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Employment Type:
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Substation Electrician
BENTON PUD | Kennewick, Washington
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Job Description

Substation Electrician

Benton PUD in Kennewick, WA is accepting applications for a Journeyman Substation Electrician . The primary purpose of the position is to construct, operate, maintain and repair substation equipment and devices. The position requires Journeyman Certification in Substation Craft and journeyman level electrician experience. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including state pension and other retirement programs, competitive health benefits, education reimbursement, wellness incentives and more!
Applicants must apply online to be considered.

Accountabilities and Essential Functions:

  • Support the District’s mission to serve our customers and foster a positive workplace by personally choosing behavior aligned with our values and ethical code.
  • Responsible for contributing to safe operations by completing assigned work in a safe, efficient manner that is in conformance with all applicable regulations. 
  • Ensure District system reliability by repairing substation equipment and devices including transformers, regulators, reclosers, and sectionalizers.
  • Responsible for ensuring District system reliability by operating, conducting maintenance and repair of distribution equipment.
  • Contribute to safe working conditions by conducting electric tests on District equipment and tools.
  • Responsible for ensuring District system reliability by operating and using test equipment and devices in construction and maintenance of substations and line devices such as power factor test, hi-pot, and Transformer Turn Ratio (TTR).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or general educational development.
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved substation electrician apprentice program, Substation Electrician-In-Training program at the District, or equivalent related work experience.
  • Primary residence within 20 miles of Headquarters.

Licensing Or Certifications:

  • Journeyman certification in Substation Electrician craft. 
  • Must possess and maintain a Washington State Class "A" commercial driver's license and associated Medical Examiners Certification or obtain within 12 months of hire.
  • Must possess and maintain flagging/traffic control certifications and valid First Aid and CPR certification cards or obtain within 12 months of hire.  

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

  • Intermediate computer skills or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to climb substation structures and ladders.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Prefer experience with hot-stick use.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to use personal/laptop computers and associated applications.

Equal opportunity employer: Minorities/ Women/ Veterans /Disabled.

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