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Alliant Energy Relay Technician in Madison, Wisconsin

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At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what's next in energy. When our employees say "I am energy", it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Job Summary

Are you a skilled technician who enjoys working both independently and with a team? Alliant Energy has a great opportunity for a Relay Technician to join our Substation Tech Support team. If you are thorough and thrive on technical challenges, apply now to be part of our team!

As a Relay Technician, you will perform maintenance tests and maintain relays and other circuit protective devices and instruments. This highly technical role will commission and maintain testing of electromechanical solid-state, and microprocessor-based protective relays.

This position has a potential to be headquartered out of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Rapids, Fond du Lac, Madison, Windsor, or Portage, Wisconsin.

What you will do

  • Using the latest testing methodology, verify protection and control schemes operate as intended by engineering. Corrects issues as needed.

  • Performs commissioning and maintenance testing of electromechanical, solid state and microprocessor based protective relays. Works with engineering to resolve setting issues.

  • Performs commissioning and maintenance testing of protective relay communication systems including Power line carrier, tone and fiber.

  • Troubleshoot protective equipment and schemes if an undesirable operation occurs; Make necessary corrections.

  • Assist Electricians during complex or “high visibility” wiring additions and removals.

  • Verifies CT and PT circuits are correct and ready to be placed into service.

  • Terminates and makes loss measurements of substation fiber optic cables.

  • Verifies that secondary voltage and current circuits are correct when placing equipment into service. “In service checks”

  • Assists the Electrical Technicians with the verification of alarms, controls and metering.

  • Documents test results and assists with associated records.

  • Records electrical drawing changes and submits “field revision” drawings to engineering.

  • Performs other duties which are similar, related or incidental to this position.

Education Requirements

  • Education or a combination of training and experience equivalent to two years' study in an engineering college.

Required Experience

  • 4 years technical experience in plant and substation electrical work

Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven basic knowledge of electrical theory and work practices.

  • Proven ability to interpret AC/DC schematics and wiring diagrams.

  • Ability to operate test equipment; Power system simulator, CT test set, Phase angle meter, megohmmeter and various multimeters.

  • Demonstrated ability to use a computer and associated software; Windows, Excel, Word, etc.

  • Experience with computer programming, database management and Cascade is a plus.

  • Strong electrical troubleshooting skills.

  • Demonstrated mechanical ability.

  • Ability to work alone in unsupervised situations.

  • Ability to plan own work with an emphasis on applying human performance tools.

  • Proven resourcefulness to handle unusual technical situations.

Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you

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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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