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Utilities Service, LLC Relay Technician - Union - ULCS in Coralville, Iowa

Relay Technician

Under the supervision of the PERT General Foreman, this position will be responsible and accountable for the completion of in-field jobs on an assigned or emergency basis.

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In states from DE to TX, ULCS needs people with a variety of skills and capabilities to help us build smarter more resilient energy grids and futures for our customers and communities. It’s important work that communities increasingly depend on for their quality of life and we are making a difference for the customers and communities and growing as more customers discover the ULCS difference. It’s rewarding work and a career that can support you on your life’s journey. If you’d like to make a difference too, then own your career.

Pay: Pay range is $36.25- $60.41 per hour


  • Health/Dental/Vision paid in full

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Pension Benefits

  • Paid Holidays, PTO and Vacation

  • Additional benefits included but not listed

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Field jobs consist of testing electro-mechanical, solid-state, and microprocessor based relays, troubleshooting control circuits, the commissioning of new relays and/or electrical power equipment and their associated control circuits, and other duties as assigned. Apprentices are required to work under the direct supervision of a lead technician and complete required training courses.

  • Competent with power and hand tools.

  • Read and understand drawings, schematics, and operating instructions , and manuals relating to substation transmission equipment.

  • Safety and environmental knowledge.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Work within all applicable safety rules.

  • Work both independently and in group settings.

  • Drives for an extended period of time to and from the job site.

  • Able to work and retain access to all ITC assets, including but not limited to substations, ROW’s, facilities, vehicles and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Available during off-duty hours.

  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively and accurately.

  • Knowledge in the operation and maintenance of Electrical Transmission stations and lines.

  • Successfully complete and maintain Red Tag Certification.

  • Able to work in energized substations and power plants containing voltages up to and including 345,000 volts.

  • Able to work with hands above head for extended periods of time.

Candidates will be evaluated in the following areas to determine qualifications:

  • Depth of experience – possess in depth knowledge of classification specific work tasks due to time in the field, variety of content related experience, and any additional certifications or education related to the content.

  • Location of experience.

  • Communication ability, including verbal and written.

  • Team-work skills.

Education & Experience

  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Engineering Technology, or other accepted equivalent degree from a recognized College or University.

  • College transcripts will be required to insure minimum courses have been successfully completed.

  • Management shall have the exclusive right to determine degree equivalency


  • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

  • Driver License Required.

  • Obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid trainer certification throughout employment

Travel Requirements:

  • Willing to travel to all regions within the ITC footprint to conduct field audits, attend meetings and perform accident investigations and assist with AARC reporting

Physical Requirements:

  • RARE (less than 10%): climbing poles, climbing stairs.

  • OCCASIONAL (up to 33%): sitting, stooping, kneeling, squatting, body twisting, crawling, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, balancing, lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • FREQUENT (up to 66%): standing, walking, climbing on/off truck, gripping, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., reading, reaching, range of motion, depth perception, color vision, lifting, lifting up to 10 lbs.

  • CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): sense of touch, manual dexterity, speaking clearly, seeing distant, seeing, hearing-speech range.


Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

  • Works alone in energized high voltage electrical substations up to 345,000 volts.

  • Must work in close proximity of energized electrical equipment up to 345,000 volts.

  • Exposed to static and induced voltages.

  • Exposed to Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF).

  • May be exposed to Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave Frequency.

  • Works around hazardous equipment.

  • Works with energized parts or equipment.

  • May be subjected to high intensity and stressful situations.

  • Work in all temperatures (cold, snow, ice, wind, rain, heat).

  • Exposed to traffic and mobile equipment.

  • Works on construction sites with uneven terrain.

  • May be exposed to nature, i.e. irritating plants and biting or stinging insects.

  • Work may be performed at varying heights above ground, in manholes, and/or in confined spaces.

About Us:

Utility Lines Construction Services (ULCS) delivers electric and gas utility construction and maintenance services for investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, municipalities, large industrial manufacturers, government, general contractors, developers and EPC firms. Formed in 2000 from small beginnings, ULCS now boasts more than 2,300 non-union employees in 15 states safely performing utility transmission and distribution infrastructure work throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the Delmarva Peninsula, the Southeast and the South regions of the United States.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.