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Substation Energy System Electrician

Date: Sep 1, 2017

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33610

Company: TECO

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Title: Substation Energy System Electrician 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



This position pays between $39.09 to $40.26 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.





Maintain the following:

  • RTU installations, troubleshooting and maintenance of GE type D20 , D20 MX, Dart , I-B0X , Schweitzer RTAC.
  • Maintain the following Protocols used in our RTUs: CDC Types 1 & 2, Boeing, DNP3, Conitel 300, GYR 8979, Schweitzer Relay Protocol and MODBUS , 61850.
  • Tone Relay equipment maintenance and testing, types RFL6745, RFL9745, RFL 9700 , GE Type 20, GE type 30

  • Power Line Carrier equipment.

  • Digital Fault Recorder System.

  • Automatic Generator Control. (AGC)

  • Back-up Telemetering all Power Plant, Tie Line and Cogeneration locations.

  • Tavrida OCR installations and maintenance.

  • ABB & Cooper OCR controller (approx. 30 sites)

  • Batteries and Battery Chargers installation and maintenance.

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s).

  • Luft Weather Stations installation and maintenance.

  • RTU sites using 900 MHz radio communications, Installation and maintenance of antennas and hard lines.

  • Fiber Optic equipment used in Data Concentrator and Split RTU applications, DYMEC fiber converters.

  • Transducers installation, repair and calibration for substations and power plants.

  • Maintain all the above hardware to the component level whenever possible.



  • Work with ECC Engineering in developing and testing new D20 RTU / RTAC Configurations and applications.
  • Build, test and install RTU’s for new installations.
  • Work with other departments such as Telecommunications, Substation Operations and Engineering, Power Plant, and Meter Operations to resolve problems.

  • Work with neighboring Utilities on RTU, Tone Relay, Power Line Carrier and Telemetry metering equipment.

  • Work with Co-generator customers on various problems.



  • Employee must be competent and demonstrate through formal and practical evaluation an understanding of and the ability to troubleshoot stat-of-the-art digital and analog electronics equipment to the circuit board level. Employee must also be competent and demonstrate through formal and practical evaluation, an understanding of and ability to troubleshoot the required field control systems and/or the master station control systems.


  • Must have IDC Technologies Certificate in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLSCs) and SCADA Systems, or achieve this certification within one (1) year to stay in classification.


  • Must have Associate in Science (A.S.) in Electronics Degreee from a state accredited institution, or offsetting applicable experience determined by written and hands-on skills test to be developed by joint committee.



Judgment, Ownership & Excellence, Produce Results, Teamwork, Working Safely



TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!



Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!



TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.



TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.



TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.



In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.



ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.



Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.



Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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