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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Facilities Services (FS) is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington's mission of teaching, research, and discovery. FS engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement. FS includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Administration & Strategic Initiatives (AVP), Building Services Department (BSD), Campus Engineering & Operations (CE&O), Facilities Employee Services (FES), Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC), Finance and Business Services (FABS), Transportations Services (TS), and UW Emergency Management (EM).
Campus Engineering & Operations has an outstanding opportunity for a Power Plant Electrician High Voltage.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Troubleshoot, maintain, operate, and repair underground distribution systems, including voltage transformers, switches, circuit breakers, and other related equipment and apparatus;
Monitor and operate current converters, voltage transformers and circuit breakers to control and regulate the flow of electricity; isolate and route electrical currents as necessary for maintenance and repair;
Maintain and keep records of current clearances;
Prepare high voltage systems to be worked on by contractors, including de-energizing high voltage equipment, installing protective grounds, issuing line clearances, and monitoring procedures utilized by contractors;
Splice various types of high voltage multiphase power cable; perform straight splices, joints for branch lines, and fittings for terminal connections;
Install, connect, operate and maintain a variety of electrical equipment including primary power distribution/transmission cables and equipment, portable engine generators, transformers, and high voltage switches;
Troubleshoot and repair electrical failures relating to high voltage power cables, transformers, breakers, and other equipment;
Troubleshoot, test, calibrate and repair protective relay systems in high voltage substations; prepares and implements test plans;
Maintain and update high voltage electrical distribution system drawings and schematics;
Perform duties in accordance with safety standards and procedures outlined in WAC 296-45;
Perform other duties as required
-Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness -Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively -Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems -Be responsible and accountable -Use organizational skills and provide attention to details -Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude -Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous -Exhibit a professional work ethic -Continuously promote a safe work environment
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a lineworker or equivalent
AND Two years working with 2,000 volt or higher electrical equipment at full journey level status
OR equivalent education/experience
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Five or more years' experience working with high voltage utility distribution systems at 2,000 volts or more.
Experience in the splicing of lead covered cables.
Demonstrated ability to work with clients for scheduling utility shutdowns and inconveniences.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Approved safety shoes must be provided at the employee's expense and worn on the job.
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job.
The position requires working with asbestos containing electrical equipment using appropriate safety procedures.
The position requires the wearing of other personal protective equipment appropriate to the job task.
Accomplishment of work requires access to confined spaces and heights using appropriate safety procedures.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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