Switchgear Technician

Switchgear Technician
June 30, 2022 Melanie Jackson
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Philadelphia - PA

Position: Switchgear Technician

Location: Philadelphia, PA – local candidates only – no relocation or per diem

Duration: Starts immediately – full time position with benefits


Performs all types of complex switchgear, circuit breakers, and control work including the repair and test of existing equipment, and assembly and test of new equipment. Diagnose cause of trouble with inoperative equipment and makes necessary repairs both inside and outside the home office facility.


1. Performing a variety of complex operations to test the electrical and mechanical characteristics of circuit breakers and switchgear, and all related parts and assemblies.

2. Setting up and using test instruments including primary and secondary injection test equipment, contact resistance test equipment, insulation test equipment, torque testers, relay test equipment.

3. Verifying and adjusting for proper electrical-mechanical clearances, wipes, pressures, etc.

4. Conducting special tests under direction of project management and engineering personnel

5. Reading and interpreting complex electrical drawings, schematic diagrams, specification sheets, performance charts, test standards and other procedures

6. Checking function of controls, relays, indicators, and other electrical features and adjusting as necessary

7. Troubleshooting circuit breakers, switchgear and other related components to the sub-assembly and/or root-cause level

8. Reading and properly interpreting time-current curves

9. Interface with services quality team to ensure compliance to procedures and specifications

10. Interface with the project management and engineering to resolve any related technical issues


1. Position will work 1st shift. Overtime and weekend work may be required.

2. The position requires some travel that includes overnight stays.

3. Work activities will require the employee to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

4. The employee must occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds


1. Industrial work environment: heated but not air conditioned

2. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


1. Must have a High School Diploma or GED; prefer electro-mechanical training from trade school, apprenticeship or armed services

2. Must have a minimum of 2+ years of low and medium voltage switchgear and circuit breaker experience; or 2+ years of mechanical experience in an industrial, production or large component environment

3. Must be able to correctly use tools and testing equipment including but not limited to insulation resistance test set, low resistance test set, digital multimeter, dielectric test set, primary & secondary injection set, timing and velocity test set, and power factor test set.

4. Ability to read and understand one-line diagrams, blueprints, schematics and construction drawings.

5. Must possess strong technical and troubleshooting skills

6. Must possess a strong mechanical & electrical aptitude

7. Must be able to work well with others and maintain a professional environment

8. Must possess good written and oral communication skills

9. Must possess a valid driver’s license


1. Ability to travel and gain unescorted access to nuclear generating stations

2. Qualified to operate a forklift

3. Qualified to operate an overhead crane

4. Experienced with GE type low and medium voltage circuit breakers and switch gear

5. Experienced with GE type EC trip devices

6. Experienced in working in a regulated environment

7. Nuclear Safety Culture Experience

8. Prior NFPA70E training

9. Lock-out Tag-out qualified

10. Prior First aid / CPR training

11. Welding experience is preferred

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