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Iowa State University High Voltage Electrician I in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:High Voltage Electrician I

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Must have a high school diploma or GED

• Six years of experience in the trade, including apprenticeship, of which two years must be working with high voltage (over 600 volts) or successfully completed the site-specific high voltage training program for the High Voltage Electrician I.

Preferred Qualifications:State of Iowa Electrical license or other applicable electrical certifications

Journeyman lineman three-phase electrical trade experience

Experience installing and maintaining medium voltage system equipment up to 15,000 volts

Experience splicing/terminating medium voltage cables

Experience work on underground electrical systems and in confined spaces

Experience using high voltage electrical system testing and diagnostic equipment

Job Description:

The Power Plant is seeking qualified candidate for the High Voltage Electrician I position. Under general supervision, applies knowledge, skills and abilities at the journey level to install, maintain, and repair high voltage (over 600 volts) electrical distribution systems in both underground and overhead installations including but not limited to, transformers, generators, metal enclosed and metalclad switchgear utilizing oil, air, vacuum, solid dielectric or gas insulating means, metering and basic control systems.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, calibrates, repairs and replaces high voltage electric distribution systems and related equipment, including but not limited to switchgear, circuit breakers, relays, substation equipment, solid state control systems, power and distribution class transformers, generators, capacitor banks, solid state meters, protection and monitoring systems, cable and conduit. Jobs may require one day to several weeks to complete depending on complexity.

  • Energizes and operates high voltage electrical distribution equipment.

  • Determines jobsite work sequences and safety procedures required, procures materials, coordinates outages, completes work, and places systems back into service.

  • Generates basic switching procedures to allow de-energization of portions of the electrical distribution systems to safely isolate equipment to complete required tasks.

  • Tests power systems utilizing equipment such as phase meters, hi-potential testers, meggers, and infrared thermometers.

  • Assists in directing the work of apprentices and other workers.

  • May perform other electrical duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of the principles of electrical theory, methods and techniques used in the high voltage electrical trade. • Knowledge of the tools and equipment of the high voltage electrical and electronic trade and detailed skill in their safe use, proper care and maintenance. • Knowledge of the trade occupational hazards and safety precautions while working in confined spaces, aerial or elevated locations, extreme temperatures, excavations, and other environmental caused conditions. • Knowledge of electrical codes, utility standards, and safety programs as governed by rules, regulations and guidelines of OSHA, EPA, NFPA, ANSI, equipment manufacturers, and others. • Knowledge of proper bending and lifting techniques and ability to lift and carry at least 100 pounds. • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with other department personnel, vendors and suppliers, students, staff, and the general public. • Ability to plan and perform work involving the installation, modification and repair of new and existing high voltage electrical systems and related electronic control and protective equipment with minimal guidance by others while maintaining work continuity when unplanned events cause disruptions. • Skill to read, understand and interpret installation manuals, specifications, and construction drawings for the basic installation, maintenance and operation of high voltage equipment.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:5073a

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)• Life insurance and long-term disability• Flexible Spending Accounts• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date: April 4, 2024

Posting Close Date:June 10, 2024

Job Requisition Number:R14392

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu .

If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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