Electrical Technician III

Wanzek | Amarillo, TX

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Posted Date 3/31/2023

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for maintenance/construction activities around high voltage (up to 345 kV) substations and transmission lines. This will require an extensive amount of travel throughout the US. This person must have a “safety first” attitude with an understanding of doing the job right the first time.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to professionally interact with customers and coworkers on a daily basis
  • Ability to perform maintenance/construction on electrical collection systems including underground cable faults, pad-mount transformers (including fuses, bushings, and terminations), switchgears, T-Bodies, Splices and Wind turbine wiring up to 34.5 kV, substation riser termination, IR Scan, Test HV, MV and LV Cable, transformer oil sampling,
  • May Lead, train and instruct 3-5 crew members in safe work practices for the assigned tasks.
  • Attend safety meetings and complete safety paperwork on a daily basis
  • Demonstrate safety as a top priority
  • Substation switching and LOTO (“Lock out tag out”)
  • Writing Switching orders and LOTO plans
  • Provide well thought-out project planning (financial and scheduling)  
  • Complete an inventory of material on a daily/weekly basis
  • Troubleshoot and/or test electrical components and systems
  • Service underground collection systems, substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems
  • Replace worn or malfunctioning components



Education and Work Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in the electrical industry, specifically for preventative maintenance
  • Valid Driver’s License, CDL Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Wanzek’s Zero Injury principles
  • Knowledge and full immersion in the Wanzek safety and quality requirements for each required task
  • Basic computer operation skills and familiarity with internet-based program navigation.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions with precise execution
  • Experience using basic power tools
  • Ability to effectively lead a team and/or subcontractors in execution of all requirements
  • Ability to independently perform VLF and megger testing, infrared scanning, fault locating, bushing exchanges and battery replacements
  • Ability to create concise reports related to testing that the individual or their team has performed
  • Ability to demonstrate basic industrial safety practices / protocols including LOTO
  • Ability to implement LOTO and switching plans
  • Ability to provide well though-out project planning
  • Ability to interact well with clients effectively
  • Communicates effectively with others
  • Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions
  • Comfort working remotely as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction
  • Able/willing to travel 100% of the time.
  • Able/willing to be on call and respond to emergency call outs.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the public
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Operate Man Lift, Forklift, Skidsteer, Rubber tire backhoe

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