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Substation Technician 1/C

 

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Purpose

The First Class Substation Technican will be proficient in all aspects of substation work in the Operations and Maintenance Department for the purpose of providing safe and reliable construction, maintenance and operations of substations, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), line switching and voltage control equipment as well as urban/commercial underground electric distribution systems. Be able to operate test and maintain transformers, reclosers, breakers, relays, batteries and manually and electronically controlled gang operated switches. Position will be required to assist in the training, construction, operation, testing and maintenance of substation equipment. This position will be required to perform duties in Liberty Utilities Substations in both the Lebanon and Salem, NH areas.

Accountabilities

  • Be proficient in all aspects of substation, testing, maintenance and construction activities necessary to maintain a reliable electric system such as transformers, relays, breakers, pole top reclosers, regulators and regulator controls, capacitor and capacitor controls, battery and battery chargers as well as other devices and controls associated with substations.
  • Be proficient in maintaining and performing inspection and maintenance procedures on T&D line switching devices, voltage regulators, pole top reclosers, electronic controlled capacitor devices, substation equipment, and urban/commercial underground equipment.
  • Be proficient in monthly substation Visual and Operational inspections assuring any abnormalities are corrected for reliability of equipment performance. Perform thermographic inspections and reporting. Perform, update, and maintain test and work procedures as required.
  • Be proficient in the maintenance of SCADA equipment, communication link to substation or production facility, remote terminal unit (RTU), and interposing wiring to controlled devices. Monitor, verify and maintain the accuracy of SCADA commands, statuses and programed functions.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree in Electrical Technology or company approved educational equivalent such as Northwest Lineman College Substation Certificate and two or more years of substation work experience.
  • Ability to work on all tools associated with substation maintenance and construction.
  • Possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License from the state in which they reside.
  • Ensure all work activities are performed in accordance with Company, State and Federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Perform duties and establish relationships in accordance with the Company’s Core Principles.
  • Ability to operate computer software programs such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed and/or during times of system emergencies.

Who we are

We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.

Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:

Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin”). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets. Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. 

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What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Free refreshments

  • Top Talent Program

  • Volunteer paid days off

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Achievement fund

  • Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

 

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