NCE is a leading company in the power generation, transmission, and distribution industry. We pride ourselves on constantly meeting project demands and deadlines put on by our customers. By joining the NCE team you will be working with and learning from some of the most highly regarded technicians in the Northeast United States. You will gain unparalleled experience working in a power generation and electric utility environment.

At NCE you will find the work to be challenging and fulfilling. You will work with state-of-the-art equipment and learn the best industry practices from top professionals. NCE is one of a very few companies within the United States that can take on a project and perform the engineering, construction, and final testing/commissioning. If you are looking for an exciting, rewarding, and challenging career, your search ends here.

Job Title:  Field Technician

Job Type:  Full-Time

Location:  Langhorne, PA

Travel:  100%

Job Description:

North Central Electric, Inc. (NCE) is looking for an experienced field technician within the medium and high voltage industry.  NCE primarily deals with power generation and electric utility companies.  Knowledge of electrical MV and HV equipment is a must.  NCE is headquartered in Langhorne, PA.  The majority of our work is located in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  The position will require traveling 100% of the time and willingness to work out of town on occasion.


  • Perform electrical tests on medium and high voltage equipment:
    • Transformers of all sizes
    • Oil, vacuum, and SF6 circuit breakers
    • Current and Potential Transformers
    • Protective Relays (electromechanical, solid state, microprocessor, etc.)
  • Compile all test results from project and organize them into a technical report for customer records
  • Manage small testing crews in order to meet the job demand
  • Review test results performed by others within NCE
  • Work closely with the Project Managers and General Contractor’s foreman to determine that the proper sequence of work is being performed on projects
  • Review all project schematics and perform as-builts as necessary
  • Communicate job status and projected completion dates with the customer
  • Be able to properly isolate equipment from service in order to perform job tasks correctly
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards and regulations
  • Coordinate outage schedules with customer, other contractors on site, and NCE
  • Perform pre-job JSA with all employees and coordinate testing with other contractors on site


  • Minimum 3 years of experience providing technical service and/or engineering support in a utility and/or industrial substation type environment
  • Familiarity with modern test equipment for medium and high voltage equipment
  • Doble M4000, Doble SFRA, Doble Leakage Reactance, Doble F6150, Doble Timing/Travel Analysis Test Sets
  • Megger
  • Hi-Potential AC or DC Tests
  • Turns-Ratio Test Sets
  • Vanguard EZCT-2000 or similar product for CT analysis
  • Computer skills and willingness to learn new software packages
  • Various testing software packages (mainly Doble software, SEL AcSELerator Quickset, GE Multilin)
  • MS Office Suite
  • Ability to write and review technical documents
  • Knowledge of protective relays and protection schemes
  • Knowledge and ability to read AC/DC schematics, wiring diagrams (panel, junction boxes, etc)
  • Ability to perform trip/functional checks based off of AC/DC schematics
  • Understanding transformer LTC (load tap changer), alarms, relays,  and controls
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Negative drug test result(s).  Random drug testing will occur not only by NCE but customer on-site drug tests.
  • Familiarity with ANSI, NETA, or IEEE testing standards
  • Knowledge of OSHA and Lockout/Tag-out procedures


Preferred Qualifications (not all need to be applied to meet qualification standards):

  • NETA Level III or higher
  • IBEW member (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)
  • OSHA 30 qualified
  • TWIC card
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering from an ABET credited university/college


To Apply For This Position:

We ask all candidates to submit their resume through our website at If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

NCE sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of resume submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from NCE. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as NCE may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

NCE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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