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Sr Engineering Tech

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Location: ROCKFORD, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 246145
Date Posted: Feb 12, 2023
Job: Engineering

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Job Description

Description

If you enjoy working in the field and troubleshooting substation equipment, then this is the job for you.  The position involves work in one of ComEd’s four regions (Chicago, North, South, and West), includes a take home vehicle, and the opportunity for overtime pay. Testing and Commissioning engineers are a front-line field engineering workforce that commissions, maintains, and troubleshoots transmission and distribution level protection and control systems inside ComEd substations.  System and equipment types include protective relays, SCADA, substation automation, power and control equipment, fiber-optic, power line carrier, and revenue metering. Commissioning new equipment includes creating commissioning plans, writing livening procedures, creating and running test plans, and analyzing test results compared to expected values.  The engineers also troubleshoot and perform field investigations for malfunctioning power equipment, system events and protective relay miss-operations. They then support corrective maintenance to repair any identified equipment issues.  Lastly, the Testing and Commissioning engineers perform preventive maintenance on protection system components and SCADA. Testing and Commissioning engineers are the technical authority in the field.  They provide leadership by directing and supporting substation maintenance and contractor crews on work associated with these systems.  The Testing and Commissioning organization also plays a critical role in substation outage / work planning, maintaining engineering drawings, relay/SCADA database data entry, NERC/CIP audit support, supporting the engineering PM & CM maintenance programs, and is a strong advocate of the ComEd Safety culture.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Works independently on complex issues and large projects. Performs overall field-testing activities including installation/commissioning tests, technical investigations, field-engineering analysis on malfunctioned electrical and electronic equipment to evaluate system maintenance and repair. Reviews and evaluates Engineering construction and modification documents. Testing Group work is on transmission & distribution substation equipment. Distribution Automation work is on distribution equipment, generally outside substations. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Testing and Commissioning Engineering
  •  Independently or lead employees/contractors in the commissioning of electrical systems or equipment to be placed On System. (15%)
  • Perform preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance on distribution and transmission relays, communications equipment, power reclosers etc., using the guidelines listed in the Field Reference and the Maintenance Procedures manuals. (30%)
  • Conduct basic hands-on acceptance and in-service testing of transmission and distribution equipment (e.g., transformers, circuit breakers, control and relay panels, SCADA, power line carrier, audio tone, etc.) Testing is performed per the guidelines included in the Field Reference Manual and the Maintenance Procedures Manuals. (15%)
  •  Assist with the restoration of malfunctioning transmission and distribution equipment, under emergency conditions, by performing the necessary hands-on testing as outlined in the Field Reference and Maintenance Procedures manuals. (15%)
  • Complete required paperwork (reports, test data, blueprint corrections, relay settings, etc) as necessary to document work performed. (10%)
  • Provide on-the-job and formal classroom training. (15%)


JOB SCOPE

Conduct CMs, PMs, and project installation testing activities on power equipment

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of tech test.
  • Associate's degree in a technical field (1) or equivalent relevant education / experience (See Section Below) (2) AND 5 or more years of relevant technical experience (1) Examples of technical fields (non-engineer) include Engineering Technology, Electronics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, etc. (2) Relevant education / experience is knowledge and skills that may be acquired through job experiences or education programs related to those acquired through a formal technical degree program. Examples include experience gained in a military role applicable to electric power distribution, completion of a journey-level electrician program (e.g., overhead / underground electrician, electrical mechanic), or completion of a company-sponsored technical education program (e.g., Elements of Electrical Engineering (E3) series). The equivalent relevant education / experience is in addition to the position's minimum experience requirements.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with regulations, guides, standards, codes, methods, and practices necessary to perform assignments for a specific discipline for maintenance, testing, installation or service
  • Testing Group positions require demonstrated ability to direct crews during maintenance or commissioning of equipment or systems
  • Distribution Testing positions require demonstrated ability using OJE process to independently investigate and test / troubleshoot & commission distribution automation system equipment
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Valid driver's license
  • Requires frequent travel to various company substations or other locations within the service territory
  • Must be available to work shifts and respond to emergency situations (7 days per week / 24 hours per day)
  • Knowledge of complex field test equipment.
  • Bachelor's degree (technical field) (1) AND 3 or more years of relevant technical experience.
  • Non-degreed or non-technical degree equivalent relevant education (2) AND 7 or more years of relevant technical experience


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology
  • Technical experience related to electrical power equipment.

 

 

 

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