The Building People Metering and Relay Technician in Page, Arizona

Description/Job Summary

The Building People has a need for a full-time Metering and Relay Technician supporting the Protection and Communication Maintenance Division for the Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Regional Office. The employee will provide technical support services and perform the following duties and tasks:

  • Performs work as required on power system substation equipment.

  • Performs a variety of jobs concerned with the maintenance and repair of power system metering, control and protective relay equipment.

  • Maintains, repairs and tests metering equipment, including watt hour meters, paper and magnetic tape digital demand recorders, switchboard recorders and indicating meters of all types.

  • Maintains, repairs and tests control equipment including switchboard devices used in controlling substation circuit breakers, motors, capacitor banks and compressors.

  • Maintains, repairs and tests protective equipment including current, voltage, differential, reclosing timing, auxiliary, ground detection and complex impedance relays of both the electromechanical and solid state types.

  • Participates in the check-out and placing in service of new facilities and additions to existing facilities.

  • Possesses proficiency in the use of instruction books, schematics and wiring diagrams, hand tools, electric test equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, watt meters, phase shifters, auxiliary current and potential transformers, phase angle meters, phantom or ‘dummy loads, millivolt potentiometers, loading transformers, ratio test sets, phase rotation testers, electronic counters, various types of bridges, rotating standards, oscillographs and oscilloscopes.

  • Must be able to use test instruments necessary to maintain, align, calibrate and repair solid state meter and relay equipment.

  • Contractor personnel while performing these tasks must be available by Contractor provided cellular telephone during normal duty hours.

Knowledge and experience required:

  • Twelve (12) plus years in the field working on protection, control and metering equipment.

  • Understands safety requirements associated with working on high voltage equipment.

Required Education

High School Graduate with Journeyman Certificate or equivalent for relaying, control and metering.


Work Location: Coconino County, AZ, WAPA Desert South West Regional Office. There are some instances when a position may be dispatched to other locations for site visits or longer periods as deemed necessary.

Competitive benefits include:

  • Medical & Rx

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Life Insurance/AD&D

  • Long Term Disability

  • Paid Time Off

  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized. However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC. Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment. In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment.