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P&C Field Technologist

Company: American Electric Power
Location: Merrillville
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

*** December graduates strongly encouraged to apply***

Perform work associated with the installation, operation, testing and maintenance of complex protection and control devices and related equipment with limited supervision. Such devices and equipment includes but is not limited to digital relays, electromechanical relays, intelligent electronic devices, Station Disturbance Recorders (SDR), digital fault recorders (DFR), event recorders, RTU's and station SCADA systems, statistical load metering, telemetering and transducers. Additionally, install, maintain and operate all power line carriers (PLC), tone, pilot wire, fiber and associated P&C communications equipment. Respond to emergency call-outs and coordinate prompt restoration of service to customers as required. This list is not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions. Employee may perform miscellaneous, related, and incidental work in addition to that specifically outlined below. Test complex protection & control devices and equipment periodically and as required. Calibrate complex protection & control devices and equipment on a pre-established schedule and as required. Perform switching at all voltage levels under the direction of the proper Dispatching Authority. Maintain test equipment in good working order. Maintain accurate records, reports and drawings as required. Operate a computer device to test, calibrate, and retrieve data from protection & control devices. Assist in the installation, maintenance, and operation of all relays, power line carrier sets, station SCADA, and associated communications equipment or cables as assigned. Troubleshoot and repair complex electromechanical relays. Troubleshoot and repair microprocessor based relays at the card level, such as replacing power supplies, communications cards, I/O cards, etc. Diagnose equipment failures, protection mis-operations and assist with corrective action to affect repair and prevent recurrence. Ensure the circuitry, installation and operation of equipment is correct prior to placing equipment in service. Read electrical schematics and determine that the physical installation at the site is electrically equivalent to the schematic. Record test readings and results and determine they are within acceptable specifications and thus the physical installation will perform as per the design. Fault analysis: obtain oscillography data to determine if the protective devices operated as per their issued relay settings. Leading a team in the installation, testing, and commissioning of new P&C systems for capital construction projects. Acting as the on-site technical lead and directing the activities of contract wireman and the activities of other P&C field personnel assigned to their project. Lead a trip testing team with moderately complex protection & control systems.

Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
OR a Bachelor's degree in engineering technology in a program accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Experience: Has typically acquired 2 or more years of related experience in work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering technology principles. Must successfully complete the Physical Abilities Test(PAT)

Keywords: American Electric Power, Gary , P&C Field Technologist, Other , Merrillville, Indiana

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