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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI - Company website) is seeking an Electrical Field Engineer experienced in the maintenance and operations of low and medium voltage power distribution and generation systems. This position provides engineering services, testing, and maintenance for Commonwealth of PA facilities (state correctional institutions, hospitals, veterans’ homes, etc.), and training for electrical power systems for facilities management and technical personnel.
The successful candidate must have field experience with some or all of the following:
Collaboration with site maintenance personnel to evaluate field conditions and assist in the resolution of operational problems and deficiencies in low and medium voltage systems.
Field testing of electrical power systems including low and medium switchgear, circuit breakers, cables, and generators using NETA maintenance and acceptance testing standards.
Protective relay testing, schemes, and coordination settings.
Performance and review of engineering studies including load studies, harmonic analysis, power quality studies, short circuit evaluations, coordination studies, and arc flash assessments.
Specifications, general assessments, and estimates for electrical engineering aspects of low and medium voltage power systems with an emphasis on reliability and NETA maintenance and testing.
Energy conservation and sustainability as it relates to electrical consumption including lighting systems and renewable energy sources.
Control systems including programmable logic controllers, SCADA systems, and variable frequency drives.
Demonstrated knowledge of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, and NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required for interacting with skilled labor personnel, design professionals, and facility administrators, and authoring technical reports that are clear and concise. The successful candidate will be expected to provide non-credit, adult education presentations in the form of multi-day short courses and half-day workshops. Moderate travel throughout PA is required (day and occasional overnight). The position is based in State College, PA; however, alternate work arrangements may be considered.
This job will be filled as a level 1 or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering or science discipline for a Level 1, plus two or more years of related experience for a Level 2, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional years of experience preferred. Registration as an Engineer in Training preferred for level 1, and a professional engineering license preferred for level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level positions.
This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply; security clearances may be required for access to sponsor sites.
Applications must include a cover letter and resume.
This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. PSFEI has been providing facilities management and operations technical advice to Commonwealth of PA agencies since 1947.
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