Substation Engineering Technician

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position remain open until filled.

$29.73/ hour Minimum Starting Base Pay* + KPI Bonuses + Competitive Benefits

Qualifications may warrant greater starting base pay within the full pay range.  Individual base pay is determined by experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training.


Position Summary-

This position is responsible for providing complex engineering technology support functions and providing technical assistance relating to substation engineering and construction projects.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities- 

  • Support and assist engineers and staff in the preparation, design, and evaluation of construction drawings
  • Operate computerized drafting software (AutoCAD)
  • Provide technical support and training for internal departments
  • Oversee and implement the drawing processes for the substation design department
  • Fulfill Administrator role for drawing database software (Adept) by managing users, access, and drawing organization

  • Load and index drawings into drawing database

  • Respond to drawing requests from internal and external sources

  • Compile existing drawings into packages to be sent to engineers and consultants for projects

  • Deliver and retrieve substation record drawings in the substation control houses

  • Update, plot, and post switching one-lines in the substation control houses

  • Maintain substation information shared on the Intranet, including system one-line, substation one-lines, substation locations and addresses

  • Draft and update drawings in AutoCAD from field mark-ups by others

  • Field verify drawings by examining equipment configurations, nameplates, layouts, cable and conduit schedules, one-lines, relay panels, and other sources as necessary

  • Understand and update electrical schematic and wiring diagrams

  • Review existing substation drawings and recommend drawing clean-up projects as needed

  • Work with consultants to manage drawing clean-up projects

  • 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- None


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 Basic Electricity
  • Knowledge of Engineering and Construction Processes
  • Skilled in Autocad
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to use computer systems and computer applications
  • 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


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

  • Associate Degree in Engineering field or related field
  • Three (3) years related work experience
  • Experience may substitute for related education
  • Maintain a 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
  • This position may be required to work outdoors in limited roles
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week


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 will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Pedernales Electric Cooperative will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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