Engineering Tech

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Location: FREEPORT, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 241179
Date Posted: Jul 13, 2022
Job: Engineering

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Description

Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!

At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities � Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Works on larger jobs, small projects; routines; under the guidance of an experienced engineer / technician, on electrical power distribution equipment and associated control circuits to ensure proper electrical operation. - Testing Group work is on transmission & distribution substation equipment. - Distribution Automation work is on distribution equipment, generally outside substations. - Thermographer work involves utilizing Infrared Thermography and Corona/UV scans on substation equipment. - Battery Specialist work maintains batteries and battery chargers inside substations - Corrosion Control Group work is on transmission & distribution equipment Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Dist Automation - Performs well-defined testing assignments under the guidance of an experienced engineer / technician (e.g., preventive and corrective maintenance on supervisory distribution automation equipment. (70%)
  • Dist Automation - Evaluates the effectiveness of the current distribution system design (e.g., analyze and interpret field data gathered from well defined field tests) (20%)
  • Dist Automation - Evaluate effectiveness of current technical systems and processes. Participate on teams (e.g., works with distribution engineering and manufacturers to implement new designs) (5%)
  • Dist Automation - Participate in training (e.g., attend ComEd, vendor and university classes; conduct training) (5%)
  • Testing Group - Perform preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance on distribution and transmission relays, communications equipment, power reclosers etc., using the guidelines listed in the Field Reference and the Maintenance Procedures manuals (35%)
  • Testing Group - Conduct basic hands-on acceptance and in-service testing of transmission and distribution equipment (e.g., transformers, circuit breakers, control and relay panels, SCADA, power line carrier, audio tone, etc.) Testing is performed per the guidelines included in the Field Reference Manual and the Maintenance Procedures Manuals. (20%)
  • Testing Group - Assist with the restoration of malfunctioning transmission and distribution equipment, under emergency conditions, by performing the necessary hands-on testing as outlined in the Field Reference and Maintenance Procedures manuals. (20%)
  • Testing Group - Receive, participate, and provide some on-the-job and formal classroom training (15%)
  • Testing Group - Complete required paperwork (reports, test data, blueprint corrections, relay settings, etc) as necessary to document work performed. (10%)
  • Thermography - Perform preventative maintenance Infrared Thermography scans of substation equipment per assigned schedule (50%)
  • Thermography - Perform preventative maintenance Corona/UV scans of substation equipment per assigned schedule (20%)
  • Thermography - Perform analysis of the Infrared Thermography and Corona/UV scan findings and initiate and prioritize corrective actions as required. (15%)
  • Thermography - Perform SF6 gas scans and analysis to identify gas leak locations on substation equipment. (15%)
  • Battery Specialist - Maintain specified station batteries in a manner compliant to NERC requirements (70%)
  • Battery Specialist - Perform annual Preventative Maintenance battery inspections on station batteries & chargers per annual schedules. (10%)
  • Battery Specialist - Identify & Perform minor Corrective Maintenance on station and microwave batteries & chargers as necessary. (10%)
  • Battery Specialist - Assist Substation Construction and/or contractors as technical expert for major CM maintenance on station and microwave batteries & chargers. (10%)
  • Corrosion Control Group - Perform preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance on buried distribution and transmission lines, microwave towers, reverse current switches, ISPs, etc., using the guidelines listed in the ComEd and Corrosion mitigation standards (35%)
  • Corrosion Control Group - Conduct basic hands-on acceptance and in-service testing of corrosion control equipment installed to protect buried transmission & HVD lines, as well as 4kV, 12kV & 34kV cables, CTA & Metra reverse current drainage systems, microwave towers.) Testing is performed per the guidelines included in the ComEd and Corrosion mitigation standards. (35%)
  • Corrosion Control Group - Assist with the restoration of malfunctioning transmission and distribution equipment, by performing the necessary hands-on testing & repairs as outlined in the ComEd and Corrosion mitigation standards. (20%)
  • Corrosion Control Group - Complete required paperwork (reports, test data entry, map corrections, rectifier settings, etc.) as necessary to document work performed. (5%)
  • Corrosion Control Group - Receive, participate, and provide some on-the-job and formal classroom training (5%)

JOB SCOPE

Conduct CMs, PMs, and project installation testing activities on power equipment

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Successful completion of tech test*
  • Associate degree in a technical field (1) or equivalent relevant education / experience (See Section Below) (2) AND 2 - 5 years of relevant technical experience
  • Good knowledge and experience with regulations, guides, standards, codes, methods, and practices necessary to perform assignments for a specific discipline for maintenance, testing, installation or service
  • Positions require the ability to read blueprints and schematics and use basic test instruments
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Valid driver's license
  • Requires frequent travel to various company substations or other locations within the service territory
  • Must be available to work shifts and respond to emergency situations (7 days per week / 24 hours per day)
  • *(A Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited university exempts the TECH Test requirement. Note: Engineering Technology degrees do not qualify for an exemption from the tech test)
  • Equivalent Relevant Education / Experience � Bachelor's degree (technical field) (1) � AND zero to 3 years of relevant technical experience. � Non-degreed or non-technical degree � equivalent relevant education (2) AND 5 � 7 years of relevant technical experience (1) Examples of technical fields (non-engineer) include Engineering Technology, Electronics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, etc. (2) Relevant education / experience is knowledge and skills that may be acquired through job experiences or education programs related to those acquired through a formal technical degree program. Examples include experience gained in a military role applicable to electric power distribution, completion of a journey-level electrician program (e.g., overhead / underground electrician, electrical mechanic), or completion of a company-sponsored technical education program (e.g., Elements of Electrical Engineering (E3) series). The equivalent relevant education / experience is in addition to the position's minimum experience requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology
  • Technical experience related to electrical power equipment.
  • Electrical troubleshooting experience preferred for Distribution Automation positions


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