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System Operator – Part Time
South Central Indiana REMC - Martinsville, Indiana
South Central Indiana REMC (SCI REMC) is a not-for-profit electric distribution, member-owned cooperative. The cooperative is a leader in distribution technology and is headquartered in a new and progressive facility in Martinsville, Indiana. SCI REMC serves seven counties including Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown, Johnson, Putnam and Clay with over 3,650 miles of energized lines and 33,905 meters serving 29,100 members. SCI REMC is also in the implementation phase with a new fiber division which offers broadband services to its members’ homes and businesses.
SCI REMC is looking for applicants who has 10 or more years’ experience in System Operations and looking for a flexible schedule working around 20 hours or less a week. The best candidates for this part time position is someone who has been a System Operator for an electric distribution or transmission company. Ideal candidates will have a STRONG safety knowledge/orientation and be familiar with line work and operations. Knowledge or experience with 3 part communication, SCADA and OMS as well as understanding and performing simple to moderate difficulty level switching instructions. We prefer candidates with experience with positive customer interactions and familiar with managing outage reporting and dispatching procedures. We prefer experience working under storm outage conditions and managing multiple line crews.
The System Operations department provides 24 hour/7 days a week service to line operations. The Part-Time System Operator must be available and willing to either day or night 12-hour shifts, as well as work weekends and some holidays. The Part-time System Operator must be available on short notice to fill in, if needed.
This key responsibilities for System Operators include:
Continuous monitoring of the SCI electric grid in real-time and operating automated electrical devices via SCADA to maintain a stable system.
Dispatching of work orders, service orders, and outage tickets to system construction, servicemen, and repair crews as needed. Maintaining accurate and thorough daily communication logs and comply with OSHA lock-out/tag-out requirements.
Managing outage situations, including contacting repairs crew for outages using the callout program, Outage Management system, CIS, AMI, and SCADA system.
Coordinating distribution power line switching operations via two-way radio telephone, or other electronic forms of communication.
Assisting the System Operations Manager and System Operators in maintaining an accurate system operations model to ensure correct locations of distribution lines and devices.
If you are Interested in this great opportunity and meet the qualifications below,
Resumes received ONLY through the SCI website will be considered.
SCI REMC offers PTO benefits on a pro-rated basis to part-time employees. Joining the co-op family will prove to be a welcoming, friendly experience where employees are focused on providing the best service to all members and subscribers. Join this unique, not-for-profit business that truly values employees and encourages life-long learning and development.
** QUALIFICATIONS **
High school diploma, or equivalent is required.
Minimum of ten years’ experience in an electric utility operations/engineering department with working knowledge in generation, transmission, or distribution of energy. Advance knowledge of various software systems is required. Advanced and accurate typing and record keeping skills are required. Understanding of electrical systems operations/practices and standards and two-way radio communications is required. Experience with rural electric distribution system construction practices and standards strongly preferred.
Must have the ability to operate multiple computer applications on multiple monitors simultaneously and the ability to learn new software quickly.
Must be able to work efficiently in a fast paced/ high-stress environment with safety-sensitive positions.
Must be able to handle detailed information generated from different sources and maintain a calm and professional mind to verbalize, prioritize and communicate the proper action to be taken to coworkers who are working in safety-sensitive situations.
Must be able to communicate effectively via two-way radio.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management employees, members, contractors, personnel from other organizations and the general public.
Must be able to distinguish primary colors to accurately identify objects and lines on the system map.
Must be available during inclement weather with short notice to work during power outages, storms, etc.
Must be able to work effectively daily with a variety of individuals.
Must be able to organize and schedule work and effectively work independently with minimal supervision.
Must be able to tolerate stress and to remain calm, efficient, and courteous under pressure.
Must demonstrate a high safety awareness with the responsibility of dispatching and operating systems that can cause serious or fatal harm to employees and the public.
Must be willing and eager to continuously learn all aspects of the job.
Must be regular in work attendance.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
SCI REMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
SCI REMC is the largest electric and fiber services cooperative in Indiana and is expanding services to include offering high-speed fiber to all 34,800+ members plus expecting 10,000 + fiber subscribers. Conveniently located about 1/2 hour south of Indianapolis, Indiana and 15 minutes north of Bloomington, Indiana, near I-69.