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Relay Technician 3 & Senior


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Jul 15, 2024

Requisition ID: 16867


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Relay Commissioning & Testing:

Performs programming, calibration, testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Power System Operation Technology equipment (protective relaying systems, telemetry devices, and other intelligent electronic devices) for Generation, Transmission, and Distribution facilities. 


Protection Automation & Control Construction:

Performs project management, testing, and QA/QC functions for Power System Operational Technology equipment (protective relaying systems, control systems, telemetry devices, and other intelligent electronic devices) for Generation, Transmission, and Distribution facilities.


***Positions are based out of Tempe, Arizona with opportunities in the East Valley, West Valley and Central Phoenix.

What You'll Do

Relay Commissioning & Testing:

  • Programs settings on microprocessor relays and other intelligent electronic devices
  • Commission and energizes protective relaying systems, telemetry devices, and other intelligent electronic devices through validation of wiring, settings, communication protocols and logic
  • Uses test equipment to simulate faults to validate protective relay systems
  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance of protective relaying systems and other intelligent electronic devices
  • Develops and submits all commissioning and maintenance testing documentation for asset management and regulatory compliance
  • Must be available to work overtime and accept callouts
  • Assists with Protection Automation & Control Construction responsibilities as assigned


Protection Automation & Control Construction:

  • Provides on-site project management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) by providing direction and oversight to field personnel and contingent workforces
  • Outage coordination for generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial customers
  • Maintains quality assurance and quality control through reviewing and correcting protection and control engineering design prints
  • Responsible for installation strategy (panel construction, procurement, wire pull schedules, field wiring, etc.) 
  • Performs installation quality assurance and quality control through field wiring checks and supporting with scheme checks
  • Must be available to work overtime to meet project milestones
  • Assists with Relay Commissioning & Testing responsibilities as assigned

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Knowledge of the principles of electrical and electronic theory
  • Knowledge of algebra, geometric, trigonometric and statistical concepts, techniques and procedures
  • Knowledge of personal computer operation and transient cyber assets
  • Knowledge of relay and test set applications
  • Knowledge and understanding of protective relay theory, principles and applications
  • Knowledge of commissioning, protective system testing and construction processes
  • Must be available to work overtime 
  • Performs related work as required and/or assigned
  • Attends training programs, seminars, conferences, and meetings 
  • Assists engineers and other personnel
  • Assists in directing other technicians, apprentices, and trades helpers


  • The following applies to technical Level III/Senior: Graduate of an approved Relay or Electrical Apprenticeship Program or equivalent.
  • Tech III- 4 years of experience or graduate of a Relay or Electrical Apprenticeship Program or equivalent.
  • Senior Technician -  7 years of related Relay Technician experience and meets expectations by a technical review panel.



Completion of an appropriate Apprenticeship program or equivalent.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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