Power System Substation Operator Trainee
* $26.80 - $29.18 per hour

Announcement #002029-03-DE

Multiple Vacancies throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana

BPA’s Transmission Business Line ( www2.transmission.bpa.gov/) is currently seeking highly qualified applicants to fill multiple vacancies throughout the Pacific Northwest to inspect and operate equipment in an electrical power transmission system substation. Operators are responsible for isolating equipment for maintenance personnel while maintaining service to customers and assuring power system reliability.

Power System Substation Operator Trainee - The Substation Operator Trainee program is a formal, 20-month program consisting of five, 4-month steps (training periods 1,2,3,4,5). The Trainee must pass oral and written reviews at the end of each step to remain in this program. Trainees will be promoted to journeyman after successfully passing the fifth step review. Substation Operator Trainee applicants must have experience in being responsible for performing switching, clearing and tagging of high voltage equipment in electrical substations at voltages of 12.5kV or higher.

*In addition to the negotiated hourly wage, Bonneville hourly employees are paid an additional negotiated premium equal to 4.4% of the hourly wage rate.

Applicants must pass a physical examination and provide a 3-year driver’s abstract.

You can access complete position information, conditions of employment, qualification requirements, supplemental questionnaire, and very specific application instructions and procedures online at BPA Jobs ( www.jobs.bpa.gov/scripts/open_vacancies/open_vacancies_de_pn.IDQ) or call 1-877-WRK-4BPA (1-877-975-4272) for a mailed copy. Be sure to reference Power System Substation Operator/Trainee, #002029-03-DE-A.

Applications will be accepted indefinitely but early applications are encouraged for earliest consideration.

Questions? Contact Terry Klinefelter, Recruiter, at 360-418-2954 or tlklinefelter@bpa.gov

Working together at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) we create an environment where anything is possible. By empowering our people with unmatched training and extensive support, we’ve built a company whose nearly 65-year history of ingenuity and service is virtually peerless. BPA offers a stable and secure future with a comprehensive and generous benefit package in a safe, comfortable, and professional work environment.

BPA proudly promotes and supports a diverse workforce.

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