Power Service Technician

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-346

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco's value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations' spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom's vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Job Purpose

Performs as a fully-skilled power services technician (journeyman) for all types of electrical power installations; including, adjustment, maintenance, and commissioning. Often provides work direction to lower classified Power Services personnel.


A. Performs preventive maintenance, installs, commissions, tests, repairs, analyzes results and troubleshoots the following types of equipment: 480 V through 230 KV switchgears, oil/air/FS6 gas/vacuum insulated circuit breakers, substation power transformers, pad-mounted transformers, pole-mounted transformers, loadbreak switches, power cables, high and low voltage disconnect switches, oil switches, circuit switchers, transformer tap changers (auto and manual), reclosers, motor starters, reactors and switchgear, Bucholtz relays, cooling fans, substation battery chargers and banks, substation civil maintenance, emergency lighting, bus ducts and insulators, electric and hydraulic maintenance on PDD heavy equipment (when not performed by ESD) using various types of test and equipment. Locates equipment or system faults and operating irregularities and makes repairs.

B. Repairs/installs/maintains all types of transmission and distribution high voltage cables such as, solid dielectric (rubber and synthetics) cables, paper insulated lead covered (PILCA) cables, low pressure oil filled (LPOF) cables, and submarine cables. Testing of high pressure oil filled (HPOF) cables.

C. Performs high potential cable testing and phasing of energized conductors at all voltages up to 115KV.

D. Performs cable fault location consisting of tracing and marking the cable route, testing the faulted cable from both ends noting the splices and disturbances on the radar trace, uses high voltage burn set to reduce high resistance fault, follows the cable route to pinpoint the cable fault, and then makes the indicated repairs, checks the oil pressure, stops the leaks on LPOF cables and adds oil.

E. Performs spiking of the cables to be worked on to ensure the cable is de-energized. Installs safety grounds as required.

F. Supervises excavation to expose cable faults, loading/unloading of cable reels, Laying of high voltage sheathed and, or unsheathed cables.

G. Operates various types of testing and measuring equipments such as: TTR, Insulation Resistance, Winding Resistance, Dielectric, cable test van, Insulation Power factor tester (Doble), CB Timing Analyzer, Thermo Vision Camera, Hi-Pot, Torque Test, Ductor Tests of circuit breaker Switchgears contacts, Battery Bank and Chargers, Load Tests and assist in interpreting all tests results.

H. Field repairs electrical and mechanical components of oil/SF6 circuit breakers, which include air compressors, hydraulic pumps, mechanical springs and air systems. Also adjusts mechanism on breaker linkage as required. Performs motion analysis, torque test, and ductor tests of circuit breaker contacts. Overhauls circuit breaker, air compressors and air closing valves.

I. Relocates, sets, and aligns new/used power transformers.

J. Replaces/repairs battery banks/chargers and performs battery load tests.

K. Processes insulating oil for transformers and breakers. Assembles tankage, hoses, bladders and processing equipment. Handles oil drums, monitors and controls oil levels, oil circulation and drying process procedures. Disconnects, disassembles, cleans-up and stores equipment when job is complete.

L. Performs preventive maintenance and/or revises existing equipment and systems to conform to verbal instructions, revised drawings and work orders then makes operational test runs for satisfactory repair and acceptance.

M. Provides work direction for lower classified technicians.

N. Trains subordinate technicians in diagnostics, troubleshooting, test, repair and maintenance procedures/methods;

O. Provides information for discrepancy and repair records and technical library of systems diagrams plus manufacturers'/vendors' manuals of equipment in assigned area. Locates specification sheets, manufacturer's technical data, reads all kinds of blueprints and electrical diagrams as necessary to satisfactorily complete work assignments.


Education & Experience Requirements

A. Completion of: (1) ITC: ER; Math MI; (2) JST: Electrical Technician Program/PH4 Maintenance Electrician; (3) Power Services Specialty Course; (4) Power Services Craft Certification Program: 95%.

B. Experience required: Nine (9) years in power system construction, commissioning, maintenance and operation with emphasis on transmission and distribution.

C. Certified for BLS/FA, Fire Protection, cable splicing, potential testing, heavy equipment (2X license) and Work Permit Receiver.

D. Working knowledge of Saudi Safety management System Safety Manual and Fire Prevention techniques, Power Distribution Instructions, electrical safety procedures and requirements, work permit and lock out procedures with confirmed and dedicated attitude towards safety. Ability to read work orders, work permits, vendors' manuals, and schematic diagrams and to communicate with fellow workers on technical aspects of the job.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world's biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs - one of the largest in the world.

About the Company

Saudi Aramco is an integrated global energy enterprise. The company markets and exports crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and sulfur. It also ships crude oil worldwide through an affiliated company and participates in petroleum refining and marketing activities at home and abroad. Its overseas affiliates are in the United States, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Saudi Aramco's subsidiaries span the globe, with offices in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Leiden, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

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