Touchstone Energy Apprentice Meter/Relay Technician in Madison, South Dakota

East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.Apprentice Meter/Relay TechnicianApply Now

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This rewarding technical position within the electrical power industry implements and maintains some of the latest technology utilizing digital equipment, fiber optic networks and wireless communications to monitor, measure, and control the power system and related substation equipment.

Responsibilities encompass the installation, programming, functional testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting of related control schemes and power system equipment. Examples of this equipment include:

  • Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

  • Protective relays and substation control systems

  • Revenue metering and power quality studies

  • Station DC battery systems and chargers

  • Power transformers, power circuit breakers, instrument transformers, capacitor banks.


You are detailed and logical. You possess the analytical and problem solving skills needed to collect and organize data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. You enjoy working with people in a team environment to safely complete projects and implement effective solutions. You take a diagnostic approach to understanding the needs of situations and are results-oriented, self-motivated, and have a high level of initiative. You also possess:

  • Associate’s Degree in one of the following areas: Electrical Technology/Construction, Automation Controls (SCADA), Substations, Telecommunications, or a minimum of two years of directly related work experience.

  • Proficient computer skills – Microsoft Office products, OEM software, and in-house computer applications.

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or the ability to obtain one.

Job Information

  • Location:Madison, South Dakota, 57042, United States

  • Job ID:42044635

  • Posted:June 27, 2018

  • Position Title:Apprentice Meter/Relay Technician

  • Company Name:East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.

  • Job Function:Operations

  • Job Type:Full-Time

  • Job Duration:Indefinite

  • Min Education:Associates Degree

  • Min Experience:1-2 Years

  • Required Travel:10-25%