Apprentice Substation Technician

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  • Posted on July 15, 2020

Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative

Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Apprentice Substation Technician at the Palmyra, Missouri location. Northeast Power is a transmission cooperative delivering power to northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa.

This is considered an entry level, hourly position and classified as “safety sensitive.”  This position requires some overtime and on-call hours which requires residency within 30-minutes of the Palmyra headquarters. The selected candidate will complete the T&D PowerSkills Learning Management System Training Program, provided by Northeast Power. Position may include some overnight stays away from home

What You Will Do:

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about working with their hands and working out-of-doors to complete a planned program of progressive training and work experience necessary for the construction, operation, and maintenance of substations as well as maintenance and repair of line equipment. In addition, you will:

  • Assist in the construction, installation, calibration, testing and maintenance of all types of meters and metering equipment
  • Develop a working knowledge of substations, line sections, switching operations, system apparatus and devices
  • Assist in installation and removal of mobile substation
  • Acquire knowledge to successfully work on energized equipment at any voltage, conforming with training and safe work practices
  • Gain experience to operate equipment, climb and work on substation structures

What We Are Looking For:

This role requires a safety-conscience, detail-oriented individual who has basic knowledge of three-phase power relationships and is familiar with basic testing equipment. In addition, we are looking for:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Technical Degree in Electronics Technology, or equivalent, highly desirable; Licensed Electrician may be considered
  • 2 years’ experience in electric utility transmission, distribution and substation construction, operations and maintenance and/or 2 years’ in meter/relay work or related fields, desirable
  • Able to read and follow directions, diagrams, blueprints and schematics
  • Experienced with personal computers, utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must possess or be able to obtain within six (6) months of employment a Commercial Driver’s License Class A with tanker endorsement

What You Will Get:

Northeast Power offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 10 Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits

How to Apply

Interested persons should submit a letter of application, resume and three professional references by August 5, 2020, to: Human Resources, Northeast Power, PO Box 191, Palmyra MO 63461-0191 (573) 769-8211 ksimpson@northeast-power.coop Equal Opportunity Employer