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Lead Electrical Field Service Technician

Location: Longview, WA, United States
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Hourly Pay Range: $40.00/hr. - $60.00/hr.  


Who We Are:  

IPS opened its doors in 2007 to become the industry's leading service provider, offering single-source electromechanical and power management solutions to enhance the reliability of critical infrastructure. Today, IPS has the industry's largest network of remanufacturing locations, distribution centers, and field service offices across North America and the United Kingdom, serving over 30,000 customer locations across a wide range of end uses, including power generation, utilities, water and wastewater, petrochemicals, air separation, oil and gas, metals, mining, paper, aggregates, cement, hospitals, universities, commercial buildings, and data centers.

IPS offers excellent career growth opportunities and is expanding its talented workforce to meet rising demand. By joining IPS, you'll learn from industry experts and discover your potential while being part of a team committed to our shared values: Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Key Responsibilities and Expectations:   

We're seeking a Field Service Technician for our Longview Service Center, responsible for expertise in examining, testing, and resolving issues in electrical systems up to 500kV. This individual, skilled in relay calibration, power metering, transformer tests, and more, will be available for on-call responses, possess strong communication skills, and adhere to safety protocols while working collaboratively in a team. Responsibilities include:


  • Inspect, test, troubleshoot, perform start-up, and collect data of low, medium, and high voltage (to 500kV) electrical systems, and moderately complex relay calibration and power metering.  
  • Instrument transformer tests
  • Power transformer testing - Doble, TTR, Insulation Resistance, etc.
  • Test both electro-mechanical and solid-state relays
  • Cable testing - Tan Delta, Power Factor, VLF, DC Hipot
  • Motor Testing
  • Automatic transfer switch troubleshooting
  • Low, Medium, and High voltage switchgear and circuit breaker testing
  • Emergency on-call duty and if called respond to customer emergencies in a timely manner.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.  
  • Ability to travel locally and overnight.    
  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and weekends as required, willingness to be on call.   
  • Work safely alone and as part of a team  
  • Closely adhere to all electrical safety procedures
  • Effectively contributes to a strong team environment by assisting teammates in accomplishing mutual goals.  


Qualifications and Competencies:   

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Associate degree from an accredited 2-year technical college in Electrical Power, or similar experience/training from the military (Army Prime Power, Air Force Electrical Power Production, or NAVY Seabee) preferred. 
  • Must have at least 5 or more years of relevant experience
  • NETA Certification (II, III or IV) highly preferred or equivalent skills/experience to become NETA Certified
  • Prefer OSHA 30 hour, MSHA, NFPA 70-E, CPR/First Aid/BBP/AED training. 


Physical Requirements:     

  • Ability to lift, push, pull, and carry items up to 75 lbs. in weight.  
  • Must be able to pass a fit-for-duty physical exam.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend for prolonged periods.  
  • Ability to perform manual labor for up to 12 or more hours per day.  
  • Acute hearing and a strong field of vision  
  • Ability to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.



  • Paid Time Off (PTO)  
  • 401k Employer Match  
  • Bonus Incentives   
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program   
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)   
  • And more!  


IPS is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.  

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. As a federal contractor, our company is committed to maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace. Candidates for this position are required to complete a pre-employment drug screen successfully. The drug screening process will include testing for substances that may impair one's ability to perform the job safely and effectively.



Special Accommodations: If you require assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with IPS, please contact us at [email protected]. Please note that this email is to be used for accommodation requests, not general employment inquiries.