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PNM Resources

Location: Albuquerque, NM US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 17, 2022
Reference Code: 6087673
COVID-19 Protocols
Employees are expected to follow all COVID safety protocols.

This position is posted until (midnight) Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

  • Substation Construction Experience preferred
  • Must possess a current Substation Journeyman's certification or the equivalent of technical training received, five (5) years of practical experience and be able to demonstrate knowledge in maintenance of electrical utility equipment.
  • Must possess current CDL driver's license


DUTIES: Under general directive supervision of the electrical substation manager, foreman, or
working foreman.

Directs and works with apprentices, skilled and semi-skilled workers in performing a variety of duties incident to the construction, maintenance, and installation of control equipment, testing, and repair of equipment, transformers, motors, etc.

Installs, maintains, and makes repairs to air break switches, oil switches, transformers, power circuit breakers, regulators, lightning arrestors, network protectors, circuit switchers, cables, switchboard wiring, and miscellaneous electrical equipment.

Maintains auto, power, and street lighting transformers including the setting of street lighting controls; assists in the installation of conduit, raceways, or capacitor banks; periodically cleans and maintains substation switchgear, breakers, and associated equipment; samples, tests, and filters oil from transformers, regulators, and breakers. Handles all gases used in substation equipment.

Performs in the inspection overhaul and testing of transformers, step or induction type voltage regulators, motors, power circuit breakers, reactors, capacitor banks, and network protectors.

Performs in the testing of oil from transformers, breakers, street lighting subs, and voltage regulators; filters new and used insulating oil. Also performs tests on insulating gases.

Takes preventative measures in maintaining and protecting substation steel from corrosion.

Performs periodical testing, recharging, and maintenance of substation service batteries.

Obtains proper clearance on equipment for maintenance or construction work and places tags on equipment accordingly after coordinating with the proper personnel.

Provides safety training and is responsible for the general safety of personnel and in administering first aid to injured persons when necessary; may work on energized lines or equipment involving hazard and requiring caution and the use of safety devices such as rubber protective equipment and hot line tools; conforms with all safety policies as established by the Company.

Instructs personnel in the proper and safe way to perform their duties and instructs and trains new personnel in the use of tools, equipment, and proper procedure.

Performs other related and assigned duties.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must possess a current Substation Journeyman's certification or the equivalent of technical training received, five (5) years of practical experience and be able to demonstrate knowledge in maintenance of electrical utility equipment.
Works alone or with Area Representative, Working Foremen, Journeymen, Apprentices, or skilled and/or semi-skilled Helpers in performing a variety of duties incident to the operation and maintenance of the PNM San Juan Generating Plant transformers and auxiliary power system, Substations and Switching Stations equipment as needed.
Performs and/or participates in the inspection, overhaul, and testing of substation related controls, transformers, power circuit breakers, batteries, battery chargers, capacitor banks, reactors, hand operated disconnects, motor operated disconnects and associated PT and CT equipment. Compares manufacturers specifications of equipment prescribed function to determine if exact sequence of operations are obtained. Verifies proper operation of control and indication circuits.
Works with PC based computer maintenance management systems, computer application testing programs and equipment, and the use of laptops for infield inspections and maintenance.
Performs trouble response in the operation and maintenance of the San Juan Generating Plant transformers, Plant distribution substation system, the San Juan transmission switchyard, and outlining System switching stations in the area. Works with Supervisor, Area Representative, and/or assigned Project Manager for additional manpower and equipment in the event of difficulty, assists in location of material on job site and works with crew members in the sequence of work operations, performs necessary switching operations and informs responsible authority in connection with any and all circuit changes.
Establishes and maintains effective lines of communication with San Juan Generating Plant, Supervisor, customer associates, Project Manager and his peers. Acts on suggestions that can be used to the Company's advantage and may work jointly with other related utilities in carrying out special work projects as needs are determined, including emergencies.
Cooperates with others in providing supplemental information that will make reports more meaningful and complete, contribute to their correct interpretation, makes prompt verbal reports when unusual or serious situations occur and documents daily work in a work report that is to be submitted to Supervisor weekly. Adheres to and follows the System Design Process to the fullest and makes sure that anyone working with him or under his direction does the same.
Follows all safety and other rules and regulations.
Troubleshooting skills and working knowledge of power plant and switchyard related auxiliary systems to include medium and low voltage lineup switchgear.
Ability to perform repairs, testing, overhaul, troubleshooting and calibration of malfunctioning equipment and related auxiliary controls.
Must be able to perform electrical testing to include but not limited to: power factor testing, excitation current testing, sweep frequency response analysis, transformer turns ratio, insulation resistance testing, contact resistance testing, digital breaker timing, and infra red scanning.
Knowledge of electrical components in a power plant, substation and switching station environment and ability to troubleshoot and repair associated circuit schemes, inclusive of substation apparatus, protection relay and communications related equipment. Working knowledge of microwave, fiber optics, RTU, SCADA and protective relaying is a plus.
Knowledge of Microsoft operating systems, and Microsoft office software.
Knowledge of a computer maintenance management system is required, inclusive of creating work orders, entering data accurately and closing assigned work orders to maintain accurate database.
Knowledge of operation and translation of data acquired by various test equipment packages that may be used to monitor, troubleshoot and/or isolate system control or processor issues.
Ability to work closely with and gain the cooperation of fellow workers and internal and external customers.
Working knowledge of industry standards and electrical power plant/stations related safety practices to safely perform maintenance and/or operations and the ability to train or instruct others as needed is desirable.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
Must be willing to work extended overtime hours, including weekends and holidays as may be deemed necessary.
Must be willing to work different shifts as needed.
May be required to travel, including flying or driving to and from different work locations.
Current and valid New Mexico drivers license and an insurable driving record required to operate company vehicles. New Mexico CDL Class A license preferred.
Responds to after hour trouble calls .
Enviromental/Physical Demands:
Requires frequent standing, walking, climbing stairs and ladders, balancing, bending, twisting and use of vision, hearing and speech.
Requires occasional pushing and pulling, reaching, use of fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling and lifting of up to 100 pounds.
Requires use of personal protective equipment in relation to working on or around electrical equipment, chemicals and solvents.
Required to work in inclement weather, including but not limited to the following; heat, snow, rain, hail, cold, wind, and/or darkness.

This job description must be read in concert with the Administrative Section of the Union Job Description Manual.

Salary Grade: U32
$45.85 per hour

This position performs one or more covered or "safety sensitive" tasks that are regulated by the Department of Transportations (DOT) natural gas pipeline or commercial motor vehicle driver related regulations. Both types of jobs require that all individuals meet specific criteria, training, and pre-employment qualifications as defined by the DOT, which may include physical examinations and/or successful background information as required for the specific job.

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About this Employer‍

PNM Resources is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2020 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources provides electricity to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. PNM serves its customers with a diverse mix of generation and purchased power resources totaling 3.0 gigawatts of capacity, with a goal to achieve 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. PNM Resources is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as PNM.

PNM Resources strives to create enduring value for customers, communities and shareholders built on a foundation of Environmental, Social and Governance Principles. At the core of our business we are focused on our Vision, our Purpose and our Values.