Field Service Technician in Greater Pittsburgh Area at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/28/2020

Job Snapshot


About the Division

 Mitsubishi Electric Substation Division (SSD) provides an incredible suite of turnkey professional services to the power utility and commercial & industrial marketplaces. SSD Designs engineered solutions primarily for generation, transmission, and distribution of power. SSD customers benefit by working with the SSD team employing a complete suite of engineering, design and drafting professions, capable of assisting to develop and specify large capital, multi-site projects. No project is too big or too complex. All projects are supported by a complete team of logistical, project management and site-specific specialists. Unique to Mitsubishi Electric, SSD projects always include the most complete offering of on-going support, customer training, quality assurance and system warranties. The products or systems offering as part of the SSD solutions include:

  • Gas-insulated switchgear & substations (GIS) systems
  • Air-insulated switchgear & substation (AIS) systems
  • FACTS based static VAR compensators (SVC)
  • FACTS based static synchronous compensator (STATCOM)
  • FACTS based Fixed Series Compensator (FSC)
  • High Voltage DC (HVDC) Systems
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • Photovoltaic Energy Storage
  • Turnkey Professional Services
  • Substation Services

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Provide installation, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, repair and training for Substation Division (SSD) supplied equipment.

  • Prepare and/or follow plans for work to be performed at customer sites. Coordinate planned work with customers and contractors.
  • Assist with assembly of equipment including scheduling, assembly techniques and quality control. Perform and/or provide technical direction of installation, testing, trouble-shooting and repair work at customer sites.
  • Conduct onsite investigation of equipment performance to determine cause or contributing factors.
  • Communicate findings to and coordinate problem resolution with MEPPI’s Project, Engineering and Sales groups.
  • Communicate findings and proposed resolutions to customers regarding equipment.
  • Prepare documentation and reports regarding customer equipment problems and site visits.
  • Conduct customer and contractor training for installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Inventory and organize storage, moving, unpacking and staging of equipment. Perform field checks of equipment, site dimensions and tolerances.

Basic Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technology field with 3 to 5 years’ experience with assembly/manufacturing/maintenance in utilities, or equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate knowledge of installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing and repair of substation or similar products.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings, blueprints, electrical schematics and bills of materials.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills required to communicate with customers, employees, and vendors.
  • Advanced computer skills, emphasizing knowledge of MS Office products, MRP/ERP systems and company timekeeping and expense reporting systems.

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Ability to safely work in an energized high voltage substation environment.
  • Ability to use appropriate personal protection equipment as needed.
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to stand, sit, crawl, squat, kneel, twist, bend, and reach above the shoulders as required to perform essential job functions.
  • Ability to climb ladders, catwalks, stairs, and work in high places at project sites as required.
  • Ability to lift up 35 pounds on a regular basis and 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 80% of the time, often on short notice, to perform job duties.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability