Employees in this classification perform journey level and high voltage electrician work involved with the installation, maintenance, operation and repair of the electrical substations, electrical distribution systems, and general low voltage utility controls under general supervision. Assignments can be received in the form of work orders, blueprints, sketches, verbal instructions or employees may be expected to schedule their own work, determine work priorities. At this level employees are expected to diagnose problems independently and determine the appropriate method and procedure needed to complete the work. Working with the Lead and co-workers, the Electrician Specialist High Voltage is expected to ensure that the work specifications conform to shop standards. May work with the Lead person to order materials needed for work.
Works in areas of controlled access such as substations not open to unqualified individuals.
Works on high voltage power distribution systems 600 Volts AC and above.
Splices and terminates high voltage cables using manufacturer and hand tape methods.
Performs switching and maintenance in substations, switchyards, pad-mounted equipment and in underground vaults
Responds to power outages during off-hours on a call back basis
Troubleshoots and repair faulty equipment
Test and repairs short-circuits, grounds and troubleshoots high voltage street light circuits
Installs new equipment, including conduit, wire, cable, pull boxes, transformers and etc. for repairs and alterations in high voltage systems
May be responsible for plans and schematic reviews with written reports to the Systems Manager for his/her review
May assist the System Manager in overseeing contractors, ensuring safety regulations are being followed
Responsible for coordinating work to ensure the maintenance and integrity of the high volt system
Follows University/shop procedures for scheduling system outages
May oversee the work of an apprentice
Ensures that safety rules are followed