Southern California Edison Substation Predictive Maintenance Assessment Specialist 3 in Norwalk, California

Job Description


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About Transmission and Distribution

Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organizational Unit (T & D) is responsible for planning, engineering, constructing, operating, and maintaining transmission and distribution facilities throughout the 50,000-square-mile territory. T&D is the steward of roughly $19 billion in assets that safely and reliably deliver electricity to 14 million residents via SCE’s 5 million customer accounts.

Position Overview

The Substation Predictive Maintenance Assessment Specialist (TSP3) is a key resource to providing complex technical Predictive Maintenance Assessment (PMA). PMA Substation Specialists inspect in-service substation equipment, by means of visual, infrared thermography and ultrasonic inspection, identifying impending failures that can lead to safety and reliability consequences if not found and repaired. PMA Substation Specialists are critical to SC&M’s condition based maintenance program. This person will be a key resource for providing complex technical assessments to supervision, department, and field operations management. This position is responsible for providing timely and effective technical support to the Substation, Construction & Maintenance (SC&M) organization and for achieving business unit goals and operational excellence.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support to SC&M management and staff and will act as subject matter expert. Performs in-depth assessments, and provides recommendations on all substation apparatus as it relates to the apparatus conditions and severity assessments.

  • Develops equipment or procedural advisories, maintenance initiatives, letters, probable cause reports, equipment failure root cause analysis, cost effective corrective action plans and recommendations and equipment failure risk assessments and technology assessment.

  • Provides expert advice and assessments/recommendations for the testing and maintenance of all substation electrical equipment conditions.

  • Provides communication collateral to document and present critical technical information for use in making corrective actions, policies and procedures. Typically this information will be presented to SC&M management and staff, to include documentation and recommendations for maintenance and test practices involving substation apparatus that have a significant impact in terms of cost and resources with the objective of obtaining the highest level of equipment reliability.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Four or more years of experience working in Utility Substation Engineering, Substation Construction or working as a Journeyman Lineman, Relay Test Technician or a Substation Maintenance Electrician.

  • Four or more years of Electric Utility Industry experience.

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications

  • Expertise with substation equipment, including in-depth knowledge of all substation equipment, applications, and philosophy.

  • Certified Thermography training by an Accredited Institution preferred.

  • One or more years of experience working with SAP.

  • Ability to perform technical investigations, inspections, studies and evaluations of electrical and mechanical systems and equipment.

  • Ability to research technical / engineering data, perform analysis and prepare professional reports for management.

  • A strong working knowledge of electrical and mechanical theory.

  • Effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building.

  • Must have a broad knowledge of company’s accident prevention rules, CAL/OSHA and other government regulations relating to the electric utility industry.

  • Ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects concurrently in a team environment and independently with minimum supervision.

  • Experience or knowledge of Infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation, standards compliance and image analysis.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications such as Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous improvement.


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

  • Position will require up to 70% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.

  • Ability to work extended hours, weekends and hours outside of the regular work schedule in support of field crews to meet system requirements involving projects and emergency demands.

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.