Electrical District #2 (ED2) is accepting applications for the position of SCADA System Operator and Dispatcher. The position reports to Chief Electrical Engineer.
Function: Under little to no supervision the System Operator shall perform task including but not limited to: coordinating and dispatching of switching procedures to Line and Meter Crews, upkeep and maintenance of ED2’s WindMil Analysis program, SCADA system maintenance and operation.
Coordinate the operation of District’s protective devices and line components such as substation breakers, fused cutouts, disconnects, regulators, capacitor banks, reclosers, etc.
Issue Hot Line Orders and One Shots as needed via SCADA
Maintain ED2’s Standard Operating Procedure for Hot Line Orders
Manage location of ED2 crews to facilitate efficient dispatching for outages.
Manage switching procedures for planned outages and coordinate with Line Foreman during unplanned outages.
Document all outages and switching procedures for future reference.
Fixed point of contact for interconnecting and neighboring utilities to contact for switching purposes, outages, etc.
Communicate with customers during outages as needed to verify service has been restored.
Work with IT Manager on SCADA system upgrade
Includes travel to Phoenix to meet with consultants on the graphical interface of the SCADA screens.
Input on phone conferences regarding the SCADA system based on preference and/or field experience.
Monitor system conditions on all circuits including voltage, kW, power factor, etc.
Control the operation of several SCADA ready devices such as substation breakers, capacitors, switches.
Monitor weather conditions that may affect the operation of the District’s distribution system.
Maintain and the upkeep of ED2’s Windmil Analysis Program for the Chief Electrical Engineer
Become familiar with NISC’s Outage Management System to help coordinate outages.
Applicant must be able to work before and after normal business hours, weekends, and holidays if required for outages.
Submit blue stake tickets when contacted by other utilities, government entities, etc.
Learn to Ping Meters through Census Metering System
Learn to use NISC’s Meter Data Management system to run reports regarding load data for the system.
Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Two-year College Associates degree or higher is desirable but not required.
Two years of directly related experience in the electric utility field preferred.
Applicant must have a valid AZ driver’s license and maintain residence within a 20-mile radius of the District’s office.
Applicant must not have had any felony convictions or a conviction involving driving under the influence.
Applicant must be able to communicate and understand written and oral instructions.
Knowledge of computers, computer software, Microsoft Office, etc. are a must.
Applicant must pass a physical and drug test prior to employment.
Additional Salary Information: ED-2 offers a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications along with an excellent benefits package through NRECA, including medical/dental/life insurance coverage, retirement plan, and 5% matching 401K.