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Apprentice Substation Electrician 3rd Step or Journeyman UN1250 B-1580

Company name
Black Hills Energy

Rapid City, SD, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Entry Level

Posted on
Jun 07,2019

Valid Through
Sep 20,2019

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Job Specifications

Perform work of apprentice electrician in the maintenance, installation and testing of electrical and mechanical equipment associated with substation and line operations., which includes but is not limited to transformers, arrestors, circuit breakers, regulators, capacitor banks, reactor banks, reclosers, disconnect devices, controls, batteries, buildings and grounds. Participate in construction, capital improvement and additional projects, including panel construction, equipment installation, wiring, testing and related activities. This position supports Black Hills Power’s substations and line operations.


Rapid City, SD


This position will remain open until filled.


Electrical Services Manager


Assist and follow instructions of the Journeyman Electricians in the installation, maintenance, calibration and testing of transmission and distribution class line and substation equipment.

Help submit switch order requests for scheduled work in accordance with applicable Company policies.

Assist with emergency response and troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical equipment and control problems.

Comply with all maintenance programs, installation standards and work procedures established by the Company.

Complete apprentice electrician training coursework.

Complete required documentation associated with daily assignments.

Attend safety meetings and other employee training as assigned.


Respond to emergency callout work as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Maintain effective working relationships with all Company employees, including those in Engineering, Relay and Communications, Generation, the Reliability Center and Line Services.


12 months of substation electrical experience preferred.


High school diploma or equivalent required.

Completion of vocational/technical school program for electrician, electrical technology, industrial electronics or related area required, or equivalent substation electrical experience.


Basic knowledge of electrical theory.

Practical electrical knowledge and experience applying National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electric Code (NEC) to high voltage and low voltage situations.

Basic understanding of hydraulic and pneumatics systems.

Knowledge of and compliance with safety policies, procedures and standards established by the Company and regulatory agencies.


Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings.

Ability to accurately revise drawings as necessary.

Ability to interpret manufacturers’ equipment manuals.

Ability to constructively communicate and interact within work group.

Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

Ability to learn and utilize Company software applications, including PeopleSoft, GT Viewer, EAM and DTAF.

Demonstrated safe work ethic.

Demonstrated problem solving abilities.

Ability to work from ladders and bucket trucks.


Must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver's license with air brake endorsement, or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

Must live within 30 minutes of the reporting location.


Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Ability to perform physically demanding activities in all types of weather including lifting, lowering, carrying, reading and inspecting.

About our Company:

We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2800 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:

annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an EEO Employer.

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