Electrician Instrument Technician

Job Locations US-AK-Fort Greely
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Doyon Utilities


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Doyon Utilities provides excellent career opportunities for motivated individuals. As the primary utility provider for the U.S. Military in Alaska, we offer stability and opportunity even in uncertain times. If you want to be a part of a work family that values professionalism, dedication, collaboration and innovation, we're the right company for you. Full health care coverage, a generous 401(k), and a month of annual paid time off are some of our amazing Company benefits. A Company culture that will make you feel right at home.

A Brief Overview
Serves as a journeyman electrician and electronic industrial controls technician. Installs, maintains and repairs electrical systems, electrical subcomponents, electrical and direct digital controls, motors and other electrical systems. The position is also responsible for installation, modification, repairs, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing and load determination of new and existing electrical lines, circuits, systems and associated fixtures, controls and equipment such as secondary power distribution lines and circuits used to supply a wide range of voltage, amperage, phase and frequency requirements to distribution panels, switchgear power and control circuits. The position determines material and equipment requirements for jobs assigned to this position and may be called upon to perform technical inspections of work performed by contractors and other in-house personnel involving the installation or repair of electrical equipment. Inspects, maintains, tests and repairs fixtures, fans, motor controllers, switches, fire alarms, clock circuits, rheostats, thermostats and automatic transfer switches. Under the direction of the SCADA program coordinator, performs repairs and installation of SCADA components and transmitters. May use a voltmeter, ammeter, wattmeter, megger, frequency counter or ohmmeter to test circuits and equipment. Maintains powered hand tools and shop equipment. The incumbent may also be responsible for installing and maintaining Industrial Multiphase Systems thermocouple sensors, fire detection and suppression systems, galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems to reduce system corrosion on underground equipment and pipes. Incumbent must also have a familiarity with electronics to troubleshoot electrical circuits containing electronic components to isolate the systems, computer interface devices, analog/digital controls and solid-state motor control circuits. This position will work with low, medium and high voltage switchgear in the substation, power plant and remote sites and with all associated components of the switchgears such as breakers, relays (protection and synchronize) and generator controls.





What you will do

Please note this job description is not intended to cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Perform maintenance and repair of electrical equipment to include motors, motor controls, control equipment (including capacitors, resistors, relays) involving electrical interlocks, electrical timing devices switch gear and other miscellaneous devices.
  • Repairs and adjustments to equipment including replacement of brushes, dressing commutators, testing and cleaning windings, insulating generator windings, repairing switchboards, recalibrating instruments on generator switchboards, replacing fuses, testing insulating oil and oil switches, cleaning and repairing distribution transformers and related duties.
  • Adjust and repair voltage regulators, over-current and anti-motoring relays and various switches and instruments on switchboards.
  • Routine and frequent inspection of electrical equipment for purpose of determining necessary maintenance and repairs or adjustments to minimize future major repairs.
  • Repairs and overhauls a variety of electrical motors.
  • Installs new equipment as necessary such as meters, regulators, transformers, switches, relays, circuit boards or digital controls.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, calibrating, modifying, testing and repair of all integrated electronic control and computer systems.
  • Incumbent must be capable of analysis and diagnostic testing of all electronic and solid-state systems in the utility plants and determine required repairs.
  • Maintain records of equipment failures, reasons for failures, symptoms, maintenance actions taken, parts costs and repair time.
  • Interpret wiring diagrams, circuit schematics, blueprints, and specifications which govern the maintenance and operation of the electrical systems, controls and devices.
  • Maintain knowledge of SCADA or other recording and management systems and procedures to ensure system reliability as outlined by the SCADA system coordinator.


Supervision:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 



Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test, random drug test thereafter in accordance with the published policy of Doyon Utilities.

  • Must have a valid driver's license issued by the State of Alaska.

  • Must be eligible to work on a military installation in Alaska. Eligibility to work on a military installation includes compliance with Department of Defense mandates with respect to employee background and health directives. 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent Required

  • Demonstrate an aptitude for electronics, electronic/digital controls and commonly used power distribution equipment such as circuit breakers, transformers, regulators and control equipment.

  • Knowledge of electrical theory such as power factors, transformers, series and parallel circuitry, line loading, line losses, and dielectric and conductivity or conductive properties of materials.

  • Ability to read and understand circuit diagrams and diagnose problems with various electrical and control systems.

  • Knowledge to repair complex electronic industrial control micro-processing and computer systems.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of electronic theory and practice applicable to integrated systems.

  • Ability to use all types of shop and hand tools and equipment associated with the electrical trade, such as meggers, oscilloscopes, protective relay testers, watt meters, output, resistance to ground and other electrical characteristics.

  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits containing electronic components in order to isolate the cause of malfunction in complex relay circuits for electrical control systems, computer interface devices, analog/digital controls and solid-state motor control circuits.

  • Ability to interpret and apply the National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association requirements, OSHA, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings and to use trade formulas to calculate properties such as voltage, voltage drop and current capability in series and parallel circuits.

  • Ability to calculate electrical resistance, capacitance, power factor, current flow and temperature and length in single and multiple raceway conduits, gutters and cable trays.

  • Knowledge of construction, installation, operation and troubleshooting of sophisticated circuitry and controls associated with different projects.

  • Must be able to work outdoors or in confined spaces for extended periods under unfavorable conditions and without constant supervision.

  • Ability to understand and execute written and oral instructions and relay instructions to other employees.

  • Possess sufficient physical strength, ability, dexterity, vision and hearing to perform all the work of the position. Vision must include ability to distinguish primary colors.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, other operators and plant personnel.

  • Demonstrate initiative and be able to work with little supervision.

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds to shoulder level and exhibit the dexterity to work in awkward positions for extended periods of time.

  • Able to extend arms overhead while performing duties or perform duties while standing, stooping, twisting, bending, kneeling, or from a prone position for up to one hour may be required.

  • Must be willing to maintain plant and equipment in a clean, serviceable condition.

  • Electrician Certificate of Fitness issued by State of Alaska Upon Hire Required

  • Class B CDL License issued by State of Alaska Upon Hire Required

Reasonable Accommodation
Doyon Utilities will provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made, in writing to the Human Resources Department.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law and the poster is available at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf. For questions on the job posting contact 907-455-1500.

Physical Demands
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Standing - Constantly

  • Walking - Constantly

  • Sitting - Occasionally

  • Lifting - Constantly

  • Carrying - Constantly

  • Pushing - Constantly

  • Pulling - Constantly

  • Climbing - Constantly

  • Balancing - Constantly

  • Stooping - Constantly

  • Kneeling - Constantly

  • Crouching - Constantly

  • Crawling - Frequently

  • Reaching - Constantly

  • Handling - Constantly

  • Grasping - Constantly

  • Feeling - Constantly

  • Talking - Frequently

  • Hearing - Frequently

  • Repetitive Motions - Constantly

  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Constantly

Working Conditions

  • Extreme cold - Occasionally

  • Extreme heat - Occasionally

  • Humidity - Occasionally

  • Wet - Occasionally

  • Noise - Frequently

  • Hazards - Frequently

  • Temperature Change - Occasionally

  • Atmospheric Conditions - Occasionally

  • Vibration - Frequently

Doyon Utilities is committed to delivering safe and resilient utility services with an emphasis on reliability and efficiency. Our employees are committed professionals in their fields and passionate about what they do and the customers they serve: the United States Military. Inherent in our mission is modernizing facilities; employing best utility practices that reflect leading industry standards; and operating as vigilant stewards of the environment while ensuring the health and safety of our workforce and our customers.


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