Relay Technician 3

Company Name:
CRGT inc
Relay Technician 3
Specialty: System Protection
Closes: Wednesday, 3/26/14


Position Overview:
This is a senior level contract position for a system protection relay technician. The position requires a person with knowledge about electric utility safety standards, work standards, specific instruction guides, and the duties of Relay Technician. The candidate will need to demonstrate minimum training or experience as a Relay Technician (see Position Requirements below and Additional Requirements on following page).

This position provides leadership skills to direct the work of a team of contract system protection relay technicians. Independently performs electrical tests and signs off on results. Will not take Work Permits or schedule work on BPA equipment.

(This position is similar to an ANSI/NETA ETT-2000 Level 4 Technician with strong emphasis on relay and controls.)

This contract position requires up to 100% travel in the field and is based out of Vancouver,
as part of the Transmission Commissioning and Testing Specialty
(TETS) organization.

This position is open to Foreign National candidates.
Note: Contract personnel are not allowed to direct Federal employees, nor are they allowed to authorize expenditures or make decisions on behalf of BPA; these functions are specifically assigned to BPA employees. Contract personnel provide analysis, information and input to those functions. Additionally, contract personnel may only represent BPA (such as at seminars, industry
, etc.) with written authorization from a BPA Vice President.
Position Responsibilities include:
Install, test, adjust, troubleshoot and
System protection relays and control equipment which includes but is not limited to; electronic and microprocessor relays associated with transmission lines, transformer banks, shunt capacitors, reactors, breaker failure, and bus isolation.
System indicating and recording instruments including, sequential event recorders, digital fault recorders, Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) inputs/outputs, panel meters, and transducers.
Ratio test potential and current transformers, record name plates, and certify cable connections are correct.
Operate 3-phase relay test sources using
control, apply fault simulations, load standard testing plans, and store test results according to work standards.
Operate and maintain relay software on a networked computer according to cyber security rules. Follow work standards for loading and removing relay software. Follow work standards for connection to critical cyber assets.
Operate AC voltage and current measurement instruments on energized low voltage circuits using standard safe work practices to avoid injury and system trip-offs.
Operate resistance, DC voltage and DC current measurement instruments in low voltage circuits.
Comply with all company safety rules and procedures.
Transport and care for provided tools, test equipment and

System is used to represent electrical power transmission and distribution faculties supporting line voltages above 10 kV.

Protection is used to represent devices that; monitor and initiate trip out signals to high voltage breakers, provide real-time and post event data, and provide local indication based on measurement of low voltage and current signals.

Position Requirements:
2 years formal training at a technical school or apprenticeship including
in electrical theory on AC and DC circuits, complex number math, vector diagrams, three phase vector diagrams, three phase load and motor circuits.
5 or more years work experience at Relay Technician Level(s) 1-2
2 or more years work at Relay Technician, Level 2
Training one or more Relay Technicians Level 1 or 2, on the
Attended training on: microprocessor relay theory, hardware, software, testing, conventions, targets, and report analysis (training must be validated on resume)
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as demonstrated by work history
Proven ability to adapt to changing technology for system protection work as documented by work history, (i.e. continued training and on-the-job examples).
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with changing priorities (must be supported in resume)

General Requirements:
Demonstrated proficiency using computer software such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point (MS Office 2010 proficiency required).
Experience installing, testing troubleshooting and repairing:
Complex protective relay schemes in substations such as single pole tripping, communication-dependent protection, point on wave tripping-closing, auto-isolation.
relays: current, impedance, differential, voltage, timing and reclosing.
Three phase watt-hour metering and associated data communications.
Proven ability to apply end-to-end synchronized fault simulation tests using 3-phase relay test sources under computer control, GPS timing source, and system fault files.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
Fall Protection Certification

Additional Requirements:
Due to the specialized technical skill requirements for this occupational series, a skill assessment by BPA subject matter experts is required to verify capability to perform the required work.
Possess valid state drivers license
Travel and work in field locations is anticipated, up to 100% of time worked
Anticipated duties include outside work in an electrical substation environment, exposure to heat and cold, climbing stairs and ladders, lifting up to 50 pounds and working in elevated areas
PPE Required (see information below)
Acquire and maintain a valid Contract Electrical Worker Permit as required (see attached)
Become familiar with and follow the safety practices of the BPA Accident Prevention Manual
Become familiar with and follow all BPA Work Standards as well as SPC (Relay) Craft Standards. Document work in accordance with such standards.
Upon BPA request, contract worker will provide any written notes, e-mail correspondence, and papers developed as a part of this assignment
This position is not eligible for situational off-site work.

