Assist Distribution Technology personnel in testing the electrical distribution system.
Assist with switching orders process.
Assist Power Control personnel during emergencies, such as transformer or distribution line failures, and route current flow around affected areas
Control, monitor or operate equipment that regulates or distributes electricity, using data obtained from instruments or computers.
Evaluate resource strength (crews) required to handle emergency trouble events
Call in adequate number of crews prior to known approaching situations
Communicate with engineers, planners, field personnel, or other utility workers to provide information such as clearances, switching orders, or distribution process changes.
Maintain current working knowledge of Cobb EMC’s evolving system protection schemes
Ensure available crews are efficiently dispatched to the pending jobs
Promote open air radio communication with the crews in the field
Ensure crews involved in switching have been cleared prior to energizing a line
Monitor, Isolate faults and Restore power flow.
Collaborate a seamless transition of active work during shift changes
Assist Power Control personnel during SCADA alarms to determine the state of the electrical distribution system and take appropriate action.
Assist in implementing and initiating storm restoration procedures
Power Control Records
Monitor and maintain all records associated with SCADA, video wall map board, weather radar, radio, and other control room equipment.
Maintain the following records daily: Outages and emergency maintenance work, Substation Security Log, Line Protection Log, Tower Lights Log, and others, as assigned.
Ensure proper processing of outage reports.
Ensure system operating board remains current.
Check shift log at beginning of each shift to ensure effective power control operations.
Inform supervisors of crew progress on a consistent basis.
Maintain current list of field and vehicle assignments.
Report any unusual conditions to proper personnel.
Monitor all communications to ensure that information is relayed to appropriate field locations.
Promptly and courteously address and resolve or route all member inquiries and complaints.
Promptly relay status of current outages to management and public relations personnel.
Maintain knowledge of system changes.
Aid in monitoring loads to determine peak.
Assist Power Control Manager in maintaining written procedures for Power Control.
Operate automated field device equipment.
Run Volt-VAR program for peak shaving as directed.
Implement storm procedures, as required.
Ensure all relevant and current information is passed along to following shift personnel
Dispatch appropriate personnel to outages and emergency maintenance work in a timely manner.
Perform emergency switching in the absence of management personnel.
High School or equivalent
Minimum five years’ experience working with electrical distribution systems or in a control room environment.
Knowledge of electrical distribution equipment.
Knowledge of distribution system protection.
Proficiency with personal computers including working knowledge of current Windows operating system, including work experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate via telephone, two-way radio and email.
Must be able to clearly communicate with various system personnel, contract personnel, government agencies, law enforcement agencies, members and management.
Ability to apply sound reasoning and logic in the analysis of system conditions, identify existing or potential problems, and achieve prompt, effective resolution to problems.
Ability to learn to operate the Cobb EMC Electrical Distribution System including troubleshooting and testing substation equipment, generators, and automated field device equipment via the SCADA system.
Ability to maintain accurate reports and records.
Ability to effectively perform under pressure and in emergency situations and multiple system alarms.
Exhibit an ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to learn the current CIS, MDM, GIS and AMI programs as well as the current Cobb EMC software for historical record keeping and reporting.
Obtain valid Integrated Transmission System (ITS) Operator’s Certification within one (1) year of hire.
Successful completion of required training courses and tests for this position within one (1) year of hire.
Will be required to work rotating shifts including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to work a combination of 8,10, and 12 hour rotating shifts.
Available to work outside of normal shift hours during emergencies and severe weather is required