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Meter/Relay Technician

Arizona Electric Power Cooperative

Benson, Arizona 85602
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Job Details

To safely, economically and efficiently install, maintain, test and calibrate all assigned electrical/electronic equipment associated with the power delivery and communications systems owned or to be maintained by the Cooperative. To ensure the investment of the Cooperative, harmony among the employees, and service of the equipment is protected at all times.

  • Install and maintain all assigned electrical/electronic equipment owned or to be maintained by the Cooperative. This includes protective relaying systems utilizing microprocessor and electromechanical relays, revenue metering systems, substation control and monitoring systems, station dc battery and charger systems, and other associated equipment.

  • Install and wire new additions or replacements to existing switchboard and other panels or equipment as required.

  • Become familiar with drawings and instruction bulletins on all assigned equipment as required.

  • Recommend, promote, and maintain safe working practices for personnel and equipment in compliance with Cooperative policies and procedures.

  • Check, revise, and keep current substation drawings and diagrams as required.

  • Accurately maintain, record, and report maintenance accomplished in accordance with established procedures.

  • Properly care for, handle, use, and account for material, equipment, tools, vehicles, and supplies under your control.

  • Responsible for the cleanliness of work, storage, and other areas as assigned.

  • Work with control and communications equipment as required or requested.

  • Assist in the maintenance and testing of substation apparatus and other associated equipment within the Cooperative as required.

  • Cooperate in achieving the objective of eliminating recognized hazards to safety and health. Comply with all Safety and Health rules.

  • Participate in the training and instruction of the safe operation and maintenance of all equipment and/or processes.

  • Ensure the training of personnel assigned under direction.

  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain harmonious and productive work relationships with the work crews, managers, other Cooperative personnel and external contacts.



  • High school diploma or recognized equivalent.
  • Completion of a four (4) year electrical apprenticeship program which is recognized by State Apprenticeship Council.
  • Two (2) years of practical experience in testing, calibrating, and repairing protective relay devices and revenue meters or an Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology preferred.
  • Must be capable of interpreting electrical schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, and control logic.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of electrical and power systems operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of the following test equipment: Relay test set, meter standard, phase angle meter, power quality test equipment, multimeter, and megohm meter
  • Working knowledge of personal computers, software installation, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations as related to occupational duties.
  • Shall possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona drivers license required by law within six months from date of hire.
  • Functional knowledge of substation automation/integration technologies to include communication protocols utilized in the industry (DNP3.0, CDC Type 1, UCA 2.0, etc.) preferred.
  • Functional knowledge of SCADA remote terminal units (RTU) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of computerized relay testing preferred.