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Relay Technician Trainee - (Local 57) - (Rigby, ID) - #109650

Date: Jan 29, 2023

Location: RIGBY, ID, US, 83442

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Train to become a Relay Technician by working with Relay Technicians, successfully completing technical classes, and studying technical manuals and prints under the supervision of an Area Relay Technician. 

A Relay Technician Trainee is a technician training to become a journeyman with a working knowledge of substation protection, control, and metering equipment. They install, maintain, test, adjust, troubleshoot and repair substation equipment which includes, but is not limited to electromechanical, solid state and microprocessor protective relays, indicating and KWH/KW meters, recording instruments including sequential event recorders and digital fault recorders, controls to all substation apparatus including breakers, transformers, regulators, capacitors, reactors and all associated equipment, and remote control equipment including various forms of SCADA. They perform testing on substation apparatus such as power factor testing, transformer turns ratio testing, megger testing and other analytical tests as assigned. They operate substation equipment, including switching and grounding. They are expected to follow safety rules and company standards. They may work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas, may work with bucket and boom trucks. They may work independently or with others, occasionally work long hours during emergency conditions, and be responsible for tools, test equipment, and vehicles.



  1. Attend technician training schools to learn relay standards and theory and complete electronic courses as specified for the Relay Technician Trainee program. 
  2. Assist and complete work under the direction of Relay Technicians and Area Relay Technician as outlined on the Relay Technicians' job description.  
  3. Keep and assist relay technicians in keeping records and files of work performed, reports on outages and trouble, and equipment records.
  4. The typical duties described herein represent a major portion of the job.  Other similar duties may be assigned.  When management deter¬mines that it is efficient to do so, employees in this classification may be assigned duties of less complexity.



  • High School Diploma or GED, or proof of equivalent, plus certification in an electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent program
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workload and use computerized test program
  • Basic computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and Internet)
  • Candidate must have good driving record
  • Must have or able to obtain a CDL
  • Strong ability to follow safety polities and procedures
  • Must have passed relay seminar exam, given by Rocky Mountain Power

Additional Information

Req Id: 109650 
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location:  Rigby, Idaho     
Department: Rocky Mountain Power 
Schedule: Full-time 
Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: $48.81  

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.
At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Idaho Falls

Career Segment: Equity, Electrical, Technician, Trainee, Finance, Engineering, Entry Level, Technology