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AES Associate System Operator in Indiana

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Under the general supervision of the Lead System Operations Coordinator and Manager of Transmission Operations and acting under the direction of the System Coordinator is responsible for the safe, stable, and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System. This responsibility extends from the generating station substations through the distribution substations. The System Operator is responsible for complying with NERC, FERC, RFC, IURC and MISO requirements and advising field personnel through switching operations involving the Bulk Electric System.

Basic requirements:

  • High school graduate

  • Must successfully pass pre-screening EEI exam System Operator/Power Dispatch (SOPD)

  • High degree of electrical and mechanical competence

  • Available for all System Operations shifts (24-7)

  • Ability to pass NERC Certification exam within 6 months

Preferred skills:

  • Accredited post secondary education in an engineering or technology related field

  • Current NERC Certification

  • Electric Utility experience in transmission and/or distribution operations

  • Computer proficiency and effective verbal and written communication skills are requirements

  • Ability to work in a real-time operations environment on all shifts and as a team member

  • Understanding of power substation equipment, power system electrical fundamentals, and the ability to interpret substation one-line diagrams and electrical schematics

  • Proficient in the English Language

  • Electric utility job related experience or training

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assists in a training capacity for the direct operation of the bulk electric system

  • Assists the field switching operations performed by authorized personnel including Substation Inspectors/Switch Person, Substation Mechanics, Electricians, Line Technicians, Relay/SCADA Specialists, Trouble Technicians and any other classification that must operate equipment.

  • During emergency operating conditions, this person works with department management to take the vital actions to protect the transmission system integrity, prevent loss of life and minimize damage to transmission system components

  • Participates in conferring with the System Operation Coordinators and other System Operations management personnel regarding matters affecting the operation.

  • Collaborates with the operation personnel of the interconnected utilities on a twenty-four hour basis, exchanging information necessary to maintain good interconnected procedures

  • Assists in supervising system conditions watching for abnormalities or other conditions that could affect the reliability of the bulk electric system; when such conditions are detected, the Associate System Operator may recommend to department management taking immediate action to remedy the situation

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

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