Vendor Provided Tools, Equipment, Training and Certifications:
Obtain and keep current Fall Protection Certification
Full body harnesses SHALL be equipped with a dorsal D-ring (not web loop), a Sternal D-ring (not web loop) and a minimum of 2 positioning D-rings. Web Loops installed on a harness SHALL be used for rescue only (see attached)
Obtain and keep current First Aid/CPR/AED certification
Possess a white hard hat.
Personal Protection equipment (PPE):
Eye protection
Hearing protection
Dust Mask
Hand protection (work gloves)
ASTM F2413-11, Class 75 EH rated footwear with over the ankle lace up and rigid sole and heel
Additional PPE required by State or Federal OSHA for the work to be performed

BPA Provided Tools, Equipment, Training and Certifications:
Use BPA provided equipment such as computer controlled test equipment to test new Protective Relays in a HVAC Substation environment.
BPA Accident Prevention Manual (APM)
BPA Current Transformer (CT) safety class
Inventoried set of miscellaneous hand tools that will be issued to and signed for by the contractor. To be returned and signed back in at the end of the assignment. Contractor is responsible for replacement of lost or broken tools from this set.

Fall Protection Standards for
Supplemental Workers
The Safety Office requires the following:
All Supplemental Labor who are required to work in an elevated position above four feet SHALL use an approved arc flash rated full body harness (equipped with trauma straps) and lanyardswhich meets or exceeds all applicable OSHA, ANSI, and ASTM requirements for the work being performed.
Bonneville's requirement for a full body harness is as follows. Full body harnesses SHALL be equipped with a dorsal D-ring (not web loop), a Sternal D-ring (not web loop) and a minimum of 2 positioning D-rings. Web loops installed on a harness SHALL be used for rescue only.
Full Body Harness Examples:

Buckingham Model: 63990Q4 Buckingham Model: 619951K1Q1

Electrical Worker Permit
This permit allows unescorted access into, out of, and movement within energized facilities for the performance of work on the high voltage power system by fully trained and experienced qualified electrical workers for performance of work on the high-voltage power system.

Examples: Electrician journeymen, electrical craftsmen

The minimum requirements for this permit are:
Need to perform functions on or around energized facilities beyond those allowed by a Non-Electrical or Restricted Electrical Worker Permit.
Knowledge and understanding of the Accident Prevention Manual (APM).
Understanding of hazards inherent and precautions required for working safely on a high-voltage power system.
Related electrical theory qualification as a journeyman or higher in one of the electrical crafts of electrician, lineman, or craftsman.
NERC-CIP training.
Knowledge and understanding of the Rules of Conduct Handbook, parts 1 and 2.
Experience: One year minimum in a position that meets the knowledge requirements for an Electrical Worker Permit where the applicant issued, held or worked under at least three clearances on the BPA or equivalent power system. Names of clearance holders, dates of clearances, and identification of the system are required. (Passing the standard clearance certification exam to hold clearances on the BPA system may be substituted with Substation Operations approval, for the requirement to issue, hold or work under three clearances)

Minimum rules governing the conduct of the permit holder while in energized facilities:
Allows unescorted access and movement by fully trained and experienced electrical workers without pre-defined restrictions
May escort without pre-defined restrictions.
Follow and adhere to all APM rules and procedures applicable to the work being performed.
Adhere to substation security policies and procedures as sated in the Rules of Conduct Handbook, parts 1 and 2.

To obtain or renew this permit:
The applicant is required to know and understand the Rules of Conduct Handbook, parts 1 and 2. The applicant must schedule the Electrical Worker Permit Exam with a District Chief Substation Operator or designee who will administer the permit examination.
The District Chief Substation Operator or designated Substation Operator will administer and certify the permit examination.
Complete an Application for Energized Facilities Permit form 6500.11e. The form must be signed by the Substation Operations-approved responsible work group
, the Supplemental Labor Management Office COTR, and sent to the Substation Operations Group for verification and processing.
The Substation Operations Group, (TOZ), will review and verify the submitted information.

Location: Vancouver, WA
Compensation: $38/hr - $40.12/hr DOE + Full Benefit Package
TO APPLY, send resumes to Jacqueline Harrison

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