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SCADA Technician

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled. 

Minimum starting pay for this position is $35.77 per hour or commensurate with experience. 


PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Headquarters – 201 South Avenue F, Johnson City, TX 78636


Position Summary

This position is responsible for 24/7 system operations including monitoring, operating and maintaining Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition equipment that regulates or distributes electricity, using data obtained from the SCADA system or computers, wiring in substations, testing SCADA equipment and documenting electrical schematics for system operation.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support SCADA and Security system integrity and ensures the highest operational reliability and system availability on a 24hour/7day a week basis.
  • Install, enhance, troubleshoot, calibrate and repair systems and SCADA equipment
  • Install and terminate optical fiber, twisted pair, multi-pair and communications cables
  • Conduct high voltage switching under direct supervision.
  • Install, wire, program and maintain SCADA equipment in substations
  • Assist with perform trip checks, point- to- point checks, circuit analysis and in-service checks of substation equipment.
  • Perform maintenance to ensure safety and integrity of equipment.
  • Maintain communication with remote terminal units and line devices.
  • Perform upgrades, troubleshooting and repairs to substation equipment, RTU’s and other devices
  • Perform emergency call out for SCADA.
  • Perform station switching as necessary under direct supervision for testing of SCADA controlled station equipment
  • Adhere to applicable NERC policies



• Maintain the security of confidential information

• Stay abreast of advances in technology

• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance

• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and network troubleshooting tools including multi-meter, watt meter, etc.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Safety Code and electrical utility operational procedures
  • Knowledge of configuring and troubleshooting process control instrumentation
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and network troubleshooting tools
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and measurement systems.
  • Skilled in mathematical abilities
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to install and maintain fiber optic cable, twisted pair cable, and multi-pair cable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
  • Ability to use instrumentation and network troubleshooting tools


Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensing)

  • Associate’s degree in a related field OR
  • Two years related job experience
  • Directly related experience may substitute for education
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License


Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week
  • This position is primarily in a field environment and intermittently in a secured control room
  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions.
  • The employee may be required to work from ladders in confined spaces and occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee may be required to travel.
  • This position requires after hours call out.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.




Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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