Duke Energy DCC Distribution Coordinator in Plainfield, Indiana

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Under general supervision of the Distribution Operator, the Distribution Coordinator prepares and approves switching plans and directs both planned and emergency switching and sectionalizing operations on the Distribution system in accordance with established operating procedures, safety rules and analysis of current situation. During the course of the Distribution Coordinator’s daily job functions the Distribution Coordinator rely on their training, experience and judgment to direct the power delivery system and field personnel.

  • Review and approve switching plans. Initiate and coordinate notification of any ancillary personnel and/or departments who may be affected by the power delivery system activity. Monitor system changes and updates switching diagrams for daily use. Initiates process for posting same changes through drafting for company wide issue.

  • Maintain a daily log of system events, and provide immediate verbal notification of unusual activities to appropriate personnel and prepares daily reports. Understood in this task is that the Distribution coordinator must use their experience, skill and judgment to assess necessary communication levels.

  • Monitor SCADA alarms and operate automated distribution equipment utilizing the Energy Management System.

  • Monitor and utilize the trouble call outage management system to analyze emergency conditions to dispatch and direct appropriate field personnel, and additional qualified personnel as needed (determined by process, skill and judgment), to insure continuity or restoration of service. Coordinate resource utilization with other Distribution Coordinators on duty to fully utilize all available field resources to reduced emergency response time while maintaining on time customer appointments

  • Monitor electric and gas emergencies and scheduled workload to effectively prioritize gas and electric orders while maintaining appropriate response and appointment times. Monitor and analyze Gas Odor Correlation and initiate the appropriate field response. Dispatch gas and electric customer service requests and emergency response to field personnel utilizing the Mobile Work Management System system or voice dispatch using the radio system. Coordinate resource utilization with other Distribution Coordinators on duty to fully utilize all available field resources and reduce emergency response times while maintaining on time customer appointments

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering OR a minimum of at least 5 years related work experience with outage management tools/processes, field, line, or transmission /distribution operations.

  • Valid Driver's License

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of electric distribution systems, system components, work practices, and operating principles.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and keyboarding

  • Leadership experience or ability

  • Working knowledge of mobile work management systems, outage management applications, or system control applications

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time

  • Must be available outside normal work hours and respond to storms and other system emergencies

Work Hours

  • Rotating Shift Including nights, weekends and holidays

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Travel Requirements

Not required

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Sunday, September 30, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.