This position is located with Bonneville Power Administration, located in multiple locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Hiring incentives may be available to including UP TO 25% of annualized salary may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.
There are several High Voltage Electrician (Maintenance) positions available with Bonneville Power Administration in different locations throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. A successful candidate in this position will perform installation and adjustment (construction) or maintenance and repair (maintenance) of electrical equipment in Substations. The construction aspects of a High Voltage Electrician task include erection of new facilities or removal of old facilities. The maintenance aspects include routine inspection, modification, troubleshooting, and repair of facilities. Equipment serviced may be electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and/or electronic. High Voltage Electricians work from sketches, drawings, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and instruction books. Normally, a High Voltage Electrician will perform either construction or maintenance tasks. However, the employee may be required to perform any duty of the craft concerning electrical equipment in substations. The High Voltage Electrician usually reports to a High Voltage Electrician Foreman but occasionally may work independently. The High Voltage Electrician performs all duties in compliance with government regulations, BPA safety rules, and the BPA-CPTC Collective Agreement.
As an Electrician you will:
Maintain and repair (maintenance) major electrical equipment in substations. When equipment fails, perform emergency repairs.
Perform diagnostic testing to inspect parts and equipment.
Perform work in shops on equipment components including bushings, motors, small power tools, etc. Assemble, install, and modify control and relay panels for substations.
Assemble and erect steel racks and towers to support equipment.
Install and change antennas, reflectors, transmitting or receiving devices, emergency power supplies, and other equipment located in microwave or radio stations.
Take clearances and perform switching to isolate a piece of equipment for repair.- Install ground mats, conduit, duct, and trench systems.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below. This job has a screen-out factors which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on this screen-out element(s) or who do not score at least half of the total points possible across all elements will be found ineligible.
The screen-out element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Electrician without more than normal supervision to include maintaining, installing, modifying, calibrating, repairing of; electrical sub-stations, power generation/transmission/distribution equipment and systems at 11,000 to 500,000 volts; climbing, maintaining and repairing electrical sub-stations; transformer banks. Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
In addition to the screen-out element you will be evaluated on the following Job Elements through your resume and responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire:
Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
Ability To Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
Theory and Instruments (Electrical, Electronic) Used in Shop and Trade Practices
Trouble shooting (electrical)
Conditions of Employment:
When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
This position requires an initial drug test prior to appointment and random drug or drug and alcohol testing thereafter. Failure to test or a positive result on random drug or drug and alcohol tests conducted after appointment may result in removal from Federal employment.
This position requires a pre-employment medical exam, at BPA expense, prior to appointment due to the physical requirements of the position.
If exposed to health hazards, have periodic physical examinations as prescribed by competent medical authority at BPA expense.
Become fully knowledgeable of and follow the safety practices of the BPA Accident Prevention Manual.
Establish a residence in accordance with negotiated requirements, that is within one hour or less commuting time under normal weather and road conditions, to the duty station headquarters.
Possess within 1 year after appointment, and maintain continuously thereafter, a First Aid Card and a CPR card.
Possess a clearance certificate and an electrical worker's permit or obtain them within 1 year of appointment and maintain continuously thereafter.
Possess a valid state driver's license at the time of employment. Once employed the incumbent will also be required to provide proof of a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) with all endorsements that are required to operate substation maintenance and construction equipment from the state of residence within 120 days after appointment. Traffic citations indicating poor driving habits may disqualify applicants.
Be certified on aerial lift or other equipment if assigned to use or operate.
Subject to call for emergency work at any time.
Be able to wear protective apparel such as respirators when required for worker safety.
During the first year, new hires will be required to successfully complete the Power System Electrician orientation training. This includes evaluating employees on both written and performance tests.