Chugach Electric Association, Inc., Alaska's largest electric utility, is recruiting for a System Operations Power Dispatcher in our Power Supply Division.
Please complete an on-line application and include a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications and experience meet the specific needs as related to this position.
The Power Dispatcher provides day-to-day dispatching of Power Control activities under the general direction of System Control Operations Supervisor to assure continuous service to the Association's consumers in the safest, most economical manner.
This position also works with all other five(5) Alaska interconnected electric utilities and restoring the system to normal operation following service interruption considering always the safety of personnel, the public, and equipment.
This position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Generation Plant Personnel Agreement, between Chugach Electric Association, Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547.
The Power Dispatcher maintains economic operation and service continuity of the Chugach service territory electric system which includes: switching clearances and orders, Calculating transformer, generator, and lines using megawatts, megavars, voltage, amperes and power factors, Operates supervisory control equipment, radio and telephone. Operates SCADA System.
The operation of an electric utility system
Coordination of system loads and resources
Economic dispatch of mixed generation resources
Read and comprehend electrical drawings and schematics.
Work in frequent high stress situations (Demonstrated ability)
Understand, read, and speak English
Give / receive orders & reports over radio/telephone circuits
Exercise mature judgment, make decisions, communicate well and to consider consequences of actions taken.
Effectively communicate during high stress situations.
Required to work rotating shifts in a 24-hour dispatching operation.
At times may be required to be present in the control center during system disturbances for extended periods of time.
Chugach Electric Association is a member-owned cooperative, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Anchorage itself sits at the base of the Chugach Mountains. Chugach is pleased to provide reliable, affordable power to more than 92,000 members from Anchorage to the northern Kenai Peninsula, and from Whittier on Prince William Sound to Tyonek on the west side of Cook Inlet. We service over 113,000 locations with 3,782 miles of transmission and distribution lines. We have many services that make it easy to power homes and businesses with Chugach.
Chugach's corporate vision: Responsibly developing energy to build a clean, sustainable future for Alaska.
Chugach's corporate mission: We provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity through superior service and sustainable practices, powering the lives of our members.
Chugach's corporate values: Guided by our values of safety, accountability, and sustainability, we are committed to serving our members, the community, and the Chugach team.
Equal Employment Opportunity It is a policy of Chugach Electric Association, Inc., to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability, veteran's status, age, or any other classification protected by applicable, federal, state, or local law. Chugach is also an affirmative action employer.
Health Benefits (Available through IBEW with the Alaska Electrical Trust Fund)
Medical & RX
For more information, you can contact the IBEW Hall at 907-272-6571 or visit www.aetf.com
Defined Benefit (Pension through IBEW)
Dependent Flex Spending Account
Life Insurance Benefits
Basic Life Insurance paid for by Chugach Electric
Supplemental Life Insurance
Work, Life, Health
160 hours vacation for the first year
9 Paid Holidays
2 Float Holidays & 1 Birthday Holiday
Employee Assistance Program
MetLife Will Preparation
Experience & Knowledge
Minimum of five years recent successful experience as a Power Dispatcher required, at least two operating in a power pooling environment.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of electric power generation transmission and distribution.
Knowledge of power system protective relaying systems.
Working knowledge of switching and clearance procedures.
Understanding of coordination of system loads and both hydro and thermal resources.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to shift work.
Vision sufficient to read data displayed at consoles and mimic panels. Not color blind to red and green as determined by Company physician.
Demonstrated ability to work calmly in frequently high stress situations.
EE degree; AA degree with course work in computers, math or engineering and two (2) years utility experience
Or High School Diploma (or equivalent) and four (4) years utility experience.