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Idaho Power Company Control Equipment Technician I or II in Boise, Idaho

If you are a current Idaho Power employee, please apply through the** Employee Portal (https://www.myworkday.com/idahopowercompany/d/task/12709$9.htmld) .

Application Deadline:

07/08/2022 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

# of Positions:

1

Job Type:

Regular

Job End Date:

Exemption Status:

Non-Exempt

Pay Range:

35.96 - 54.14 Hourly

Minimum Age Requirement:

Job Description:

Idaho Power — headquartered in vibrant Boise, Idaho — is looking for a Control Technician I or II to join our Power Supply team.

It’s an exciting time to work for Idaho Power. We’re working toward our goal of providing 100% clean energy by 2045, and our work plays a critical role in our customers’ lives and in communities we serve across Idaho and Oregon. In addition to the meaningful work we do, we offer work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, an employee incentive plan, and both a 401k employer-match and a pension plan, making Idaho Power one of the best employers in the state.

What does a Control Equipment Technician I or II do for us?

Control Equipment Technician I:

Under direct supervision, the Control Equipment I Technician learns to integrate, install, configure, commission, maintain, and calibrate a wide variety of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment used by Idaho Power Company (IPC) for control and monitoring of its power systems. The Control Equipment Technician I assists the Technician II in the design, installation, and maintenance of the Load Serving Operations Data Centers as well as interface tools for Dispatch Control Centers. Works to provide SCADA solutions company-wide as needed.

Control Equipment Technician II:

Under limited supervision and acting on own initiative, the Control Equipment Technician II designs, configures, integrates, installs, commissions, troubleshoots, maintains, and calibrates a wide variety and generations of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and substation intelligent electronic equipment and provides a complete substation-information annunciation for the control and monitoring of IPC’s power systems. The Control Equipment Technician II is integral to the design, installation, and maintenance of the Load Serving Operations Data Centers and interface tools for Dispatch Control Centers. Works to provide SCADA solutions company-wide as needed while adhering to NERC CIP and all required documentation.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Control Equipment Technician I:

Knowledge of:

  • Electricity and electronics

  • Applied math

  • Computer operating systems

  • Digital communications.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of basic programming principles, network topologies

  • Protocol analysis

Skills in:

  • Troubleshooting circuits and systems

  • Operating test equipment

Preferred:

  • Backcountry navigational skills

Ability to:

  • Uses hand and power tools

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships

  • Understands and maintains documentation

  • Works well with others and alone

Control Equipment Technician II:

Knowledge of:

  • Electricity and electronics

  • Applied math

  • Computer operating systems

  • Various digital communications protocols (DNP, Modbus, 8979, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of other departments IEDs (Schweitzer, Beckwidth, Modicon, Bitronics, ION)

Preferred:

  • Basic programming principles, network topologies

  • Protocol analysis

Skills in:

  • Troubleshooting circuits and systems

  • Operating test equipment

  • Linux administration Programming experience in multiple languages

  • Circuit design in Eagle or equivalent software

Preferred:

  • Backcountry navigational skills

Ability to:

  • Uses hand and power tools

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships

  • Understands and maintain documentation

  • Works well with others and alone

  • Gathers all pertinent information to design SCADA projects

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Control Equipment Technician I:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED and one of the following:

  • Associates degree in Electronics

OR

  • An equivalent combination of relevant training, education, and experience

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience working with electronic devices or in a related IT field

Preferred:

  • Experience programming microcontrollers and/or PLCs (programmable logic controller)

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position

  • Must obtain First Aid / CPR card within 90 days

Control Equipment Technician II:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED and one of the following:

  • Associates degree in Electronics

OR

  • An equivalent combination of relevant training, education, and experience

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience working with electronic devices or in a related IT field

Preferred:

  • Experience programming microcontrollers and/or PLCs (programmable logic controller)

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position

  • Must obtain First Aid / CPR card within 90 days

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position performs occasional kneeling, crouching, stooping/bending, twisting, and rarely crawling or lying at ground level to perform manual dexterity activities, gripping, and operation of hand tools. Sustained postures are maintained occasionally in awkward positions/tight spaces Lifting/carrying of up to 30 lbs. is performed as well as pushing/pulling (10-15 lbs. force) in utilizing carts/hand carts. 80% of work activities are typically performed sitting at computer. Driving of up to 4.5 hours throughout the IPC territory is necessary. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Some overtime and travel required.

Competencies:

Applied Learning, Building Networks, Communication, Managing Work, Stress Tolerance, Work Standards


Need Assistance Completing Your Application?

Please contact our Recruiting Office if you have questions, require assistance or accommodation while applying for employment with Idaho Power Company: Phone : 208-388-2965 or Email : jobs@idahopower.com

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.

Please note: Idaho Power will not provide sponsorship for obtaining an employment visa, such as an H-1B visa.

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