To acquire the necessary job skills to operate the AEPCO transmission system as a NERC-certified system operator to provide optimal reliability for the AEPCO transmission system. A Power System Controller I will be required, within 9 months, to obtain a NERC Certification (BI&T or RC) and within an additional 6 months to complete AEPCO/NERC Job Task List.
To learn emergency switching to restore outages on transmission system.
To learn how to respond to any Mayday calls for AEPCO, AEPCO and all member co-ops
To learn normal transmission and distribution switching.
To learn how to monitor power system for voltage control, power factor, and equipment loading.
To learn how to evaluate and resolve communication, substation, and transmission line problems.
To learn how to maintain system frequency and system stability.
To learn how to respond to Southwest Reserve Sharing Group (SRSG) emergencies according to the SRSG policies and procedures.
To learn to monitor, assess, and approve E-tags within the OATI WebTrans tool associated with the AEPCO transmission system.
Become familiar with AEPCO and Metropolitan Water District transmission systems and how they intertie with neighboring systems.
To become familiar with AEPCO policies, procedures as well as the associated NERC and WECC applicable Standards and associated requirements
Actively promote and maintain a team environment.
Four years of prior work experience in one of the following areas or a combination of the following areas:
Electric utility operations
Technical profession in the utilities or telecommunications field
Related engineering position
A High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field is preferred.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience can be substituted for requirements listed above.
Ability to direct other operating personnel.
Required to be NERC certified (BI&T or RC) within 9 months.
Required to pass the AEPCO/NERC Job Task List within 6 months after obtaining NERC Certification.
High level of critical thinking skills.
High level of multi-tasking abilities.
Above average mathematical aptitude.
High level of communication skills including 3-part communications.
Reasonable mechanical aptitude.
Ability to pass 7-Year background check.
High computer literacy.
Basic understanding of electrical concepts (motors, generators, transformers, etc.)
Basic knowledge of AEPCO and interconnected power systems.
Testing required for skill, abilities and interest.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Level dependent upon education and/or experience
Internal Number: 534
About Arizona G&T Cooperatives
We are Member-owned, not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. Working together, our employees fulfill the joint mission of providing reliable, affordable power to electric coops across the Southwest.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives provide power to more than 160,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. One of 63 G&T electric coops in the nation, we own and operate Apache Generating Station near Cochise, east of Benson. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts. We also purchase power to meet member energy needs during peak summer energy use.
Our transmission system operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations reaching out from our Apache Generating Station, across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. We also operate more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and data relay services by our member cooperatives and customers.