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LG&E and KU Energy Sub Prot and Ctrl Apprentice in Louisville, Kentucky


Job Description:

Perform and complete documentation required for testing equipment on the distribution substation protection system. Protection system components include, but are not limited to, potential transformers, current transformers, DC circuits, station batteries, circuit breaker components, protective relays, communication systems, and test switches.

Calibrate and perform functional tests on microprocessor and electromechanical type relays.

Install, maintain, analyze, and troubleshoot remote terminal units (RTU’s), SCADA equipment, and protective relays.

Understanding the fundamentals of Human Performance Tools and requirements of using them while working on the substation protection system

Independently perform and/or assist with the investigation of distribution operations and outages.

Install, maintain, and test electrical control equipment, electrical circuitry, and components according to engineering specifications.

Diagnose, analyze, troubleshoot, and make recommendations related to malfunctions/failures and perform preventive/corrective maintenance on protection system equipment.

Verify that all documentation and prints meet applicable specifications/standards and modify drawings to reflect any changes.

Coordinate with other departments both inside and outside the company to support construction, maintenance, and testing activities.

Enhance and establish programs that maximize results while reducing overall costs.

Other responsibilities, as assigned.

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Physical Effort:

Frequent standing and walking. Some climbing of ladders and lifting of up to 60 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Detailed knowledge of substation protection equipment, including relays, station batteries, DC Circuitry, instrument transformers, station service transformers, switches, and breakers.

An ability to learn quickly, apply practical skills, and deal with rapid technological and business change.

Ability to enter and maintain information in a database, write documentation, and manipulate data in a spreadsheet.

Detailed knowledge of protection and relay functionality.

Proficient in reading and utilizing DC control circuitry drawings, AC three line drawings, panel wiring diagrams, equipment drawings, and all other drawings associated with the protection of substation equipment.

Must be successfully recommended from the EEI CAST assessment

Work Conditions:

High voltage substation field work.

Regular travel is required to sites across the LG&E/KU service territory

Required Education & Experience:

Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology or related technical field.


4664 Jennings Lane



Job Function:

Substation Operations

Position Purpose:

Generally works under oversight of more experienced technicians, and is responsible for performing installation, maintenance and testing of substation protection systems including instrument transformers, batteries, DC Circuitry, protective relays, communication systems, and all other duties related to distribution protection.



External Title:

Substation Protection and Control Apprentice