Employer: Tucson Electric Power
Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Tucson Electric Power
Power Plant Maintenance
E & I TECHNICIAN
Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. We’re evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration. In return, TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more
We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Electrical and Instrumentation Technician. (With a strong emphasis on INSTRUMENTATION experience) The successful candidates will be required to install, test, calibrate, tune, maintain, repair and modify all plant electrical, instrument, and control systems at the highest level of skill in accordance with training, plant procedures and direction. Perform other duties as directed, including the duties of lower classifications.
Date Posted: October 13, 2020
Date Expires: October 27, 2020
Testing Date: To be determined
Practical Date: To be determined
Interview Date: To be determined
**Candidates selected for testing will receive a confirmation email at the email address provided on the application as notification of the scheduled date and time of the testing session. Dates are subject to change based on business needs, weather and unforeseen circumstances. **
Please complete the online application on the company Intranet under My HR / Internal Job Postings. If you have any questions, contact Betty Stewart, at BStewart@TEP.com.
A vacancy exists for the position of Electrical & Instrumentation Technician in the Maintenance section of Tucson Power Production. Strong emphasis on INSTRUMENTATION experience. Please see the attached job description and bid outline.
Normal Minimum Requirements:
- Must have successfully qualified as an Instrument & Control Repairman II, or have equivalent training in a similar job classification with a minimum of six (6) years of Power Plant experience
- Ovation background is preferred
- Must have Electrical Maintenance experience
- Must have extensive experience with DCS and PLC’s
- Shift work required
- Overtime required
- Must be able to read prints and equipment manuals
- Perform basic math calculations
- Basic computer skills—data entry, data retrieval
- Must possess working knowledge of Craft Tools
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to bend , lift, and stoop for extended periods
- Must be able to climb stairs, work from ladders and elevated platforms
- Must be able to work harmoniously with other workers
- Must have basic knowledge of plant processes
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
There will be a four-part testing procedure employed for this position. The first step is a timed Edison Electric Institute (EEI) aptitude test battery, or proof of successful completion of the EEI testing followed by a written skills test, a practical skills test and an oral interview.
Upon successful completion of the first exam, you will then move into the physical skills stage and then the interview. Each step of the process must be passed in order to progress to the next step.
We are providing a study outline to prepare for the Technical Skills written test, practical test and the Behavioral Based Core Competency interview. By using this outline, and centralizing your study times in the areas listed below, you should be able to maximize your test results.
Technical Skills Outline:
Basic knowledge of the following:
- Basic electrical and electronic terminology
- Basis electric and electronic components
- Electrical Diagrams and Symbols
- Electrical AC circuit fundamentals
- Electrical DC circuit fundamentals
- Basic mathematics and algebra
- I&C terminology, diagrams, and symbols
- General Safety procedures
- Specific Safety procedures a relating to I&C
- Application and use of I&C test equipment
- Application and use of piping and tubing material
- Valve and actuator operation and associated components
- Pressure measurements and associated equipment
- Temperature measurements and associated equipment
- Level measurements and associated equipment
- Flow measurements and associated equipment
- Simple microprocessor applications and logic
- Motor and motor control circuits
- Basic electrical theory
- Wiring protocols concepts of UPS Inverter systems
- Basic DCS controls – Ovation
- Basic PLC controls
- Basic logic circuits
- Electrical test equipment
- Electrical maintenance procedures including motors, switchgear and battery P.M.
- Mechanics of motor construction and repair
- Read electrical schematics and prints
- In depth knowledge of relay protection function and calibration
As stated above, if you achieve a test score of 85% or higher on the written exam, you will then move into the Practical exam portion of the testing. To assist you in preparation, we are including the following list of tasks for you to study.
