Electrical Field Service Test Technician - Cedar Rapids
Shermco Industries - Marion, IA

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Join our team of leaders in electrical power system maintenance, repair, testing, engineering, & training. Due to continued growth, we are seeking experienced Electrical Test Technicians to work in our Cedar Rapids (Marion), Iowa field office. Shermco Industries is a founding member of NETA and has one of the largest field services divisions in the industry.

Job Responsibilities and Expectations:
Field Service Technicians inspect, test, troubleshoot, perform start-up and collect data of low, medium and high voltage (to 500kV) electrical systems, and moderately complex relay calibration and power metering.
Instrument transformer tests
Power transformer testing - Doble, TTR, Insulation Resistance, etc.
Test both electro-mechanical and solid state relays
Cable testing - Tan Delta, Power Factor, VLF, DC Hipot
Automatic transfer switch troubleshooting
Low, Medium and High voltage switchgear and circuit breaker testing
Rotate emergency on-call duty and if called respond to customer emergencies in a timely manner

Minimum Qualifications to qualify for consideration, you must meet each of the following minimum qualifications and requirements:

High school diploma or GED required
Prefer an Associate’s degree from an accredited 2 year technical college in Electrical Power, or similar experience and training from the military (Army Prime Power, Air Force Electrical Power Production, or NAVY Seabee)
2 or more years of relevant experience

Prefer experience with most of the following or similar:
RTS or Protest relay testing, oil testing, infrared scanning, automatic transfer switching, performing start-up on switchgear up through 500kV class, VFD (variable frequency drives)
Prefer NETA Certification (II or III) or equivalent skills/experience to become NETA Certified
Must have general PC skills including email, internet, data entry and Microsoft Excel; experience with PowerDB a plus.
OSHA 30 hour, MSHA, NFPA 70-E, CPR/First Aid/BBP/AED training a plus; training on each can be provided by Shermco.
Must be able to work safely and adhere to all electrical safety procedures.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and periodic, unannounced random drug tests.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
Must be able to crawl, climb, stand and lift up to 75 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be able to pass a fit for duty physical exam.
Must have a valid driver’s license, and currently have and be able to maintain a good driving record.
Must be available for regular overnight domestic travel and occasional international travel
U.S. passport & TWIC card a plus.
Must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime, and occasional weekends, holidays and nights.

Why Work for Shermco?

Relocation package available.
Shermco is an exceptionally stable and profitable non-union company who has never had a layoff.
Seven time recipient of Best Places to Work award by the Austin & Dallas Business Journals.
SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100 recipient.
A family oriented company that values employees as vital assets.
Strong benefits package and highly competitive compensation plan plus lucrative overtime plan.
A growth oriented environment that is upbeat, good morale and team oriented.
Industry-leading electrical and safety training.
Heavily involved in the growth oriented Green Energy.
No state income tax, if work and live in Texas.

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Shermco Industries is a provider of testing, maintenance, repair, commissioning, engineering and training services for electrical...