1+ months

Protective Relay Tech

Mission Support and Test Services (a DOE contract)
Mercury, Nevada 89023
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift


MSTS is seeking an experienced Senior Technologist - Protective Electrical Relay Technician to support Power Operations at the Nevada National Security Site in Mercury, Nevada. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Working knowledge of a variety of electrical systems with a focus on protective relays.
  • Knowledge with RF, SCADA communication systems, AC/DC instrumentation a plus.
  • Maintain and manage collaborative relationships with inner department’s i.e. Design Engineering, IT/Cyber and Construction.
  • Aid bargaining staff in completion of work packages, address data collection concerns, and utilization of software in the field.
  • Identify innovative processes for improving repair process flow, data collection, and analysis.
  • Assist with optimization of work sequences and tasks covered by operating procedures.
  • Collaborate across teams to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
  • Identify and suggest solutions to routine or recurring problems.
  • File and retrieve maps, records, reads and interprets engineering drawings.
  • Participate in the development of new approaches to maintenance, operations, or testing.
  • Plan, guide, or prepare administrative and technical documents as required for maintenance, operations, or testing.
  • Assist with coordination of project assignments among engineering, construction, specialty staff groups, clients, and vendors.

Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

Associate degree in field related to the position plus at least 8 years’ progressive related experience or High School diploma plus 10 years’ progressive related experience.

  • Must have experience with protective relays for electrical systems at greater than 12.47kV
  • Must have experience working for an electrical utility.
  • Perform testing and maintenance of various electrical power apparatus including Circuit Breakers, Transformers, Instrument Transformers, Grounding Systems, SF6 Interrupters, Meters, Relays, Motor Control Centers, SCADA Systems etc.
  • Inspect, test, adjust, calibrate, repair and install transmission and distribution power system protection and control equipment (SEL relays).
  • A working technical knowledge of SCADA electrical theory, and related electrical relay programing, testing and maintenance. Point to point communication of distribution equipment is preferred.
  • Reading electrical drawings including block diagrams, three lines, single lines, DC/AC schematics & logic diagrams.
  • Experience working directly with both various industrial tradesmen and interdisciplinary teams of engineers is desirable.
  • Proficient computer competencies; notably using Microsoft suites.
  • Perform tests on electromechanical and microprocessor-based relays, capturing test data electronically and uploading results to central database.
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and avoids unsafe behaviors.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Work schedule for this position is 7AM - 5:30PM, Monday – Thursday.
  • The primary work location will be at the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada).
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required.
  • MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • May be required to participate in the Human Reliability Program (HRP).

MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. 

Applicants offered employment with MSTS are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. 

Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level) and Human Reliability Program (reference 10 CFR Part 712, “Human Reliability Program”) certification. Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, will be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.” 

Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.” 

MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Posted: 2021-06-22 Expires: 2021-09-20

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Protective Relay Tech

Mission Support and Test Services (a DOE contract)
Mercury, Nevada 89023

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