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HVDC Technician/Electrician

Organization: Great River Energy
Date Posted: 6/9/2017
City: Underwood
Location: North Dakota
Country: United States
Primary Category: Electrician
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Associate's

Description & Details

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HVDC Technician

Coal Creek Station, Underwood, ND

 

Application deadline is June 26th

 

More than power, we're about people. At Great River Energy, people are our first priority--both customers and employees. Here, you will find a team-centered environment that's rewarding, challenging, and exciting. As a cooperative-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota's second largest utility based on generating capacity.

 

Great River Energy is seeking a HVDC technician electrician to provide for the operation, installation, testing, checkout and maintenance of Great River Energy’s (GRE) equipment at the Coal Creek Converter Station so maximum reliability can be achieved. This position is located at our service center in Underwood, ND.

 

Job responsibilities:

  • Directs and/or assists in the maintenance of the equipment at the Coal Creek Converter Station such as instrumentation, control, protections, monitoring, networking, thyristor valves, water treatment, heating and cooling, AC and DC power systems, fire protection, security system, building equipment, structure and associated equipment.

  • Directs and/or assists in the installation, testing, checkout of new Coal Creek Converter Station equipment such as instrumentation, control, protections, monitoring, networking, thyristor valves, water treatment, heating and cooling, AC and DC power systems, fire protection, building equipment, structure and associated equipment.
  • Develops and updates maintenance procedures along with maintaining equipment records in area of responsibility.

Qualifications:

  • A two-year technical degree in electrical/computer/electronics related courses is required.
  • A minimum of three years of instrumentation or relaying related experience in the electric utility industry is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of AC and DC circuits including Ohm’s Law.
  • Knowledge of power, current and voltage transformers.
  • Knowledge of high voltage electrical equipment.
  • Knowledge of AC power measurement, familiarity with inductance, capacitance, and power factor.
  • Knowledge of Data Networks.
  • Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • Skill and ability to use personal computers and related software including test equipment software, asset management software, Windows-based programs and email.
  • Skill and ability to maintain various types of mechanical equipment.
  • Skill and ability to read circuit diagrams, prints and drawings.
  • Ability to distinguish colors on wires, control panels, and equipment.
  • Ability to perform “Switching personnel” duties when required.
  • Ability to coordinate work or tasks and delegate if needed to appropriate personnel.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and be able to work alone without direct supervision.

The starting hourly rate for this position will be in accordance with the Local 1593 Contract. In accordance with our Agreement with Local 1593, this notice will be posted for a period of fifteen days.

Note: Application deadline is June 26, 2017.       


How to Apply / Contact

Apply:

Qualified professionals will find we have a lot to offer: competitive compensation, continued education, an on-site workout facility, generous retirement plan, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab by June 26, 2017. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.


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