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Hydro Electrician

PIC Group, Inc.

Location: Sheldon, GA US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: February 22, 2023
Reference Code: 8293
At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence.We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: Hydro Electrician
Position Type: Direct Hire
Location: Sheldon, VT
Reports to: Site Manager
Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary:
The Hydro Electrician works in the power plants installing, testing, and troubleshooting medium voltage (13.8kV and below) and station service electrical equipment such as motors, and motor controls, switchgear, transformers, voltage regulators, electrical protective devices, main and auxiliary generators, lighting power supplies, electrical cranes, and battery support systems. This position will be responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and managing overhauls for such equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Installs, tests, maintains, troubleshoots, and overhauls medium voltage power plant generation and auxiliary electrical equipment.
  • Gains technical information from electrical schematics, vendors information, and codes.
  • Performs current, voltage and power calculations as necessary.
  • Works with the Power Plant I&C equipment to calibrate plant related instrumentation and use test equipment associated with the power plant.
  • Initiates reports and records associated with the electrical systems of the plant.
  • Coordinates Submersible Pump Push/Pulls.
  • Documents all work and reports as necessary.
  • Supports regional operations and maintenance activities as needed.
  • Coordinates with plant staff in the coordination of all maintenance activities.
  • Works directly with the purchasing team in support of any procurement actions as required to support the region.
  • Evaluates equipment failures and forms methods of procedures to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Provides support in the budgeting process.

Job Requirements:
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work overtime when required.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft office suite.
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal, and organizational skills required.
  • Must be able to travel as needed up to 90%.

Physical Requirements:
  • Working in varied outdoor environments such as all-weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on the full range of outdoor work surfaces.
  • The frequent use of protective equipment (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves, and high voltage protective equipment, etc.) may be required. Work with hazardous materials may also be required.
  • Working in proximity to high voltages and current with proper training and equipment, operating heavy equipment and rolling stock and entering confined spaces or hazardous environments may be required while often being exposed to equipment and machinery noises.
  • Duties require walking, standing for extended periods of time, crawling, stooping, sitting, climbing vertical and inclined ladders and stairs, operation of large valves and other tasks requiring up to 100 lbs. of pulling or turning force, and lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. Exposure to extreme heat and cold.
  • Eye and hand coordination are required to operate switches, pushbuttons, and other controls.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • All candidates will participate in the post-offer drug screening.

Education / Experience:
  • Associates degree or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of five 5 years' experience with at least two 2 of those years with related experience.
  • Ability to use electrical test equipment such as, DMM, meggers and multi process calibration equipment is required.
  • Operational power plant experience is not required but preferred.
PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.
About this Employer

PIC Group, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of service solutions to the power generation industry. PIC Group’s comprehensive portfolio of services supports all aspects of power project development including installation, outage, commissioning and start-up, operations and maintenance, documentation and training, and project support. As of March 2008, PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.