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Electrical Engineering Technician I
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Dashiell Corporation | Chicago, IL
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Job Description


Dashiell is a leading national provider of technical services to the electric utility, power generation, industrial, renewable and energy industries. These services include planning and systems studies, design and engineering, maintenance and testing, program management, construction, and turnkey EPC projects. Built on 50 years of experience handling large scale complex projects; Dashiell is unique in that we are a turnkey Engineering, Construction, and Testing company that specializes in medium and high voltage electrical infrastructure. More information about Dashiell can be found at www.dashiell.com.

Primary Function:

Engineering Technician I is an entry-level position to train and educate graduates on the specifics of high voltage design and Dashiell standards. The individual should possess the electrical theory required to learn the design techniques and procedures, under close supervision, which will be used in electrical substation layout and electrical or civil / structural fundamentals.

This position will be based at Dashiell's Chicago area office - 1200 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite 400 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Employee may be called upon to perform any or all of the following functions:

* Start to develop and track all drawings required for the construction of an electrical substation under minimal supervision
* Learn drafting standards
* Oversee elementary project specific activities of project team
* Mark up drawings for the drafting department
* Learn and apply calculations required for the completion of a substation. (battery sizing, AC panel sizing, etc.)
* Learn and properly use task specific software
* Learn and properly use the document management system
* Learn and apply corporate standard engineering practices
* Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of his/her work
* Bring potential problems to the attention of the responsible party
* Travel out of town for short periods of time as required by projects and assignments
* Other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

A Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and equivalent degree programs, from an ABET accredited College or University.

Demonstrate skills in the following:

* Basic knowledge of electrical AC/DC fundamentals
* Basic knowledge of the major components of a substation
* Basic knowledge of high voltage electric field theory
* Basic knowledge of electrical code
* Basic understanding of elementary control and protection systems
* Basic knowledge of the function of major electrical equipment
* Basic oral written communications skills
* Communicating effectively with co-workers
* Word processing, spread sheet and e-mail software
* Mathematics, including algebra and trigonometry

Dashiell provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. The company provides life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and an employee assistance plan at no cost to the employee. Benefit offerings also include a choice of traditional PPO or HDHP, with corresponding FSA or HSA, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401K with immediate vesting and more.

Must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship. No third party recruiters please.

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About Dashiell Corporation

Dashiell specializes in designing, building, testing, and maintaining high and medium voltage electrical systems for utilities, power producers, and industry. We bring many resources to your project including innovation, ingenuity, and bottom-line success. Our forty-plus years of specialization and experience include successful completion of hundreds of turnkey projects ranging from 5KV to 500KV. Dashiell has supplied over 80% of customer-owned substations within one Gulf Coast power system alone. A unique capability of Dashiell is our broad range of expertise in complex modifications to existing high voltage systems. Our industry-wide reputation for on-time, on-budget success is well earned and well documented. Our entire client list is our reference list. We work with our clients from concept to energization and our experienced personnel are able to quickly advise the most reliable and economical systems needed for any application.