Synchronous Condenser Operation and Maintenance Technician

Job Description

Synchronous Condenser Operation and Maintenance Technician

Amarillo, TX

Position Overview

Siemens seeks a professional electrician that will work at the Synchronous Condenser stations and performing daily, weekly, monthly, and annual inspections for the stations.


  • Responding to all alarms, troubleshooting, and making repairs on the system to provide the highest degree of availability.
  • Completing facility maintenance for the building, building access, HVAC and building management in general as well ground system and auxiliary power. It includes control and protection as well primary equipment like switch gear generator, breakers, transformers, motors and pumps.
  • Work on station spare parts inventory, work with contractors during inspections and repairs, help station manager with coordination of outages and planning resources and interface with local utility.
  • On side cyber security side this position support facility's cyber assets, perform patch management by testing firmware and updates in a replica system prior to applying necessary firmware and updates to the production system.
  • This position will report to the Station Manager as part of the technical team of service contracts for Synchronous Condenser. 

Required Knowledge:

  • Low voltage AC circuits, auxiliary power transformers, battery chargers, lead acid batteries, DC distribution, cooling systems, IGBT switching, DC control and protection circuits, alarm systems, mechanical interlocking arrangements, operator workstations, gate way station, and interface terminals.
  • Current transformers, voltage transformers, power transformers, capacitor banks, reactors, filter banks, surge arrestors, bus bar system, grounding system, disconnect and grounding switches, and current and differential protections.
  • Support and input to protection and control engineers related to the enhancements of the protection and control applications, philosophies and design.
  • Recommend alterations to development and design to improve quality of processes and or procedures.
  • Assist with coordination of test equipment when needed.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Electrician Tech as minimum.
  • Ability to read and understand protection and electrical drawings.
  • Ability to communicate in English effectively.
  • Ability to document work performed, track progress, and administer warranty information as needed.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems and work within a team to resolve concerns that may affect more than a single station.
  • Ability to independently plan work schedule, task, perform self-quality checks and follow procedures as written.
  • Knowledge of protective relay concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Must be a problem solver who can work in a team.
  • Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Understand major electrical power and industrial system applications for FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Substation) devices.
  • Understand electrical protection, control systems, substation automation, SCADA systems.
  • Familiarity of design, integration, installation and testing of electrical control and protection systems or generation, transmission, and distribution.
  • Familiarity with control and protection devices.

Siemens Gas and Power (GP) is a global pacesetter in energy, helping customers to meet the evolving demands of today’s industries and societies. GP comprises broad competencies across the entire energy value chain and offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators and the oil and gas industry. Products, solutions and services address the extraction, processing and the transport of oil and gas as well as power generation in central and distributed thermal power plants and power transmission in grids. With global headquarters in Houston in the U.S. and more than 64,000 employees in over 80 countries, Siemens Gas and Power has a presence across the globe and is a leading innovator for the energy systems of today and tomorrow, as it has been for more than 150 years.

Job ID: 193930

Organization: Gas and Power

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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