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Engineering Technician III

Location: 

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

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

 

Summary:

 

To assist in the provision of engineering and project management focused on extending and preserving ED’s distribution system capability to serve both new and existing customers in a reliable, safe, timely, and economic manner. Resolve complex service problems.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Design expansions to the distribution system to serve new customers and new load of existing customers.  Meet with residential and small business customers or their agent(s) to identify their service requirements, explain ED's requirements, and process for extending service, and authorize new service entrance locations.  Produce the necessary design documents to accomplish the project, obtain the necessary right-of-way and permits, stake out the project in the field, deliver the design to C&M, and schedule the construction to be completed in time to meet the customer's needs.
  • Identify and design small distribution system projects to improve the safety, reliability, and adequacy of service to existing customers. This includes secondary modernization, re-sectionalizing, load balancing, transformer and recloser change out, and small distribution line conversion, relocations and end of life replacement projects. Produce the necessary design documents to accomplish these projects, obtain the required right-of-way and permits, stake out the project in the field, and deliver the design to C&M in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve service problems such as fluctuating lights, stray voltage, and adequate voltage.  Meet with customers to resolve issues regarding clearance, location, and condition of ED facilities and other related matters.  Assist in the restoration of service from storm trouble or equipment failure. As required, produce the necessary design documents to accomplish these projects, obtain the required right-of-way and permits, stake out the projects in the field, and deliver the design to C&M in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the restoration of service due to storm damage or equipment failure.  Provide coverage for other technicians during their absence. Review all mapping updates resulting from work produced to assure accurate representation.  
  • Perform other related duties as needed.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of UGI's distribution line construction standards, methods, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Safety Code and National Electric Code. PA 1-Call, and OSHA regulations pertaining to electric distribution work. Knowledge of UGI’s safety rules
  • Knowledge of electrical distribution equipment & power requirements
  • Knowledge of UGI’s Electric Service Tariff.
  • Knowledge of UGI contractor/procurement process and the ability to develop a comprehensive scope of work.
  • Knowledge of end-use electrical equipment including lighting, electric machinery, and other electric apparatus.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively both written and verbal.  Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to deal with the public and represent the Company in a professional manner.  Ability to adapt standard practices to meet unique customer needs.
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects from start to completion. Ability to adapt standard practices to meet unique customer needs.

 

Qualifications:

  • An Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree is preferred.  Extent of experience will be considered if education is not in-line with the education requirement.
  • At least two (2) years of experience with increasing responsibility and skill level.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Typical office conditions – 65%
  • Outside, exposed to the elements, i.e., temperature extremes, mud, rain, snow, noise, etc., - 35%.  
  • Must be able to work near energized electrical equipment.

 

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.