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Relay Technician/Senior Relay Technician

at City of Ocala (FL)

Pay: $69281.47 to $90972.75/year
Salary : $69,281.47 - $90,972.75 Annually
Posted: 8/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 266175
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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Relay Technician/Senior Relay Technician
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$69,281.47 - $90,972.75 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: 110 SE Watula Ave, 3rd Floor, Ocala, FL 34471, Florida
 
This is a responsible, skilled and advanced technical position in the construction, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of protective relays, SCADA, fiber optic and related substation equipment. Also requires experience in designing and engineering new substations, modifying existing substations, CAD, preparing electrical specifications and price lists. Reports to the Relay Technician Supervisor and/or the Electric Substation Supervisor.
 Examples of Duties:
Relay Tech
Tests, calibrates, and installs protective relays: To perform relay testing, calibration and installation requires transporting of test equipment up to 80 pounds, to and from substation by van or truck, lifting and carrying the test equipment to and from substation control houses and setting the equipment up on a portable table approximately 36 inches high. Requires manual dexterity in the use of hand power tools and electrical test equipment. Also requires the ability to distinguish colors on color coded wires.

Installs, checks-out and trouble-shoots control wiring and analyzes Substation equipment malfunctions: Reads and works from detailed electrical schematics and wiring diagrams. Must have the ability to visually examine evidence of malfunctions, visually review SCADA logger reports and maintenance records to determine the cause of equipment failures or malfunctions. In the event of a system malfunction, may be called at home to respond to the situation at any hour, must assess the situation and use judgement to manually make appropriate repairs as quickly as possible to meet service demands. Communicates clearly and courteously to assist others.

Prepares reports, keeps records and up-dates drawings: Prepares handwritten investigation reports on equipment failures and system mis-operations. Keep accurate relay test reports and maintenance records of substation equipment. Requires manual dexterity to use desktop and laptop computer equipment in running automated relay tests.

Installs, tests and maintains Substation equipment, electrical and mechanical: Operates and conducts tests with complex test equipment of transformers, 230KV, 69KV and 15KV (oil, vacuum and gas) circuit breakers, 15KV substation and distribution class voltage regulators, single phase and three phase reclosers and any motor-operated and/or manually-operated 15KV, 69KV, and 230KV switches used in the transmission and distribution of electric power.

Performs Substation and Distribution switching and electric utility operations: Required to follow switching orders issued by System Control Center, requiring the operation, locking-out and tagging of Transmission and Distribution substation circuit breakers, gang-operated switches, and hook-disconnects. Requires physical agility and strength to perform switching orders in established procedures. Must be visually and audibly alert to detect hazards. Safety equipment issued includes safety manual, hard hat, hi-voltage rubber gloves, safety glasses, earplugs, and rain gear.

Senior Relay Tech
Coordinate and assist as necessary with the on-site installation and/or modification of protective relay schemes, SCADA, Fiber Optic and related equipment. Calculate new or review existing relay settings for application to the associated protective relays.

Reads and works from detailed electrical schematics and wiring diagrams. In the event of a system malfunction, may be called at home to respond to the situation at any hour, must assess the situation and use judgement to make appropriate repairs as quickly as possible to meet service demands. Communicates clearly and courteously to assist others.

Prepares handwritten investigation reports on equipment failures and system mis-operations. Keep accurate relay test reports and maintenance records of substation equipment. Requires manual dexterity to use desktop and laptop computer equipment in running automated relay tests.

Works with electrical engineers and contractors at the job site or in an office environment. Must possess a thorough knowledge of protective relay schemes,
their correct application / operation and limitations of each scheme.

Required to follow switching orders issued by System Control Center, requiring the operation, locking-out and tagging of Transmission and Distribution substation circuit breakers, gang-operated switches, and hook-disconnects. Must be visually and audibly alert to detect hazards. Safety equipment issued includes safety manual, hard hat, hi-voltage rubber gloves, safety glasses, earplugs, and rain gear.
 Typical Qualifications:

Relay Tech
Graduation from High School or GED. And graduation from an accredited two-year technical school at college level with an Associate of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, specializing in Substation and Relay. Or Minimum of two (2) years experience in protective relaying and electric substation control. Minimum of one (1) year experience with computers, microprocessor controlled equipment, fiber optic, and data communications.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida operator's driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

The employee must, within one year of date of hire or promotion to this position, reside with 30 minutes of the assigned work facility.

Senior Relay Tech
Graduation from High School, GED or Military training with supplemental training in Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution. Minimum of ten (10) years experience as a relay technician. Minimum five (5) years experience with computers, microprocessor controlled equipment (protective relaying and SCADA), fiber optics, and data communications. Or graduation from an accredited two-year technical school at college level with an Associate of Science Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with supplemental training in Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution with a minimum of five (5) years experience as a relay technician. Minimum three (3) years experience with computers, microprocessor controlled equipment (protective relaying and SCADA), fiber optics, and data communications.

Licenses/Certificates:

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida operator's driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Residency Requirement:

The employee must, within one year of date of hire or promotion to this position, live and remain living within 15 miles of the electric utility work facility (presently City Complex –2100 NE 30th Avenue) and be able to respond to that physical location within thirty minutes from the time they are notified of need to respond..

Assigned City Vehicle: Yes X No
 Supplemental Information:

Must have a working knowledge of protection and control theory relating to electric power transmission and distribution substations. Must have the ability to design and engineer new substations and modify existing substations. Must have a working knowledge of CAD. Must be familiar with electrical specifications. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.