Lead Electrical Tech

Wanzek | Amarillo, TX

Rate:  -
Posted Date 10/21/2022

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.


  • Lead, train and instruct 3-5 crew members in safe work practices for the assigned tasks.
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Review LOTO plans of electrical techs for accuracy
  • Provide well thought-out project planning (financial and scheduling) to maximize profit
  • Complete an inventory of material on a daily/weekly basis
  • Service underground collection systems, substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems
  • Replace worn or malfunctioning components
  • Implements and oversees training
  • Assist Service Manager and Field Service Supervisor in hiring process of electrical techs

Education and Work Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum one (5) years’ experience working  the electrical industry, specifically for preventative maintenance
  • Experience leading small team preferred
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions with precise execution
  • Experience using basic power and hydraulic tools
  • 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

MasTec, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also MasTec's policy to comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.


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