Power Systems Technician, Field Communications, Dorchester, MA
NSTAR - Boston, MA

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Union Represented Position - Local 369 Utility Workers Union of America

Starting Rate: $30.29/hr

Work Schedule : Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm

Role and Scope of Position:

This position is responsible for the routine calibration and testing of substation equipment, network equipment, distribution equipment, and communication systems utilized on the NSTAR system. This person is also responsible for minor troubleshooting and repairs.

Under general supervision, directs, performs and is responsible for routine calibration and testing assignments requiring a thorough knowledge of cognizant rules, regulations and procedures and a working knowledge of the company’s engineering practices applicable to his/her area of activity. Work assignments require proficiency in diverse phases of the company’s engineering or technical activities in connection with the design, construction, operations, utilization, inspection, testing and maintenance of equipment, apparatus, structures and their safety procedures. Directs and instructs other Power Systems Technicians assisting in the performance of an assignment and others as directed.

Power Systems Technicians must effectively coordinate their work activities with others, such as: employees of other departments, representatives of consulting firms, municipalities, manufacturers, customer and contractors. Power Systems Technicians are responsible for the safe, efficient, and productive performance of the work.

Power Systems Technicians must ensure that all the proper tools, equipment, and material are available for job assignments and that said equipment and materials are utilized properly, including material returns to inventory.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in Engineering from a recognized technical school of collegiate grade, or the equivalent formal technical education. This degree, or equivalent formal technical education, must be in a field applicable to a specific phase of the engineering activities of the company.
  • Must demonstrate personality traits such as accuracy, initiative, judgment, originality and attention to detail. Must also demonstrate qualities of leadership and the ability to plan for, coordinate and direct the activities of and work with individuals and groups engaged in engineering and technical activities.
  • Must pass the minimum physical requirements as prescribed by NSTAR. The incumbent must have corrective vision, normal color perception, hearing and a sense of smell.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate motor vehicles. Must possess or be willing to obtain the appropriate drivers license and NSTAR qualification to operate motor vehicles of any class and type required by the company based on departmental needs


  • Qualifications :

    Requires Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering Technology from a recognized technical school of collegiate grade, or the equivalent formal technical education. This degree, or equivalent formal technical education, must be in a field applicable to a specific phase of the engineering activities of the company. Ideally all candidates will have field communications experience. Must demonstrate personality traits such as accuracy, initiative, judgment, originality and attention to detail. Must also demonstrate qualities of leadership and the ability to plan for, coordinate, and direct the activities of and work with individuals and groups engaged in engineering and technical activities.

    Licenses & Certifications: Must pass the minimum physical requirements as prescribed by NSTAR. The incumbent must have corrective vision, normal color perception, hearing and a sense of smell. Must possess a valid drivers license to operate motor vehicles. Must possess or be willing and able to obtain the appropriate drivers license and NSTAR qualification to operate motor vehicles of any class and type requires by the company based on departmental needs.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support a diversified environment. It is the policy and practice of NSTAR Electric & Gas to employ persons and to assign work, pay, promote and offer training to all persons on the same basis without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran.

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