Substation Maintenance Technician - 17391

Knoxville Utilities Board - Knoxville, TN4.0


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About KUB: The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is one of the largest public utilities in the country providing electric, gas, water and wastewater services to more than 459,000 customers in Knoxville and parts of seven surrounding counties. We exist to serve our customers, improving their quality of life by providing utility services that are safe, reliable and affordable. And our mission is about more than just pipes and wires. It’s about being good stewards of our community’s resources: utility assets, customer dollars, and the environment. We work to safeguard those resources and enhance their value for the people of the communities we serve and generations to come.

Work Description: Performs testing, maintenance, operations and repairs on all electrical and mechanical equipment located within KUB’s electric substations and distribution system (13kV-161kV). Performs high-voltage switching, operates complex test equipment in order to complete equipment inspections, analyzes test data, performs necessary corrective actions and keeps detailed documentation relative to transformers, voltage regulators, breakers, relays, 3-phase reclosers, padmount switchgear, communication and control equipment. Responds to all types of system emergencies – performing distribution system troubleshooting and restoration responsibilities. Conducts training sessions on electric system & equipment operating procedures, testing and repair methods, and proper safety and work rules. Must possess interpersonal and project management skills necessary to work in a diverse multi-team environment. Must possess the ability to accept assignments in other process areas within Systems Operations (i.e. gas, water and wastewater facilities) without losing focus or commitment to excellence. Note: For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience or training in the maintenance or operations of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems
  • Must possess a high degree of mechanical and problem-solving ability and working knowledge of equipment, tools, and instruments used to perform mechanical tasks
  • Ability to read and utilize schematics, diagrams, and operations maintenance manuals
  • Good written and oral communication, interpersonal, and team skills
  • Good PC skills including word processing, database entry, and spreadsheet reporting
  • Valid driver's license, ability to obtain (within six months of employment) and maintain a valid Class A Tennessee Commercial Driver's license

Physical Demands: Must be able to bend, stoop, lift and work where conditions are cramped, and head space is limited. Must be able to work on structures up to 150 feet high. Requires above normal visual and mental alertness quite frequently. Must be able to climb steps and work from ladders. Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree or two years of technical training in a related field (electrical, electronics, mechanics)
  • Five years of experience or training in maintaining and repairing electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems; with two years of that related experience with a utility preferred
  • Advanced mathematical training in college algebra, calculus, and trigonometry
  • High degree of electrical and mathematical ability and working knowledge of equipment, tools, and instruments used to perform electrical tasks
  • Advanced vocational training in electronics or electrical engineering technology and ability to read and understand technical drawings with specialized training in utility-facility operations and repairs
  • Completion of TVPPA Substation Maintenance Course, Protective Relaying Course, and experience in installation, operation and maintenance of high-voltage (13kv-161kv) electric substations
  • Experience in the use of various test equipment (i.e. Protective Relay Test, Power Factor Test, Insulation Resistance Test, Transformer Turns Ratio Test, Contact Resistance Test, 161kV, 69kV, and 13kV Breaker Analyzer Test)
  • Ability to become HAZMAT certified within the first year of employment

**To be considered for any position with KUB you must apply online at**

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,800.00 to $87,500.00 /year

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance