Company: US Well Services
Skills: Electrical Technician, Electrician
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Rotational Salaried Employee
Location: Jane Lew, West Virginia, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US

The individual in this position is responsible for the safe, clean, efficient, and effective operation, repair, and maintenance of the electrical components for a mobile micro-grid that is primarily composed of the following equipment with 13.8kVAC, 600VAC, and 480VAC components: Gas filtration, gas compression, mobile turbine generators, switchgear, transformers, and electric pumps which are used for electric powered hydraulic fracturing. The electrician will perform hands-on medium voltage electrical field service work on the equipment.

Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities:

  • Comply with all safety standards and procedures set forth by US Well Services, LLC
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Ensure all personnel working on Clean Fleet® site are aware of electrical hazards
  • Rig down and rig up of electrical equipment including switchgear, transformers, power cables, grounding cables, electric pumps, and other electrical equipment

· Repairs, installs, replaces, and tests electrical circuits, equipment, and appliances using appropriate tools and testing instruments.

· Perform HIPOT testing (dielectric strength test), megger testing (insulation resistance), grounding testing, and other electrical tests as required.

· Operates and maintains medium voltage switchgear and controls; may repair and maintain motor control centers, variable frequency drives, electrical motors and programmable logic controls.

· Troubleshoots and repairs primary distribution system malfunctions such as ground fault tracing and cable replacement.

· Troubleshooting and repairing malfunctions in medium and low voltage circuits and systems including switchgears, transformers, motor control centers, variable frequency drives, soft starts, and other electrical system components

· Isolating faults in medium voltage and low voltage distribution system and replacing cable runs

· Operating all medium voltage controls and switchgears including repairing and replacing medium voltage

  • Monitor and inspect medium and low voltage electrical equipment
  • Must provide own basic tools and understand their proper use
  • Moderate use of hand and power tools to work with and repair electrical equipment
  • Must use proper grounding techniques
  • Must perform proper and safe cable routing

· Promote ethical behavior in all aspects of the business and lead by example

· Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.

· Will be required to complete all USWS training including Flash Arc Training and Basic Electrical Safety Training as provided

· Must be able to determine appropriate level of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for the specific assigned task

· Must properly use ladders and safety harnesses

· Must be able to properly use various tools such as: multimeters, meggers, scopemeter, along with other hand tools needed to complete the job

· Must be able to apply theory in electrical principles for troubleshooting equipment malfunctions

  • Possess working knowledge of USWS Clean Fleet® Equipment
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all personnel working on Clean Fleet® site are aware of electrical hazards



Minimum Requirements

  • 1+ years of electrical field work on electrical systems of 480VAC or higher.
  • Successful completion performing megger testing (insulation resistance) and recording results
  • Successful completion performing HIPOT testing (dielectric strength test) and recording results
  • Successful completion inspecting and connecting medium voltage equipment with cables
  • Successful completion inspecting and grounding medium voltage equipment, testing the ground, and recording results

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to obtain a Journeyman or Master Electrician License issued by the state of the District advertising the opening within 6 months of starting
  • 2+ years' experience in medium voltage electrical field work preferred.

· Knowledge of medium voltage systems and equipment, substations, multiple interconnected substations, and primary power distribution preferred.

· Knowledge of National Electrical Code, NFPA-70E, OSHA 10-30, and the National Electrical Safety Code.

· Ability to use appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace, and test medium and low voltage electrical circuits, equipment and appliances.

· Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.

· Ability to diagnose and repair electrical controls, industrial motor control centers, and programmable logic controllers.

· Ability to read both commercial and industrial electrical blueprints and apply NEC, NFPA-70A, NESC, and OSHA 10-30 through the full range of industrial maintenance and mobilization work.

· Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures

· Ability to install and maintain cables, VFDs, motors, generators, circuit breakers, switchgear, and transformers as appropriate to the position.

· Ability to isolate defects in cables, wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment.

· Ability to work rotational schedule (typically 15 days on, 6 off), including long and/or occasionally irregular hours


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Clean MVR
  • Medium Voltage Electrician Certificate preferred
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) License preferred

Tools Needed:

· Low Voltage Gloves

· Protectors

· Liners

· Current National Electrical Code (NEC) Manual (for tech support)

· Flash Arc Suit*

· 20 KV Sleeves*

· Shepherds Cane or Equivalent*

· Work Place Specific Electrical Manuals*

· *Company will provide these items. See Supervisor for details and list of required basic hand tools

U.S. Well Services, LLC is a Houston, Texas based oilfield services provider of well stimulation services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company is currently under contract to perform services in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania and is also evaluating opportunities with existing and new customers to expand our operations into new areas throughout the United States. USWS utilizes an exciting new technology, currently in WV, called Clean Fleet®. This is a proprietary, patented system developed by U.S. Well Services that incorporates existing industry equipment configured to provide fracturing services with enhanced safety features, smaller physical and environmental footprints, and reduced noise levels at a lower cost relative to traditional fracturing equipment. The Clean Fleet® is the industry’s first fully mobile, fully electric hydraulic fracturing system that is powered entirely by natural gas whereby conventional diesel engines are totally replaced with electric motors. USWS also operates seven (7) fleets of high-spec conventional equipment comprising one of the youngest fleets of equipment in the industry.