Supervises, coordinates and directs activities of skilled craft personnel performing diagnostic duties using test equipment to evaluate equipment condition such as high voltage transformers, circuit breakers, etc. used in transmission and distribution substations. Monitors day to day operations of the equipment and systems in assigned areas. Provides safety leadership.
Provides day-to-day guidance and direction to work group. Monitors work and project completion. Schedules personnel and equipment needed for ongoing and special projects. Makes provisions to keep work unit fully staffed. Ensures that workers who operate LCRA-owned or rented equipment are properly trained in the safe and proper use of the equipment. Conducts performance evaluations and handle performance-related issues. Gives feedback to employees on quality and quantity of work produced. Provides instruction and training as needed. Communicates with employees to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information. Provides input into budgeting process, pay actions, and other employment decisions, equipment replacement and/or repair, and decisions pertaining to effectiveness of work group efforts. Participates in work activities when safety provisions allow.
Provides safety leadership. Ensures safety procedures and policies are adhered to. Takes responsibility to ensure employees are working safely. Coordinates and supervises weekly safety meetings, and attends and participates in monthly safety meetings.
Oversees the installation, adjustment and performance of tests on electrical utility equipment in substations, power plants, and industrial plants. Oversees final tests and verification of proper operation.
Oversees the evaluation, purchase, repair and calibration of test equipment for the area.
Ensures appropriate processes, procedures and records are developed and maintained within the department. Develops and summarizes test results and records of substation equipment and associated equipment including trouble reports.
Performs complex troubleshooting of control circuits in various types of electrical utility equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers, etc.
Performs low-voltage and high-voltage switching according to standard procedures and in coordination with System Operations personnel.
Reviews complex diagnostic survey work including but not limited to infrared, partial discharge measurement, battery impedance, battery strap resistance, acoustic emission and basic substation inspections.
Performs work by traveling independently or with a small crew to various locations (substations, power plants, water systems, etc.) as scheduled.
Ensures appropriate processes, procedures and records are developed and maintained within the department. Validates completion of maintenance logs, files and reports to document dates and nature of work performed and other information such as equipment type, location, technical manuals, schematics, test reports and maintenance records.
Makes arrangements for crew scheduling to ensure maintenance completion as planned. Ensures parts and equipment are ordered and delivered on time to ensure maintenance completion as planned.
This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.
Nine or more years of experience in electric utility equipment maintenance, three phase power systems, substation equipment maintenance or using test equipment, including three years of leadership experience. A degree(s) in electrical power theory, electronics, instrumentation, controls, industrial maintenance or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.