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    Summary

    This position is with Bonneville Power Administration, located in

    • East Wenatchee, Washington
    • Gold Creek, Montana
    • Goshen, Oregon
    • Malin, Oregon
    • Pasco, Washington
    • Snohomish, Washington
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Umatilla, Oregon


    Hiring incentives including up to 25% of annualized salary or repayment of qualifying federal student loans are authorized for highly qualified applicants.

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    Responsibilities

    There are several High Voltage Electrician (Maintenance) positions available with Bonneville Power Administration in different locations throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. A successful candidate in this position will perform installation and adjustment (construction) or maintenance and repair (maintenance) of electrical equipment in Substations. The construction aspects of a High Voltage Electrician task include erection of new facilities or removal of old facilities. The maintenance aspects include routine inspection, modification, troubleshooting, and repair of facilities. Equipment serviced may be electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and/or electronic. High Voltage Electricians work from sketches, drawings, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and instruction books. Normally, a High Voltage Electrician will perform either construction or maintenance tasks. However, the employee may be required to perform any duty of the craft concerning electrical equipment in substations. The High Voltage Electrician usually reports to a High Voltage Electrician Foreman but occasionally may work independently. The High Voltage Electrician performs all duties in compliance with government regulations, BPA safety rules, and the BPA-CPTC Collective Agreement.

    As an Electrician you will:
    - Maintain and repair (maintenance) major electrical equipment in substations. When equipment fails, perform emergency repairs.
    - Perform diagnostic testing to inspect parts and equipment.
    - Perform work in shops on equipment components including bushings, motors, small power tools, etc. Assemble, install, and modify control and relay panels for substations.
    - Assemble and erect steel racks and towers to support equipment.
    - Install and change antennas, reflectors, transmitting or receiving devices, emergency power supplies, and other equipment located in microwave or radio stations.
    - Take clearances and perform switching to isolate a piece of equipment for repair.
    - Install ground mats, conduit, duct, and trench systems.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Extended periods of travel may be required - Depending on location, travel can be between 10% and 50%.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/609205400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.