactor, portable pumps, directional boring, and similar equipment
Performs various electrical trade functions such as installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment (i.e., substations, switchboards, circuit breakers, transformers, poles and associated hardware), associated with electrical distribution system
Works from blueprints, drawings, layouts or other specifications to install new systems or equipment and diagnose and repair trouble in existing electrical systems and equipment
Assists in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of high voltage (13,800 volts) switchgear, electric switches, exciter, electric meters and other electrical equipment and apparatus

High Voltage Electrician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for High Voltage Electrician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NABCEP, CPR, NOTE, PILC, EPR, XLP, OSHA, JBER

Education for High Voltage Electrician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the high voltage electrician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Education, Department of Education, Technical, Graduate, Fashion, Associates, Electrical Technology, Electrician, General Education, Administration

Skills for High Voltage Electrician

Desired skills for high voltage electrician include:

Safety principles and using personal protective equipment
4160 high voltage power generator systems
Amperage
Frequency
Poser factors
Equipment
Switches
Accessory equipment
Capacity
Distribution

Desired experience for high voltage electrician includes:

Familiarity with NEC
Provide effective and timely customer service to clients and team members
Prepare and deliver reports
Calibrates and tests circuit breakers and protection relays
Trade school OR military training for the electrical field
10 years’ experience in the electrical trade

