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PPL Corporation Electrical Test Technician Trainee in Scranton, Pennsylvania



Electrical Test Technician Trainee

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Installs, tests, calibrates, maintains, diagnoses and remedies improper performance of equipment and systems used for protection, data acquisition, monitoring and control of the power system, including generating station equipment.

  2. Suggests changes or deviations from established procedures and instructions, subject to review and approval of supervision. As necessary, writes Procedure Change Authorization Forms, subject to review and approval of supervision, quality control and health physics.

  3. Performs work under normal and emergency conditions and in the absence of on-site supervision, makes decisions which have a direct effect on the reliability and operation of the power system.

  4. Coordinates electrical test activities on assigned projects consistent with training and experience. Assists in the evaluation of new installations against design intent and/or standards. Develops test plans and work plans. Assists in design reviews.

  5. Interfaces directly with industrial customers, independent power producers and representatives from telephone companies and other electric utilities relative to the installation, calibration, operation and maintenance of protective relay and control equipment at customer locations and interconnection points.

  6. Interfaces directly with representatives from Engineering, System Operating, Mobile Work Force, Division Operations, Power Production and contractors relative to the installation, calibration, operation and maintenance of protective relay and control equipment.

  7. Advises, instructs and assists other employees in Electrical Test and other departments in the maintenance, calibration, repair and proper functioning of power system protection and control systems, including safety practices and, as applicable, radiological, quality control, health physics and other NRC regulations.

  8. Prepares and completes required reports, forms, work authorizations, work requests, blocking lists, test records, maintenance histories, etc., in accordance with established procedures.

  9. Exercises proper care and use of test equipment and instruments. Recommends and maintains an inventory of spare parts, tools, instruments and fixtures needed to test, maintain, calibrate and repair assigned test equipment and instruments.

  10. Maintains thorough knowledge of and follows applicable rules associated with the company's permit and tag system, safety rule book, environmental regulations, and OSHA regulations; also, as applicable, radiological, quality control, health physics, and other NRC regulations pertinent to the work being performed. Practices safe work methods and uses required personal protective equipment.

  11. Participates in the development of electrical test procedures and work instructions.

  12. Participates in all aspects of prescribed training and development programs, ongoing training conducted for upgrading and refreshing of skills and safety, health and environmental training.

  13. Performs other related duties as assigned or as necessary.

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Position Summary:

We've got an electric future. The energy industry is an exciting place, full of developing technology and new customer service possibilities. PPL Electric Utilities is looking for an Electrical Test Technician Trainee who can help us provide strong, reliable, affordable electric service to more than a million customers in Pennsylvania, while adapting to new opportunities that are changing our industry. People depend on us and we deliver. We'd love to have you on board as we tackle that challenge, in new ways, everyday.

The Electrical Test Technician Trainee performs adjustment, calibration, testing, installation and maintenance of power system protection, monitoring and control devices and systems at substations, generating stations and customer locations. This position coordinates electrical test activities on assigned projects.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Experience Level:

Skilled Worker

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a two-year Electronic Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology degree program from a school/program which has been accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency.

  • Must attain a passing score on the company's validated screening exam for Electrical Test Technician Trainee.

  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania motor vehicle operator's license.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Follow PPL Corporation on social mediaTwitter: @PPLCorporation (https://twitter.com/PPLCorporation)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ppl-corporation)Follow PPL Electric Utilities on social mediaTwitter: @PPLElectric (https://twitter.com/PPLElectric)Facebook (www.facebook.com/PPLElectric)