Substation Construction Technician

Location: Tumwater, WA
Division: Power Operations
Employment duration: Full time
Employee Referral Bonus: Tier 3


Think you have what it takes to strengthen our nation’s power grid? We know we do! Michels is one of the largest, most sought-after power delivery contractors in the United States. We do it all – from building transmission lines and substations to distribution networks and inside wiring. We also restore power after natural disasters strike. Our work improves lives. Find out how a career at Michels can change yours.

As a Substation Construction Technician, you will be responsible for learning the installation, testing, repair and maintenance of equipment used in substation construction. This position is required to maintain safe practices, following applicable laws and regulations, and internal policies/procedures. Critical for success is strong attention to detail, and the ability to effectively perform in high stress outage situations.

Why Michels?

  • We are consistently ranked among the top 10% of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors
  • Our steady, strategic growth revolves around a commitment to quality
  • We are family owned and operated
  • We invest an average of $5,000 per employee on training each year
  • We reward hard work and dedication with limitless opportunities
  • We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to promote safety, regardless of job titles.

Why you?

  • You thrive in fast-paced environments under tight deadlines
  • You relish new challenges and evolving technology
  • You enjoy collaborating and communicating with your teammates
  • You like to know your efforts are noticed and appreciated
  • You are adaptable to varying expectations and requirements
  • You are a self-starter with a high attention to detail
  • You believe that individual commitment to a group effort is key to success

What it takes:

  • Journeyman electrician
  • A valid driver license for the type(s) of vehicles you may be driving and an acceptable driving record
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • State required electrical license(s)


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