Power System Operator Trainee

E & O - Engineering - Substation & System Operations Keystone Heights, Florida


Description

 

POWER SYSTEM OPERATOR TRAINEE

 

Department:E & O – System Operations

 

Location:Keystone Heights

 

Classification:Non Exempt

 

Posting Date:January 22, 2021

 

 

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. does not sponsor employment visas.

 

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request by emailing [email protected] or by calling 352-473-8000, EXT 8226.  Please be advised that this assistance is available for individuals who require accommodation due to disability.

 

 

Classification Summary:

 

Individuals in positions allocated to this class will train and learn to perform efficient, courteous and reliable dispatching service involved in the operation of the power system. This includes receiving and dispatching trouble calls and other calls for service, making good decisions and taking appropriate action by restoring service utilizing supervisory control on transmission and distribution system in accordance with operating procedures.

 

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Energy Control Supervisor or assigned Power System Operator who evaluates performance on a periodic basis through monitoring of dispatching service and feedback from operating units.

 

Essential Job Functions (shown on performance appraisal)

 

(Note:  These job functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. All employees are expected to demonstrate cooperation in working with others, deal effectively with members and practice safety consciousness.)

Individuals in this position are expected to learn the following (but not limited to) tasks:

 

1.   Perform Dispatching Services. Receive and dispatch trouble calls and other calls for service. Dispatch service crews during outages. Coordinate with power suppliers and other personnel during major outages or required switching. Write and execute switching orders for, and issue clearances on, transmission and substation equipment in parts of the system covered by Energy Control operating jurisdiction, in a manner that will ensure the safety of personnel and equipment.

 

2.  Supervisory Control System. Make decisions and restore service by supervisory control on transmission and distribution system in accordance with operating procedures. Implement CEC’s load shedding procedures during generating capacity shortages or emergency conditions when requested by Seminole’s System Coordinator or the FRCC Reliability Coordinator. Control generators and load management systems as requested by Seminole.

 

3.    Monitor Power System. Monitor voltage and load levels on the power system and take corrective action on system alarms for SCADA/Load Management and power system. Receive and relay pertinent information and data as received. Obtain weather information important to system operation and load management and take appropriate action as necessary.  Report major outages and other unusual conditions to Energy Control Supervisor.

 

4.    Operation of Equipment. Operate all equipment associated with the Energy Control Center such as computer systems, radios, printers, paging equipment and load management equipment.

 

5.    Produce and Distribute Documentation. Maintain records and logs as required by operating procedures. Distribute documents to appropriate personnel.

 

6.    Safety. Practice safe work habits in the performance of all job duties and be familiar with and strictly adhere to those portions of the Cooperative Safety Manual that pertain to his/her job and work area.

 

7.    Coordination. Help coordinate activities between CEC and Seminole, FPL and DEF on repair and patrol of their lines during routine and emergency conditions.

 

8.   Other Essential Duties.  Each employee is responsible to perform other duties as required to benefit the Cooperative and its’ members.

 

Other Job Duties (not shown on performance appraisal)

 

1.   Perform duties pertaining to burglar alarms, fire alarms, security and use of facilities after hours.

 

2.    Study and interpret manuals that relate to performance of job.

 

3.   Read, understand and use electrical symbols, maps and circuit diagrams, as well as equipment and operations manuals to restore service and operate the power system.

 

Minimum Training and Experience:

 

This position requires an AS or AA degree from an accredited college plus two (2) years of experience performing OH/URD line construction and maintenance, substation maintenance or related duties, preferably in a utility environment. Additional specifically related education in a technical or electrical related degree program may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.

 

Additional related job experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

 

Individuals in this position must maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

This position requires the employee to be capable of operating, using and responding to alarms on the SCADA/Worldview system, the outage analysis system, the CIS system, radios, paging systems, Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, and facility security and fire alarm systems.

 

This position requires the employee to be capable of working a shift by themselves within 12 months of employment.

 

This position requires good communication abilities, in both listening and speaking, and must be able to distinguish colors, have legible handwriting and the ability to get along with other people.

 

This position requires the ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies and to give and follow complex written and oral directions in exact detail.

 

This position requires the employee to be able to perform or switch between multiple tasks or duties simultaneously.

 

This position requires the employee to work shift work and be available for call-in when necessary.

 

This position also requires the employee to live within a reasonable response time to the control center in Keystone.

 

FLSA

 

Non-exempt

 

11/2018

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment shall be considered on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental handicap or disability, where otherwise qualified, or marital or veteran status.  Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. treats all employees equally without discrimination in rates of pay and other opportunities for advancement.

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. has a drug-free workplace policy.

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. participates in E-Verify.  E-Verify electronically compares information entered on the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, with records contained in Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases.  This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.

 

 

 

 

JOB ANALYSIS FORM

for

POWER SYSTEMS OPERATOR TRAINEE

 

This form is used to determine the essential function and physical requirements of each

job class for recruitment purposes to comply with the American With Disabilities Act.

 

Tools, Equipment, Vehicles, or Machinery Used:

 

Computers

 

Work Conditions:

 

Work is Performed:

Indoors

Outdoors

Both

 

X

 

 

 

Exposure To:

Cold

Heat

Wet/Humid

Noise/Vibration

Hazards

Dust

Fumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication Requirements:

 

Hearing:

Yes

No

Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.

X

 

Ability to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machine parts.

 

X

 

Talking:

Yes

No

Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

X

 

Ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers.

X

 

Ability to speak loudly, such as when speaking over loud machinery.

 

X

No speaking is required.

 

X

 

Visual Requirements:

Yes

No

Field of vision requires the normal ability, such as working with figures, on computer terminals or reading.

X

 

Field of vision requires the ability to see small or detailed items, such as working on machines.

 

X

Field of vision requires the ability to operate equipment, such as trucks, forklifts, cranes.

 

X

Repetitive Motions:

Yes

No

Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, such as keyboarding or handwriting.

X

 

 

Physical Requirements of the Job:

Note: - In terms of an 8-hour workday, "Occasionally" equals 1% to 33% of the time, "Frequently" means 34% to 66% of the time, and "Continuously" means 67% to 100% of the time.

 

Employee Must Lift & Carry:

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continuously

Up to 5 lbs

 

X

 

 

6 to 10 lbs

 

X

 

 

11 to 20 lbs

 

X

 

 

21 to 25 lbs

 

X

 

 

26 to 50 lbs

X

 

 

 

51 to 100 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Employee is Required To:

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continuously

Bend

 

X

 

 

Squat

 

X

 

 

Crawl

X

 

 

 

Climb

 

X

 

 

Reach Above Shoulder Level

 

X

 

 

Reach Below Shoulder Level

 

X

 

 

 

Employee Must Use Hands for Repetitive Action:

Simple Grasping

Pushing

Pulling

Fingering

Yes:

X

 

 

X

No:

 

X

X

 

 

Definitions:

  1. Simple Grasping- Apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  2. Pushing-Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  3. Pulling-Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  4. Fingering-Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

 

Employee Must Use Feet for Repetitive Action:

Right

Left

Yes:

X

X

No: