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Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic (Meter & Relay Craftsman in Training)

Full Time • Posted April 25

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Company Description

We're one of four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit wholesale electricity from multi-use water projects. Our service area encompasses a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. where our more than 17,000 circuit mile transmission system carries electricity from 57 hydropower plants operated by the Bureau of ReclamationU.S. Army Corps of Engineers   and the International Boundary and Water Commission. We also market power from the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired plant near Page, Ariz. Together, these plants have an installed capacity of 10,504 megawatts. We sell our power to preference customers such as Federal and state agencies, cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, public utility districts, irrigation districts and Native American tribes. They, in turn, provide retail electric service to millions of consumers in the West.

Job Description

The Craftsman-in-Training Program is designed to train, appraise, and develop craftsmen as they progress through various stages of an occupation to become fully competent journeymen. The standard length of time in the program for each trainee is two (2) years. The 2-year program consists of four levels, with 6 months at each level.  At the journeyman level-Maintain, repair, modify, program, install and commission power system substation protection control, monitoring and metering equipment. Maintain, repair, install, program, and test revenue metering equipment, including electronic and microprocessor based kilowatthour meters, digital demand recorders, panel meters, transducers, and instrument transformers. Maintain, repair, install, program, and test control equipment used in controlling substation equipment.

2 vacancies in the following locations:  Bullhead City, AZ,    Parker, AZ,    Phoenix, AZ,    Yuma, AZ

Travel Required: 50% or less - 11 or more days of overnight travel per month.

Salary: $46.64 - $50.53

Qualifications

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements

Qualifications

You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify for this position, you must:
1) Have some knowledge of this craft AND 
2) Meet at least one of the following requirements
a. Completed a 4-year apprentice program in a related craft
b. Employment as a Western journeyman in the craft occupations (i.e. in the “WB” pay plan)
c. Hold, or have held, the journeyman level (i.e., a level achieved by at least 4 years of training) in a related craft

Examples of related craft areas include:
• Protection Technician (for instance in a military/utility/telecommunications setting)

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following abilities. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess those described below.
1. Ability to do the work of a Meter and Relay Craftsman without more than normal supervision (install and commission, or maintain and repair, protective relay equipment and/or polyphase revenue metering equipment associated with power system distribution or transmission systems.) 
2. Knowledge and ability to use tools and specialized equipment and procedures to maintain and test power system metering, control, and protective relay equipment.
3. Knowledge of electrical theory and instruments and ability to do troubleshooting.
4. Ability to read and understand electrical drawings and instruction manuals.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Current federal employees may apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531689700

Non-federal employees should use this link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531689900

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