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Sr Engineering Tech-Electric


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 1,500 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


The incumbent will test, maintain and calibrate substation and distribution lines of equipment.  Assist in the operation, maintenance and construction of all substations.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Test and adjust substation equipment and distribution line equipment including power transformers, circuit breakers, relays, instrument transformers, reclosers, capacitor controls.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain and modify substation control, metering and telemetry equipment as required due to failure and changes in system needs.
  • Update equipment maintenance records. Prepare purchase orders and assist in the planning and scheduling of outages for inspection, maintenance, and testing of substation facilities.
  • Assist in the supervision of substation maintenance and construction work.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of substation design and layout
  • Knowledge of switching procedures and safety-related work practices
  • Knowledge of Oracle/SAP purchasing system
  • Familiarity with of substation equipment, materials and inventory
  • Knowledge of UGI compliance plans for federal and state regulatory agencies (NERC/RFC - PRC, PUC - I&M Standards)
  • Experience in operating specialized test equipment (Doble Set, TTR, Multi-Amp and OMICRON test sets, Ductor, Oscilloscope, Control test set, insulating oil test set, Megger, speed analyzer and a variety of instruments and meters
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair defective substation equipment



  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • At least 3-5 years


Working Conditions:

  • 30% - Regular office conditions
  • 70% - Travel and job site risk exposure and work environment.
  • Must work in high voltage electrical substation where exposure to active high/medium/low voltage substation environments is routine. On call (24/7) and available to work outside normal work hours in response to job demand, equipment availability, and system/equipment emergencies as required.

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.

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