Electronic Equipment Technician

CPWS is hiring an Electronic Equipment Technician to join our growing organization. This is a non- exempt position to install, maintain, test, and repair substation and distribution equipment, and to install, maintain, and operate computers and network equipment for power system distribution and analysis.

Duties/Responsibilities: This position will test and/or maintain transformers, breakers, and reclosers; test and repair distribution protective devices; test all metering installations and related equipment; assist with the installation of specialty metering; install, maintain, and operate SCADA equipment; location URD faults, secondary, and primary voltage with detection equipment; investigate and resolve high bill and electrical complaints of CPWS customers; and repair electrical tools brough to shop.

Required Skills/Abilities: Electronic Equipment Techs must acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies and are expected to maintain regular attendance at work. They must perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public. A valid Tennessee Driver’s License is required. Since this position can be subject to call-out, technicians are expected to abide by residency requirements as determined by the Board (CPWS personnel subject to stand-by or after-hours call-out must reside within a CPWS service territory or Maury County. They will need to be able to work outside, exposed to cold, hot, rainy, and windy weather conditions. They must be able to easily add, subtract, multiply, divide and use exponents to calculate materials and electrical quantities. Technicians must also have developed language skills to the point of being able to read and understand safety data sheets, manuals, blueprints, distribution maps, and technical materials. This role requires relationships to Data, People, and Things:

  • Data: Coordinating: Determines time, place, and sequence of operation(s) or action(s) to be taken based on analysis of data; executing determination of and/or reporting on events.
  • People: Speaking/Signaling/Writing: Talking with and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, which includes assignments and/or direction to helpers/assistants.
  • Things: Operating/Controlling: Starting, stopping, controlling, and adjusting the process of machines or equipment. Operating machines involves setting up and adjusting the machine or materials as the work progresses. Controlling involves observing progress of operations and turning devices to regulate reactions of materials. Precision working: using body member or tools or work aids to work, move, guide, or place objects or material in situations as they occur; selection of appropriate tools, objects, or material; adjustment of the tool to the task requires exercise of considerable judgment.Electronic Equipment Technicians must have a working knowledge of general principles of electricity; have a working knowledge of general principles of computer networking; the ability to learn and operate Microsoft Windows based applications; understand practical application of technical manuals concerning installation and maintenance of electrical and computer equipment.; solve problems involving electrical and computer systems; and deal with the general public in a courteous and professional manner.

Physical Requirements: This position requires candidates to be able to lift 0 – 100 pounds for 2 hours a day; the ability to lift 0 – 25 points for 6 hours a day; the ability to walk across unlevel ground and through overgrown areas; the ability to see, hear, and talk; the ability to use fingers to operate computer keyboard and test equipment; the ability to sit or stand for 4 hours minimum; the ability to read and understand technical material; and the ability to climb and work at elevated heights above ground.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications: CPWS requires Electronic Equipment Technicians to have a High School Diploma or equivalent. Background in electrical and electronics courses is desirable; and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the utility field or governmental entity is preferred.

To apply, please visit our website at https://cpws.com/employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and will only be discussed at interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug-Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

**Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that additional and/or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments). This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.**

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