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Journeyman Electrician - Kuparuk Project Services - E&I Group

Oil & Gas Operations & Maintenance
21000343 Requisition #
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The Journeyman Electrician is responsible for performing the full range of journey-level electrical duties  including the installation and maintenance of industrial electrical systems and temporary drilling rig power systems. This position works with low and medium voltage systems (13.8KVA and 34.5KVA)  and performs all work in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC).




  • Install, repair, and maintain electrical panels, electrical outlets, light switches, lighting fixtures, electrical wiring, fuses, and other components of an electrical system.
  • Set up medium voltage power systems for Drilling Rig electrification.
  • Testing medium voltage systems up to 34.k KV, using High Potential VLF testing equipment. 
  • Ability to inspect and maintain medium voltage equipment such as hot sticks, touch meters, proximity testers, fiberglass extending poles, rated gloves and sleeves.
  • Willingness to install and demobilize temporary equipment for drilling rig power system. Including pulling cable, setting up mobile substations, switching trailers and cable spooling units. 
  • Make up of termination kits such as stress cone load breaks and dead breaks.
  • Experience with 4160KVA Variable Speed AC drives for downhole pumps preferred.
  • Able and comfortable to install and remove live fuses for medium voltage systems.
  • Plan the layout and wiring of new or modified installations.
  • Installing and maintaining heat trace equipment. Working knowledge of constant wattage and self-regulating systems.
  • Installing cable tray systems in cold environments.
  • Ability to tow, stage, and back gooseneck and bumper pull trailers. Duties will include disconnecting and connecting trailers to various hitching systems. 
  • Review conduit drawings, schematics, electrical drawings, and specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Operate electrical equipment and tools such as hydraulic benders, knockout punch sets, cable pullers, volt meters, and testers.
  • Inspect, isolate, troubleshoot, and repair electrical malfunctions using various test instruments.
  • Applicants must have an in depth background and understanding of Classified and Zone Rated  Electrical Systems.
  • Comply with Company and customer policies and procedures.
  • Support AES zero-incident safety culture and assume personal accountability and responsibility for safe work practices in all projects, activities, and operations.


High school diploma or GED. Completion of accepted training program with a minimum of four (4) years or 8,000 hours related experience and Electrician license required. Minimum 3 years’ experience in an electrician role in an oil & gas field. Arctic environment preferred.


State of Alaska Certificate of Fitness in appropriate classification required, Current NFPA 70E Certification required or must be able to obtain if employed, North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC) safety training certification and a valid driver’s license is required.


Note to all current employees: 
It is recommended that all current employees inform their managers when they apply for new positions as leadership will be notified of current employees applying for posted positions. 


A candidate must be able to meet the following non-exclusive requirements:                                                               

  • Meet the AES Driving Records and Motor Vehicle Use Policy.
  • Take and pass a pre-employment drug test which may include both UA and hair testing.                         
  • Meet the physical requirements of this position including working in a remote location under arctic conditions.
  • Required to take and pass a Fit-For-Duty Exam.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an access badge for the work location.


The availability of this position is contingent upon the Company’s continued operational needs once training is completed.

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