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Substation Wireman

Date:  Jan 15, 2023
Job ID:  3485
Location: 

Bremerton, WA, US, 98312 Bellingham, WA, US, 98229 Burlington, WA, US, 98233 Olympia, WA, US, 98501 Puyallup, WA, US, 98372 Kent, WA, US, 98032

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities: 

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

 

PSE's Vice President of Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Substation Wireman position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s Substation Department is looking for Journey-Level Wiremen to join our team!  The Wireman has a working knowledge of substation construction, operation, maintenance and repair practices and procedures.  They also have a working knowledge of equipment, apparatus, and wiring.  They install, maintain, test, adjust, troubleshoot and repair substation equipment which includes, but is not limited to transformers, regulators, load tap changers, circuit breakers, circuit switchers, motor-operated and manual switches, bus work, wiring, battery banks and chargers, metal clad switchgear, GIS substations and substation structures.  They operate substation equipment, perform switching, take clearances and install personal protective grounds.  They perform testing on substation apparatus such as power factor, transformer turns ratio, megger, ductor, battery load testing, oil sampling, dielectric testing, SF6 gas sampling and processing and other analytical tests as assigned.
 
Wireman are expected to follow safety rules and company standards. They may work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas, may work with bucket and boom trucks. They may work independently or with others, occasionally work long hours during emergency conditions, be responsible for tools, test equipment, and vehicles and perform similar and incidental duties as required.

 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams.  Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873.  Today we’re building the Northwest’s energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

 

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.  
 

Potential Opportunities

This advertisement serves to establish a candidate pool for Substation Wireman across all of our locations as positions become available. Please answer the question "Please indicate from the list below which location(s) you are most interested in working at? Bellingham, Kent, Kitsap, Olympia, Puyallup, Skagit" in this application, so that you are contacted only for the locations you are interested in.

Job Responsibilities

  • Inspect, operate, maintain and construct substations and various transmission, distribution and generation apparatus consistent with Puget Sound Energy practices and safety regulations.
  • Direct the activities of others as assigned. Drive and operate all equipment used in substation work.
  • Perform similar and incidental duties as required.
  • Be responsible for time reporting and other reports as required.
  • This position responds to emergencies and callouts, and contains some irregular work schedules and overtime hours to support 24-hour operations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must have completed a wireman apprenticeship or its equivalent and be proficient in using tools and equipment of the trade on energized and de-energized systems.
  • Must have working knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity as it pertains to utility systems.
  • Must have ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Must be knowledgeable and comply with all Company standards, policies, practices and procedures and State and Federal safety regulations as they pertain to the job.
  • Must have working knowledge of safety regulations and must possess or obtain within thirty (30) working days after selection, a First Aid Certificate.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with the necessary endorsements. This position requires the applicant to have and maintain a current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) including the necessary endorsements and removal of the air brake restriction. Applicants will have 30 days to meet this requirement.

Additional Information

  • This is an IBEW represented position and successful candidates will become a member of the IBEW Local 77.
  • These are safety sensitive positions and will be subject to random DOT drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • Starting wage is $62.61 per hour as determined by union scale.
  • Multiple locations available.
  • Relocation and signing bonus are available to those that qualify.
  • The duties and responsibilities are performed in an outdoor environment. The position generally involves occasional sitting, frequent standing, frequent walking, moderate to heavy lifting, moderate carrying, frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, twisting, balancing and climbing, frequent operation of light equipment, tools and machinery and occasional operation of heavy equipment, machinery, and frequent use of computers and Smart Devices.
  • Performance of the position generally requires working in a variable outdoor environment such as all weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions and upon the full range of outdoor work surfaces. The use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment and/or personal protective devices) is required.
  • May require driving of automobiles/vans/trucks.
  • Please email any questions regarding this position to jobs@pse.com.

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.

 

PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us (pse.com). 

 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. 

 

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

 

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.


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