UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN – HIGH VOLTAGE
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
8808 (WFSE Skilled Trades)
CLASS SERIES CONCEPT
Perform operating and maintenance work on the University of Washington electrical distribution system on the Seattle campus.
At the University of Washington power plant, perform operating and maintenance work on high voltage generation, control, transformation and distribution systems.
Under general supervision, operate, troubleshoot, install, and repair high voltage electrical generation, control, transformation and distribution systems carrying more than 750 volts up to 26,400 volts.
Troubleshoot, maintain, operate, and repair underground distribution systems, including voltage transformers, switches, circuit breakers, and other related equipment and apparatus;
Monitor and operate current converters, voltage transformers and circuit breakers to control and regulate the flow of electricity; isolate and route electrical currents as necessary for maintenance and repair;
Maintain and keep records of current clearances;
Prepare high voltage systems to be worked on by contractors, including de-energizing high voltage equipment, installing protective grounds, issuing line clearances, and monitoring procedures utilized by contractors;
Splice various types of high voltage multiphase power cable; perform straight splices, joints for branch lines, and fittings for terminal connections;
Install, connect, operate and maintain a variety of electrical equipment including primary power distribution/transmission cables and equipment, portable engine generators, transformers, and high voltage switches;
Troubleshoot and repair electrical failures relating to high voltage power cables, transformers, breakers, and other equipment;
Troubleshoot, test, calibrate and repair protective relay systems in high voltage substations; prepares and implements test plans;
Maintain and update high voltage electrical distribution system drawings and schematics;
Perform duties in accordance with safety standards and procedures outlined in WAC 296-45;
Perform other duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS- UW Contract Classified
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a lineworker or equivalent
Two years working with 2,000 volt or higher electrical equipment at full journey level status..
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
New Class: 1-3-73
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05
New Class: 05-20-16 per MOU with WFSE; Classification specification created from Electrician - High Voltage (job code: 8830), to reflect power generation and distribution work performed in the Power Plant at the Seattle Campus.