Idaho Power Company Station Technician II (Mobile Apparatus) in Boise, Idaho

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Application Deadline:

03/26/2018 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

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Pay Range:

30.06 - 36.20 Hourly

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Job Description:

Idaho Power Company is seeking a Station Technician Apprentice II to work in a team environment on all phases of substation construction as well as assist in all types of substation work including:

  • Operating all types of heavy equipment (backhoe, man lift, bucket truck, boom truck, line bed, skid steer, caterpillar, track hoe, compactors, augers, trenchers, crane).

  • Receiving, hauling, assembling, and disassembling steel structures, power transformers, mobile transformers, breakers, switches, regulators, and other associated electrical equipment.

  • Operating and maintaining proprietary equipment used to process and fill transformers with oil.

  • Digging trenches for cables, conduits, and duct vaults, excavating and installing power cable vaults, installing high voltage power cable, and terminating power cable.

  • Reading and understanding construction prints and specifications.

  • Performing all duties listed in accordance with the Company Safety Standards under the supervision of a Station Technician Foreman or a Journeyman, a requirement of all substation construction employees.

  • Assists in pulling control cables; installing control panels; rewiring both energized and deenergized control circuits; installing and terminating cables for power transformers, power circuit breakers, local service transformers, capacitor banks, load centers and control panels; and other control or structural work required in the erection of substations and power plants.


Knowledge of:

  • OSHA regulations, Safety Data Sheets, and electrical safety related work practices

  • Electrical circuits and electronics

  • Algebra, and trigonometry

  • Utility system practices and utility business practices

  • Substation and power plant operations, maintenance, construction, and safety practices;

  • Safe operation of hand and power tools used in the electrical trades

  • AC and DC circuit theory, wiring diagrams, control schematics, and other drawings such as electrical, mechanical, and structural details

  • Batteries, protection equipment, power transformers, load tap changers, and potential and current transformers

  • Power circuit breakers, metal-clad switchgear, circuit switchers, disconnect and air break switches, synchronous condensers, series and shunt capacitors, AC & DC controls

  • Test equipment and testing methods, and troubleshooting techniques

  • Corporate policies, CARES Program

Skills in:

  • Interpersonal communication and good verbal and written communication

  • Problem identification and problem solving

  • Troubleshooting, and operating test equipment

  • The basic use of personal computers using software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, databases, e-mail, , and PASSPORT®

  • Organization and time management

Ability to:

  • Make effective decisions, set and achieve goals

  • Commit to personal and professional growth

  • Read and understand substation and power plant drawings

  • Establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships with co-workers and others

  • Work independently, while being be self-motivated and flexible

  • Meet project deadlines; apply established guidelines

  • Use good judgment and initiative in resolving work problems.


Apprentices must be physically able to perform all essential job functions without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property. Apprentices must also be at least 21 years of age (the driving requirements are regulated by the Department of Transportation [DOT]).

  • Education— High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED). Completion of vocational/technical training, military training, or an associate’s degree in any of the following areas: electronics, electrical mechanics instrumentation, machinery/mechanics, hydraulic/ pneumatic systems, or refrigeration/air-conditioning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience, or an equivalent combination of appropriate education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Experience— Two years recent experience in an electrical or mechanical maintenance operation or construction field. Prefer- Five or more years of recent experience in electrical substation structural construction.

  • Licenses and Certifications— Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position. Valid DOT medical card or the ability to obtain one prior to hire. Valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire. Prefer- A Current Class A CDL with doubles, triples, tank vehicle, and hazardous materials endorsements.


This position requires the ability to bend, stoop squat, crouch, climb ladders, twist, kneel, balance and reach, and rarely crawl; occasionally lift above-shoulder items weighing up to 50 lbs, and waist-high and knee-high items weighing up to 75 lbs; occasionally push or pull items using force of up to 50 lbs and rarely up to 125 lbs; occasionally carry with one hand items weighing up to 50 lbs or two hands items weighing up to 75 lbs. Occasionally use fine and gross hand manipulation when working with tools or equipment; occasionally use foot controls when driving. Job frequently requires working outdoors in adverse weather conditions, at elevated heights in and on equipment and structures, and occasionally in confined spaces. Applicant must perform the essential functions of the position without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment, post-offer Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam.


  • This position requires extensive travel across Idaho Power’s service area. The work schedule for this position may change week to week. Typical work schedule includes 4-10 hour days, and 8-10 hour days working back-to-back weeks. Each workday may be an out-of-town, overnight stay. This position requires the ability to work overtime and weekends when business need requires.

  • Completion of required company and safety training.

  • Immediately enroll in the Stations Technician Apprenticeship Program if not already completed. Complete required Company training (including Safety) within 60 days and as scheduled thereafter.

  • All substation construction employees are required to perform all duties listed in accordance with the company's safety standards under the supervision of a Station Technician Foreman.

  • Completion and passing of a knowledge and skills exam required before promotion to Stations Technician Journeyman.


Adaptability, Applied Learning, Communication, Contributing to Team Success, Decision Making, Energy, Initiating Action, Managing Work (includes Time Management), Quality Orientation, Safety Awareness

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Idaho Power Company

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P.O. Box 70

Boise, ID 83707

Phone: 208-388-2965


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