Union IBEW Fringes and Benefits that are outstanding
2 Year Degree
3 openings available.
FTBA is seeking a Test Technician to join our team. The technician is responsible for safe and efficient testing, and maintenance of electrical power distribution equipment for customers in the assigned territory. In this role you will travel approximately 20% of the time, work with other technicians, and will be responsible for the performance and management of routine and moderately complex tasks and projects, record keeping, evaluation of test data, and preparation of field service reports.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Travel to customer sites to inspect, test, troubleshoot, perform start-up, and collect data on electrical systems. • Test and commission protection and control systems on high voltage substations. • Maintain, test, repair, rebuild, and replace low, medium, and high voltage switchgear and circuit breakers.
Test and inspect low, medium, and high voltage cable installations. • Maintain, test, and repair transformers and related equipment.
Conduct low and medium-voltage motor control center and contractor testing. • Sample and analyze insulated fluids. • Complete Job Hazard Analyses including but not limited to arc-flash and shock analyses • Conduct limited and routine investigations, tests, and evaluations. • Document test results and complete field reports. • Rotate emergency on-call duty. • Maintain strict compliance with regulatory laws.
Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in electrical testing (understanding of electrical systems) • Candidate should have experience working in and leading a small team. • Experience in or capable of managing medium-sized (multi-week) projects. • Familiar with NETA Acceptance and Maintenance Testing Standards. • Familiar with NFPA70E Electrical Safety standards. • Ability to troubleshoot electrical performance deficiencies (e.g., ground fault). • Ability to travel 20%. • Must be knowledgeable lockout/tagout and hazardous energy control procedures.
Clean Driving Record. • Familiarization with basic test equipment; (Megger), fluke digital multi-meter, ac/dc clamp on Ammeter.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS This position will be working both indoors/outdoors in varying weather conditions. This position will be working around electricity and other potential hazards. Appropriate safety equipment (PPE) and practices will be provided and must be utilized. Much of our equipment is heavy, so the ability to lift at least 75 pounds is needed.
FTBA is a Pittsburgh based family owned and operated unique company. It values the person, Client, Employee,. Partners, Vendors, and Competitors. FTBA is professional and fun to be around. We are a third party independent electrical testing company. Our culture is set apart by how everyone is treated. Our projects span the tristate region, with the heaviest concentration in the Pittsburgh market. FTBA is made up of people with more than 30 years of experience in the electrical industry managing more than $130 million in electrical distribution maintenance for facility owners, managers, and business executives. We believe the key to success is to be uncompromising in offering exemplary customer service. FTBA stands on this principle and seeks to serve each client as a person first - not as a number. Each market sector—corporate, government, health care, education, and industry—is served by a team of specialists who understand the unique needs of the clients they serve. PHILOSOPHY Two essential prerequisites lay the foundation for every FTBA project. First, we take the time to understand the client’s business and how it operates. Second, we proactively involve the client ...in the development of appropriate solutions. In our role as partner, we help the client understand how well the available alternatives satisfy the project’s own unique, prioritized set of objectives. A remarkable 85 percent of our work consists of repeat commissions from clients who appreciate our responsive, value added service.