Protection and Controls Technician

Join the Rapidly Growing Team at C3 Engineering – Leaders in Electrical Testing, Maintenance, and Compliance.

C3 Engineering, a NETA-accredited specialist, is at the forefront of electrical testing, maintenance, and compliance. We are known for our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of safety and quality in the industry. Our rapid growth positions us as the fastest-growing Electrical Testing and Engineering organization in the Western US. Our diverse team comprises engineers, testing technicians, project managers, and electrical safety professionals, all contributing decades of experience in Electrical Compliance, Conformity, and Consulting.

We are on the lookout for experienced electrical engineers with over 5 years of experience to join our expanding team. Opportunities also exist for individuals adept in testing and maintaining electrical distribution equipment in industrial and construction environments. Our ideal candidates should possess a deep understanding of low and medium voltage distribution systems, controls, relaying, and substation apparatus, along with strong mechanical and computer skills.

Why Join C3 Engineering?
C3 Engineering is more than a workplace; it’s a community where each member is valued. We offer full-time positions with competitive pay and comprehensive compensation packages. Our work environment is supportive and safe, promoting career advancement for those dedicated to our collective success. Additionally, we offer relocation assistance and sign-on bonuses for qualified candidates.

Be Part of Our Team:
Our goal is to assist and educate our customers, bridging uncertainty with our expertise. At C3 Engineering, we don’t just offer jobs; we provide careers that make a difference.

If you’re driven to advance in the electrical testing field, C3 Engineering is your destination. Discover the buzz about us and how you can contribute to our journey of growth and excellence. Apply now and potentially receive an offer that’s hard to beat!

Join the C3 Engineering Team and be part of our growth in this fast-moving industry!

Job Purpose

The Protection and Controls Technician will perform testing, commissioning, troubleshooting and modification of Utility protection systems including complex substation and generating station systems.    This work will be performed on site at customer generation and substation facilities.  All work will be accurately documented and reported.

  • Coordinate and communicate directly with clients.
  • Manage project schedule and budget.
  • Follow all safety procedures and perform work in a safe manner.
  • Perform elemental and functional testing of electromechanical, solid state and microprocessor-based relays using relay test set.
  • Verify integrity of protection systems by injecting potential, current and or other signals into the protection system.
  • Review drawings and relay setting files to assure reliable and consistent system protection.
  • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Maintain detailed records of test results.
  • Guide other field personnel as necessary.
Qualifications (Required)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in similar position.
  • Read, understand, and interpret drawings to include but not limited to, one line, three-line, schematic, and connection diagrams.
  • Proficient and experienced in elemental and functional testing of electromechanical, solid state and microprocessor-based relays.
  • Ability to travel and work remotely.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex utility protection systems.
  • Strong ability to perform responsibilities with minimal supervision and report on activities to Project Manager on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Qualifications (Preferred)
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
    • Military experience with the Prime Power, Navy Nuclear or Seabees.
    • Previous Utility generation and substation experience.
    Compensation and Benefits
    • Pay rate dependent on experience and qualifications. $50.00 – $80.00 per hour
    • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
    • 401(k) with employer matching
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Cell phone allowance
    • Mileage reimbursement for travel related to work