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Arizona Public Service E & I Journeyman - Four Corners Power Plant in FRUITLAND, New Mexico

E & I Journeyman - Four Corners Power Plant

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Date: Mar 2, 2024

Location: FRUITLAND, NM, US, 87416

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.

Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.

The Four Corners Fossil-Fuel Generating plant is located 18 miles west of Farmington, a community of about 40,000, in the northwest region of New Mexico.

Because the Four Corners Fossil-Fuel Generating plant is on the Navajo Reservation, Navajo preference will apply in the job selection.

Job Description

The E&I Journeyman supports the safe, efficient and cost effective production of electrical energy by performing Instrumentation and Electrical Maintenance work. Writes/reviews work scope and hazard/risk assessment of the work assignment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Successfully complete E&I Apprenticeship or demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.

  • Must successfully pass the mechanical aptitude test (MASS)

  • Must qualify as Electrical and Instrumentation Journeyman or equivalent

  • Reasonable and necessary overtime will be required.

  • Shift work may be required.

  • This position requires working with aerial equipment, which has weight restrictions of 300 lbs or less

    Major Accountabilities

  • Read work orders, Technical manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, Control Wiring Diagrams (CWDs) and other diagrams related to the work assignment. Enters and manipulates data in a maintenance computer system to record maintenance activity. Maintains instrumentation lists, parameters and settings. Uses troubleshooting software such as Pi, DB Doc, CITECT and vendor internet sites for graphs and trends. Operates recorders, desktop and laptop computers.

  • Inspects and tests electrical and instrumentation equipment and circuits and analyzes test data to identify malfunctions or defects using wiring diagrams and testing devices.

  • Removes, disassembles, calibrates and maintains electrical and instrumentation equipment, controls, fixtures and appliances including digital and analog controls, tune and maintain on line and off line configurations on Distributive Control Systems (DCS), solid state circuits, process flows and controls, programmable logic controllers, interlocks, recorders and frequency generators, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators, positioners, pressure switches, flame scanners, control valves, dampers, thermocouples and RTDs, motors, batteries, battery chargers, Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS), gantry and overhead cranes, exciter brushes, grounding brushes, contactors and metering using hand tools and power tools, cuts, bends and threads pipe, tubing and conduit to specifications using tools such as pipe, conduit and tube cutters, benders and threaders.

  • Install, test, clean, remove, repair and troubleshoot medium and low voltage circuit breakers and related protective relay equipment and transformers. Sets up, verifies settings and interprets data from protective relays. Install, inspects and repairs proper grounds on high voltage lines and transformers up to and including the generator. Maintain grounding grids, perform cadmium welds, install grounding trucks/breakers following all grounding and bonding procedures using live line tools such as shotguns, hot sticks, rubber gloves, rubber mats and blankets, live/dead/live and arc flash procedures.

  • Knowledge of APM and safety standards related to electrical and instrumentation maintenance such as grounding and bonding procedures, arc-flash protection, Possible Asbestos Containing Material procedures (PACM), Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), confined space entry, Company LOTO procedure, personal protective equipment including face, hand and body shields, the use and care of voltage rated rubber gloves, scaffold inspection, ladder safety, hazardous material handling and all material contained in the Accident Prevention Manual.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

This position is based out of Fruitland, New Mexico. Successful candidate must live within reasonable distance from power plant.

Because the Four Corners Generating plant is on the Navajo Reservation, Navajo preference will apply in the job selection.

The Four Corners Generating plant is located 18 miles west of Farmington, a community of about 40,000, in the northwest region of New Mexico.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Testing Information

Tests are only administered to referred candidates. More information about our tests and the testing process can be found HERE. (https://www.aps.com/en/About/Careers/How-to-Apply/Pre-employment-Testing)

A written [paper and pencil] test will be administered.

A test using a computer with keyboard will be administered.

A hands-on skills test will be administered.

E-mail will be the method of contact with job applicants for test scheduling. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly so that you receive scheduling notifications for testing and updated job information.

Role Type

Plant/Field Role:

This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.

Eligibility:

Must live or relocate within reasonable distance to the headquarters for the position. Reasonable distance is contractually defined as thirty (30) minutes for Metro locations and forty-five (45) minutes for State Region locations.

CIP Requirement:

This position requires Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) access consistent with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards. The applicant considered for this role will be required to obtain and maintain CIP access for the duration of employment in this position. A full seven (7) year criminal history will be obtained through the pre-employment background check process (or, for current employees, through supplemental background check process) to fulfill the CIP access requirements. In addition, this position requires an additional background check every seven years to maintain access.

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