Substation Maintenance Electrician

Vermont Electric Power Company
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Location: Rutland County,
About the Job

Primary Purpose

Maintain VELCO’s substation power equipment and perform other duties in the areas of flexible AC transmission systems, fiber optics technology and Dynamic power equipment. We are hiring one substation maintenance electrician into any of our 4 classes. Class 4 being entry level with no experience and Class 1 being someone with 5-7 years of experience.


1. Install, maintain and repair all types of substation equipment, including but not limited to: high voltage power, Dynamic power and control, AC and DC station service and portable generation equipment.

2. Perform emergency maintenance and restoration of electrical facilities.

3. Operate and train others in the use of diagnostic testing equipment and be capable of analyzing the results. Diagnostic testing includes Doble power factor testing, circuit breaker timing, transformer oil dissolved gas analysis, transformer combustible gas detection, thermo graphic inspections, battery capacity testing and contact resistance testing.

4. Responsible for appropriate labeling of hazardous waste materials, clean up and accurate documentation.

5. Adhere to all company safety rules and policies with particular attention to OSHA regulations.

6. Provide on-call support on a rotating basis, carry a pager and respond as appropriate.

7. Obtain and maintain qualifications and serve on VELCO’s switching and tagging list.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Training and Experience

An Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field. We are open to entry level to class 1 (senior) level individuals.  An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. A Vermont Electrician License is preferred though will consider candidates who are currently in an apprenticeship and willing to obtain. Must possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to upgrade to a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Hazardous Material and Tanker Endorsements within 6 months. Must possess the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team. Basic computer skills are required.

Physical/Mental Demands
Technicians must have the capability to work at elevated heights and to lift/pull/carry up to 50 pounds regularly, greater amounts occasionally, to rapidly learn the VELCO Transmission System and Substations. Must be willing and able to travel to all VELCO facilities, with frequent overnight stays, and to carry a pager and respond to off-duty trouble calls. Must be able to maintain fast pace while completing complex work, with competing priorities, within tight timelines and with frequent interruptions.

Important Considerations

• VELCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

• Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

• Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

VELCO is handling all aspects of talent acquisition internally and will not engage the services of third-party staffing agencies, recruiters, or headhunters. We kindly request that these entities refrain from contacting us.

• Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful reference check, background check, physical examination, drug screening, and documentation of Covid-19 vaccination unless candidate qualifies for a vaccine exemption.

• VELCO’s headquarters are located in Rutland, Vermont. This is a hybrid position and the expectation is that the incumbent will spend at least two days per week onsite and more as needed.

• If you need an accommodation as part of the application or interview process please reach out.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

At VELCO, we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion deepen expertise, perspective, and innovation. All insights, experiences, and backgrounds are needed for a brighter energy future and to create a sustainable Vermont. We welcome all to come learn, work, and grow with us.

Wage or Salary
$34.96 - $53.46 (Level 4 to Level 1)