May 31, 2018

Senior Protection & Control Commissioning Specialist

  • Premier Power Maintenance
Full-Time Energy Engineering Skilled Labor

Job Description

Company Overview:
Premier Power Maintenance defines its services in six primary areas: Safety Training, Engineering, Installation, Commissioning, Preventative Maintenance, and Repair. Our goal is to provide customers with a safe, dependable, and uninterrupted power supply. We invest heavily in redundant tooling, test equipment, and team member training, which helps ensure an immediate and effective response to any service request. We have highly qualified field service personnel capable of assuring our customers that all emergencies will be handled promptly and professionally.  We take pride in our safety and unparalleled expertise in the field.

Reports To: P & C Area Supervisor

**Technicians in this division are home based and report directly to the job sites.  We have long term project work in Indiana, Iowa and throughout the Midwest.**

Job Description:

  • Plans and carries out commissioning of Transmission and Distribution substation protection and control systems to include; Test and calibrate electro-mechanical and microprocessor based relays. Alarm relays, line, bus differential, and transformer protection relays, and control/breaker failure relays.
  • Set up and test communication and networking equipment such as ethernet switches, power line carrier systems, SCADA systems and RTU's.
  • Plans and coordinates outage activities,
  • Analyzes results of testing and provides guidance on how to interpret results of testing to less experienced testing technicians
  • Verifies construction and wiring is complete to design standards,
  • Performs functional checks of all protection and control circuits and systems
  • Provides leadership and technical support for other substation and industrial switchgear projects performed by the company
  • Runs 2 or more projects simultaneously

Work Environment:

  • Must be willing and able to work regular overtime, including nights, weekends, and some
  • Must be willing and able to travel on overnight, multi-day, out-of-town jobs
  • Must be willing and capable of working with your hands and working in the field

Premier Power Maintenance firmly believes that each team member is part of our family.  Therefore, Premier Power Maintenance offers a very competitive benefits package, which enhances the company’s ability to compete in the job marketplace.  Premier Power Maintenance’s benefit package includes 100% of premiums paid by employer for team member short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.  The benefits package also pays 100% of medical and dental insurance premiums for the team member and 50% of the premiums for dependent coverage.  In addition, Premier Power Maintenance offers a generous PTO policy and 8 days of holiday pay.  The company also offers performance bonuses, matching 401k, and a profit sharing plan.  To learn more about Premier Power Maintenance, please visit our website at

Premier Power Maintenance is an EEO/AA employer who values and embraces workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability and/or veteran status.

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 verification form upon hire.


Electrical-Electronics Engineering,   General-Other: Engineering,   General-Other: Installation-Maintenance-Repair  


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Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

Required Experience, Skills, and Education

  • 2 year technical degree or equivalent military training.  The requirement for formal training can be waived if an individual has shown the initiative to educate his or herself and is able to demonstrate a solid understanding of Ohms Law, Kirchoffs Current Laws, Series and Parallel DC Circuits, Series and Parallel AC Circuits, Reactive Circuits, Resonant Circuits, and Power Factor
  • NETA or NICET Level 4 or NETA or NICET 3 with at least 10 years of P&C related experience
  • Has performed as a lead or project manager on at least one testing and maintenance project
  • Has at least 2 years of experience testing transformers, breakers, and other electrical apparatus
  • Has demonstrated the ability to be consistently on time for daily work assignments, meetings, training, etc….
  • Demonstrates organizational skills to include on time reporting of time and expenses, weekly status reports, and any other documentation and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrates the responsibility required to keep tools, test equipment, and vehicles in clean and organized condition and up to date with service and calibrations

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle check
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, as well as periodic, unannounced random testing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to obtain a company paid TWIC card, OSHA 30 hour, NFPA 70-E, and CPR training

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