Substation Technician

Job Summary

Under general supervision of Technical Services (TS) Manager, performs supervisory and operating tasks in the testing, repair, maintenance and installation of equipment associated with substations, metering, control systems, information systems and other distribution equipment and apparatus. Overhead equipment installed above the secondary gain shall be accessed only by qualified line workers.

Minimum Qualifications


High school or electrical trade school graduate, with specialized courses in electrical field. AS degree is desired in Utility Engineering, Electronics or related degree as determined by RMLD.


Requires seven to ten years of substation technician or related experience.  Four years as a Journeyman Technician. Windows operating system PC experience required. Familiarity with substation preventative and predictive maintenance programs and metering software applications.

Judgment and Initiative:

Under the general supervision of the TS Manager, establishes own and crew work plan and priorities to assure timely and safe completion of assigned tasks in conformance with established work programs, policies and procedures. Able to provide appropriate levels of initiative, response and resolution to problems. High attention to detail and organizational skills.  Demonstrated ability to function as a crew leader.  Demonstrated familiarity with substation construction materials and equipment.  Ability to organize work, establish priorities and meet deadlines independent of supervision on a regular basis.  Ability to communicate ideas and direction to fellow employees in a clear and concise manner.

Manual Skills:

Ability to operate computers, scanner, printers, plotters and other related equipment as required. Moderate dexterity using necessary tools. 

Physical Requirements:

 Ability to perform wearing required safety equipment (PPE).  Ability to perform moderately heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in any weather and working conditions for extended periods of time.  Work may involve lifting, moving, pulling or pushing bulky materials; equipment and tools. May be required to operate fork lift or lift truck. 


Demonstrated supervisory capability of one or more employees, performing technical functions of a standardized nature.   Responsible for crew safety and associated equipment as assigned by TS Manager or his/her designee. Able to coach, mentor and supervise other employees.

License and certifications:  Valid MA Class D Operators license and hoisting (1D) license for forklift operation required.  

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