System OperatorFull Time

Interested applicants should send application and/or resume to:

Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
600 Northwest Parkway
Azle, TX 76020
Email: careers@tcectexas.com
www.tcectexas.com

Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We offer excellent benefit package(s) with full time employment. Wages based on experience/qualification/skills. Physical, drug, alcohol test screening required.

POSITION TITLE: System Operator


REPORTS TO:  System Operations Supervisor


POSITION SUMMARY:

Assure that safety awareness is a way of life by planning, prepare and initiate the correct sequence of scheduled load transfers and emergency switching on distribution circuits. Using primary circuit maps, load transfer sheets, Energy Management System (SCADA), Outage Management System (OMS), Mobile Work Force Management System (MWFM), and operating instructions through clear and concise radio and/or phone communication with field forces


ORGANIZATIONAL DIMENSION:

Direct supervision of Outage Management System, SCADA and Emergency Situations.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following is a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position:

  1. Works in conjunction with other personnel in correcting system disturbances and unplanned outages, locating the source of the disturbance, and taking corrective action as necessary.
  2. Ensures that switching, tagging and work activity conforms to safety rules and instructions are received correctly over the radio and/or phone by requiring that field forces repeat the information and instructions given.
  3. Ensures that switching, tagging and work activity conforms to safety rules and instructions are received correctly over the radio and/or phone by requiring that field forces repeat the information and instructions given.
  4. Call in Distribution personnel and Troubleshooters for various system disturbances and member issues.
  5. Notify personnel in areas such as General Services, Stockroom, Customer Service, etc. of the need to respond to issues related to their areas.
  6. Implements and updates written operating procedures by direction.
  7. Performs via SCADA around-the-clock surveillance of the electrical system.
  8. Operates equipment as switches, reclosers, circuit breakers, and tap changers via SCADA.
  9. Operates load-management system to maximize system efficiency with minimal customer impact.
  10. Provides notification to the appropriate personnel of system anomaly.
  11. Implements system contingency procedures as warranted.
  12. Communicates and coordinates with Brazos operators of inter-connected power systems/generation stations to solve mutual problems.
  13. Prepares incident reports, trouble reports, and switching guides.
  14. Maintains manual and automated logs of all distribution system activities.
  15. Generates and maintains hourly, daily, monthly and yearly statistics as well as reports on system load.
  16. Monitor all “Dig-Tess” requests as required; non-essential job functions
  17. Participates in various projects as required.
  18. Performs other related duties, as required.
  19. Operates computers utilizing spreadsheets, databases, word processing software, utilizes telephones, faxes, voice, radio, and telecommunication equipment.
  20. Working rotating shifts covering the control room 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Shifts may vary between 8-12 hours. Occasional overtime is required for storm events and major outages.
  21. Performs a variety of building security functions such as; monitoring various areas of the building via closed-circuit cameras.
 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

A.   Communication Skills – Inquiries with field personnel on outages, SCADA events and trouble calls. Event coordination with other departments and external vendors, and interaction with CO-OP members during major events and field situations.

B.   Basic Leadership Skills – Provide daily instructions and assignments of work, based upon priorities. 

C.   Advanced Leadership Skills – Ability to provide direction and vision for achieving the CO-OP’s System Operating strategic plan.

D.   Analytical Skills – Building and reporting of historical outage and SCADA events. Calculating and analyzing joint-use attachments for accounting records.

E.   Computer Skills – Skilled in working with Microsoft Windows operation environment and Microsoft Office applications. Ability to troubleshoot using OMS/SCADA programs.

F.   Working knowledge of electrical distribution system.

G.   Ability to read distribution circuit maps.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

(Scale: Rarely = Less than 5%, Occasionally = 5% - 25%, Frequently = More than 25%)

  1. Heavy lifting or moving of materials: Rarely – Up to 5 pounds.
  2. Operates Equipment: N/A
  3. Operates Office Machines: Frequently – PC, Printers
  4. Standing: Occasionally
  5. Walking: Occasionally
  6. Awkward Position (stooping, bending etc.): Occasionally
  7. Climbing Maximum: Rarely
  8. Eye-hand Coordination: Rarely
  9. Location: Indoor 90% of time, Outdoor 10%
  10. Must be able to pass standard vision and color test with reasonable accommodation.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (required)
  • 5 (five) years of experience as a system operator or 2 (two) years as a system dispatcher and 3 (years) as a System Operator. Demonstrates understanding of computer functionality and experience utilizing software applications within a business setting. (preferred)


FLSA DESIGNATION:

  • ·        Non-Exempt

Melony Block

817-444-3201