Protection and Controls (P&C) Field Technician, Entry Level, West Texas area

Join our family in electrical power system maintenance, testing, remanufacturing and education.

As National Field Services continues to build on thirty years of outstanding customer service in the field and shop, our family of employees stands out as the reason for our success. We offer competitive pay, full benefits, educational opportunities and fulfilling career paths. We consider ourselves a family with plenty of room to grow. Are you looking for the obvious next step towards a successful, fulfilling career? Talk to National today!

Job Description:

We are looking for a self-motivated engineer that is willing to be hands-on with our field services group. Personnel will start working under the direction of a P&C Lead. This is a remote, traveling position that is not based in the city below, but in the west Texas area. Job duties will include:

  • Physical wiring
  • Verification of all non-factory wiring
  • Commissioning of relays
  • Setup and configuration of all network (LAN/WAN) equipment
  • Verification of functionality of all equipment
  • Determine and mitigate any reduced or inadequate protection situations
  • Planning and scheduling SCADA checkout
Other job duties are as follows in the electrical maintenance and testing of equipment from the 480 volt level to the 345 kV level:
  • Problem solving
  • Testing complex relays, including but not limited to distance, directional power, reverse power, negative sequence, differential, motor and generator protection. Relay examples include:
    • SEL-2411
    • GE L90
    • SEL-421/411L or 311L
    • GE-T35/F35/C30
    • SEL-487E/351S/587/551
    • GE-B30/B90
    • SEL-487B/551C
    • SEL-351 S/451 S/351 R
    • SEL-287/351S
    • SEL-587/351S
    • SEL-487V/GE F35
  • Requires working knowledge of the following software:
    • SEL 5010
    • AcSELerator Quickset
    • AcSELerator Architect
    • GE URPC (Enervista)
    • Cooper SMP Manager
    • SG Config
    • Doble Protection Suite
    • Hyper Terminal or Terra Term
    • Any other software that might be necessary to complete all commissioning related activities
  • Assisting field service teams during maintenance, shut-downs, startups and testing projects
  • Report writing

Qualifications and Requirements:

To qualify for consideration, you must meet each of the following:

  • Associates of Science in Electrical Technologies, or working towards completion within 6 months; preferred educational focus on electric power
  • A willingness to be hands-on and work in the field with other engineering technicians
  • Must be able to clearly communicate in English via verbal and written methods, and be comfortable and effective doing so directly to customers and co-workers
  • Computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AutoCAD
  • Must be able to crawl, climb, stand and lift up to 50 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Must have a valid driver's license, and currently have and be able to maintain a good driving record
  • Must be available for periodic to continuous domestic travel

Why National Field Services:

  • National Field Services is an industry-leader in on-site electrical testing, offering a broad range of electrical solutions from our team of NETA-certified technicians and professional engineers
  • Salaried position based on experience that will include pay for overtime
  • Job site and classroom training available
  • NETA accredited company
  • A family oriented company that values its employees
  • Opened a new 23,000 SF building in December 2012
  • A strong benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K, flex spending and bonuses
  • We are committed to the delivery of first class products and services to our customers
  • Mission Statement: We seek to save lives, prevent work place accidents, and increase the overall performance, reliability and protection of the electrical power systems of our clients. We accomplish this by providing our customers with the very latest in safety knowledge, equipment upgrades, reliability

Job Location: San Angelo, TX

If you feel like your qualifications are a good fit for our entry level Protection and Controls (P&C) Field Technician position, please select apply now to submit your resume! The hiring manager will reach out to you if they fill you are a good fit, to discuss the next steps towards your exciting new career in Electrical Field Services at National Field Services! You can also send resumes, cover letters and questions to [email protected].

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and periodic, unannounced random drug tests. Must have a good background check and have a good driving record.