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Utility P&C Technician


Computer Technician


Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Utility P&C Technician.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $80250.03 - $117700.04 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

The Utility Protection & Control (P&C) Technician will be responsible for assisting the Utility Lead P&C / Commissioning Engineer in overall technical oversight and documentation requirements including but not limited to work plans, isolation plans, and functional test plans. This role will be actively involved (hands-on) during complete testing & final checkout. The Utility P&C Technician will work with the Utility Lead P&C Commissioning Engineer and serve as a safety net to ensure that any errors introduced by incorrectly engineered design packages or installation are identified and corrected prior to compromising the safety of employees and /or the reliability of the Transmission & Distribution system.

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• Must be able to read drawings and understand various protection schemes and proper checkout techniques and/or for the troubleshooting and correcting of non-working schemes.

• Responsible for performing testing and commissioning activities on reliability upgrades in Energized “Brownfield” Transmission Stations.

• Responsible for working around energized “In-Service” electrical equipment

• Capable of developing Isolation Plans & Procedures for the removal of existing equipment such as; Protective Relays, Relay Panels, AC/DC Panels, Battery Systems, Breakers, transformers, SSVTs, CCVTs, PTs, CTs, Linear Couplers, etc.

• Knowledgeable with all aspects of the testing & operation of various protective relays and power meters, including all device types: microprocessor-based, solid state, and electro-mechanical.

• Assist with all aspects of testing of substation devices and equipment, including (without limitation): reading / verifying all voltage and current inputs to relays and metering, trip testing, functional verification of all control systems, verification of all devices and equipment alarms, and other similar testing.

• Experience with Relay Testing Software such as Enoserve (RTS) and Doble Protection Suite

• Experience with Relay Communication Software such as SEL Compass, AcSELerator Quickset (SEL-5030), GE (Enervista Launchpad), RFL (Gard PRO), and other common industry software.

• Ability to identify and resolve design errors.

• Directly witness or perform critical tests such as DC Functional Trip Testing prior to energization and in-service


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• Minimum 3 years of utility substation relay testing experience or currently enrolled in 2 year Relay Testing Technical Program Certification (Community College or Trade School accredited program) with completion by July 2024.

• Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

• No relocation is provided. Candidates must reside within the United States to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution

• 5+ years of experience in Utility Substation electrical testing experience.

• Transmission Substation Relay Test experience

• Level 3/4 NETA or NICET Certified.


Position Success Criteria:

• Power distribution field experience in servicing, maintaining, and testing electrical power distribution equipment.

• Demonstrated ability in communicating technical information to non-technical personnel, educating customers, and presenting information to internal and external customers.

• Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working with electrical and electronic equipment.

• Ability to provide technical instructions, mentoring, and guidance regarding substation and electrical power systems to field personnel.

• Submit to periodic customer required background and drug screenings.

• Extended hours / extended days in a row, may be required during commissioning activities

• Possess and Maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on April 28, 2024.

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