Electrical field installation technician Job at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, West Lafayette, IN

  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • West Lafayette, IN

Job Description

Full job description

As an Electrical Field Installation Technician, you will play a vital role in performing electrical field installations. You will be responsible for various tasks related to protective relay installation, panel and cabinet demolition, cable routing and control house integration. You will be an essential part of our Engineering Services team to provide solutions and services that help our customers protect and control critical electrical infrastructure and power systems worldwide.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform electrical field installations, adhering to safety and quality standards.
  • Install, test, and troubleshoot protective relays.
  • Demolish, install, and modify panels and cabinets.
  • Route and assemble cables, including fiber optics.
  • Integrate and assemble control houses.
  • Form and install conduits for electrical systems.
  • Continuously develop and maintain knowledge of SEL Engineering Services processes and products to ensure effective execution of tasks.
  • Obtain certifications required for the role, once employed.
  • Demonstrate commitment to SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles in all job functions.

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in control panel wiring and/or an associate's degree in electrical technology or a related field.
  • Willingness to travel up to 75% of the time to various project sites.
  • Basic working knowledge of analog and digital electronics.
  • Ability to read and comprehend mechanical and electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, one-line diagrams, and three-line diagrams.
  • Safety certifications such as OSHA 10, OSHA 30 and/or knowledge of NFPA 70E.
  • Experience working on and around high voltage substation equipment is preferred.
  • Experience supervising or mentoring other technicians is preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in outdoor environments with varying climates.
  • Physical capability to stand, walk, sit, bend, squat, climb, and use arm and hand movements effectively.
  • Capability to carry tools and handle materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Comfortable working at heights using lifts, stepladders, and/or extension ladders.

Join our team of dedicated professionals and contribute to the successful execution of electrical field installations. As an Electrical Field Installation Technician, you will have the opportunity to grow your skills and knowledge while working on diverse and challenging projects. Your commitment to quality, safety, and teamwork will be essential in ensuring our continued success in providing top-notch solutions and services to our clients.


This position is located at SEL’s newest manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, IN. Residents enjoy a mix of suburban and urban environments, as well as a short drive to Indianapolis and Chicago. West Lafayette is a great place to call home.

Competitive pay. Superior benefits. Inspiring work.

People are at the core of our company and we hire employee-owners. We welcome you to learn more about how we support employees.

  • We’re 100% employee owned. Retirement benefits include an employer funded stock ownership plan (ESOP) and personal 401K options.

  • We offer top tier medical, prescription, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • We recognize the importance of a healthy life balance and offer: 10 paid holidays, annual vacation accrual starting at 12 days, 9 paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave that covers 90% of your pay.

  • We foster growth and development of our employees through avenues such as STEM courses, apprenticeships, tuition assistance, and engineering development programs.

  • Ask our team about other benefits including wellness, fertility, adoption, and flexible spending benefits.

Salary Range Information

The hourly pay ranges from $28.95 - $44.70 with extra compensation for overtime. Our pay ranges are determined by job, responsibility, and location. We base our starting pay offer and title on location and job-related factors such as candidate experience, training, knowledge, and skills.

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SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Vets/Disabled.

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