Sr. Substation Technician (Nashville, TN & Tulsa, OK) - Southwest Electric

Sr. Substation Technician

Nashville, TN & Tulsa, OK


  • Troubleshoot and test transformers using various methods and testing equipment including partial installation of transformer components.
  • Verify repairs using various start-up testing procedures.
  • Conduct acceptance testing and preventative maintenance in accordance with the published testing procedures.
  • Operate specialized test equipment including but not limited to: Power Factor Tester (DOBLE), Megohmmeters, AC/DC volt-ohm-millimeters, various kinds of hand-held power and non-power tools, etc.
  • Acceptance and Diagnostic Testing, Substation Commissioning Testing, Relay Calibration
  • Doble, Transformer Turns ratio, Megger, Etc.
  • Problem and Failure Investigation, Internal Inspection & Condition Assessment
  • Paper Samples for Degree of Polymerization Testing
  • Ability to make electrical measurements, mechanical adjustments, assemble and disassemble parts/equipment correctly.
  • Read and understand instruction manuals.
  • Maintain a professional attitude when representing the company during phone or personal contact with outside vendors, customers or service providers etc.
  • Observe all safety procedures and use proper protective gear.
  • Complete required paperwork for each job accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Perform other skilled or non-skilled duties as directed by supervisor.
  • Must be willing and able to travel on overnight, multi-day, out of town jobs.
  • Must be willing and able to work regular overtime including nights, weekends and some holidays.


  • Ability to perform all aspects of substation services (repair, processing & testing) and demonstrate an exceptional understanding of transformers, construction operation and the associated controls.
  • Ability to perform in shop and field transformer testing for Power Factor, Excitation and resistance readings per NETA/ANSI Standards and maintain operational mechanical systems including pump operations, valve operations and oil processing units.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree in Industrial Maintenance, Electrical/Electronic Technology preferred
  • 10+ years of commensurate Substation work experience preferred
  • Electrical theory education and/or related experience is required
  • Military experience is a plus
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment DOT drug screen, and physical
  • Complete a satisfactory nationwide criminal background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 + lbs., climb ladders, stand for extended periods of time
  • Willing to travel

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