Premier Power Maintenance Senior Field Service Technician in Ashland, Kentucky

Company Overview:

Premier Power Maintenance defines its services in six primary areas: Safety Training, Engineering, Installation, Commissioning, Preventative Maintenance, and Repair. Our goal is to provide customers with a safe, dependable, and uninterrupted power supply. We invest heavily in redundant tooling, test equipment, and team member training, which helps ensure an immediate and effective response to any service request. We have highly qualified field service personnel capable of assuring our customers that all emergencies will be handled promptly and professionally. We take pride in our safety and unparalleled expertise in the field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute mechanical and electrical takes on equipment utilized in Power Transmission, Distribution and Generation

  • Read and interpret manuals, schematics and writing diagrams to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems

  • Participate in the installation, maintenance and report of electrical equipment

  • Develops and participates in safety meetings and training

  • Troubleshoot, repair, replace and clean all components in a substation

  • Must have extensive knowledge and be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Transformer Testing – Power Factor, TTR, Insulation resistance, SFRA, winding and leakage reactance

  • Cable Testing – Insulation resistance, Tan Delta, Hipot, TDR and cable thumper

  • Low, Medium and High Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing – Insulation resistance, contact resistance, Power Factor, breaker timing, SF6 gas analysis, CT testing, high currently testing, secondary injection tests and vacuum bottle integrity tests

  • Test both electrical-mechanical and solid-state relays

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Follow company and OSHA safety rules and practices

  • Ability to diagnose complex mechanical and electrical problems

  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and work well under pressure to meet goals and deadlines

  • Ability to work independently while utilizing excellent judgement

  • Must have intermediate level computer skills including Doble DTAF, PowerDB and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Has demonstrated the ability to be consistently on time for daily work assignments, meetings, training, etc.

  • Demonstrates organizational skills to include on time reporting of time and expenses, weekly status reports and any other documentation and reporting requirements

  • Demonstrates the responsibility required to keep tools, test equipment and vehicles in clean and organized condition and up to date with service and calibrations

Work Environment:

  • Be willing to take calls and give technical advice outside of business hours

  • Must be able to work overtime, including nights, weekends and some holidays

  • Must be able to travel on overnight, multi-day, out-of-town projects

  • Rotate emergency on-call duty and respond to customer emergencies in a timely manner

  • Willing to relocate to within at least a 1-hour drive from a Premier Power Maintenance office

  • Must be able to lift and maneuver at least 50 lbs.

Education and Work Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in electrical substation testing, construction, maintenance, troubleshooting, assembly and commissioning

  • Project supervisory experience and be able to support management in the planning, scheduling, execution and cost management of field projects

  • NETA certification preferred but not required

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronic Technology or Military experience preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screening

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain a chauffeur’s license with 90 days of employment

  • Must be willing to obtain a company paid TWIC card, OSHA 30 hour, MSHA, NFPA 70-E and CPR training

Premier Power Maintenance firmly believes that each team member is part of our family. Therefore, Premier Power Maintenance offers a very competitive benefits package, which enhances the company’s ability to compete in the job marketplace. Premier Power Maintenance’s benefit package includes 100% of premiums paid by employer for team member short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. The benefits package also pays 100% of medical and dental insurance premiums for the team member and 50% of the premiums for dependent coverage. In addition, Premier Power Maintenance offers a generous PTO policy and 8 days of holiday pay. The company also offers performance bonuses, matching 401k, and a profit sharing plan. To learn more about Premier Power Maintenance, please visit our website at

Premier Power Maintenance is an EEO/AA employer who values and embraces workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability and/or veteran status.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.