Apprentice Substation Technician

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has an immediate opening for an APPRENTICE SUBSTATION TECHNICIAN to work in Pahrump, Nevada.

Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, with a certified service area covering more than 6,800 square miles in Nevada and California. VEA presently provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 13 substations.  VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).

VEA is the parent company to a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), Valley Electric Services Company (VESC), and Valley Electric Energy Services (VEES).

VCA (Valley Communications Association), is a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump, NV, and will offer commercial and residential optical fiber broadband service, with speeds up to 1 gigabit, to VEA members throughout Nevada.

The Apprentice Substation Technician position trains under close supervision of a Journeyman Substation technician and or Substation Foreman, perform duties of a Substation Technician within the context of the training requirements and successful completion of competency step tests of the Substation Technician Apprenticeship Program.

For more detailed information regarding responsibilities, duties and specifications, please refer to the job description for Apprentice Substation Technician.

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Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. This is an entry level position, but some electrical experience is preferred.

Knowledge: Must have or quickly acquire knowledge of equipment, tools, materials and services used by electric utilities. The employee must have knowledge of State and Federal laws. Must be able to acquire a working knowledge of AC and DC electrical theory.

Other Skills and Abilities: Must have the ability to work as a team. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. The employee must have the ability to deal with problems involving several tangible variables in standardized situations. The employee must have the ability to be flexible, organized, decisive, and able to carry out problem-solving in standardized situations. The employee must have the ability to possess a Medic First Aid Card (CPR inclusive). Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a current commercial driver’s license (CDL Class A preferred) with Tanker endorsement per Nevada State Department of Transportation Regulations. The employee must have the ability to obtain an OSHA 30hr Training Certificate. The employee must have the ability to obtain Certification for Fork Lift Operator. Must be able to obtain and maintain federal security clearances that satisfy the access requirements of VEA’s federally contracted installations.


VEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression

Valley Electric Association, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a competitive benefits package, which includes company paid:

Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
Short-Term Disability
Group Life Insurance
Business Travel Life Insurance
401(k) plan
Pension plan
Vacation and Sick accrual
Holiday pay

Job Details

November 10, 2021
Until Filled