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Test Assistant

05/03/2023 Locations Norwalk-CT
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A Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology OR Associates degree in electrical engineering or electrical technology OR formal education equivalent to an Associate's degree in math and science are required. Individual must hold a valid motor vehicle license. Individual will have to stand on call assignments. Also desirable:

Strong knowledge of and experience with transmission protection devices such as or similar to: carrier communication equipment, electro-mechanical and microprocessor relays, electrical protection principles and theories, electronic and computer controlled systems and devices, computer networking techniques and methods, National Electrical and National Electrical Safety Codes, relay and control operational and safety procedures, designing testing systems and equipment, strong organizational skills, utilizing interpersonal skills to communicate with coworkers, supervisor, etc.

Test Assistant (Steps 1-4): This is a four step progression which provides the experience and training for an incumbent to be eligible for advancement to Test

Specialist. The selected candidate will be slotted at the appropriate level based upon their education/experience. No experience is required for level
1. Under direct supervision, individual provides test services to support the operation and maintenance of substation electrical equipment. Individual will provide test services to support the operation, maintenance, and construction of substation and electrical equipment with direction from Test Supervisor,

Project Test Specialist or Test Specialist. Primary duties of the Test Assistant include but are not limited to: perform the following tests - power factor insulation testing, breaker timing testing, analyze and interpret test results and present findings for review; basic protection relay testing; technical calculations for test applications. Individual will also assist with annual transmission line telecommunications testing.

Test Specialist (Steps 1-4): A minimum of 2 years of related experience is required with a Bachelor's degree OR 4 years of related experience are required with an Associate’s degree of formal education as noted above. Individual must have a working knowledge of substation equipment, understanding of and ability to properly and safely test equipment, and strong computer skills and the ability to operate a variety of software programs related to computer automated testing. Individual plans and performs construction testing, maintenance testing, operations investigations, defective equipment testing and provides technical assistance services.

Project Test Specialist (Steps 1-2): Individual must currently hold the title of Project Test Specialist or have held this title in the past. Individual acts as project and/or crew leader and/or carries out assignments requiring engineering level expertise and extensive experience associated with planning and performing construction testing, maintenance testing, investigation of electrical operating equipment, defective equipment testing and related technical assistance.

Bargaining unit employees with contractual rights to this position will be given first consideration.

This position is being posted internally and externally also. Applicants must successfully pass the TECH test.

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EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment.  This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location. 

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