FirstEnergy Corp. Dist System Operator-Trainee, JCP&L in Holmdel, New Jersey
Dist System Operator-Trainee, JCP&L
Holmdel, NJ, US, 07733
Job Function: Distribution
Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID: 16227
FirstEnergy at a Glance
FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.
About the Opportunity
This is an open position with Jersey Central Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [JCP&l]
Under the general supervision of the Regional Distribution Control Center staff, this position isresponsible for:
Monitoring the day-to-day operations of the regional distribution system
Outage restoration during emergency or abnormal conditions with timely and accurate documentationassociated with the distribution system
Demonstrating a solid commitment to all aspects of safety, including adherence to the AccidentPrevention Handbook (APH) and Manual of Operations
Recommending operational improvements and communicating system events to appropriatepersonne
l- Demonstrating sound internal and/or external customer service
Operating the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Energy Management System(EMS), Automated Mapping/Facilities Management (GIS) computer system, PowerOn OutageManagement System (OMS), Energy Delivery Outage Application (EDOA), DCC Notification System,as well as radio and telephone systems
Analyzing and acting promptly in cases of system disturbance so that the system can be restored to anormal configuration
Providing technical analysis, monitoring systems, scheduling and/or authorizing FirstEnergydistribution equipment outages and load transfers
Developing detailed scenarios to identify operating problems caused by contingency outages
Assigning and directing switching activities and work assignments to field personnel
Monitoring system and weather conditions
Coordinating staffing requirements by calling additional resources to handle emergencies
Completing training and development to progress to the Regional Distribution System Operator level
Possessing basic understanding of Bargaining Unit Agreements with field labor
Must possess an Associate's degree or greater in Electrical Engineering/Electrical EngineeringTechnology, or related certification from an accredited institution. Equivalent working experience withdemonstrated understanding to operate the distribution system will be considered, in lieu of abovestated educational requirements, (minimum of 2-4 years of related work experience)
Must pass the EEI System Operator/Power Dispatching Test (SO/PD II)
Must live within 45 minutes commute time
Must be willing to work rotating shifts and be available for overtime work when needed
Must be capable of effective performance in problem solving, multi-tasking and teamwork
Must demonstrate effective performance in prioritizing work for efficient and safe operations
Must possess knowledge of, or ability to learn Transmission and Distribution operation, maintenanceand construction practices, procedures, work methods, materials, equipment and tools to operate thedistribution system
-Must possess strong reading and comprehension skills to effectively interpret switching requests,engineering drawings, schematics, equipment instruction manuals, standards and procedures used todevelop distribution switching orders
Must possess skills in the development, collection, organization and analysis of information from avariety of sources to develop switching orders and recommendations
Must possess strong oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with customers,supervisors, peers, employees, and contractors involved with the construction, operation andmaintenance of the T&D facilities
Must demonstrate a questioning attitude to learn, produce results and develop relationships
Must have sufficient maturity to exercise independent judgment on moderately complex projects andassignments
Must possess excellent interpersonal and analytical skills to make quick assessments and deliverwell-thought decisions, when situations require
Must possess knowledge of, or ability to learn, specific mainframe and computer applications
Must be able to remain professional in high stress, high volume work environment
We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests. Click this link to access the practice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.
Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.
Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.
Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity
At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.
Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.
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