Design Technician C - NERC

Washington, VA posted on July 7

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Position Description

Under the direct supervision of a design engineer, design supervisor, lead design technician, or other higher classified design technician, prepares a variety of drawings including electrical arrangements, control schematic diagrams, connection, one-lines, wiring diagrams and drawings required for the design of new or major modifications to existing substations and switchyards. Prepares construction drawings, control circuitry drawings, arrangement drawings, design details, and assembles bills of material. Assures that all concepts and project details are accurately reflected in the drawings he/she produces.

Position Requirements

Associate's degree in Design, Applied Science, Engineering Technology or related field OR the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience satisfactory to the Company.
Knowledge of general drafting standards, practices and procedures.
Experience demonstrating skill completing accurate drawings on schedule (e.g., construction)
Experience demonstrating skill using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, database, PDF conversion, and e-mail software.
Experience demonstrating skill using PC-based drafting software (for example, Micro-Station, AutoCAD or ESRI -GIS).
Experience demonstrating skill performing mathematical computations (e.g., algebra, trigonometry and geometry).
Experience demonstrating skill preparing drawings from verbal instructions and conceptual sketches.
Experience demonstrating skill reading and interpreting engineering/construction plans and drawings.
Experience demonstrating skill working effectively with teams.
Experience demonstrating effective written and oral communication skills.
Experience demonstrating skill working closely with other departments.
Ability and willingness to perform both indoor and outdoor tasks to include:
-sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time
-bending, twisting, kneeling, and squatting
-working around energized equipment in areas ranging from very hot to very cold temperatures
-driving a Company vehicle.
Ability and willingness to wear and use safety equipment as required by Federal, State, Local and Company regulations (for example, ear plugs, helmets, steel toed shoes, rubber gloves and sleeves, hard hat, fire retardant clothing).
Ability and willingness to work extended hours (including holidays and weekends) with little or no notice and on call during storms and systems emergencies.
Ability and willingness to perform a second role in accordance with Pepco Holdings Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for all employees.
Ability and willingness to differentiate colors in a computer environment.
Ability and willingness to distinguish sounds at various decibel levels.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must successfully pass qualification tests.
Must successfully pass a Criminal History Records Check.
Must successfully pass a drug test

Employees in this classification are NERC & FERC regulated; as such they will be required to comply with NERC & FERC standards requirements, and/or procedures. Employees in this classification are required to complete and maintain their NERC & FERC certifications annually.

Experience demonstrating skill following technical instructions or procedures (for example, operating procedures, standards, code requirements, specifications).