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Southern Company Electrical Distribution System Operator - Georgia Power's Distribution Control Centers - Atlanta & Macon in McDonough, Georgia

Electrical Distribution System Operator - Georgia Power's Distribution Control Centers - Atlanta & Macon

Description

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATOR (DCC) – ATLANTA (McDonough) – Multiple openings

Hiring Manager: DCC Team Leader

NOTES: Positions will be filled between Exempt 3-5, depending on candidate's experience & skills.

Work Location(s):

  • Atlanta Distribution Control Center, 2500 Patrick Henry Parkway, McDonough, Georgia OR

Successful candidates must live within a reasonable commute to their assigned work location or be willing to relocate to live within a reasonable commute. Relocation assistance may be available if needed .

Candidate must be available to work outside normal shift hours, during emergencies and severe weather, and be flexible to work at Atlanta (in McDonough) DCC facilities as needed.

Summary of Position Duties

The Distribution System Operator is responsible for monitoring, operating, controlling and maintaining the integrity of the electrical distribution system for Georgia Power following prescribed procedures. This role involves:

  • Originating and issuing all switching orders

  • Securing and issuing clearances and hot line tags

  • Gathering and interpreting information related to the status of the electrical distribution system

  • Respond to emergencies, such as transformer or distribution/transmission line failures, and route current around affected areas

  • Control, monitor or operate equipment that regulates or distributes electricity, using data obtained from instruments or computers

  • Coordinate & communicate with engineers, planners, field personnel, or other utility workers to provide information such as clearances, switching orders, or distribution process changes

  • Direct personnel engaged in controlling or operating electrical distribution equipment or machinery

  • Calculate load estimates or equipment requirements to determine required control settings

The Operator must have the ability to troubleshoot and exercise sound judgment related to the service restoration process. This is performed by thorough electrical systems analysis and dispatching of resources such as employees, crews, and equipment to specific customer outage areas. Competent computer skills, ability to focus on the tasks at hand, and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously are required for the position of Distribution System Operator. This is a safety sensitive position and all applicable corporate policies and guidelines must be followed.

This demanding, but rewarding, position requires rotating twelve hour shifts, including days, nights, weekends and holidays. In addition, availability to work outside of normal shift hours during "call out" emergencies and severe weather is required. Candidates must be comfortable working indoors, in a closed facility with no windows, at a structured work station that requires sitting/standing for long periods of time.

Successful candidate will enter the Operator-in-Training program, which consists of structured training classes along with on-the-job training AND must successfully complete the Distribution System Operator-in-Training program within the designated time frame (18 to 24 months) to maintain employment as a Distribution System Operator.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • High School or equivalent strongly desired

  • 2-year OR 4-year degree is a plus

Job Experience

  • Above average computer skills are essential for this position, including use of Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to quickly learn TCMS, DSCADA, ARMS and CSS

  • Prior electrical distribution system operating and/or transmission system operating experience strongly desired

  • Experience as an operator (in a control room environment) or closely related experience is desired

  • Experience in dispatching, coordinating work of others, sharing of best practices, and maximizing resources is highly desirable

  • Prior callout and rotating shift experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of power distribution system theory, operation, relevant equipment, policies, procedures, trouble shooting and switching

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service

  • Demonstrated proper etiquette for providing excellent customer service both internal and external to the company

  • Ability to monitor and control the activities and operation of multiple events simultaneously

  • Demonstrated strong multi-tasking skills is required

  • Proven strong diagnosis and complex problem solving skills are required

  • Proven high degree of accuracy and quality of work results are required

  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills are required

Other Requirements

  • This position will require a skills test which the candidate must successfully pass in order to advance further in the selection process.

  • Candidate must exhibit "Our Values": Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment and Safety Excellence.

  • Customer focused

  • Team oriented

  • Must exhibit a positive attitude in the workplace

  • This job requires rotating shift work including days, nights, weekends and holidays and "call out" for emergencies. Candidate must be available to work outside normal shift hours, during emergencies and severe weather, and be flexible to work at either Atlanta DCC facilities as needed.

  • Must successfully complete Distribution System Operator-in-Training program within the designated time frame to maintain employment as a Distribution System Operator

Job Field: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-McDonough

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Atlanta DCC - 2500 Patrick Henry Pkwy (2MCDONOUGH)

2500 Patrick Henry Pkwy

McDonough, 30253

Req ID: GPC2007857

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