* Starting salary based on education and experience.
* Benefits include paid time off, health insurance, deferred compensation program, MN State pension, life insurance, and much more.
2 Year Degree
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, a joint-action electric utility located in Rochester, MN, is looking for an electronics or electrical technician to install, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment used to meter, monitor, and control the Agency’s power generation and transmission system.
Manage all testing, calibrating, repairing, installing, project specifications, system start-ups, and metering operations.
Procure replacement SCADA and metering equipment, schedule and perform annual meter testing and document the meter testing and any required maintenance.
Maintain equipment records and SCADA and metering wiring diagrams.
Provide twenty-four-hour hardware and software "on-call" responsibilities for the real-time energy management system, which includes nights, weekends, and holidays.
Frequent travel to several electrical substations located throughout the State of Minnesota under a variety of working conditions.
Qualifications for the position:
Two-year degree in electronics, electrician, instrumentation, communication, control systems, similar program, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three or more years of experience working with electrical metering, communications equipment, control systems, or similar electronic devices preferred.
A thorough understanding of AC and DC electrical power required.
Knowledge of maintaining communications networks, electronic instrumentation, or control systems such as PLC’s or SCADA systems preferred.
A strong background in mathematics, familiar with laptop computer programs and basic network concepts preferred.
Must be a self-starter, organized, and be able to work independently without supervision.
A valid driver’s license is required.
Successful completion of criminal/consumer background and alcohol/drug use screening required.
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) was created by its members as a not-for-profit joint-action agency in 1977 to provide reliable electricity in an environmentally sustainable manner to its 17 member utilities and over 128,000 customers they serve.
As we look to the future, we believe our diversified energy portfolio of renewable energy, coal, and natural gas-fired generation, together with our energy efficiency and sustainability efforts will help meet the needs of our member utilities and their customers for years to come.