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P&C Technician II

AEP Texas Company, Inc.
Full-time
Remote friendly
Worldwide

Job Summary

Perform work associated with the installation, operation, testing and maintenance of all protection and control devices and related equipment under direct, immediate or general supervision. Such devices and equipment includes but is not limited to digital relays, electromechanical relays, intelligent electronic devices, Station Disturbance Recorders (SDR), digital fault recorders (DFR), oscillographs and event recorders, RTU's and station SCADA systems, statistical load metering, telemetering and transducers. Additionally, install, maintain and operate all power line carriers (PLC), tone, pilot wire, fiber and associated P&C communications equipment. Respond to emergency call-outs and coordinate prompt restoration of service to customers as required. This list is not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions. Employee may perform miscellaneous, related, and incidental work in addition to that specifically outlined below. The following reference is provided as a guideline for persons responsible for directing the duties and responsibilities of assigned personnel, to assist in the safety and development of employees, and is not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions: DIRECT SUPERVISION - When a qualified person is working with/hands-on with the person performing the designated task. IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION - When a qualified person is near the structure/equipment and is in constant visual and/or verbal contact to the person performing the designated task. GENERAL SUPERVISION - An employee of equal or higher classification, knowledgeable of the task at hand and not necessarily at the job site. QUALIFIED PERSON ' P&C Technician or Supervisor who is knowledgeable of the task or work to be performed, and is capable of performing the appropriate emergency rescue.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Assist in the performance of acceptance and installation tests on protection, control, and measurement devices and associated equipment in stations. 
  • Assist in the installation, maintenance, and operation of all power line carriers, station SCADA, and associated communications equipment or cables as assigned.
  • Perform switching under direct supervision of qualified personnel following direction of the proper operating authority.
  • Assist in the installation, maintenance, and operation of any new and added equipment or systems as assigned.
  • Maintain test equipment and automotive equipment in good working order so that work can be performed safely and efficiently anywhere throughout the System.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, reports and drawings as required.
  • Assist employees of equal or higher classification.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Company's safety rules and operating regulations, NERC and environmental compliance, and practices.
  • Perform similar or less skilled work as assigned.
  • Test protection &control devices and equipment periodically and as required.
  • Calibrate protection & control devices and equipment on a pre-established schedule and as required.
  • Assist with diagnosis of trouble, mis-operation, or damage of equipment and assist with corrective action to affect repair and prevent recurrence.
  • Operate a computer device to test, calibrate, and retrieve data from protection & control and devices.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education requirements are listed below: Associate's degree in electrical engineering technology, electronic technology or related technology field.

Work Experience requirement listed below: No previous work experience required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Physical demand level is Heavy
1. Must satisfactorily complete, in such time frames as may be established by the Company, the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the next higher classification in the line of progression, or vacate the current classification. 2. Must have the ability and desire to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the duties and/or responsibilities of the key job (P & C Technician Sr in this family and be qualified through demonstration, examination and/or performance appraisal as determined by the Company. 3.. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license and must meet all vehicle operation requirements as designated by federal and/or state law. 4. Considerable travel and overtime may be required to complete work assignments. 5. Must successfully complete Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
 

COMPETENCIES TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Possesses technical knowledge acquired from an Associate Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology. 

Gains knowledge of standards, codes, and regulations relevant to area of assignment. 

Gains knowledge with pertinent equipment, material, systems, and business processes. 

Assists employees in handling defined portions of routine problems when beneficial to AEP. 

Possesses basic computer literacy, knowledge, and skills.

LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE 

Performs work activities as assigned and coached by higher level employees. 

Demonstrates ability to work with others in supplying information and seeking assistance as necessary.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION ABILITY 

Plans work in accordance with AEP standard planning practices. 

Prioritizes routine work to meet the demands of the company. 

Maintains accurate records.

PROBLEM-SOLVING AND INITIATIVE 

Applies technical knowledge and experience in resolving problems encountered in assigned work. 

Uses initiative in looking for opportunities to improve the process and increase job knowledge/technical skills. 

Seeks out, compiles, analyzes, and interprets information necessary to perform work activities and solve problems.

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS 

Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with internal and external customers. 

Assists in the preparation of technical reports and papers. 

Demonstrates the ability to be a team player. 

Relates to people in an open, friendly, and sincere manner.

DECISION MAKING AND BUSINESS AWARENESS CHARACTERISTICS 

Develops decision-making skills based on sound judgment and job knowledge. 

Develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the local organizational unit.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

physical demands required for position Minimum Requirement P&C Technician /Electrician Amount of Weight Lifted from Floor/Ground to Waist Level 60 Amount of Weight to be Carried for 20 Feet 50 Amount of Weight Lifted to Chest Level 30 Amount of Weight Lifted to Eye Level 30 Distance to Walk Accumulated over the Course of an 8-Hour Shift 1 Mile Distance in Feet to Climb and Work on a Ladder/Structure 20 and Higher Distance in Feet to Ascend to and Work in a Bucket/Lift 100 and Higher   (Tested at 60’) Ability to Discriminate between Colors Yes (Tested)

Compensation Data

Compensation Grade:

N024-V68

Compensation Range:

$31.99-33.06 USD

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It is hereby reaffirmed that it is the policy of American Electric Power (AEP) to provide Equal Employment Opportunity in all aspects of the employer‐employee relationship including recruiting, hiring, upgrading and  promotion,  conditions  and  privileges  of  employment,  company  sponsored  training  programs, educational assistance,  social and  recreational  programs,  compensation,  benefits,  transfers,  discipline, layoffs and termination of employment to all employees and applicants without discrimination because of  race, color,  religion,  sex, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran or military  status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. When required by law, we must record certain information to be made part of an Affirmative Action Plan. Applicants for employment may also be invited to participate in the Affirmative Action Program by self-identifying their Race or Ethnic Identity.

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