Company: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: September 9, 2023
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Experience: Mid Level
Job Type: Full TimeThe Facilities & Operations Division is a
service organization committed to the support and success of the
Laboratory's Scientific Mission by providing safe and responsive
engineering, construction, operations and maintenance of equipment,
buildings and infrastructure. The Electrical Power Department
within the Facilities & Operations Division is seeking an
Electrician Specialist - High Voltage. Under general supervision,
the Electrician Specialist - High Voltage performs journey level
and high voltage electrician work involved with the installation,
maintenance, operation and repair of the electrical substations,
electrical distribution systems, and general low voltage utility
controls. Assignments can be received in the form of work orders,
blueprints, sketches, verbal instructions or employees may be
expected to schedule their own work, determine work priorities. The
position will also diagnose problems independently and determine
the appropriate method and procedures needed to complete the work.
Working with the team Lead and co-workers, the Electrician
Specialist - High Voltage is expected to ensure that the work
specifications conform to Facilities and Operation's Electrical
Power Department standards, procedures and policies.
Your specific responsibilities include:
Works in areas of controlled access such as substations not open to
Works on high voltage power distribution systems 600 Volts AC and
Splices and terminates high voltage cables using manufacturer and
hand tape methods.
Performs switching and maintenance in substations, switchyards, pad
mounted equipment and in underground vaults.
Responds to power outages during off-hours on a call back
Troubleshoots and repair faulty equipment.
Test and repairs short-circuits, grounds and troubleshoots high
voltage street light circuits.
Installs new equipment, including conduit, wire, cable, pull boxes,
transformers etc for repairs and alterations in high voltage
May be responsible for plans and schematic reviews with written
reports to the Systems Manager for his/her review.
May assist the System Manager in overseeing contractors, ensuring
safety regulations are being followed.
Coordinates work to ensure the maintenance and integrity of the
high voltage system.
Follows Electrical Power Department's procedures for scheduling
May work with the Lead person to order materials needed for
May provide guidance to other technicians and/or apprenticeship
Ensures that safety rules are followed.
The duties listed above are designed to provide a representative
sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the
job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties
performed by employees in the classification.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Completion of recognized apprenticeship program or equivalent
education and/or experience for journey level electrician
Relevant experience with high voltage equipment (600 AC Volts and
above) and low to medium voltage equipment & repair.
Must demonstrate knowledge of high-voltage electrical theory and
practices sufficient to plan work independently on power
Understanding of and willingness to comply with, electrical and
work safety procedures including National Electrical Code &
Ability to handle tools of the trade (testing tools, amp meters,
recording devices, etc.)
Must be able to read metering schematic, wiring, installation
Must be able to troubleshoot and make repairs on faulty equipment
and perform new installations of high voltage equipment and
Ability to operate standard and automatic transmission vehicles and
high lift truck.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Experience with VLF cable testing and Medium Voltage Breaker
testing & troubleshooting and repairs.
Experience with testing Over Current Protective Relays in
accordance with manufacturer's specs while applying NETA
Certifications and licenses:
California State Electrical Certification, preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid California non-commercial
driver's license and a good driving record.
Must be able to obtain and maintain certification in CPR and First
We are operated by Stanford Univeristy and receive paid time off
and sick leave, plus mondy for continuing education for employees
and college tuition for dependents.
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