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Relay Technician

Company: City of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Summary

Responsible for managing all aspects of the protection systems in the Denton area under direction of the DME Engineering

Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

  • Performs installation, setup, commissioning, testing and maintenance of protective relaying equipment, relaying schemes, DFR equipment, and associated communication equipment for DME and Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) projects

  • Performs function testing of substation control circuits for relay panels, transformers & circuit breakers

  • Performs annual NERC PRC005 and PRC006 testing and maintains document of compliance for Texas Reliability Entity (TRE) audits.

  • Assists in developing written standards for commissioning, testing and maintenance procedures for protective relaying, digital fault recorders, and remote terminal units

  • Commissions Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) including creates settings files for the RTU, sets up communication, and tests the digital and analog points.

  • Implements recommended changes in system protection studies such as the annual Relay Coordination and Loadability Study

  • Retrieves relay settings, event reports, and sequential event recorder (SER) data as need from substations.

  • Implements changes to relay settings due to changes in protection schemes, temporary changes in system configuration or other causes.

  • Maintains records of current relay settings for all protective system devices owned or operated by DME and TMPA on DME's network drive and hardcopies at all substations

  • Assists in creating and maintainingStandard Operating Procedures describing protection schemes for feeders, transformers, transmission lines, capacitor banks, etc.

  • Performs audits of the distribution and transmission relay settings to spot errors and create consistency

  • Ensures field mark prints capture all changes made during relay installation and commissioning

  • Assists withcreation and review of system protection designs for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)

  • Assists with procuring protection system components for CIP projects or maintenance needs.

  • Analyzes event reports to determine root cause and perform corrective actions as needed.

  • Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendance

Additional Duties:

  • Perform a variety of delegated research tasks and projects; document findings; prepare reports, graphs, and other illustrative materials as required.

  • Manages SF6 inventory documentation and EPA reporting when required

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in ElectricalEngineering or a closely related field

  • Six (6) years of field experience in commissioning relay protection systems, calibrating relays, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemes

  • Six (6)years of experience with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories relays 351S, 311L, 387, 411L, 487B, 487E, 487V, 587Z, 501, 551, 751A

  • Two (2) years of experience with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories automation devices 2032, 3530, 3355, and with Subnet Substation Server software

  • Six (6)years of experience with Megger SMRT and Omicron CM test sets and Enoserv RTS software.

  • Six (6) years of experience with carrier and fiber-line and relay communication systems.

OR

  • Associate degree in electricalpower and controlsor a closely related field

  • Eight (8) years of field experience in commissioning relay protection systems, calibrating relays, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemes

  • Eight (8) years of experience with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories relays 351S, 311L, 387, 411L, 487B, 487E, 487V, 587Z, 501, 551, 751A

  • Two (2) years of experience with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories automation devices 2032, 3530, 3355, and with Subnet Substation Server software

  • Eight (8) years of experience with Megger SMRT and Omicron CM test sets and Enoserv RTS software.

  • Eight (8) years of experience with carrier and fiber-line and relay communication systems.

OR

  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers

  • Ability to interpret and implement national electrical codes in utility project designs

  • Ability to take a proactive lead project role and review technician drawings and material lists

  • Established aptitude of being a self-starter, self-motivated, and detail oriented

  • Extensive knowledge and utilization of SEL AcSELerator Quickset, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office software, spreadsheets, and familiarly using database tables and associated applications

  • Extensive knowledge of NESC, NEC, and other regulatory requirements for electric service in new buildings.

  • Ability to apply the testing standards defined in National Electrical Testing Association (NETA)

  • Experience preparing clear and concise written reports and documents

  • Demonstrate thorough proficiency regarding protective relay, substation communication, and/or SCADA/Automation theory and application, general electrical/electronic theory and computer hardware and software skills

Preferences:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

  • Five (5) years of experience is desirable in any of the following related areas: substation design (including protection & control engineering); substation construction; substation commissioning; SCADA/Fault Data/SER/Integration-Automation equipment installation and testing

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class C driver license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 90 days of hire per state law)

  • Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check and social security number verification

  • Must pass a physical examination

Physical Requirements:

Overall Strength Demands:The bold and italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.

  • Sedentary - lifting no more than 10 pounds

  • Light - lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds

  • Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds

  • Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds

  • Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

Codes for "how often":

Y = Yes

N = No

E = extensive (100-70%)

M = moderate (60-30%)

I = infrequent (20-10%)

A = almost never (<10%)

Task: Code:

  • Standing: E

  • Sitting:M

  • Walking: M

  • Lifting: M

  • Carrying: M

  • Pushing/Pulling: M

  • Overhead Work: M

  • Fine Dexterity: E

  • Kneeling: M

  • Crouching: I

  • Crawling: A

  • Bending: M

  • Twisting: I

  • Climbing: M

  • Balancing: A

  • Vision:E

  • Hearing:E

  • Talking:E

  • Video Display:E

  • Other:

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

The essential functions of this position require the daily use of computers, hand-held tools, and relay testing equipment.

Environmental Factors:

The essential functions of this position are performed outside and inside of climate controlled substation control buildings and switchgear buildings.

This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract.Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

ADA/EOE/ADEA

Keywords: City of Denton, Denton , Relay Technician, Other , Denton, Texas

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