Apprentice System Protection Technician
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Position Title: Apprentice System Protection Technician (TSM) (DOT-FMCSA) (Extends 7/6/2022 Posting)
Department/Location: Transmission, Engineering & Construction; Williston, ND
Company: Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Position Purpose: This position is responsible to complete the apprenticeship program to attain the qualifications of a system protection journeyman. This position is also responsible to operate, maintain, repair, and inspect system protection equipment and schemes. This includes: electromechanical relays, solid state relays, programmable relays, networks, power line carrier, tone equipment, digital fault recorders, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and ancillary equipment used in high voltage substations. This position is identified as a Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) related position which may allow physical and/or logical access to Bulk Electric System (BES) cyber related assets or systems.
Qualifications: This position requires a knowledge of computers, electronic and electrical theory and its applications, electrical blueprint reading, electronic schematic reading, and a mechanical aptitude at a level acquired through the completion of a two-year degree in Electronic Technology or related field. The incumbent must possess computer knowledge, networking and troubleshooting skills, and the ability to learn and understand vector mathematics. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook is required. The incumbent must complete the apprentice training program within the first four years of employment to obtain the qualifications necessary to be a System Protection Journeyman. The incumbent must have a valid driver’s license in the state of residence. This is a Department of Transportation (DOT) (FMCSA) (non-CDL) qualified position.
Typical Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands: This position requires frequent sitting, standing, bending, reaching, use of keyboard/computer and use of tools; and occasional walking, climbing stairs or ladders, crawling, kneeling, lifting or carrying up to 50 pounds, and pushing/pulling up to 150 pounds. Finger dexterity, ability to perform close work, good color vision and hearing, and the ability to speak, read, and understand English are all required. Requires the ability to analyze data and reports, implement recommendations, grasp new technologies, and work under pressure to complete projects within deadlines. Working conditions may include frequent exposure to electrical risks. The incumbent occasionally works around dirt and dust, fumes, chemicals, extreme heat and cold, vibration, noise, and poor ventilation. This position occasionally works in confined spaces. The incumbent will also be required to work at heights up to 50 feet, which requires the use of safety equipment, including a harness, in accordance with ANSI Z359 standards. Harness rating usually 300 lbs, including tools, clothing, and the individual. Overnight travel is required from 15-50% of a given year. The incumbent frequently operates cars and trucks and may be required to operate tractors, man-lifts, and other motorized equipment. The incumbent must remain fit for duty.
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