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Career Opportunities

Southwest Electric Company is always seeking quality additions to its national team, be it for sales, engineering, field service, manufacturing, or other areas of the business. If you do not see a position opening that fits your qualifications, please contact us with your resume and background synopsis so we can more readily contact you when a position becomes available.

We offer a competitive employee benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, RX, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance and 401K with match.

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General Requirements – All Technicians:

  • All Candidates must pass Nationwide Background Check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • Must have good mechanical ability and a good electrical working background
  • High school diploma or equivalent and two to four years related experience and or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Applicants must be able to pass DOT drug screen and physical.
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Current Openings

Account Manager, Substation & Switchgear

This position will manage regional and/or target customer accounts primarily for the purpose of building and maintaining an on-going business relationship that is mutually beneficial to the customer and to our Company in the Tennessee region and grow our market share in the region. Selling Substation, MV Switchgear, Transformer and AC/DC Motor products and services. Job requires 80% travel.

Requirements:

  • 5 years of Service Sales experience
  • Electrical Industry experience (highly desired) MV Switchgear and/or Substation
  • Ability to pass a nationwide background check, drug screen and clean driving record.

Sr. Substation Technician - Tulsa, OK or Nashville, TN

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • 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.
  • 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.           
  • 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

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED REQUIRED
  • 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.

Location: Ideally based out of Tulsa, OK or Nashville, TN. (Must be willing to travel)

Sr. Protective Relay & Controls Technician - Nashville, TN

Summary:

  • Conduct commissioning, testing, maintenance and repair of complex protective relaying schemes, metering remote control and data systems and capacitor control in generation, transmission and distribution substation environments. To facilitate the retrofit, upgrade, and replacement projects for electrical controls, SCADA, DCS and Power System Protection Equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Testing of Electro-mechanical, Numerical and Microprocessor based Protective Relays and control devices.
  • Perform installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of protective relaying equipment, relaying schemes, DFR equipment, SCADA systems, distribution automation systems and associated communication equipment
  • Test over current/voltage, Directional, Distance, Impedance, Sync Check, Loss of field, reverse power, Multifunction relays etc.
  • Perform function testing of substation control circuits on relay panel, transformers & circuit breaker change outs.
  • Conduct differential and distance relay testing.
  • Assist in developing written standard commissioning, testing and maintenance procedures for protective relaying, DFR’s, RTU’s, IED’s, Distribution Automation and associated communication systems.
  • Interpreting customer and sales submitted technical documents, quotations, and service requests and applying that data directly to the quoted task at hand.
  • Communicating technical information clearly and concisely to management and customers.
  • Travel to job locations, testing, commissioning, troubleshooting, and properly applying pertinent technical and safety standards to the assigned work. i.e. (IEEE, NETA, NEMA, NEC).
  • Creating test reports and summaries of work completed.
  • Assist in training service technicians in basic protective relay and control systems.
  • 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.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED REQUIRED
  • Trade/Tech school with 10 years of proven OTJ experience in Power Systems Protection and Controls.
  • Or: Equivalent Military training plus proven OTJ experience in Power Systems Protection and Controls.
  • Or: University/College 2-4 year Engineering Technology plus related Power System Protection experience.
  • 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.

Location: Ideally based out of Nashville, TN. (Must be willing to travel)

Account Manager, Motors - Oklahoma City

Looking for an experienced Outside Service Sales Representative to expand our electric motor repair line and services. The ideal candidate should be a true road warrior and be responsible for marketing, promoting and profitably selling AC/DC motor products and services to existing and potential customers in the Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Must have good technical knowledge of large industrial electric motors.

Responsibilities:

  • Makes personal sales calls at customer sites on a regular basis. Establishes and maintains customer relationships in order to grow profitable sales.
  • AC/DC electric motor service sales via prospecting past and new customers
  • Manage existing book of clients
  • Support marketing activity and other sales initiatives
  • Cross sell other companies offerings such as transformer and switchgear line up and services

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of medium voltage variable drives and past sales of electrical products or services with a proven track record of success
  • Ability to travel 80% of the time
  • 3+ years of outside electric motor sales preferred