Journeyman Substation Technician

Kaysville City

Kaysville, UT

Kaysville, UT, US
Kaysville, UT
25 days ago



POSITION: Journeyman Substation Technician

Effective Date: April 19, 2021.

Closing Date: Until Filled.

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Department: Power Dept.

Pay Range: DOE

Now Hiring! We are actively recruiting motivated applicants to join our team.


Kaysville City Power and Light, located at 721 W Old Mill Lane, Kaysville, UT, is accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Substation Technician. Applications will be online until the position is filled.


Under general supervision of the Operations Supervisor, performs work in the operation, construction and maintenance of the substations, and other electric department and city facilities associated with the transmission, distribution, and control of electricity.

  1. Operates and maintains substations; tests oil from circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and transformers; checks, operates, and maintains mechanical and electrical parts in circuit breakers, voltage regulators, control panels and transformers; operates and maintains substation controls and alarm points; and performs new wiring of substations. Keeps accurate logs on all substations and relying.
  1. Participates and assists in primary substation voltage switching procedures during planned and emergency repairs and outages. Performs load balancing and prepares possible solutions for load balancing. Prepares reports concerning load transfers to balance substation load.
  1. Responsible for all safety aspects required by the nature of the position and job requirements. Must keep safety first and foremost in and during the process of all projects for the safety of citizens and personnel that enter or are in proximity to work being performed by this person or crew.
  1. Provides regular operation and maintenance of power equipment, repairs electrical wiring on power equipment, and checks and repairs control systems. Replaces equipment as needed.

5. Installs, maintains, and repairs motors, controls, and electrical equipment, including batteries, reclosures, circuit breakers, transformer, timers, bypass switches, regulators, metering, and load tap changers.

6. Reads and records findings from voltmeters and charts in substations.

7. Reads, records, and calculates readings of watt-hour meters, VAR meters, and counters

8. Assists in substation construction.

9. Assists as directed with special projects, including design work and monitoring of such programs as batteries, and yard lighting.

10. Assists in budget preparations and monitoring, and makes budget recommendations.

11. Performs other special projects and duties as assigned.


  1. Graduation from high school or the equivalent (GED).
  2. Successful completion of an applicable four (4) year substation apprenticeship program required.
  3. Graduation from a Substation Apprenticeship program certified by the Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Apprentice and Training and Certification as a Journey Substation Technician through an accredited program such as IBEW or IPSA.
  4. Experience as a Substation Technician preferred.


  1. Use of personal computer, MS Word, spreadsheets, specialized software, and other equipment pertaining to this position.
  2. Working knowledge of testing equipment associated with substation testing and maintenance.
  3. Ability to operate equipment associated with substation construction and maintenance.


  1. Methods and techniques of electrical installation and facility operations, repair, and maintenance.
  2. Applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
  3. Electrical supplies and equipment and their use.
  4. Proper safety techniques and procedures.
  5. Working knowledge and understanding of current OSHA, NESC, and NEC rules and regulations.
  6. Working knowledge of electrical theory, operation, maintenance, and installation of transmission, distribution lines, and equipment.
  7. Electronics and substation techniques.
  8. Skill in operation of mechanical equipment associated with various responsibilities of this position.
  9. Skilled in problem identification, calculations, and resolution; skill in using computer systems.
  10. Able to read and modify relay drawings and electrical schematics.
  11. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  12. Use personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and specialized software.
  13. Create effective working relationships with employees, public and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


  1. Must have a valid Commercial driver's license. A valid Utah Commercial Drivers license must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
  2. Must pass a background check.
  3. Must be bondable.
  4. Must have Substation Technician certificate.
  5. Employees in this classification are required to be on standby and/or respond to emergencies.


  1. Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
  2. $2400 HSA contribution annually - City paid
  3. Life Insurance $50,000 - City Paid
  4. Clothing allowance (shoes, coat, gear)
  5. Training and growth opportunities
  6. Tuition Reimbursement plan
  7. VASA Membership -City paid
  8. Fully paid cell phone plan
  9. iPhone or Android - discounted prices on new cell phones.
  10. Paid time off - Holidays (12 days annually), Vacation, & Sick leave
  11. Fully paid Utah Retirement Plan (URS) & Optional 401k/457


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear.
  2. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  3. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
  4. Repetitive motion with hands, wrists and fingers.
  5. Exposure to a variety of climatic or weather conditions. Subject to high voltage electrical currents, heights, extreme temperatures, fumes or airborne particles, traffic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.


Formal application; review and rating of education and experience; reference check; interview with hiring authority. Subject to a pre-employment drug screen.


Kaysville City is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Human Resources at (801) 497-7008 or


Kaysville City is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status.


Interested applicants must complete and submit an online application, resume, and applicable certifications to Human Resources through the website at

Questions about the position or the application process? Contact the Kaysville City Human Resources Dept. at (801) 497-7008.

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