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Premier Power Maintenance SHOP TECHNICIAN in Indianapolis, Indiana


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Job Location

Midwestern Regional Office - Indianapolis, IN


Job Summary:

Performs electrical apparatus work that is brought into the shop. This includes electrical testing, preventative maintenance, upgrades and repairs to circuit breakers, switchgear, relay panels, reclosers, regulators and transformers.

Reports To:

Life Extension Services Supervisor

Company Overview:

Founded in 1985, Premier Power Maintenance is, and has always been, a private family owned and operated organization. Our owners, The Templeman’s work daily with all team members, and are frequently found on jobs in the field. Premier Power Maintenance strives to provide a relaxed, yet professional atmosphere that is fun to work in and one truly based on family values, morals, and respecting our team members to the highest level. Premier Power Maintenance defines it’s 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:

  • Must have extensive knowledge and ability to negotiate best vendor terms, pricing, and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements.

  • Retrofit, inspect, troubleshoot, repair, rebuild and test the follow electrical apparatus:

  • 480V-72kV air, vacuum, and SF6 circuit breakers.

  • Switchgear and switches.

  • Reclosers, regulators, and transformers.

  • Operate specialized equipment including primary/secondary current injection test sets, insulation analyzers, contact resistance meters, multi-meters, clamp-on ammeters, breaker time/travel analyzers, power factor test sets, and CT analyzers.

  • Complete required paperwork and ensure test reports are submitted in PowerDB accurately and on time

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

  • Ensure all safety procedures are followed and personal protective equipment is utilized.

  • Must support management in the planning, scheduling, execution, and cost management of projects.

  • The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list; other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiar with industry standards such as PEARL, NETA, NFPA 70E, OSHA compliance standards, safety laws, and DOT regulations.

  • Ability to diagnose complex mechanical and electrical problems.

  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Must have strong PC skills including email, internet, data entry, and Microsoft Office.

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

  • Ability to document projects to insure proper placement of parts and wiring. i.e. diagrams, photos etc.

  • Ability to work independently, while utilizing excellent judgement.

  • PowerDB knowledge is preferred, training will be provided.

  • 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:

  • Must be willing to relocate within 60 miles of Premier Power Maintenance’s office in Indianapolis, IN.

  • Corporate business hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm, but depending on the scope of works hours outside of business hours will be required.

  • Work in close, but safe, proximity to live electrical substations when working in the field.

  • Must be able to work occasional 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.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or GED. Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronic Technology, or Military experience is preferred but not required.

  • At least 3 years of experience in an electrical industry (testing, construction, maintenance, and/ or commissioning).

  • Ability to achieve NETA Level II within 12 months of employment.

  • Ability to achieve PEARL Level I within 12 months of employment and Level II within 24 months of employment.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle check.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, as well as periodic, unannounced random testing.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and must have or be willing to obtain an endorsement to operate a combined vehicle weight up to 26k lbs. CDL license preferred.

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

  • Must be willing to obtain a company paid OSHA 10 hour, 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 an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • 100% of premiums paid by employer for team member short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.

  • 100% of HDHP medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for the team member and 50% of the premiums for dependent coverage. A generous PPO plan is also available.

  • Generous paid time off policy, with option to carry over year to year.

  • Opportunity for additional paid time off through our “Work Life Balance” program.

  • 8 paid holidays per year.

  • Internal referral bonuses.

  • NETA testing incentives.

  • Field service incentives for selling additional work.

  • Travel per diem reimbursement.

  • Annual workplace giving volunteer hours.

  • Discretionary annual raise and performance bonus with performance review.

  • Multiple team building events throughout the year.

  • Up to 4% match on 401k contributions, plus annual discretionary profit-sharing plan.

  • Company cell phone, computer, and credit card.

  • Annual uniform and safety boot allowance.

  • Opportunity for overtime and double time on billable field projects.

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.