Relay Commissioning Technician

Houston, TX 77002

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Engineering Services (SEL-ES) seeks a Relay Commissioning Technician who wishes to work in a fast paced and ever changing high tech environment. If you have demonstrated successful experience in manual dexterity, the ability to multi-task, and possess process improvement skills, we invite you to consider joining our innovative team. This position is based in our Houston, TX office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Knows and applies concepts in the planning, design, testing, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of electrical power systems.

2. Develop and maintain a basic level of knowledge in the detail design practices of SEL protection and automation systems as well as quality standards.

3. Conduct tests in support of department objectives, documenting and reporting malfunctions and identifying/analyzing undesirable trends.

4. Perform wiring modifications and physical installation of electrical protection, control, and automation equipment as required.

5. Work in a safe, healthful and environmentally sound manner, report accidents and unsafe conditions promptly, and perform ergonomic exercises to reduce likelihood of injuries.

6. Follow and apply SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles.

7. Understand, create, and simplify.

8. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent certification, training and experience

Ability to provide technical service and/or engineering support in an engineering environment

Ability to read and interpret electrical schematic drawings and wiring diagrams

Possess basic knowledge of standards, codes and regulations specific to electrical power systems

Willing to travel up to 75% of the time

Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills

Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

Background check results satisfactory to SEL

Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to write automated test plans for testing protective devices

Familiarity with industry protocols (IEC-61850, DNP, Modbus)

Familiarity with Autocad, Microstation and AcSELerator Quickset

Familiarity with modern test equipment

Physical Requirements

Ability to work in outside environments with varying climates

Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, squat, climb, and use arm and hand movements

Ability to carry tools and to handle materials and equipment of up to 50 pounds

Ability to work at heights on lifts, stepladders and/or extension ladders

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of rsum or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.


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Relay Commissioning Technician

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Houston, TX 77002

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