Westfield Gas + Electric is seeking an energetic, active and self-motivated individual who wants to join a high performing team and enjoys the sense of pride from responding to the needs of a tight-knit community. We are looking for an individual who seeks to make a positive change and improve the overall functions of his/her work area through process efficiencies and is able to help us respond in a moment’s notice at all hours of day or night. If you find a sense of accomplishment from knowing you have helped others and enjoy being part of a larger community, then you may be just what the WG+E is looking for in our next Electric Station + Distribution Technician.
This will be a full-time position for a candidate who enjoys working in a dynamic environment to support the 24/7/365 operation of the Department substations and distribution systems. The candidate would be responsible for maintaining and installing all associated electric, electronic and switching equipment in the electric, gas and distribution system within or outside of normal working hours for the purpose of reliable and safe power distribution.
A very generous benefit package accompanies job offer, although relocation services are not provided. Qualified candidates are requested to complete the Municipal Labor Service Application found online by Friday, April 9, 2021.
Please, no phone calls.
The ideal candidate will:
·Test circuits and components of substation and distribution equipment to identify sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, various test equipment such as transformer turns ration testers, micro-ohm meters, power factor test sets, and other diagnostic equipment.
· Repair or replace equipment using various hand and power tools.
· Remove and remake wiring connections as necessary, following work orders or diagrams.
· Analyze test readings, computer printouts, and trouble reports to determine equipment repair needs and required repair methods.
· Install or program software in protective and control devices in the substation and distribution system and test for functionality.
· Install, maintain, repair and test substation and distribution system equipment including but not limited to switch gear, controls, relays, transformers, reclosers, circuit breakers and indicating meters.
The ideal candidate must have 3 years’ experience related to electric substation relaying and metering and the skills required to calibrate and test said devices. The candidate needs to have knowledge of all types of system meters, protective relays, substation controls, SCADA, distribution field equipment such as reclosers, capacitor controls and similar equipment manufactured by companies such as Beckwith, Cooper, Schweitzer etc.
Eligible candidates must have a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and a Criminal Offender Record Inquiry (CORI) with the State of Massachusetts.
About Westfield Gas + Electric
Westfield Gas + Electric (WG+E) is a department within the City of Westfield. Our greatest resource is our workforce. WG+E is committed to providing a safe work environment where employees are given the opportunities and training to succeed and be productive members of the team. We offer competitive wages and an attractive benefit package.
WG+E is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.