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Engineer-Controls & Automation

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Nebraska Public Power District
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD)has an immediate opening for an Automation & Controls Engineer (Level 1, 2, or 3)in Transmission & Distribution Engineering located at Columbus, Nebraska. (Experienced engineer is preferred.) Go to to learn all that Columbus, NE and the surrounding area has to offer! Summary of Job Duties: Design control panels, create electrical schematics and wiring diagrams; Develop programming for automated substations and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs); Provide programming and technical assistance on substation communication networking and protocols. (DNP, Ethernet, Modbus); Create Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming; Procure equipment on assigned projects; Provided startup, operations support, and training; Support distribution irrigation load management system; Develop and maintain distribution SCADA hardware. NOTE: This position falls under the umbrella of NPPD's Engineering Career Path, dated June, 2012. Qualifications : Education and Training: B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or college OR P.E. and B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from a Non-ABET accredited school. The level assigned to the successful candidate will be determined by the candidate''s skills, ability, and experience. Licenses and/or Certifications Required: (Engineer Level 3) - PE License preferred. Prior Related Experience: A Level 2 or 3 engineer will have experience in Transmission & Distribution Engineering working with controls and automation. Demonstrated Competencies: Safety - Focus on the engineering tasks to protect the public, the environment and Transmission and Distribution's assets. Engineering Excellence - Strive to provide the best engineering design and the most cost efficient plan for NPPD''s assets. Technical Knowledge - Technical knowledge of engineering activities/tasks. Customer Focus - Makes decisions with a focus on customer service and the rates they pay for that service. Interpersonal/Communications - Exhibits good interpersonal communications skills, both written and verbal. Leadership - Acts in a manner that demonstrates NPPD corporate values. Practice and promotes continuous development. Demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to assist when needed. Honesty & Integrity - Demonstrates trust, honesty and integrity in all that is done with colleagues, customers and stakeholders. Teamwork - Provides motivational support and is effective at mentoring to help others reach their full potential. Salary Information: Engineer-Level 1 $61,020.00 - $77,072.00/year Engineer-Level 2 $68,436.00 - $86,443.00/year Engineer-Level 3 $77,832.00 - $100,231.00/year Resumes will be accepted through July 18, 2014. Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, training opportunities and more. If you have any special needs requests, please contact the Human Resources area at NPPD. EOE: Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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