Apprentice Substation Technician #30CU06112021

Rappahannock Electric COOP   Culpeper, VA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
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Posted on June 30, 2021

Apprentice Substation Technician

Job Posting #: 30CU06112021

Posting Type: External
Job Title: Apprentice Substation Technician
Grade/Classification: Non-Exempt
Department: Technical Services Location: Culpeper, VA



The Apprentice Substation Technician will inspect, operate, maintain, and construct the electrical substations of the Cooperative to provide adequate and continuous service at the lowest possible cost to the members of the Cooperative in a safe and efficient manner.


Perform substation inspections

Proper use of all Apparatus to isolate equipment for testing or repairs

Assisting job layout with necessary equipment and supplies for proper and complete job performance

Maintaining, updating and revising of equipment records in Cascade

Utilize Microsoft Outlook any other software programs as required by job responsibilities


High school diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma) required. Technical training in basic electricity, relay testing and electric apparatus testing strongly desired. Strong mathematics and mechanical aptitude required. Entry level with on-the-job experience in combination with 8-Step Training Program to develop skills in four (4) years.

Candidate must become familiar with functions and services of all other departments of the Cooperative. Must learn and follow Cooperative safety rules. Knowledge of construction specifications and National Electric Safety Code requirements desired. Must keep informed of all Cooperative operating policies.

Must have the ability and skill to carry out equipment installation, maintenance, and testing programs. Must be able to climb ladders to perform equipment maintenance or installations. Must possess basic computer skills, to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applications as required by job responsibilities. Must possess or obtain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within the first six (6) months of employment. Perform other duties as assigned.

Must travel to various substations and locations throughout the system to complete many work assignments. Must be willing and able to work in all weather conditions. Occasional overtime may be required. Must be able to perform hard physical labor when necessary including lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds. Wearing Personal Protective Equipment is required. Occasional travel away from the cooperative service territory may be required for training.


Internal Applicants: Interested parties should submit an internal application (a resume may be attached to the completed application) to the Human Resources Department. Resumes can be emailed to
Applicants: Use our to apply for the opportunity. Please indicate the Job Posting ID #30CU06112021
Deadline: Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 5:00PM EST
*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.