Rio Nogales O+M Tech Maint Electrical

Company Name: CPS Energy

Location: San Antonio, TX, US - 78205

Job Duration: 2021-06-11 to 2021-07-11


We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


Deadline to apply: June 18, 2021

Pay Grade


Position Summary

The Electrical O&M Technician operates, performs regular preventive maintenance, troubleshoots, tests, supervises outage and plant improvement work, and maintains documentation on all power plant electrical equipment and systems.  In so doing, the Electrical O&M Technician keeps power plant electrical equipment in optimum operating condition;  provides safety and environmental stewardship in his/her area of expertise; ensures compliance with all applicable Federal and State regulations and plant procedures; and develops and participates in continuous improvement of plant operating and maintenance procedures to ensure optimal, consistent, and safe operation. Cross functional skills should be in the areas of administration, mechanical, power plant operations, and instrumentation and controls.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Performs troubleshooting, diagnostics, installation, and repair of plant electrical equipment. This equipment includes high, medium, and low voltage switchgear, generator exciters, step-up and step-down transformers, motors, cable and conduits, station batteries, UPS systems, and others.
  • Perform repairs and analysis on 345kV switchgear, to include breakers, feeders, MODs, PTs, and CTs.
  • Initiates and follows through on electrical projects to improve plant processes and/or safety.
  • Plans and implements the electrical maintenance and preventative maintenance programs and oversees supplementary electrical contractors during outages.
  • Documents current, past, and future work and/or improvements.
  • Familiar with safe electrical work practices, including: Lock-out /Tag-out, High Voltage testing, and High Voltage grounding. 
  • Provides recommendations for process improvements and is willing to train others in all aspects of the improvements.
  • Willing to cross-train other O&M Technicians, as assigned, to support plant maintenance needs.
  • Participates in plant-sponsored operator and maintenance training and continuing training.  
  • Practices situational leadership, safety, and environmental stewardship.
  • Complete other tasks as required by the O&M Manager.
  • Dependable, reliable and predictable attendance is required.
  • Must possess a valid, in-state motor vehicle operator’s license at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Must have the ability to read and understand schematics, logic diagrams, electrical circuitry, P&IDs, technical manuals, and instructions and be able to apply this understanding to electrical work.
Must be able to work in a high performance work environment and respond to callouts or overtime with minimal supervision.
Must have excellent communication and team skills, including a working knowledge of Excel and PC based applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as an Industrial Electrician.
  • Combined Cycle experience is preferred
  • Operational experience in a power, steam generation, or other industrial facility is desirable. 
  • Knowing of  theoretical and working knowledge of electricity, switchgear, protective relays, and motors, generators, and feeders, cables, and UPS systems.
  • Must be able to properly use meters, meggers, high voltage testers, electrical protective equipment, and similar instruments.
  • Must have a good theoretical and working knowledge of generators, motors, high voltage transformers, switchgear, station batteries, and similar equipment.
  • Ability to understand procedures and instructions required for the competent support of power plant operations and maintenance. 
  • Responsibility to the customer and their co-workers to meet the plant’s objectives and customer’s needs in both an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to perform repairs and analysis on 345kV switchgear, to include breakers, feeders, MODs, PTs, and CTs is preferred.


Communicates Effectively
Working Safely
Acting as a Champion for Change
Driving for Results
Working with Ambiguity

Minimum Education

Associate or certification, plus work experience in Related Field or Five years of work experience as a technician with increasing responsibility in a related industry such as oil & gas or utilities

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Rio Nogales

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.