Substation Electrician

Spark Power Corp

Houston, TX

Houston, TX, US
Houston, TX
30+ days ago

Substation Electrician

Position Overview:

Our Electricians and Foremen are responsible for installing electrical systems in accordance with current electrical codes and customer specifications, for performing jobs safely plus efficiently, and for keeping customers and equipment running.

What you'll be doing:

  • Troubleshooting circuitry and replacing damaged components on industrial equipment and systems
  • Read and interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts for new or existing installations
  • Demonstrating your commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem
  • Inspect, test, construct and maintain substation electrical equipment, such as MV & HV circuit breakers, pad mount switches, capacitors, reactors, ground grids and transformers
  • Electrical testing on power transforming including turns ratio (TTR), cap bridge (DF), winding resistance and insulation resistance, doble etc.
  • Obtain fluid analysis from oil filled transformers for standard chemical and electrical property analysis in accordance with ASTM guidelines
  • Construction/installation of cable tray, high voltage cable terminations, ground grids, underground duct banks and control wiring for various electrical equipment.
  • Leadership skills enabling you to successfully run small jobs in a timely manner with little to no supervision
  • Installing conduit and wire and terminating conductors
  • Installing fixtures and devices for industrial applications and systems
  • Ordering required parts and controlling all job materials using our computer system
  • Completing work orders as per client specifications and input; reviewing the completed job with the customer, to ensure complete satisfaction

What are we looking for?

  • Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma/Electrical Engineering Degree and/or Electrical State License
  • Minimum 2 years of field experience
  • Experience with the following:
  • ü Substations (gas circuit breakers, air switches)
  • ü Power transformers
  • ü Protective relays
  • ü Current and potential transformers, metering equipment
  • ü Switchgear, vacuum and air magnetic circuit breakers, air switches
  • ü Backup generators
  • ü Uninterruptible Power Systems
  • ü Substation and UPS battery systems
  • ü Induction and synchronous motors (2300V and Above)
  • ü Motor Starters (2300V and Above)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced growing environment.
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of how each business unit adds value to the organization.
  • Explores and addresses underlying, and long-term client needs while scanning the environment to identify new contacts
  • Ability to travel within Texas and potentially other States for projects

Spark Power Employee Perks:

  • Diverse and exciting industrial, commercial and institutional projects and customer base
  • Growing company with consistent work
  • Continuous training and skills improvement
  • Career advancement opportunities (such as licensed Journeyman, Foreman, Project Manager)
  • Competitive wages plus incentive plan (profit sharing on top of hourly rate and overtime pay)
  • Travel opportunities
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Excellent benefit package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Extended Health, Disability)
  • 401K matching
  • Employee Share Ownership Program
  • Paid uniforms
  • Paid tooling
  • Great company culture!
  • ….and much more

About Spark Power Group Inc.

Spark Power Group Inc., (“Spark Power”) is committed to becoming the Trusted Partner in Power and the leading independent and integrated power solutions provider to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility markets across North America. Spark delivers cost-effective, customer-centric solutions that address cost, quality, reliability, and power sustainability to integrate new technologies and help transition our customers to the grid of the future. Learn more at and Like us on social @SparkPowerCorp.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

About the Company

Spark Power Corp