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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Ramsey, Minnesota
Country:
United States
Industry:
Operations - Plant Operations
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
ID
203967
Job Title:
System Operator

System Operator

Connexus Energy provides electric service to over 130,000 customers in a 7-county area adjacent to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.  We are recognized nationally as a top-rated electric distribution utility with high rankings in customer service, reliability and the ability to restore power.

Connexus Energy is seeking an effective decision-maker and problem-solver to analyze, coordinate, and direct complex distribution outage restoration efforts and switching procedures with line crews and other personnel to provide safe and reliable outage restoration, system control, and monitoring 24/7.  The individual in this position will also address and respond to customer calls after hours, monitor and respond to system and facility alarms, ensuring power system reliability and performance using the tools available in the Control Center such as SCADA, OMS, IVR, GIS & various maps and diagrams.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is interested in working a non-traditional work schedule and have several days off on a regular basis.  This position works a rotating schedule of 13.33-hour shifts including days, nights, weekends, and holidays; and offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

Key Responsibilities & Results:

  • Provide accurate information to crews and customers regarding the operation, maintenance and repair of Connexus Energy's distribution system.
  • Coordinate line crews in everyday situations and in major storms, utilizing the resources and information available, so that service is restored in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.
  • Create and coordinate system switching orders and operational procedures for planned and emergency situations to ensure a safe working environment for the line crews.
  • Monitor the performance of the electrical distribution system, remotely control system devices, and respond to disturbances and alarms.
  • Map electrical facilities into the company’s electronic mapping systems.

Required Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:

Ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Two or four year technical degree OR High School or General Equivalency Diploma with equivalent experience of electrical distribution systems and equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical distribution systems and equipment
  • Experience with electrical distribution systems, mapping, and construction techniques
  • Ability to remain calm and make decisions in stressful and/or complex situations
  • Ability to clearly communicate and hear and understand communications over the telephone and radio
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications and computer systems typically found in a utility control room environment such as OMS, SCADA, IVR, and GIS
  • Ability to multitask and work both independently and in groups
  • Ability to map facilities in the ESRI/ArcFM GIS (or equivalent)
  • Ability to work fully rotating 24/7 schedule made up of 13.33-hour shifts, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays

Additional Data

The application review process will begin on April 15, 2019, and will continue until filled.

Compensation:

This position offers a competitive wage and an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability insurance, 401(k), tuition reimbursement.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

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