Apprentice/Technician/Journey Substation Technician Kearney, NE

Nebraska Public Power District

Kearney, NE

Kearney, NE, US
Kearney, NE
30+ days ago
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Apprentice/Technician/Journey Substation Technician located at Kearney Operations Center in Kearney. Position closes March 10, 2021

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This position will report to the Kearney Substation Supervisor.
Position Summary
Directly responsible and accountable for performing effective substation maintenance/testing and operation activities required for "Safely keeping the lights on" for the assigned area. Responsibilities include: installation, checkout, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and operation of electrical equipment, frequent travel, overnight stays, respond to after-hours trouble calls, and responding to emergencies.

Assignment to one of these positions and a condition of continued employment will be the ability to arrive from your residence to the NPPD office that you report to within 30 minutes of notification of a call out.

Due to NERC regulatory requirements regarding medium substations, all Substation Technicians must obtain and maintain a satisfactory NERC background check.
Education, Training and Experience
Associate's degree in Electro-Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical Technology, OR an associate degree or certificate of completion from an approved community college or correspondence school in a related field OR have substation technician experience within NPPD or with another utility or electrical contractor that is considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options listed.

Applicants hired external to NPPD will be placed into the T&D Substation Technician Progression Program based on previous experience and education.

Training/Progression: Job levels within the substation technician positions are based on a series of evaluations to determine advancing levels of proficiency and accountability.

-Journey Substation Technician - Requires specialized competencies - responsibilities based on business need. Completes requirements for specialized Journey level as outlined in the training progression program and is responsible for making decisions as defined in Decision-Making authority. Leads other levels of technicians in the absence of the supervisor. Provides training for other technicians. Provides oversight of projects. Ensures all technicians perform safely and utilize all available human performance tools.


Technicians may obtain multiple Journey certifications and or specialized Substation Technician classifications with Substation Manager approval.

Prior Related Experience:

A total of 5 years combined experience at the Apprentice Substation Technician and Substation Technician levels is the minimum requirement for progression to the Journey Substation Technician position (as outlined in the Substation Technician Progression Program.)
Licenses and/or Certifications
Maintain CDL operator's license, switchman certification, and other certifications as required. Must obtain and maintain CPR & first aid certifications.

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth.

Apprentice Substation Technician: $26.94-$34.03/hour

Substation Technician: $30.17-$38.10/hour

Journey Substation Technician: $38.13-$48.16/hour

Travel Required: 25% to 50% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska) Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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