Lincoln Electric System Career Opportunities: Substation Technician (1808) in Lincoln, Nebraska

Career Opportunities: Substation Technician (1808)

Requisition ID 1808 - Posted 06/14/2018 - Regular - Full-time - Trades and Crafts

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you.

Job Title

Substation Technician

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


$26.98 - $41.87


Employment Classification


Closing Date


Energy Delivery



Job Technical Skills – The individual in this position installs, maintains and repairs substation electrical equipment, and assists with general substation operations.

Performs emergency and overtime work as necessary.

  • Performs construction and maintenance of substation facilities in accordance with LES design standards, established policies, safety rules, procedures and practices to provide a reliable electrical service for LES customers.

  • Assists with manual updates, test equipment, and technology associated with the maintenance of the electrical systems of the substation

  • Performs assembly and disassembly of high voltage substation power equipment associated with installation, removal, or repair.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs equipment to the component level by the effective use of equipment manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, tools, test equipment and problem-solving skills.

  • Performs periodic preventative and general maintenance tasks on electrical equipment during unit outages, operational down time or when directed by superior.

  • Ability to acquire or apply basic knowledge of high voltage electrical systems, low and high voltage test equipment, electro-pneumatic, electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical systems.

Ability to Apply Concepts – Seeking a candidate who applies information provided in training to work tasks. Desires and shows willingness to learn new assignments, procedures, and technologies.

Initiative – The successful candidate is a person who "makes things happen." Addresses existing and potential problems within their realm of responsibility without direction from others. Does not procrastinate. Proactively seeks opportunities and finds ways to overcome barriers. As appropriate, promotes initiative in others.

Troubleshooting – The individual in this position monitors equipment to ensure maintenance schedules are adhered to. Demonstrates knowledge of normal equipment operation (how the individual pieces of equipment relate to each other) in order to spot potential equipment problems before they occur. Determines causes of operating errors, decides what to do about them and knows when to notify more senior personnel.

Judgment – This position requires an individual who considers different available options rather than jumping too quickly to one solution. Understands when others have valuable perspectives that must be considered prior to making a judgment or when approval from others is required. Gives proper consideration to laws, policies, procedures, or organizational values prior to making judgments.

Problem Solving – The successful candidate clearly states and defines the problem to be solved and breaks complex problems into simpler parts so that they can be dealt with more effectively and efficiently. Avoids jumping to conclusions prematurely; thoroughly analyzes all aspects of the problem and brainstorms alternative causes and solutions. Effectively uses available data and resources such as written information and/or subject matter experts to solve problems. Considers resource constraints when generating solutions. Considers organizational values when generating solutions.


  • Associate’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technology or related field, and

  • Six months experience in the construction, operation, and maintenance of substation facilities, or

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


  • Valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with tanker endorsement.

  • Successfully completed the assigned training associated with the Substation Technician Apprentice Program and successful completion of all associated exams or equivalent program.

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