Relay Technician Intern
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation - Great Bend, KS

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DESCRIPTION

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with performing the work associated with and including, but not limited to, the installation, testing, inspection, calibration, and repair of all system protection devices, transducers, and equipment (electro-mechanical and electronic relays, protective controls, switchboards, and other substation equipment) as related to Sunflower's and the Members' electric transmission and distribution system.

DUTIES

Maintenance and Repair Observe and assist with installing, testing, inspecting, calibrating, and repairing all system protection devices, transducers, and equipment [electro-mechanical and electronic relays, protective controls, switchboards, and other substation equipment; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and remote terminals are included for the Great Bend area].Observe and assist with diagnosing electrical and electronic problems; interpreting manufacturer's drawings, equipment manuals, or diagrams; and determining the proper course of action to complete corrective and preventive maintenance, as required, for the safe and efficient operation of all system protection equipment. Perform general housekeeping duties in and around the relay and substation work areas and assist others in maintaining tools, equipment, and other work-related materials in proper working condition.Safety Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety Department and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable. CultureDemonstrate a commitment to Sunflower's culture and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Sunflower's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.Other ResponsibilitiesMaintain a thorough knowledge of the relaying field and trends within the industry. Stay abreast of current computerized relay testing procedures and the status and maintenance of equipment.Assist others (substation, metering, line technicians, etc.) in the performance of their duties and responsibilities as requested and required.As assigned or required to support Sunflower's mission and operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience High school diploma.Prefer associate degree in industrial electrical, instrument and control, or electronics field and prefer two years increasingly responsible system protection experience directly related to the installation and maintenance of electro-mechanical and electronic relays and control equipment utilized by electric utilities, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Knowledge, Skills, AbilitiesBasic knowledge of alternating current (ac) and direct current (dc) theory and relaying protection schemes.Able to read and understand construction and manufacturer's drawings and specifications.Able to read and understand schematic diagrams.Able to troubleshoot, identify, and resolve problems in a timely manner, using sound judgment.Able to gather and analyze information.Strong attention to detail.Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position.Able to operate computers and associated programs at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position. OtherMust possess and maintain a valid driver's license.Able to travel to all Sunflower sites and attend training and meetings out of state as needed.Able to work outside of normal working hours as required.Physical and Mental DemandsSee Physical and Mental requirements sheet.This outline is not all inclusive but rather serves as a general overview of the current business needs. Experience guidelines are not the sole basis for awarding this position and substitutions may be made as they relate to the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of this position. Click here to download Physical Mental Requirements Maintenance and Repair Observe and assist with installing, testing, inspecting, calibrating, and repairing all system protection devices, transducers, and equipment [electro-mechanical and electronic relays, protective controls, switchboards, and other substation equipment; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and remote terminals are included for the Great Bend area].Observe and assist with diagnosing electrical and electronic problems; interpreting manufacturer's drawings, equipment manuals, or diagrams; and determining the proper course of action to complete corrective and preventive maintenance, as required, for the safe and efficient operation of all system protection equipment. Perform general housekeeping duties in and around the relay and substation work areas and assist others in maintaining tools, equipment, and other work-related materials in proper working condition.Safety Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety Department and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable. CultureDemonstrate a commitment to Sunflower's culture and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Sunflower's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.Other ResponsibilitiesMaintain a thorough knowledge of the relaying field and trends within the industry. Stay abreast of current computerized relay testing procedures and the status and maintenance of equipment.Assist others (substation, metering, line technicians, etc.) in the performance of their duties and responsibilities as requested and required.As assigned or required to support Sunflower's mission and operations.

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