Electrical Tech I

  • Location: Fayetteville, AR, USA 72704
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Salary: Hourly
  • Job Level: Student
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To assist in installation, maintenance, and monitoring of apparatus and special equipment related to metering, substations, and transmission and distribution lines.

Reports to: Lead Electrical Tech
Supervises: None


Assists in installation, maintenance, and monitoring of apparatus and special equipment.
Conducts monthly inspections of substations including, but not limited to, reclosers, regulators, and capacitors, infrared thermal scans for hot spots, drawing oil samples for laboratory analysis, and downloading information from substation and metering equipment.
Performs basic operational tests of LTC's, voltage regulators, three phase reclosers, and capacitor banks.
Tests and calibrates single-phase watt-hour meters both in the lab and on sight.
Assists in computerized programming of solid-state meters and AMR devices.
Makes common electrical connections properly on de-energized equipment.
Assists in wiring connections between substation apparatus and control/communication equipment in a control house.
Assists in troubleshooting and repairing substation communication issues.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.

The Electrical Technician I shall be required to perform any other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the Cooperative.


Members: Limited contact with members to install or remove power quality equipment and to test single-phase meters. Answers occasional questions concerning OECC, if unable to do so, directs to the proper person.
General Public: Answers occasional questions concerning the Cooperative.


Job Knowledge, Training and Education: High school diploma with an algebraic and geometric background required. Must have completed Part I of OECC Electrical Technician Training Program or equivalent. Must have at least one year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have basic knowledge of electricity, electrical circuits, and electrical wiring. Must have basic knowledge of NEC, NESC, OSHA, and RUS specifications related to electric service. Must have a good understanding of OECC safety rules and practices.

Equipment Operated: Must be able to operate company vehicles in unfavorable conditions. Must be able to use a notebook computer in Windows environment and to retrieve data from various electronic devices. Must be able to use an extendo-stick in various applications.

Abilities and Skills: Must be able to learn and perform first aid and CPR. Must have good written and oral communication skills with ability to comprehend equipment, software, and training manuals. Must be able to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral, and/or diagram form.

Physical Effort: Requires excellent vision, upper body strength, and hand-eye coordination. Must be able to lift and move 50 to 75 pounds. Must be able to climb and work off a 20-foot ladder. Must be able to walk and/or hike over rough and heavily forested terrain in unfavorable conditions.

Working Conditions: Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, outside weather conditions, and close proximity to energized high voltage equipment.

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