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GRDA Technician

Q11

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are responsible for the maintenance and repair of all aspects regarding an electrical utility.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Operate water and sewage treatment plant, high pressure boilers, turbines, generators, auxiliary support equipment, high voltage disconnects, heavy trucks, hydraulic cranes, and fork-lifts
  • Pollyphase metering practices and equipment
  • Weld turbines, diaphragms, condensers, compressors, centrifugal pumps, pump shafts, and generators
  • Maintain high voltage generators and transmission lines, vertical and horizontal hydro-electric and thermal generation equipment, motors, actuators equipment, turbine controls, station auxiliaries, lights, control measuring devices, live to ground clearance on high voltage transmission line right-of-ways, and circuit breakers
  • Repair and/or replace vertical and horizontal hydro-electric and thermal generation equipment, high pressure vessels, metal components, high voltage generators, motors, actuators equipment, turbine controls, station auxiliaries, lights, control measuring devices, old and damaged poles, cross arms, insulators, lightening arrestors, replacement conductors, high voltage transmission lines, protective relays and related equipment, engines and defective parts
  • Calibrate pressure and temperature transmitters, valve positioners, pneumatic controller, electronic controllers, pressure and temperature switches
  • Prepare and revise drawings and diagrams using computer aided drafting equipment
  • Construct high voltage transmission lines, structures around energized high voltage transmission lines and devices
  • Use special machine shop equipment including carbide tool grinders, hydraulic shears, hand saws, hydraulic presses, milling, machines, lathes, stainless steel, cast iron, brass, aluminum, copper, other alloys, hot stick on high voltage, computer, productivity software, and networking programs
  • Test heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment, high voltage generators, motors, actuators equipment, turbine controls, station auxiliaries, lights, control measuring devices, facilities, electrical metering equipment, protective relays and related equipment, and marine equipment to determine need for repair
  • Methods, practice, instruments, materials and equipment required for water treatment and testing and maintaining power station equipment
  • Production, treatment and analysis of high purity water, coal sampling and testing, oil sampling and testing and environmental sampling and analysis
  • Repair & Maintenance of data acquisition & communication equipment as well as repair and maintenance of railcar in accordance with AAR standards.

Level Descriptors

This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of assigned duties, level of responsibility and the expertise required for the completion of assigned projects

Level I Code: Q11A Salary Band: T1

This is the entry level where employees are expected to inspect and operate various specialized machinery and equipment; progressively more responsible work of the crafts assigned, beginning with the most basic or routine tasks; and work under the immediate supervision of a skilled operator or technician. Employees will be expected to complete a prescribed course of study and/or a specified length of on-the-job training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the principles of the assigned craft; of the operations of plants and facilities as dictated by the assigned craft; of the operation of various specialized machinery and equipment; of the methods, practices, tools, materials and machines used in the assigned craft; of standard tests and chemicals used in assigned craft;  and of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the craft; Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to read blueprints and sketches; and to read, interpret, complex written and verbal instructions. 

Education and Experience required at this level consist of two years of technical experience in the utility or energy industry; or completion of two years of a four-year apprenticeship program in the craft to which assigned; or completion of sixty semester hours of college course work which included twelve hours in chemistry, laboratory science, engineering, computer science, or information technology; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Level II Code: Q11B Salary Band: T2

This is the specialist level where employees will supervise the operation of various specialized machinery and equipment; and perform the most complex tasks related to operations and results or perform highly specialized functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of electrical drafting principles and techniques; of drafting equipment; of basic engineering, mathematics and electrical symbols; and of complete rough hand sketches. Ability is required to express ideas clearly and concisely.

Education and Experience required at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus 2 additional years of qualifying experience.

Level III Code: Q11C Salary Band: T3

This is the specialist level where employees will supervise the operations of boilers, turbines and auxiliary equipment.  Employees will perform the most complex tasks related to operations and results or perform a highly specialized function.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of electrical drafting principles and techniques; of drafting equipment; of basic engineering, mathematics and electrical symbols; and of complete rough hand sketches. Ability is required to express ideas clearly and concisely. 

Education and Experience required at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of qualifying experience.

Level IV Code: Q11D Salary Band: T4

This is the leadership level where employees will be responsible for coordinates with other crews, divisions or crafts; provides training as a lead worker or project leader; and serves in a specialized role conducting state inspections. Employees will have oversight responsibilities for subordinate personnel in absence of the Senior Technician.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified at level III plus knowledge of computer-aided drafting equipment; of the principles of combustion; of troubleshooting and repair procedures; and of various state, federal laws, rules, and regulations and industry practices. 

Education and Experience required at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus one additional year of qualifying experience.

Selective Qualifications

Experience and/or education must be in the craft designated by the hiring agency. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel normally associated with the position.

Special Requirements

Some positions will require that incumbents become Class D Water and Sewage Operators licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within six months from the date of appointment to position.

Some positions may require shift work on rotating basis, including nights, weekends and holidays as call upon to staff 24/7 electric generating plant.

Some positions will require two years of experience in digital or analog electronics, or process control instruments; or completion of a course of study in electrical or electronics at a recognized trade, technical or vocational school

Some positions may require the possession of a valid Oklahoma commercial driver’s license; or a Certified Line Clearance Tree Trimmer Certificate and a Pesticide Applicator Certificate/License

Some positions may require experience making repairs/modifications and/or performing reconditioning work according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) standards in an AAR certified facility

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