Great River Energy

  • Substation Apparatus Technician/Electrician

    Job Locations US-MN-Wadena
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    Application deadline is December 21, 2018

    Substation Apparatus Technician Electrician - Wadena, MN



    Powering What's Possible The Power that makes Great River energy an industry leader is our employees.


    We are seeking a substation apparatus technician electrician in our Wadena service center to provide for the operation, installation, testing, checkout and maintenance of substation apparatus and associated equipment on the Great River Energy (GRE) system.  The incumbent will be responsible for working safely while following GRE safety rules, procedures, and guidelines; keeping supervisor, foreperson and/or lead informed of overall conditions and status of work activities.


    • Performs and/or assists in the maintenance of substation apparatus such as circuit breakers, transformers, voltage regulators, reclosers, mobile substations, load tap changers, station batteries and chargers, capacitor banks, circuit switchers, motor operators, and associated equipment.
    • Performs and/or assists in the installation, testing, checkout of new substation apparatus equipment such as circuit breakers, transformers, load tap changers, station batteries and chargers, capacitor banks, circuit switchers, motor operators, and associated equipment.

    • Performs routine inspection of substations, switching stations, and capacitor bank equipment.
    • Develops and updates maintenance procedures along with maintaining equipment records in area of responsibility.


     A two-year technical degree or diploma in electrical or computer or electronics related courses is required. Prefer a minimum of four years substation apparatus experience.

    • Knowledge of AC and DC circuits including Ohm’s law.
    • Knowledge of power, current and voltage transformers.
    • Knowledge of high voltage electrical equipment.
    • Knowledge of safety rules, procedures, and guidelines.
    • Knowledge of AC power measurement, familiarity with inductance, capacitance, and power factor.
    • Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.
    • Skilled at effective communication that includes good interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication.
    • Skill and ability to use personal computers and related software including test equipment software, asset management software, Windows-based programs, and email.
    • Skill and ability to maintain various types of mechanical equipment.
    • Ability to perform “switching personnel” duties when required.
    • Ability to coordinate work or tasks and delegate if needed to appropriate personnel.
    • Ability to be self-motivated and be able to work alone without direct supervision.
    • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license to perform the essential job functions.
    • Ability to maintain a current medical card to perform the essential job functions.

    • Must be able to reside within 30 mile living radius or 45 mile driving distance from the reporting location located at 32216 County Road 75, Wadena, MN


    Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: comprehensive benefits package, wellness programs, continuing education, generous retirement plan, a team based collaborative culture and more! Qualified candidates, please apply at under the Careers tab by December 21, 2018. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.


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