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High Voltage Electrician - Naval Research Laboratory (SC)

US-DC-Washington
3 months ago
Job ID
2016-1047
# of Openings
3
Category
Facilities Management

Overview

An established Prime Federal Contractor is seeking skilled trades talent for ongoing support of its Client, NAVFAC Washington, at various locations.

 

The following position is one of many assignments for this Client.

 

High Voltage Electrician

 

This assignment requires a Secret Clearance.  Candidates MUST be elligible for an active Secret Clearance

 

 

Responsibilities

High Voltage Electrician:

 

 

  • From work orders and wiring diagrams, inspects, tests, adjusts, repairs and installs high voltage systems and equipment such as circuit breakers, disconnect switches, transformers, grounding systems, poles (metal and wood), relays, lightening arrestors, cathodic protection systems, street and floodlight systems, power supplies and emergency generators. 
  • Installs and maintains overhead and underground distribution lines. Splices cables, forms and seals cable joints, bends and grounds cable. Installs wire or cable transmission lines from power plant or public utility supply point to buildings, substation, and other locations of transformation or use. 
  • Climbs poles or works from overhead platforms to string overhead wire. Sets proper wire tension or sag in accordance with strength and weight of wire, length of span, and wire contraction and expansion under temperature changes. Uses block and tackle, hoists, winches, or other lifting and pulling equipment as necessary, and directs assisting laborers or helpers. Attaches wire to insulators on poles or cross arms. Where necessary, erects new poles and cross arms, directing assisting laborers or helpers in digging holes, setting poles, and installing guy wire and other supports. Required to climb high wood poles, high steel poles, and high steel structures (up to 200 feet high) to replace light bulbs and occasionally to install lights and fixtures on overhead lines. 
  • Runs wire or cable in conduit or lays protected cable in trenches. Installs transformers, capacitors, insulators, lightening arrestors, switches, circuit breakers, fuses, meters, and other accessories used in connection with main transmission lines. 
  • Installs street lighting circuits and fixtures. Installs circuits in accordance with specified phasing, series, or parallel hook-up requirements. 
  • Locates breakdowns and trouble spots on transmission lines by line inspection, power failure reports, and use of various electrical testing instruments. 
  • Contractor is expected to work 2300kv and 13.200kv "hot" with rubber gloves and sleeves, both out of bucket truck and in climbing hooks. 
  • Contractor must determine the nature of maintenance or repair needed, plan work sequences and select tools and materials needed. Contractor is responsible for knowing and judging the effects of alterations on the total system and ensuring that lines and equipment function properly. Contractor is responsible for observing proper safety precautions and completing work in accordance with industry standards. 

 

All information for work orders, assets, specifications, and condition assessments is captured in the NAVFAC’s MAXIMO - therefore, candidates must be able to learn and utilize this software platform.

 

Emergency/On-Call: may be required to respond to job related emergencies, within 1 hour of notification.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
• A valid state commercial driver's license is required.
• Three years experience at the Journeyman Electrician performance level
• Three years experience servicing and repairing High Voltage electrical distribution systems

• Current CPR certification required to start work.

 

Physical Effort:
Exerts moderately heavy physical effort. Works aloft on poles, at ground level, in trenches and manholes. Required to walk, climb, crawl, kneel, stoop, bend, push, and pull. Works from ladders and scaffolds. Must have the ability to distinguish color and shades of color. At times, works in awkward positions and restricted spaces where coordination of hands, legs, and body are needed to perform tasks.

 

Working conditions:
Works outside most of the time, both above and below ground, in close proximity to high voltage lines and equipment. Subject to high voltage shocks and burns.

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