City of Boulder City
401 California Avenue
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
CITY OF BOULDER CITY, NEVADA
IS SEEKING A HIGHLY QUALIFIED
SUBSTATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Opening date: April 5, 2021
Closing Date: Until Filled
Hourly Wage: $48.07
Medical Insurance – Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.
Dental Insurance – Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.
Vision Insurance - Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.
Life Insurance – $25,000 provided through Teamsters Trust.
Retirement – Provided through the Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). The City of Boulder City provides an Employer Pay Contribution Plan (EPC). Under this pre-tax plan, the employer pays the total PERS contribution on your behalf. You pay for your half of the PERS contribution through a salary reduction or in lieu of a pay raise.
Holidays – Eleven and a half holidays and an additional floating holiday per calendar year.
Leave Benefits – First year you will have 80 hours annual leave available with increasing accrual rates based on tenure milestones. Sick leave accrues at 10 hours per month and other leaves are available.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants must complete an application at www.bcnv.org/careers. Appointment subject to complete background investigation and City-paid post-job offer, pre-employment physical examination.
This is skilled electrical work in the maintenance and operation of high voltage transmission and distribution equipment of the municipally-owned electrical distribution system. Positions assigned to this classification may specialize in the maintenance of equipment located in electric substations or maintenance of electric or telephone and computer systems in City owned facilities.
Any combination equivalent to:
(It is important to note that the duties listed below are “representative only” and are not intended to cover the full range or scope of duties in this class.)
Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs equipment in high voltage switchyards, substations, and power operations centers, including power transformers, load tap changers, high voltage circuit breakers and switchgear, battery and charger systems, and all control equipment used in substations. Installs, maintains and repairs electromechanical and microprocessor based fiber optic cable and network equipment and capacitor control equipment. Utilizes computers extensively in the testing of relays, recording of records and information, multiplexers and processor controlled relays and solving problems pertaining to SCADA fiber optic network. Installs and maintains SCADA systems; develops date base, screens, custom displays and other programming related activities pertinent to the efficient operation of the system. Changes and updates drawings to reflect as-built changes to schematics and wiring diagrams. Pulls cables and terminates wiring following wiring diagrams. Tests, repairs and calibrates protective relays. Takes readings on substation equipment and checks to ensure proper operation and calibration and performs preventative maintenance. Maintains and repairs high voltage regulators, capacitor controls and emergency generators. Installs and tests primary and secondary metering installations. Assists the operations and maintenance staff at water pumping stations and the wastewater treatment plant, to include sewer lift stations, with technical problems. Assists City Electrician, when requested, with inside electrical wiring tasks and technical problems. Maintains telemetering equipment at substations to assure accurate interchange of power between the City and all interconnected utilities. Works on energized secondary voltage lines up to 480 volts and repairs and operates manual disconnect switches on all voltages of transmission lines and busses to up to 69,000 volts. Takes oil samples of substation equipment and runs tests for contaminates and filters oil if necessary. Maintains records on all maintenance and technical services provided. Utilizes aerial equipment when necessary to perform needed maintenance on substation equipment and structures. Climbs ladders and works on top and inside of power transformers in confined spaces; lifts, loads and installs 150 lb. nitrogen cylinders on transformers. Utilizes electronic test equipment to resolve power quality problems. Works within established maintenance procedures and safety rules and regulations agreed to and adopted by the City, Western Area Power Administration, and/or other utilities participating in inter-company work activities. Performs routine operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of airport lighting system. Uses carpentry and welding skills to fabricate and install equipment. Performs related duties as may be assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge To: Fundamentals of electrical theory and electricity, including their application to the operation of high voltage substations, lighting and electrical distribution. systems. Electrical and electronic devices such as circuits, switches, breakers, wiring and the like. Current safety procedures. OSHA, the National Electrical Code and the National Electric Safety Code boundaries. Standard first- aid practices. Considerable knowledge of computers and experience in the use of Windows.
Ability To: Operate test equipment such as ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, relay test sets, multimeters, and other related standard tools and equipment. Operate motor vehicles, including line trucks, fork lifts and similar vehicles; Read and write reports, correspondence, and instructions. Use and prepare maps, schematics, wiring diagrams, equipment layouts, manufacturer’s instructions and related documentation in the performance of various maintenance and troubleshooting activities. Work within OSHA, the National Electrical Code and the National Electric Safety Code boundaries. Maintain effective working relationships with others. Communicate effectively with others.
NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NON-EXEMPT UNDER FLSA PROVISIONS.
The most highly qualified applicants will be contacted (via e-mail) and asked to continue in the process.
The pool of qualified candidates derived from this recruitment may be used to fill more than one position.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
“CLEAN GREEN BOULDER CITY’