Journeyman Substation Technician

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has an immediate opening for a Journeyman Substation Technician to work at our headquarters located 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), and Valley Communication Association (VCA).

The Journeyman Substation Technician is responsible for the day-to-day operations, maintenance and troubleshooting of the substations and switch yards. 

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

To apply for this job, please fill out the following form.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent, Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical, Mechanical Technology or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience or hold a certification through an approved apprentice program for Substation Technician.

Experience: Five years of experience in the maintenance and testing of electrical system related equipment in voltages from 25kV to 230kV. Must be well versed in relaying and control circuitry.

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


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

March 19, 2024
Until Filled