Practical Test Outline:
- Skilled in the following tasks:
- Demonstrate ability to identify leads and connect wye wound motor for:
- High Voltage (480)
- Low Voltage (220)
- Demonstrate proper disassembly methods for motor inspection and repair.Use meggar to determine winding condition
- Install new bearings on test motor.Proper bearings must be determined and correct heating techniques applied for correct installation.End bell fits must also be checked for proper interference
- Demonstrate print reading ability
- Visual examination and evaluation of basic electrical/electronic components including resistors, relays and semiconductors
- Troubleshoot start/stop circuit
- Identify 480 vac molded case breaker components
- Ability to perform the following tasks:
- Prepare, bend, fit and assembly of a length of copper tubing
- Solder and de-solder electronic components on a printed circuit board
- Connect and calibrate an electronic pressure transmitter and monitor the signal output with VOM and recorder
- Connect and calibrate an electric-to-pneumatic signal converter
- Calibrate and adjust a valve positioner and functionally check the operation when installed on a control valve
- Rebuild high pressure sodium light fixture using firing board, ballast and capacitor
- Demonstrate skills in relay protection function and calibration:
- Knowledge of relay theory, function and application
- Various micro-processor and electro-mechanical relays
Behavioral Based Interview/Technical Skills:
The interview is a behavioral based interview incorporating our Core Competencies. In this process we believe that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior and more recent behavior is a better predictor of future behavior than older behavior, and that long-standing trends are better predictors of behavior than isolated incidents. We therefore have patterned the questions during the interview to solicit behavior patterns that indicate with high predictability whether the candidate can perform the job as required. This type of interview is different than those that you may have taken in the past.
Core Competency Outline:
- Considers the financial implications for each decision you make.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cost pressures inherent within our business and is able and willing to take action accordingly.
- Seeks out new learning opportunities as well as sharing, identifying and acting on lessons learned from successes and failures.
- Sincerely, willingly and continuously reaffirms key goals or values.
- Helps detect and resolve team breakdowns resulting from change.
- Learns and develops new skills or behaviors to adapt to constant, sometimes turbulent change.
- Shows a willingness to take calculated risks to accomplish project deliverables.
- Shows flexibility with current procedures to effectively achieve a business result for a customer.
- Improves performance by applying concepts from other situations to a new situation.
- Is determined to succeed and maintains focus in the face of the challenges.
- Be able to discuss the Core Competencies.
Possesses financial understanding and demonstrates the ability to foster and lead cost efficient initiatives without sacrificing quality or core values.
Develops People and Self:
Views people, their knowledge, and capabilities as the organization’s core assets. Supports the structures and policies that encourage employees to continuously seek improvement. Creates development possibilities for self and others.
Effectively Manages Change:
Accepts and successfully adapts to change. Helps others adapt and remain effective.
Is willing and able to be competitive and take risks in growing the organization’s profitability, while holding self and others accountable. Seeks to accomplish critical tasks with measurable results. Personally strives for excellence in performance by surpassing established standards. “Under promises and over delivers.”
Install, test, calibrate, tune, maintain, repair and modify all plant electrical, instrument, and control systems at the highest level of skill in accordance with training, plant procedures and direction. Perform other duties as directed, including the duties of lower classifications.
(As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing)
- Understand and follow Company policies and procedures.
- Understand and follow Federal and State safety regulations.
- Understand theory, operation, troubleshooting of plant electrical and instrumentation equipment.
- Ability to read, understand and interpret schematics, logic drawings, or other prints or drawings as necessary.
- Perform job setup including required materials, tools and special equipment normally associated with electrical or instrumentation at a generating station.
- Perform complex system repair/trouble shooting using limited information and instructions
- Perform work alone or in a team setting and direct lower classifications as needed.
- Maintain a high level of awareness and responsibility for the environmental considerations that impact them, their jobs and the Company to the level of their knowledge, training and experience
- Perform assigned work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Company practices and procedures.
- Work overtime as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must meet position requirements and demonstrate competency through the established testing procedure.
- Ability to utilize computer based maintenance management system.
- Must have qualified as an Instrument and Control Repairman II, or related experience, or have successfully completed structured certified training programs and be able to produce those certifications and have completed all assigned training in order to competently complete all assigned tasks.
- Ability to read and apply information from drawings and instruction books.
- Perform math calculations as needed to accurately identify voltages, current flows, or other items in order to perform duties safely and competently.
- Ability to use calibration, measuring, and testing equipment.
- Ability to safely operate all hand and power tools normally associated with this craft.
- Must have Electrical maintenance experience.
All employees are expected and required to adhere to the Company Code of Ethics and Principles of Conduct.
Location: Tucson, AZ
Application Method: Online: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=UNISOURCE&cws=43&rid=4168&source=Indeed.com
Base Pay: DOQ