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Field Technician (NETA II/III)

Posted 17 days ago
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Chesapeake, Virginia, United StatesPermanent
Sectors:TransmissionJob Reference: BH-5838-1
Our client is seeking an Electrical Field Test Technician (NETA 2,3,4 or equivalent) to join their Electrical Power Services team. The Electrical Field Test Technician is responsible for the safe and efficient installation and testing of electrical power distribution equipment for customers in the assigned territory.
In this role, you will travel approximately 25% of the time, working both independently and with a crew, and handle the performance and management of routine, moderately complex, and complex tasks and projects, record-keeping, evaluation of test data, and preparation of field service reports. Additionally, Level 3 and 4 Technicians will be responsible to coach, mentoring, training, developing, and supervising Level 1 and 2 Trainees and Assistants.

Essential Functions
  • Travel to customer sites to inspect, test, troubleshoot, perform start-up, and collect data on electrical systems.
  • Supervise Trainees, Assistants, and Technicians in the completion of electrical testing duties.
  • Guide, mentor, train, and supervise Level 1 and 2 certified NETA Trainees and Assistant Technicians.
  • Observe testing, assign work on projects to capable technicians, ensure testing of similar items is consistent across test technicians
  • Track project scope completion and communicate Customer Management
  • Maintain, test, repair, rebuild, and replace low, medium, and high-voltage switchgear and circuit breakers.
  • Troubleshoot automatic transfer switches.
  • Test and inspect low, medium, and high-voltage cable installations.
  • Maintain, test, and repair transformers and related equipment.
  • Test and calibrate solid-state and electromechanical relays.
  • Perform relay calibration and power metering.
  • Conduct low and medium-voltage motor control center and contractor testing.
  • Start-up, troubleshoot, and repair generator controls and transfer schemes.
  • Test and commission protection and control systems on high voltage substations.
  • Sample and interpret insulated fluids.
  • Complete Job Hazard Analyses including but not limited to arc-flash and shock analyses
  • Review and submit timecards, expense, and project reports.
  • Document test results and complete field reports.
  • Rotate emergency on-call duty.
  • Maintain strict compliance with regulatory laws
  • Assist in the sales process acting as the technical expert in electrical testing and maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in electrical testing.
  • The candidate should have experience working with a team.
  • Experience in working on projects
  • Familiar with NETA Acceptance and Maintenance Testing Standards
  • Familiar with NFPA70E Electrical Safety standards
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical performance deficiencies 
  • Ability to travel regionally and nationally 90%
  • Knowledgeable in lockout/tag-out and hazardous energy control procedures.
  • Clean Driving Record and Drug-Free
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiar with NETA Acceptance and Maintenance Testing Standards
  • Hold a current NETA Level 2,3 or 4 or NICET equivalent, certification
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