Substation Apparatus Technician

Arizona G&T Cooperatives
Benson, Arizona 85602
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

To safely, economically and efficiently install, maintain, test and calibrate as needed, for all assigned equipment owned or to be maintained by the Cooperative. The Substation Apparatus Technician must work in close relationship with the Substation Apparatus Manager and the Substation Apparatus Working Foreman to ensure the communication of information relative to operation, problems or personnel difficulties and any other items of interest or general knowledge as they occur.


  • Account for and advise the need for maintenance of an adequate stock of spare parts in accordance with the Cooperative’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices on all equipment to promote better operations and appearance.
  • Properly care for and protect equipment assigned to the Cooperative to be used in the discharge of duties.
  • Become familiar with drawings and instruction bulletins, on all equipment as required.
  • Check, revise and keep current substation drawings and diagrams as required.
  • Install and wire new additions or replacements to existing equipment as required.
  • Maintain continuing records of all calibration tests on equipment along with files of preventative maintenance records.
  • Work with relay, meter and communications equipment as required or requested.
  • Perform the maintenance and testing of electrical devices, apparatus and equipment within the Cooperative power delivery system as required.
  • Perform switching on power delivery system in conformance with established operational procedures.
  • Cooperate in achieving the objective of eliminating recognized hazards to safety and health; Comply with all Safety and Health rules.
  • Practice care and protection of clothing and equipment that is furnished by the Cooperative.
  • Participate in the training and instruction of the safe operation of old and/or new equipment and/or processes.
  • Maintain work area and plant to standards of sanitation, safety and health in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • 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.
  • Respond to after hours call-outs as required.
  • Required to occasionally travel and stay out of town to perform necessary duties.


  • High school diploma or recognized equivalent.
  • Completion of a (4) four-year apprenticeship program which is recognized by State Apprenticeship Council.
  • 4 years field experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of high voltage transmission power systems operations and maintenance.
  • Strong mechanical abilities.
  • Ability to read and follow schematic prints and wiring diagrams.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers strongly preferred.
  • Preferred working knowledge of the following testing equipment: Power quality test equipment and oscilloscope. Transformer turn ratio tester, breaker analyzer, ductor, HiPot tester, power factor test equipment, and megger.
  • Shall possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona Commercial Drivers License (Class A) within six months from date of hire.


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Substation Apparatus Technician

Arizona G&T Cooperatives
Benson, Arizona 85602

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