Field Service Technician

Dashiell - Lake Charles, LA
Dashiell - Lake Charles, LA
Dashiell - Lake Charles, LA
Job Description
Dashiell is a leading national provider of technical services to the electric utility, power generation, industrial, renewable and energy industries. These services include planning and systems studies, design and engineering, maintenance and testing, program management, construction, and turnkey EPC projects. Built on 50 years of experience handling large scale complex projects; Dashiell is unique in that we are a turnkey Engineering, Construction, and Testing company that specializes in medium and high voltage electrical infrastructure. More information about Dashiell can be found at

Dashiell Field Services specializes in a variety of power system services from acceptance testing and field engineering to the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and modifications of all elements in a power system – including substations, switchgear, plant power systems, generators, motors and miscellaneous electrical apparatus rated 480 volts to 500,000 volts.

The Field Services Technician role will be based out of our Lake Charles area office located at 4681 E Napoleon, Sulphur, LA 70663.

Summary of Role:
The Technician will perform electrical testing, maintenance, and start-ups of high voltage substations. Assignments for entry level candidates are closely supervised and designed to further develop employee job knowledge and abilities. Successful candidates may enter in as a Technician I, Technician II, Technician III, or Senior Technician based on experience level.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Employee may be called upon to perform any or all of the following functions:
  • Perform electrical testing services on power apparatus, substations, and switchgear included (but not limited to) the following:
  • - Protective relays and relaying systems
    - Circuit breakers
    - Power transformers
    - Current and potential transformers
    - Meters, transducers, and power system metering
    - Power Cables
    - Grounding Systems
    - Motors and Motor Starters
    - Station Batteries and Chargers
    - Alarm Systems and Annunciators
  •  Perform troubleshooting and problem identification and analysis. Make recommendations regarding corrective action and/or repairs
  •  Generate technical reports detailing services provided, problems found, and corrective action taken or recommended
  •  Represent the company in a professional manner with regard to communicating and interfacing with clients
  •  Communicate effectively with the company management team on a regular basis regarding project status and the scheduling of manpower and equipment
  •  Make safety a top priority at all times, realizing that the company has Zero Tolerance for those who do otherwise
  •  Other duties as required 
  • Minimum Qualifications/Experience:
    Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent is required. Technician experience in the high voltage industry will be accepted in lieu of degree. Minimum 2 plus years of experience in the high voltage industry is preferred. Candidates may be placed in job titles ranging in Technician I, Technician II, Technician III, or Senior Technician based on experience and knowledge in the field.

    Qualified applicants must also possess knowledge and skills in the following areas:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of The Power Triangle
  • Ability to understand the basics of one-line, three-line, AC/DC schemes, and connection diagrams
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the purpose of a current transformer and a potential transformer
  • Ability to perform basic current transformer tests
  • Ability to define typical AC & DC fundamentals
  • Working knowledge of IEEE, ANSI, ICEA, and NETA standards
  • Basic knowledge of various metering configurations and connections
  • Proven knowledge of Vacuum versus Air Circuit Breakers
  • Ability to understand the basic function and operation of an Oil Circuit Breaker and a Gas Circuit Breaker
  • Ability to understand the basics of a Potential Transformer (PT), Coupling Capacitor Voltage Transformer (CCVT), and a Current Transformer (CT)
  • Understand the major components of a power transformer
  • Basic knowledge of motor ratings and motor testing as applied to rotating machinery
  • Proven knowledge of a capacitor bank and the different capacitor types
  • Basic knowledge of electrical components, devices, and symbols
  • Proven communication skills, both oral and written, to convey thoughts, and facts to a diverse group of individuals including administrators, engineers, and senior management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the various functions and difference between protective relay types
  • Understand the purpose of primary and secondary phasing
  • Ability to work effectively in a team based environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work safely in hazardous situations within high voltage substations, petrochemical plants, refineries, and other safety critical locations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a TWIC card
  • Must pass pre-employment Drug, Alcohol and Background Checks; must continue to pass all random and client required Drug, Alcohol and Background Checks
  • Ability to travel up to 25% required
  • Flexibility for frequent overtime

  • Dashiell provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. The Company provides life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long term disability and an employee assistance plan at no cost to the employee. Benefit offerings also include a choice of traditional PPO or one of two HDHPs, with corresponding FSA or HSA, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, short-term disability insurance, critical illness insurance, group accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, a 401(k) with immediate vesting and more!

    Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.
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