Senior Transformer Technician

About the Role

United States of America
North Carolina

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  • State/Province/County: North Carolina
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  • City: Indianapolis

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  • City: Louisville

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  • State/Province/County: California
  • City: Los Angeles

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  • City: San Diego

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  • State/Province/County: Nevada
  • City: Las Vegas

Remote vs. Office
Remote only
Siemens Energy, Inc.
Grid Technologies
Business Unit
Grid Solutions
Full / Part time
Experience Level
Early Professional

This is a union position with a set hourly pay rate of $40.17

  Remote/Travel (Across 48 States

Mode of Employment: Permanent / Full-time

A Snapshot of Your Day (position overview)
Senior Transformer Technician (STT) is responsible for the environmentally safe performance of field service projects with minimal to no supervision. Primarily is an expert in the assembly, vacuum/oil filling, testing, service, and repair of distribution and power transformers and may be assigned other work individually or as part of a larger electrical substation/powerplant project. 

Reports directly to the National Resource Manager (NRM) and performs work under the supervisory direction of the Crew Leader (CL). Effective communication with both NRM and CL is required throughout active projects and when awaiting assignment and/or standby time.

When required, may be temporarily assigned as CL by NRM or functional supervisor and will be responsible for crew, subcontractors, vendors, and assigned assets as listed in CL job description.
Often requires extensive travel and non-standard schedules at field locations with exposure to varying environmental conditions.

How You'll Make an Impact (responsibilities):
  • Perform complex transformer field service operations that require strong technical skills.
  • Troubleshoot and repair transformer equipment, applying own knowledge and experience to resolve problems or recommend changes or modified procedures to improve performance and customer satisfaction. 
  • Communicate clearly and professionally (written and/or verbal) regarding project scope, safety reviews (i.e., tailgate meetings), security or environmental incidents, safety violations, or near misses.
  • Guide less experienced technicians, instructing them in proper and safe operation of equipment.
  • Serve as expert level transformer tester capable of testing and troubleshooting at all levels, startup commissioning, condition assessments, and receipt inspections. Will provide detailed explanation of test results to all levels of personnel and/or customer.
  • Serve as expert level rigger for all tasks related to transformer service work.
  • Performs work to required Quality Assurance (QA) specification including vacuum, oil logs, and job walkdown for issues prior to project completion.
  • Displays consistent improvement in the understanding of the testing process including proper test procedures, electrical theory, electrical clearances, NFPA70E, and the proper use of testing terminology.
  • Assist CL or NRM with the planning of field service project set-up, resource requirements, coordination of equipment and vendors, including personal lodging and travel, scheduling of heavy equipment, tankers, test equipment, etc. Will also assist in gathering data and preparing field service job reports and non-conformance reports and to record and compile data for analysis.
  • Responsible to maintain budget parameters in scheduling work hours, expenses, and expected vendor/subcontractor delivery requirements.
  • Responsible for completing time, expense, and field service job reports using online/administrative tools or software. Record and compile data for analysis and assist in related assessment and preparation of reports.
  • Perform brazing and crimping of transformer leads with technical knowledge of proper clearances and IEEE standard of reinsulating leads. Also required to train less experienced personnel on this duty. 
  • Perform all tasks associated with re-gasketing of transformers and cutting new gaskets/O-rings as needed.
  • Maintain safe operating condition of vehicles, tools, and equipment, including conducting detailed inventories and inspections to determine maintenance and repairs. Perform repairs and maintenance per maintenance schedule or as assigned.
  • Follow and enforce Siemens Energy Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) policies.
  • Perform duties in accordance with customer and industry regulations and standards. 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by NRM and/or CL. 
What You Bring (requirements)
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, manage multiple priorities, and support the CL with supervising less senior crew members, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Ability to select most effective approaches and adapt standard practices and procedures to resolve complex technical problems
  • Electro-mechanical skills in the safe and correct assembly and maintenance of power and distribution transformers and transformer accessories
  • Perform power and distribution transformer receipt inspections and complete receipt inspection reports per standard processes set forth.
  • Perform as a factory service representative with minimal supervision.
  • Comprehensive skills to interpret the scope of work, assembly, general arrangement drawings, electrical prints, and one-line diagrams as well as test data and factory instruction manuals
  • Implementation of correct operation of transformer oil processing, including vacuum, oil filling, and circulating and draining oil-filled transformers along with complete documentation of the process as required
  • If not the assigned tester on a project, provide expert level support to assigned tester with industry standard testing of power and distribution transformers and transformer accessories as well as interpret and document the results.  Document test results utilizing standard Microsoft Office, test equipment, standard test software, and tools.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office and Windows based software as well as online tools
  • Comprehensive experience
  • Strong commercial and industrial control wiring and troubleshooting skills
  • Manage and perform service maintenance of company vehicles, oil processing equipment, generators, and test equipment.
  • Food verbal and written skills to effectively communicate with various levels of personnel
  • Capable of communicating with customer in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated collaboration and work well within teams and individually
  • Good time management skills
  • Operate various equipment in a construction environment (i.e., man lifts and forklifts) with expert knowledge in handling electrical equipment and uncrating).
  • Maintaining Class A CDL requirements as described in contract section 9.09 article c) qualifies for a yearly bonus.
  • High school diploma, GED, or technical vocational/apprenticeship training combined with prior field service or equivalent related experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in technical assembly, maintenance, and repair of power and distribution transformers and transformer accessories in utility/energy electrical industry
  • Expert level skill in one or more of: Distribution, Power, and Transmission electrical substation equipment in power ranges of low-voltage (4160V – 13kV), medium-voltage (13kV – 69kV) or high-voltage (69kV – 800 kV)
  • Effective communications skills and ability to lead less experienced staff
  • Good time management and analytical skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • EH&S/OSHA training is required or will be provided.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization. Siemens Energy employees with current visa sponsorship may be eligible for internal transfers.

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  • Paid Time Off and paid holidays
  • 401K savings plan with company match
  • Family building benefits
  • Parental leave

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