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    The Substation Operator Apprenticeship program is a formal 3 ½-year program consisting of seven steps (training periods). The apprentice must pass an oral review at the end of each step to remain in this program.  Apprentices will be promoted to journeyman after successfully passing the seventh step examination.

    The apprentice is expected to gain knowledge of various work processes with progressively difficult assignments throughout their apprenticeship.

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    A successful candidate in the position of Substation Operator Apprentice II will, under direct supervision of a journeyman Substation Operator or another journeyman Electrical Worker, operating high voltage electrical equipment in electrical power transmission system substations and on transmission lines. Specific tasks vary with the type of substation to be operated.

    A Substation Operator Apprentice II:

    1. Operates energized high and low voltage electrical power transmission system substations following strict procedures and safety requirements.
    2. Checks and reviews station conditions. Responsible for station security and safety of others in the station.
    3. Performs inspections on all high and low voltage equipment in substations and keeps records. Periodically inspects station, including all components in the switchyard, outlying buildings, and the perimeter of the property.
    4. Monitors and operates various communications systems. All processes require clear oral communication.
    5. Completes associated documentation required of the above listed tasks.
    6. Drives 15-20% of the time in all weather conditions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel - Drives 15-20% of the time in all weather conditions

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589396800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.