The Substation Technician is responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance and troubleshooting of the substations and switch yards.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent, Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical, Mechanical Technology or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience or hold a certification through an approved apprentice program for Substation Technician. Five years of experience in the maintenance and testing of electrical system related equipment in voltages from 25kV to 230kV. Must be well versed in relaying and control circuitry.
Knowledge: Must have or quickly acquire a thorough knowledge of equipment, tools, materials and services used by electric utilities. The employee must have knowledge of State and Federal laws. Must have working knowledge of AC and DC electrical theory.
Other Skills and Abilities: Must have the skills and ability to work independently. The employee ability analyze electrical drawings for efficient use in trouble shooting problems. Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. The employee must have the ability to deal with problems involving several tangible variables in standardized situations. The employee must have the ability to be flexible, organized, decisive, and able to take the initiative in common-sense understanding to carry out problem-solving in standardized situations. The employee must have the ability to possess a Medic First Aid Card (CPR inclusive). Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a current commercial driver’s license (CDL Class A preferred) with Tanker endorsement per Nevada State Department of Transportation Regulations. The employee must have the ability to obtain an OSHA 30hr Training Certificate. The employee must have the ability to obtain Certification for Fork Lift Operator. Must be able to obtain and maintain federal security clearances that satisfy the access requirements of VEA’s federally contracted installations.
About Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, with a certified service area covering more than 6,800 square miles in Nevada and California. VEA presently provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 13 substations. VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).
VEA is the parent company to a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), Valley Electric Utility Services (VEUS), and Valley Electric Energy Services (VEES).
VCA (Valley Communications Association), is a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump, NV, and will offer commercial and residential optical fiber broadband service, with speeds up to 1 gigabit, to VEA members throughout Nevada.