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Arizona Public Service Integration Automation Specialist in PHOENIX, Arizona

Integration Automation Specialist

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Date: Jun 4, 2024

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85021

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.

Summary

Perform and/or coordinate the installation, testing, maintenance and repair of equipment for the APS Energy Management System to acquire data from APS and other utilities electrical system in order for APS operations, other APS departments, and other interconnected utilities can successfully manage the electrical system including distribution, transmission, and generation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Equivalent to a high school diploma and (5) years experience troubleshooting and repairing metering and control systems. Ability to work on all types of supervisory equipment used by APS.

  • Understand the functionality of control schematics.

  • Ability to travel statewide, work outdoors, and work overtime.

  • Demonstrated experience in substation design concepts/practices relating to substation control.

  • A thorough understanding of protection, metering, and control concepts.

  • The ability to apply and solve mathematical formulas using algebra and trigonometry.

  • Familiarity with electronic circuit fundamentals.

  • Demonstrated personal computer skills including working knowledge of both hardware fundamentals and software applications.

  • This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energys 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, this position requires 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 for this position will be required to confirm their U.S. 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.

Major Accountabilities

1) Perform and/or coordinate with P&C techs, Journeyman, and others in the installation, shakedown, and testing or RTUs, meters, and other instrumentation to ensure safe and reliable operation.

2) Design or assist in the design of RTU's, substation meters, and other instrumentation installations.

3) Investigate, analyze, and correct SCADA, communication, metering, and other instrumentation failures and misoperations.

4) Perform repair on RTU equipment and other instrumentation.

5) Perform acceptance testing and field configuration of RTU's, communication processors, microprocessor based protective relays, and other instrumentation.

6) Develop new SCADA applications for new RTU's and Intelligent Electronic Devices. Specify and order PMAC related equipment to support Construction and Maintenance. Configure RTU's in Distribution Automation projects to improve overall system efficiency.

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.

Location-Based Role:

This position requires employees to work at the (Location), with some flexibility. Flexibility will be determined with the hires employee and leadership, but the ultimate decision is the company's.

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