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Alliant Energy Substation Electrician - Journeyman/Apprentice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

4952BRJob Responsibilities:

  • Installs, commissions, maintains and troubleshoots substation power transformers, circuit breakers, metal-clad switchgear, oil circuit reclosers, load tap changers, voltage regulators and controls, capacitor banks and controls, circuit switchers, lightning arresters, battery and battery chargers, motors, underground high voltage and control cables, in transmission and distribution and power plant substations.

  • Commissions, maintains and troubleshoots oil switches.

  • Installs and maintains fiber optic cable from terminal equipment and control panels to high voltage substation equipment.

  • Installs substation protective relays, substation metering, substation interchange metering, substation current transformers, coupling capacitors, digital and analog telemetering, power line carrier transmitters/receivers, wave-traps and carrier tuning equipment, transfer trip carrier and tone equipment, fiber optic and metallic inner-panel cable, transducers, digital fault recorders, sequence of events recorders, telephones, substation local area networks (LANs), distribution automation communications circuits from the Demarc to internal equipment, and packet radio.

  • Installs terminations on high-voltage underground substation cables.

  • Performs line switching for substation maintenance and construction activities.

  • Prepares and maintains records of equipment tests and maintenance, keeps operating records, prepares purchase authorizations and performs other administrative work as required.

  • Makes special tests as directed in connection with operation, maintenance and design of all types of electrical equipment and systems.

  • Install, commissions, maintains and troubleshoots like types of customer owned equipment on non-commodity projects.

  • Trains fellow employees in related activities.

  • Performs other similar, related or incidental duties.

  • Must report to work fit for duty and free from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

Requisition ID:4952BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:

Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy.

We offer:

  • A commitment to safety and career development

  • Excellent pay and benefits

  • A supportive union environment

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and upload your resume at

Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Substation Electrician Journeyman or Apprentice in Spirit Lake, IA. In this important role you will be responsible for the general installation and maintenance of substations throughout our service territory.

  • This position has a residency requirement defined as 35 minutes response time to headquarters from the time the call is placed.

Job Category:Field Operations Job Qualifications:

Note: This position is posted at an Journeyman or Apprentice level, many qualifications listed below apply to Journey level candidates.

  • Two years' formal education in electrical and electronic theory and fundamentals equivalent to completion of CIE Course 1B and four years technical experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of metering, electrical and electronic plant and substation electrical equipment. Related training through an accredited electrical apprenticeship program may be substituted for the two years formal education, as determined by the JATC.

  • Basic knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), and Alliant Service Standards.

  • Knowledge of electric utility systems operation, maintenance and construction practices.

  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver's license of appropriate grade.

  • Demonstrated mechanical ability.

  • Ability to read, interpret and demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of blueprints, maintenance manuals, technical manuals, electrical and electronic circuits and electrical equipment operating at power system frequency, and ability to analyze test results for the purpose of locating and remedying trouble in such circuits and equipment.

  • Ability to read and comprehend Right-To-Know information.

  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group.

  • Must be willing to work long overtime hours to maintain continuity of service as emergencies may require.

Physical Requirements - Extended hours of driving, sitting for long periods of time, climbing, grasping, reaching, feeling, hearing, seeing, writing, finger dexterity, reading, speaking in front of people, working with people, and working alone.

Environmental - Subject to both inside and outdoor conditions, confined spaces, moving mechanical parts, exposure to heat/cold, fumes, dust, noise, water and electrical hazards. Performs all duties within established safety practices.

Working Conditions - Varied indoor and outdoor work, sometimes under disagreeable weather conditions, at hours conforming with the Union Agreement, with such overtime work to maintain continuity of service as emergencies may be required. Exposures to dirt, dust, oil, etc. Exposure to electrical hazards. May require travel and overnight stays.

*Note: This job is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Posting Title:Substation Electrician - Journeyman/Apprentice