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Substation Technician

Company: Advanced Electric Systems
Location: Livermore
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Advanced Electric Systems (AES) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR), the largest utility contractor in North America. We are an electrical testing, maintenance, and repair company that specializes in high-voltage substations.

Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, AES has completed projects across North America. As our country's electrical infrastructure rapidly upgrades and expands, our company's services are in an all-time high demand. Being a Quanta Services company provides us with immense operational bandwidth and allows us to employ the most highly skilled individuals across an array of challenging projects.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.


401(k) matching
Health, vision, and dental insurance
Work for the largest utility contractor in North America


AES is looking for relay, apparatus, and transformer substation testing technicians who are willing to travel on a regular basis throughout the US. Our traveling schedules are flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual technician.

We offer opportunities for a wide range of experience levels, from novices who are willing to learn, to senior technicians who've mastered their craft.

The majority of your work will occur in Livermore, CA, but national travel to other worksites will be required.

Job Duties:

Test, troubleshoot, and inspect various complex electrical systems.
Operate various types of electrical test equipment including but not limited to Doble, Manta, Vanguard, Omicron.
Communicate with various relays (SEL, Multilin, Basler)
Interface with software such as DTA, Protection Suite, Enoserve/RTS, PTM, and Accelerator.
Maintain intermediate to a high level of understanding of protection and control schemes, concepts & prints.
Perform acceptance, maintenance, and commissioning testing of various electrical power apparatus including Circuit Breakers, Transformers, Instrument Transformers, Grounding Systems, SF6 Interrupters, Meters, Relays, Motor Control Centers, Battery Bans & SCADA Systems.
Read electrical drawings, including block diagrams, three lines, single lines, DC/AC schematics & logic diagrams.
Write test reports using Microsoft Word and Excel.
Maintain strong client relationships.
Troubleshoot and repair complex electrical circuits.
Demonstrate safe work practices and avoid unsafe behaviors.
Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.


High school graduate or GED equivalent
At least 5 years of high-voltage testing, either relay or apparatus
High level of proficiency with test sets such as Doble, Manta, Vanguard, Omicron
Must be willing to travel interstate, on a weekly/bi-weekly basis
Strong organization skills and attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


Up to $75 hourly (depending on experience)

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Keywords: Advanced Electric Systems, Livermore , Substation Technician, Professions , Livermore, California

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