Maintenance Electrician I
Tucson Electric Power     Tucson, AZ 85701

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UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

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Our culture is rooted in shared core values that define how we work and who we are. Our team of innovative professionals bring their authentic selves to work each day to power our vision and make a difference.

We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

Continual growth: In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.
Active Engagement: We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.
Total compensation: UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

Job Description - Maintenance Electrician I
Date Posted: September 13, 2023

Date Expires: September 27, 2023

Testing Date: September 2023 (You will be notified of time)

Practical Date: September 2023 (You will be notified of time)

Interview Date: September 2023 (You will be notified of time)

**Candidates selected for testing will receive a confirmation email at the email address provided on the application as notification of the scheduled date and time of the testing session. Dates are subject to change based on business needs, weather and unforeseen circumstances. **

There will be a three-part testing procedure employed for this position. The first step is a written skills test followed by a practical skills test and an oral interview. Upon successful completion of the first exam, you will then move into the practical skills stage and then the interview. Each step of the process must be passed in order to progress to the next step.

Position Description

The Maintenance Electrician I is responsible for the efficient and safe maintenance and repair of all power plant and related equipment. Successful individuals placed into this classification will be responsible for the below position-related responsibilities. In addition, they are required to complete qualification signoffs as an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician within two years of placement into this role.

Position-Related Responsibilities

¨ Troubleshoot and maintain all electrical systems

¨ Maintain and overhaul electric motors from 24 volt to 5 kV single and three phase.

¨ Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical starting devices 12volt to 13.8 kV.

¨ Maintain and service U.P.S. battery/inverter systems

¨ Maintain and repair all electrical aspects pertaining to gas turbines and associated equipment (motor control, transformers, excitation, turbine control, AC/DC machines)

¨ Maintain all electrical lighting systems in all areas of power production

¨ Design, fabricate and install conduit runs 1/2" to 5" to required equipment.

¨ Perform assigned work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Company practices and procedures.

¨ This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

¨ Must understand and safely work with voltages up to and including 13.8 kV.

¨ Basic math skills including trigonometry

¨ Basic mechanical skills and tool handling

¨ Basic knowledge of hydraulic systems

¨ Developed electrical theory skills including AC & DC systems

¨ Advanced motor theory skills including motor repair knowledge

¨ Knowledge of electronic solid state theory

¨ Ability to draw and read electric prints and schematics

¨ Must have the ability to understand and present oral and written directions

¨ Must have general knowledge of power station generation systems

¨ Knowledge of PLC functionality, One-Line diagrams, and Industrial Electrical Schematics

¨ Relay functionality and protection

¨ VFD (installation and programming)

¨ Low and medium voltage switchgear, transformers and motor control

All employees are expected and required to adhere to the Company Code of Ethics and Principles of Conduct.

Pay Rate: $47.90

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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Job Details

Field of Interest

Energy & Utilities

Employment Type

Full Time

Number of openings


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