Journeyman Electrician/Instrument Tech
Doyon Utilities - Fairbanks, AK

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POSITION OBJECTIVES:
Serves as a journeyman electrician and electronic industrial controls technician. Installs, maintains and repairs electrical systems, electrical subcomponents, electrical and direct digital controls, motors and other electrical systems at the Central Heat & Power Plant. Responsible for installation, modification, repairs, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing and load determination of new and existing electrical lines, circuits, systems and associated fixtures, controls and equipment such as secondary power distribution lines and circuits used to supply a wide range of voltage, amperage, phase and frequency requirements to distribution panels, switchgear power and control circuits. Inspects, maintains, tests and repairs fixtures, fans, motors, motor controllers, switches, fire alarms, clock circuits, rheostats, thermostats and automatic transfer switches. Responsible for repairs and installation of SCADA components and transmitters. The incumbent may also be responsible for installing and maintaining Industrial Multiphase Systems thermocouple sensors, fire detection and suppression systems, galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems to reduce system corrosion on underground equipment and pipes. The position determines material and equipment requirements for assigned jobs and may be called upon to perform technical inspections of work performed by contractors and other in-house personnel involving the installation or repair of electrical equipment. Incumbent must have a familiarity with electronics to troubleshoot electrical circuits containing electronic components in order to isolate the systems, computer interface devices, analog/digital controls and solid state motor control circuits.

MAIN ACTIVITIES:
1. Perform maintenance and repair of electrical equipment to include motors, motor controls, control equipment (including capacitors, resistors, relays) involving electrical interlocks, electrical timing devices switch gear and other miscellaneous devices.
2. Repairs and maintains equipment including replacement of brushes, dressing commutators, testing and cleaning windings, insulating generator windings, repairing switchboards, recalibrating instruments on generator switchboards, replacing fuses, testing insulating oil and oil switches, cleaning and repairing distribution transformers and related duties.
3. Adjust and repair voltage regulators, over-current and anti-motoring relays and various switches and instruments on switchboards.
4. Routine and frequent inspection of electrical equipment to determine necessary maintenance and repairs.
5. Repairs and overhauls electrical motors installed in the CHPP.
6. Installs new equipment as necessary such as meters, regulators, transformers, switches, relays, circuit boards or digital controls.
7. Responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, calibrating, modifying, testing and repair of all integrated electronic control and computer systems within the CHPP.
8. Incumbent must be capable of analysis and diagnostic testing of all electronic and solid state systems in the utility plants and determine required repairs.
9. Maintain records of equipment failures, reasons for failures, symptoms, maintenance actions taken, parts costs and repair time.
10. Interpret wiring diagrams, circuit schematics, blueprints, and specifications which govern the maintenance and operation of the electrical systems, controls and devices.
11. Maintain knowledge of SCADA or other recording and management systems and procedures to ensure system reliability.

Requirements
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Demonstrate an aptitude for electronics, electronic/digital controls and commonly used power distribution equipment such as circuit breakers, transformers, regulators and control equipment.
2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical theory such as power factors, transformers, series and parallel circuitry, line loading, line losses, and dielectric and conductivity or conductive properties of materials.
3. Ability to read and understand circuit diagrams and diagnose problems with various electrical and control systems.
4. Knowledge to repair complex electronic industrial control micro-processing and computer systems.
5. Ability to use all types of shop and hand tools and equipment associated with the electrical trade, such as meggers, oscilloscopes, protective relay testers, watt meters, output, resistance to ground and other electrical characteristics.
6. Ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits containing electronic components in order to isolate the cause of malfunction in complex relay circuits for electrical control systems, computer interface devices, analog/digital controls and solid state motor control circuits.
7. Ability to interpret and apply the National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association requirements, OSHA, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings and to use trade formulas to calculate properties such as voltage, voltage drop and current capability in series and parallel circuits.
8. Ability to calculate electrical resistance, capacitance, power factor, current flow and temperature and length in single and multiple raceway conduits, gutters and cable trays.
9. Knowledge of construction, installation, operation and troubleshooting of sophisticated circuitry and controls associated with different projects.
10. Ability to understand and execute written and oral instructions and relay instructions to other employees.
11. Possess sufficient physical strength, ability, dexterity, vision and hearing to perform all the work of the position, including outdoors or in confined spaces for extended periods under unfavorable conditions. Vision must include ability to distinguish primary colors.
12. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds to shoulder level and exhibit the dexterity to work in awkward positions for extended periods of time.
13. Able to extend arms overhead while performing duties or perform duties while standing, stooping, twisting, bending, kneeling, or from a prone position for up to one hour may be required.
14. Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, other operators and plant personnel.
15. Demonstrate initiative and be able to work with little supervision.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Works both indoors and outdoors on voltages up to 12.47 KV. Workers may be exposed to extreme heat and cold and frequent temperature changes. In winter months, the ambient temperatures may reach -60 F. While working around power production facilities the worker may be exposed to dust, dirt, coal dust, hot piping, etc. Exposure to moving equipment and parts, danger from falling from ladders and scaffolds and other risks may be present. Adequate safety and personal protective equipment appropriate to the position is provided by employer. Workers are required to wear proper hearing protection throughout the shift while working in high noise hazard areas. The employee will be responsible for ensuring safety and security on all their job sites. The position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. Some overtime or adjustment of shift hours may be necessitated by duty requirements.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Must maintain a Journeyman Electrician Certificate of Fitness issued by the State of Alaska.
2. Incumbent must be able to maintain a level of physical fitness to perform the duties of Electrician/Instrument Technician.
3. The incumbent is subject to pre-hire and random drug testing in accordance with the published policy for Doyon Utilities.
4. Must be eligible to work on a military installation in Alaska.
5. Willingness to report for duty during emergencies or to cover shifts under short notice to ensure adequate staffing to operate the various utilities.
6. Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License; Medical Card issued by the State of Alaska is preferred.
7. Must be willing to complete an approved confined space entry class.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Electrician Certificate of Fitness issued by State of Alaska

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