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Testing Technician 1

Testing – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Department Testing
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Summary Description

Under the direction of the Operations Manager this person will perform various basic tests of electrical power equipment and also perform various service tasks to the same equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential

  • Adheres to testing and service protocols, including Tri-M procedures, forms, and check sheets, as well as customer requirements, ANSI/IEEE, NETA procedures and OEM requirements.
  • Understands and follows proper safety and temporary grounding procedures.
  • Operates megger, ground grid resistance and DLRO test equipment, primary injection set and TTR.
  • Performs basic/initial interpretation of all test results, and consults with manager for final evaluation.
  • Performs basic service tasks related to electrical power equipment, including repair, replacement, refurbishment, and upgrade.
  • Basic troubleshooting of electrical power equipment problems and performance issues using appropriate techniques and equipment.
  • Ensures that quality and productivity meet Company and customer standards.
  • Travels regionally to job sites as needed.
  • Serves as part of an emergency response crew.
  • Safeguards and maintains Tri‑M equipment and tools.
  • Completes all testing and service forms and check sheets.
  • Under direct supervision, works with and begins to understand electrical distribution system drawings, including single lines, schematics, wiring diagrams, section and plans views.
  • Assists Substation Technicians as directed by Operations Manager when required.

Job Requirements

Skills/Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent or post secondary technical training.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the construction and/or related technical field and basic electrical testing experience (i.e. Megger, Ductor, TTR, Primary Injection testing).
  • Obtain NETA Level 2 Certificate within 2-3 years or capable of certification proven by years of experience.
  • Completion of basic training in fall protection, confined space, LO/TO classes.
  • Basic understanding of construction standards and procedures for primary and secondary installations.
  • Current First Aid and CPR cards.
  • Willingness to be trained and educated on testing and service techniques, protocols, equipment and technical issues.
  • Basic knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), ANSI/IEEE standards, NETA requirements.
  • Self-motivated with good attention to detail and safety oriented.

Physical Requirements

  • Working 40 hours/week, scheduled in 8 to 10 hour shifts.
  • Standing and climbing 4 to 6 hours/day.
  • Kneeling, lifting, reaching above shoulders, and bending 4 to 5 hours/day.
  • Twisting (180° ) and walking 2 to 3 hours/day.
  • Squatting and sitting 1 to 2 hours/day.
  • Lifting weights of 0 to 75 lbs. at the following frequencies:  continuous lifting of 10 to 35 lbs.; frequent lifting of 35 to 50 lbs.; occasional lifting of 50 to 75 lbs.; sizes & shapes of objects vary from concrete blocks to cylinders to 10’ lengths of metallic conduit and 20' lengths of PVC conduit; average carry requirements, 60 lbs. for 40'.
  • Ability to lift from floor to above shoulder.
  • Repetitive use of hands includes: continuous grasping up to 50 lbs.; frequent pushing and pulling of 50 to 75 lbs.; and fine motor coordination for equipment adjustments and test set use.
  • Repetitive use of feet is required for operating heavy equipment, conduit benders and vertical climbing.
  • Vision adequate for blueprint reading and color coding for wire identification.
  • Balance adequate for continuous climbing of ladders, scaffolds, and lifts.
  • Environmental factors include working in:  temperature extremes of 0° F to 100° F; up to 8 hours inside or outside; atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, and odors within the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).
  • Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and potentially explosive hazards.
  • Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, protected-toe boots, and appropriate gloves for the task.  Equipment on an "as needed" basis may include fall protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, arc flash protective gear, and dielectrically insulated gloves and/or sleeves.

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  • Location
    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    Testing
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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