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Electrical Substation Maintenance & Improvement Personnel (updated)

Location: 

Hanover Twp, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
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UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

 

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Job Summary

An entry-level electrical substation maintenance position exists for an individual with qualifications, skills, knowledge, and ability to perform work associated with the installation, maintenance, operation, inspection, testing, and repair of electrical and mechanical substation equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Substation Inspections
  • Substation equipment testing (i.e., power transformers, instrument transformers, arresters, circuit breakers, batteries)
  • Substation equipment installations (i.e., circuit breakers, PT’s, CT’s transformers)
  • Control room wiring
  • Substation and office facilities maintenance
  • Switching
  • Perform miscellaneous cleanup chores other duties as requested

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Successfully complete a written and physical work sample with a passing score.
  • Ability to compute basic electrical quantities for simple electric circuits, interpret electrical and mechanical drawings, use basic hand, and power tools, and properly utilize electrical test and measurement equipment for measuring voltage, current, resistance and power.
  • Must successfully complete forklift training to operate forklifts as required for warehouse fill-in.
  • Read, interpret, revise and work from blueprints or circuit diagrams and troubleshoot electrical & mechanical circuits and devices.
  • Have good communications skills and the ability to work cooperatively with supervision, co-workers, contractors, and customers.
  • Must be safety-minded and possess the knowledge of applicable laws, codes, and safety-related work practices common to electric utility work (i.e., OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)2(iii), NESC). Must be able to learn and apply Company safety rules and procedures to the job function.
  • Possess good computer skills for timekeeping, on-line training, equipment recordkeeping and inspection reports.
  • Must be willing to work a reasonable amount of planned (scheduled) and emergency overtime, making available to supervision an acceptable means of off-hour contact by phone.
  • Must be knowledgeable of electrical maintenance, construction practices, standards, electrical theory, and safety precautions used in working on high and low voltage electrical circuits.
  • Must successfully complete annual training on Annual Switching and Clearance and any other regulatory-bodied or Company-sponsored in-house or off-site work-related training.
  • Employee is expected to train-up employees in lower classifications upon advancement to a higher classification.
  • Ability to operate various types of industry-specific equipment such as, but not limited to, bucket trucks, material handlers, stake body trucks with lift gates and elevating platforms.
  • Must possess or obtain a Class B - Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within first 6-months of employment with no restrictions and pass a DOT physical.
  • As per the Local 262 - Electric Division Bargaining Unit Agreement, this is an “up or out” entry-level position. Per established progression requirements, the successful candidate will have two years to progress to the 2nd Class classification and then two years to attain the 1st Class classification. Each of the two-year intervals will consist of four six-month training intervals which the employee will be evaluated on.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Associates in Applied Science in Electrical Construction or Electrical Technology (preferred).
  • Valid PA vehicle operator’s license with no restrictions.
  • Journeyman Electrician (preferred).
  • Must live within 30 minutes of the Wilkes-Barre reporting location (External).
  • Must qualify for a PA DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

 

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.


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