High Voltage Electrician Examples

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High Voltage Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of high voltage electrician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for high voltage electrician
  • Prepares equipment for repair or replacement parts
  • Starts equipment following repair and tests performance in conjunction with other teams (Operations, MT, MIQA)
  • Withdraws equipment, components, and materials from the stockroom inventory system and order materials from vendors as required
  • Performs switching and maintenance in substations, switchyards, pad-mounted equipment and in underground vaults
  • Installs new equipment, including conduit, wire, cable, pull boxes, transformers and for repairs and alterations in high voltage systems
  • Install and maintain transformers, converters, regulators, cables, switches, circuit breakers, mechanical and electronic systems, and other circuit elements found in substations
  • Dismantle and repair primary electrical equipment, replace sectionalizing box pot-heads, links and blown fuses
  • Operates switches to isolate and remove defective components for repair
  • Utilizes various measuring and testing instruments to work standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring and electrical equipment
  • Maintain specified power plant equipment such as pumps, compressors, boilers, turbines
Qualifications for high voltage electrician
  • Documented Journeyperson certification in the electrical trade
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, mechanical and electrical drawings, engineering standards and applicable regulatory codes
  • Able to operate small to medium size machinery such as Boom lift, scissor lift, fork lift, skid steer
  • Performs all phases of installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of electrical and instrumentation systems
  • Installs wire systems and rigid conduit
  • Changes-out and repairs AC/DC electric motors and parts, relays, solenoids, and terminal strips
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High Voltage Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of high voltage electrician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for high voltage electrician
  • Performs repair of components such as rectifiers, inverters, associated generating and distribution equipment
  • Conducts tests of equipment using voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, continuity testers, frequency gauges, and infrared heat detectors
  • Plans, supervises and assists in the operation and maintenance of high voltage (13,800 volts) primary switchgear and distribution system including double-ended substations
  • Assists electrical contractors servicing high voltage equipment and subordinate high voltage electricians
  • Operates all high pressure steam boilers with superheaters, economizers and auxiliary equipment
  • Ability to take readings on all power plant equipment
  • Performs maintenance as required on all power plant related equipment, boilers, turbines, pumps
  • Determines malfunctions and returns equipment back into required operating condition
  • Performs various types of diagnostics with test equipment
  • Monitors the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the powerhouse, chilled water plant and buildings
Qualifications for high voltage electrician
  • Uses blueprints, diagrams, repair manuals, calipers, micrometers, scales, and other measuring instruments as required
  • Comprehends and complies with critical quality, environmental, and safety policies and procedures
  • Position is a day shift but may revert to shift work
  • Willing and able to work a 24/7 rotating shift schedule including holidays and weekends overtime, sometimes on short notice
  • Possess a certificate of completion of a recognized apprenticeship, accredited trade school or the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to journey level crafts status as a High Voltage Electrician
  • May be responsible for plans and schematic reviews with written reports to the Systems Manager for his/her review
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High Voltage Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a high voltage electrician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for high voltage electrician
  • Accepts or rejects (as delegated by Site Manager) new, rebuilt, or repaired equipment for services
  • Keeps plant Site Manager and other operators informed of status of equipment and conditions and prepared repair requests as needed
  • Assists other vendor representatives with the repair of plant equipment as needed
  • Performs PM in accordance with schedules, operating procedures and equipment warranty
  • Performs scheduled inspection to determine if equipment is operating properly
  • May assist the System Manager in overseeing contractors, ensuring safety regulations are being followed
  • Follows University/shop procedures for scheduling system outages
  • May oversee the work of an apprentice
  • May assist in overseeing contractors to ensure safety regulations are being followed
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance on all electrical gears
Qualifications for high voltage electrician
  • Ability to operate University commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10K+ (e.g., tow trucks, box trucks, trash trucks, buses, lifts)
  • For testing watt-hour meters must have good hand-eye coordination as the meter must be started with a hand switch and stopped at the exact same spot and the patience for the time it takes (3+ hours) to adjust a watt-hour meter
  • Handle emergency call-ins for outages
  • Knowledge of backup generators for emergency tie-ins
  • Required to work with a bucket truck
  • Silver Spring, MD
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High Voltage Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a high voltage electrician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for high voltage electrician
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records with regard to annual inspections of equipment and electrical systems
  • Event Coverage to include, but not limited to tie-in show power, shore power and all event related equipment
  • All duties and responsibilities of the Electrician II classification
  • All duties and responsibilities of the High Voltage Electrician I classification
  • Perform repair and maintenance work on energized high voltage circuits, including the removal of fuses, links, and buss connections
  • May respond to emergency situations during or after hours, holidays and weekends for the purpose of resolving immediate concerns
  • Performs duties in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner
  • Installs and maintains various lighting systems on Redstone Arsenal including street lights, security lights, traffic lights, and airfield lighting
  • Interfaces with customer and assures proper accountability of parts and time for each individual task
Qualifications for high voltage electrician
  • A valid state class B CDL is required
  • Personnel background investigation
  • This position has been designated as an Inclement Weather position
  • Fort Eustis, VA
  • Must be eligible for status consideration & meet experience requirements
  • See How to Apply section for submission of required supplemental documents
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High Voltage Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of high voltage electrician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for high voltage electrician
  • Assists in the operation, maintenance and repairs of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system, associated battery banks and load-shedding system
  • Participates in the recording and checking of electrical meters and making of electrical tests as to load response and power factors
  • Maintains two (2) 3125 KVA and one 600 KVA electrical generators
  • Maintains a log of station operations
  • Operates all steam turbine generators, condensers, condensing water pumps and other related auxiliaries, synchronizing Mass
  • Operates all centrifugal compressors, motors, condensing steam turbine drives, condensing water pumps, chilled water pumps and other related auxiliaries
  • Operates a large cooling tower and fans serving the turbine and refrigeration systems
  • Works on various portions of High Voltage controls and systems
  • Troubleshoots, programs, installs, maintains, repairs, modifies, and tests high voltage
  • Practices practical application of technical knowledge of High Voltage controls principles
Qualifications for high voltage electrician
  • This position is NOT telework eligible
  • Job announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days
  • Must be able to perform the full range of duties, with or without a reasonable accommodation, in the classification that requires work on ladders, scaffolding and the operation of power aerial lifts
  • Hold specialized training certifications and proven years of experience performing electrical operations work, including
  • Troubleshooting and repairs of high voltage generating, controlling
  • Performing troubleshooting layout, and complete installation, modification, and repair on high voltage distribution systems such as repairing switchgear, installing transformers, and locating defects in cables

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