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Electrical Test Group SupervisorLansingMichigan.

Electrical Test Group Supervisor

Lansing | Michigan | United States

Responsible for direct supervision of personnel engaged in the installation, maintenance, testing and evaluation

of protective relaying, electric transmission, distribution and electronics equipment. Plans and coordinates daily

and planned maintenance assignments. Responsible for NERC regulatory compliance of the transmission and

generation protection systems. Work will be performed under general direction of the Manager of Substation

Maintenance and Construction and focused on meeting objectives.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Directs, coordinates and reviews the activities of personnel engaged in the installation, maintenance, testing

and evaluation of protective relaying, electric generation, transmission and distribution systems, and electronics

equipment to ensure accurate, safe and timely completion of work assignments. Directs, coordinates and

reviews processes and personnel working with 800MHz radio system. Responsible for scheduling and

documenting maintenance of the Protection System per NERC regulations for the Generation, Transmission

and Distribution systems, and is considered the protection system ‘Subject Matter Expert’ regarding NERC

regulatory compliance. Directs test tripping of relaying and associated circuitry. Utilizes knowledge of load

flows, protective systems and safety considerations to take the lead in providing other departments with

electrical analysis and solutions to critical operating or emergency situations. Assists personnel with job

assignments as necessary. Serves as a liaison between Engineering, Operations, Maintenance and

Construction, Electric T&D and other departments to anticipate, prioritize, plan and schedule work. Performs

root cause analysis of electrical equipment failure. Assists engineering with planning of protection projects.

Assists in creating and then maintains section budget. Writes, reviews and updates department operating and

safety procedures. Utilizes PC and network software to schedule, evaluate and maintain reporting required to

complete work assignments. PC is also used extensively to communicate with and test many types of

equipment. Leads self and staff in enhancing technical skills to keep abreast of current technologies and testing

equipment. Accepts other projects as assigned in support of departmental, process or corporate goals.

Required to follow and enforce the safety Manual and wear required PPE. Adheres to all Policies

and Procedures and Rules and Regulations for Service. Attends training for safety awareness, skills or

management improvement as required by manager or governmental agency such as MIOSHA.


REQUIRED: Associate’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Technologies, Electrical Power, Electronics, or

related field. Must have experience as a supervisor. Must have valid MI driver’s license with an acceptable

driving record. The successful candidate will excel in the following areas: interpersonal skills, customer

relations, empathy, emotional intelligence, oral and written communication, collaboration, leadership,

management of information and resources, attention to detail and decision-making. Proficiency at a beginning

level in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel as demonstrated by standardized assessment.


PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field. 10 years of progressive experience in

protective relay testing and electrical power troubleshooting. Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Word and

Excel. NETA Level 3 Certified Electric Power Systems Test Technician. Previous supervision, leadership, or

planning experience. Knowledge of Mainframe and Tip screens.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to retrieve data from computerized, typed and written sources. Ability to effectively communicate in

writing and orally while presenting project recommendations or in contact with internal staff or external agencies.

Occasionally required to enter confined and enclosed space. Must be able to communicate general and

emergency information to others. Good vision required to read logic drawings and sketches.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Office and field environment. Temperature range extreme; sound and dust levels high while working in the field.

Possible exposure to asbestos, lead, and coal dust.

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