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27 Jan 2023

Full-Time Substation Technician I

Unitil – Posted by Unitil Concord, New Hampshire, United States

Job Description

Substation Technician – Apprentice to Class I

Our Company

More than a utility company, Unitil provides energy for life.

Our work helps keep homes comfortable, businesses thriving and communities connected.  Unitil is an investor-owned public utility proudly serving Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  We are dedicated to delivering energy to our customers safely and reliably.

Unitil is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success of Unitil is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity and value our employees.

Take advantage of a comprehensive benefits package.

Unitil offers competitive salaries, a consumer-driven health plan, dental and vision coverage, flexible work, company-paid holidays, a, robust, highly competitive retirement plan and educational assistance.

*Note: Benefit offerings may differ between union and non-union employee groups.

Position Purpose:

Perform work with personnel within the Substation Department and other internal departments and external entities for the purpose of ensuring safe and reliable substation construction, maintenance, and operational activities.  Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot substation equipment including protection and control systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), line switching and voltage regulating equipment, capacitor banks, battery systems, AMI, and a variety of communication systems.  Ensure all work activities are performed in accordance with Company, state and federal regulations and guidelines.  Perform duties and maintain working relationships with employees, contractors and vendors in accordance with the Company’s Core Principles.  This position falls under the Department of Transportation drug testing requirements.

Principal Accountabilities:

50%    Perform substation construction and maintenance activities required to accomplish assigned projects.  Review monthly substation inspections to ensure all abnormalities are corrected to maintain integrity and operational reliability of equipment.

20%    Perform inspections and maintenance on all substation equipment and distribution equipment including but not limited to line switching devices, voltage regulators, and capacitors.

20%    Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot the operational integrity of SCADA equipment,  communication systems, and interposing wiring to controlled devices.  Maintain AMI equipment within substations.

10%     Provide status updates on assigned projects to ensure project completion within budget and schedule constraints.  Maintain and monitor activities and documentation in accordance with the Company’s maintenance policies and procedures.


•    Associate of Science Degree in Electrical/Electronic Technology or a curriculum compatible with the requirements of this position or equivalent related educational background.

•    Reside within a geographical area defined as being a 25 mile radius or 45 minutes travel time from the applicable operating center, in any direction within one year of employment.

•    Possess within 6 months of employment and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license to operate commercial registered vehicles (CDL Class B), based on requirements of the State of New Hampshire and/or the State where the employee resides.

•    Must be available for duty during times of system emergencies.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer at 603-772-0775 to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 36 days.

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