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Premier Power Maintenance Senior Protection and Control Commissioning Specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana

Company Overview:Like our name states, Premier Power Maintenance is the “premier” organization in the market to provide exceptional service and value to our customers in six primary areas: Third-party electrical testing (Acceptance & Maintenance), Commissioning, Electrical Engineering, Safety Training, Specialty Installation, and Repair. Our goal is to assist our customers in achieving a safe and reliable power system. People are our biggest asset. We pride ourselves on having some of the most highly skilled and qualified field and engineering personnel in the industry, and our safety record is second to none. We have a commitment to keeping all team members safe by adhering to intense safety programs and having industry and location/equipment specific training as well. Our customers know, that they can call Premier Power Maintenance day or night, and we’ll respond with safe, reliable solutions that provide outstanding value with attention to detail at every level. Customer service and integrity at all levels is what Premier Power Maintenance has built its reputation on, and that commitment will not waiver.

Reports To:P & C Area Supervisor

Job Summary:Senior Protection and Control Commissioning Specialist in this division are home based and report directly to the job sites. We have long term project work in Indiana, Iowa and throughout the Midwest.

Senior Protection and Control Commissioning Specialist Job Description:

  • Plans and carries out commissioning of Transmission and Distribution substation protection and control systems to include; Test and calibrate electro-mechanical and microprocessor based relays. Alarm relays, line, bus differential, and transformer protection relays, and control/breaker failure relays.

  • Set up and test communication and networking equipment such as ethernet switches, power line carrier systems, SCADA systems and RTU's.

  • Plans and coordinates outage activities,

  • Analyzes results of testing and provides guidance on how to interpret results of testing to less experienced testing technicians

  • Verifies construction and wiring is complete to design standards,

  • Performs functional checks of all protection and control circuits and systems

  • Provides leadership and technical support for other substation and industrial switchgear projects performed by the company

  • Runs 2 or more projects simultaneously

  • The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list, other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education for Senior Protection and Control Commissioning Specialist:

  • 2 year technical degree or equivalent military training

  • The requirement for formal training can be waived if an individual has shown the initiative to educate his or herself and is able to demonstrate a solid understanding of Ohms Law, Kirchoffs Current Laws, Series and Parallel DC Circuits, Series and Parallel AC Circuits, Reactive Circuits, Resonant Circuits, and Power Factor

  • NETA or NICET Level 4 or NETA or NICET 3 with at least 10 years of P&C related experience

  • Has performed as a lead or project manager on at least one testing and maintenance project

  • Has at least 2 years of experience testing transformers, breakers, and other electrical apparatus

  • Has demonstrated the ability to be consistently on time for daily work assignments, meetings, training, etc….

  • Demonstrates organizational skills to include on time reporting of time and expenses, weekly status reports, and any other documentation and reporting requirements

  • Demonstrates the responsibility required to keep tools, test equipment, and vehicles in clean and organized condition and up to date with service and calibrations

Work Environment:

  • Must be willing and able to work regular overtime, including nights, weekends, and some holidays

  • Must be willing and able to travel on overnight, multi-day, out-of-town jobs

  • Must be willing and capable of working with your hands and working in the field

Other Requirements for Senior Protection and Control Commissioning Specialist:

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle check

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, as well as periodic, unannounced random testing

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must be willing to obtain a company paid TWIC card, OSHA 30 hour, NFPA 70-E, and CPR training

Benefits:Premier Power Maintenance firmly believes that each team member is part of our family. Therefore, Premier Power Maintenance offers an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • 100% of premiums paid by employer for team member short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.

  • 100% of medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for the team member and 50% of the premiums for dependent coverage.

  • Generous paid time off policy and 8 paid holidays per year.

  • Discretionary performance bonuses.

  • 401k matching and discretionary profit-sharing plan.

To learn more about Premier Power Maintenance, please visit our website at

Premier Power Maintenance is an EEO/AA employer who values and embraces workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability and/or veteran status.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.