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Eaton Corporation Utility Protection & Control (P&C) Technician in Des Moines, Iowa

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services & Systems (EESS) division is currently seeking a Utility Protection & Control (P&C) Technician. This position has open geography and can be based anywhere in the United States.

Please note: this position does require up to 100% travel and a 2-3 year commitment, but after that Sky is the Limit within Eaton! This role is a great way to get your foot in the door and experience internal growth.

Position Overview:

The Utility Protection & Control (P&C) Technician will be a part of the largest and most experienced team of field services technician in the industry! The Utility Protection & Control (P&C) Technician will be responsible for assisting the Utility Lead P&C / Commissioning Engineer in overall technical oversight and documentation requirements including but not limited to work plans, isolation plans, and functional test plans. This role will be actively involved (hands-on) during complete testing & final checkout. The Utility P&C Technician will work with the Utility Lead P&C Commissioning Engineer and serve as a safety net to ensure that any errors introduced by incorrectly engineered design packages or installation are identified and corrected prior to compromising the safety of employees and /or the reliability of the Transmission & Distribution system.

In this function you will:

  • Read drawings and understand various protection schemes and proper checkout techniques and/or for the troubleshooting and correcting of non-working schemes.

  • Responsible for performing testing and commissioning activities on reliability upgrades in Energized “Brownfield” Transmission Stations.

  • Responsible for working around energized “In-Service” electrical equipment

  • Capable of developing Isolation Plans & Procedures for the removal of existing equipment such as; Protective Relays, Relay Panels, AC/DC Panels, Battery Systems, Breakers, transformers, SSVTs, CCVTs, PTs, CTs, Linear Couplers, etc.

  • Knowledgeable with all aspects of the testing & operation of various protective relays and power meters, including all device types: microprocessor-based, solid state, and electro-mechanical.

  • Assist with all aspects of testing of substation devices and equipment, including (without limitation): reading / verifying all voltage and current inputs to relays and metering, trip testing, functional verification of all control systems, verification of all devices and equipment alarms, and other similar testing.

  • Experience with Relay Testing Software such as Enoserve (RTS) and Doble Protection Suite

  • Experience with Relay Communication Software such as SEL Compass, AcSELerator Quickset (SEL-5030), GE (Enervista Launchpad), RFL (Gard PRO), and other common industry software.

  • Ability to identify and resolve design errors.

  • Directly witness or perform critical tests such as DC Functional Trip Testing prior to energization and in-service

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Associates degree from an accredited institution or military experience required

  • Minimum 3 years of utility substation relay testing experience

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • No relocation is provided. Candidates must reside within the United States to be considered.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution

  • 5+ years of experience in Utility Substation electrical testing experience.

  • Transmission Substation Relay Test experience

  • Level 3/4 NETA or NICET Certified.

At Eaton, we strive to provide compensation and benefits that attract, engage, and retain the best talent. This includes competitive pay and a variety of benefit programs for eligible employees.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $96,000-$132,000 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.com

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes – Remote

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

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