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PSEG PSEGLI District Operator in Training in Hicksville, New York

Requisition ID: 56152

Job Function/Category: Transmission and Distribution

Employment Type: Non-Exempt Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

Job Title: PSEGLI District Operator in Training (Weekly Rate)

Title: District Operator in Training

Job Function: Transmission Operations

Location: Hicksville, NY

Union/Management: This position is represented by IBEW Local 1049

Hours: 40 hours/week. This is a rotating shift position. Shifts are 12 and 8 hours in length and rotate between day and night shifts including weekends and holidays.

Job Description :

Under the general supervision of the NERC certified Principal and Lead System Operator, the District Operator is responsible for the safe, reliable and effective operation of the electric transmission system of Long Island. The candidate selected on the basis of the qualifications below will undergo two separate phases of training:

Phase A: Six to sixteen months as required. Varying periods, from one week to three months, will be spent in various departments of the company, after which written and oral examinations will be given for acceptance to Phase B.

Phase B: Up to twenty-four months. After satisfactorily passing the above examinations, the candidate will enter a training period in the Transmission Control Center. During the Phase B training period, he/she may be required to relieve the District Operators during vacations and other absences. Periodic written and oral tests may be given any time during Phase B.

Once both training phases are completed, the applicant will qualify for the next full District Operator available vacancy. The District Operator position offers the successful candidate a future career within the Long Island Transmission Control Center. Future positions that could be available based on performance and experience are the NERC Certified Senior, Lead, Principal and Chief Transmission System Operator positions.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Under the direction of a NERC Certified Transmission Operator, takes or directs any action necessary during normal and emergency conditions to maintain the stability of the electric transmission system.

  • Creates and issues switching and protective tagging orders on the transmission system to place equipment in and out of service.

  • Analyzes each equipment outage request and plans the orderly shutdown of the specific equipment.

  • Coordinates switching and protective tagging orders with interconnected companies.

  • Monitors transmission and substation system using the Energy Management System (EMS) and other tools provided; this includes responding to equipment alarms, monitoring transmission system voltages and power flows.

  • Responsible for developing, reviewing and executing switching procedures to energize new transmission and substation equipment.

  • Reacts to unplanned outages by taking corrective action to restore the transmission system to its normal state, including dispatching necessary workforce to repair the source of the outage.

  • Collaborates in the preparation of reports regarding major outages or system events for management and public relations personnel.

  • Maintains accurate and complete shift log of events that occur during shift, including all normal and emergency operational events, and computer systems hardware/software problems. Required Skills:

  • Education: Four years of engineering course work or equivalent which shall include the successful completion of formal courses in electrical theory, DC and AC power equipment, physics and mathematics.

  • Experience: Two years of experience in electric operations, engineering or related work. Desired Skills:

  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate will be expected to work with other professionals in a team-oriented and sometimes stressful environment.

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks at one time, and be able to prioritize work and provide leadership during critical system events.

  • Must be comfortable with making decisions often with limited input and extreme time constraints.

  • Must have good problem solving skills.

  • Must have comprehensive computer skills (including Excel and Word) in order to utilize numerous computer applications.

  • Excellent written and clear oral communication skills.As part of the interview process, applicants will be required to take written examinations in which knowledge of basic math concepts, electric theory including AC/DC circuits and power systems should be demonstrated. Applicants will also be required to take an approved work aptitude test by an outside consultant in order to be accepted for the position.The successful candidate will also be required to attend a four-week course at the New York Independent System Operator in Albany, NY within one to two years of taking the position.Employees selected for this position will be required to participate in federally mandated drug and alcohol testing programs.Pre-employment testing will be conducted at the offer stage of employment. Alcohol testing will be performed after an accident and for reasonable cause.Successful applicants will be required to join and maintain membership in the local union 1049 of the IBEWFlexibility to work multiple shifts; ability to work overtime in accordance with departmental requirements.Successful candidate must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.If you are a current PSEG employee and if you are offered an opportunity with PSEG Long Island, you will be treated as a new hire. Please note that as a new hire to the Long Island subsidiary, your benefits will change and generally will be consistent with other similarly situated PSEG Long Island new hires. Similarly, for PSEG Long Island employees who accept job opportunities with PSEG or any of its subsidiaries (other than PSEG Long Island), their benefits would change and generally be consistent with other similarly situated new hires of that company.Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals. Click here to see PSEG's EEO/AA Policy. Click here to see PSEG's Sexual Harassment Policy.

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As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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Diversity at PSEG: Equal Opportunity Employer

PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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