SJS Headquarters

  • High Voltage Electrician

    Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Facilities Management
    Recruiter: Phones : Number
    (757) 502-4101
    Recruiter: Phones : Extension
  • Overview

    SJS Executives is seeking a 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
      • 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 and 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. 
    • expected to work 2300kv and 13.200kv "hot" with rubber gloves and sleeves, both out of bucket truck and in climbing hooks. 



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


    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.



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