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Substation Technician 

Division Power Line Services  
Location PLS - Texas  

The Substitution Technician is responsible for the installation, construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical substation equipment. This position may perform work in energized and non-energized environments while operating fork lifts, man lifts, skid steers, excavation equipment, and other specialized equipment. This position may teach and instruct lower classifications and is generally assigned to a specific project.

  • Installing grounding grids, equipment grounds, structures, fencing and control centers.
  • Layout of foundation layouts, set up, bolt placements and pouring concrete.
  • Cable pulling, wire labeling, striping cables.
  • Erection of steel supports, structures, dead ends, bus stands, and switch stands.
  • Installing PVC and metal conduit runs, above- and below-grade, and trenwa.
  • Bus installation by assisting with bending, cutting, cleaning, connecting pipes.
  • Assist in wire stringing by setting up, pulling, deadending, and cutting wire and installing compression or bolted connections.
  • Installing high voltage switches, CCVT, power transformers, lightning arrestors, and metering equipment.
  • Clean and prepare job site, including loading and unloading materials
  • Operate a variety of tools and machines including but not limited to: forklifts, skid steers, compactors, manlifts, trenchers, power drills, grinders, blowtorches, saws, and pressure washers.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma/GED required


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in electrical substations required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in electrical substations preferred


  • Valid Commercial Driver's License preferred
  • Journey Certification is preferred


  • Able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to follow and provide written and oral job plans and instructions
  • Must be safety focused
  • Must understand minimal approach distance while working in energized areas
  • Must be familiar with various hand and power tools
  • Able to anticipate needs and proactively offer solutions
  • Able to make sound decisions and work independently
  • Able to make decisions in an emergency situation

Safety is a shared responsibility of all employees; therefore, employees are required to follow all safety standards, policies, and procedures set forth by the Company in addition to complying with all occupational safety, health and environmental laws mandated by relevant local, state, and federal laws or regulations. All employees are responsible for the personal and/or team implementation of “Safety as a Value.” If you have questions regarding safety, please contact a safety representative immediately.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CRA-18-00068  
Open Date 11/7/2018  
Close Date  
About the Organization PLH Group is a leading, full service power line construction, pipeline construction and specialty contractor that serves the electric power line, pipeline, oil field electrical and industrial markets.  
EOE Statement PLH Group, Inc. is an EEO and E-Verify Employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified individuals without regard to age, race, religion, color, disability, national origin, gender, or any other protected category. Applicant selection is based on qualifications, availability and position-related factors.

PLH Group participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee's authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

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