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UNS Energy Corporation Trainee, System Supervisor [TRM] in Tucson, Arizona

Trainee, System Supervisor [TRM]

Company Tucson Electric Power

Location Tucson, AZ

Requisition ID 4861

About Us

UNS Energy Corporation (http://www.uns.com) , headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary ofFortis Inc. (https://www.fortisinc.com) , the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

Your Employer of Choice

Our culture is rooted inshared core values (https://www.tep.com/careers/#values) that define how we work and who we are. Our team of innovative professionals bring their authentic selves to work each day to power our vision and make a difference.

We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

  • Continual growth: In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.

  • Active Engagement: We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.

  • Total compensation: UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

Hear from some of our employees,here (https://youtu.be/hpknvJPLuoc) andhere (https://youtu.be/7BECywu-Re4) .

Job Description - Trainee, System Supervisor [TRM]

Position-Related Responsibilities

The System Supervisor Trainee, through on the job training and assigned studies during a seven step training program under the direction of System Supervisors / System Control & Reliability (SC&R) Training Manager, is expected to progressively gain knowledge in the Distribution, Transmission and Balancing Authority / Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) operations areas, as required to perform the following responsibilities:

Distribution Control:

  • Supervises the daily operation of the 14 kV to 120 volt distribution system on a 24-hour basis.

  • Work 24 hour rotating shift schedule

  • Prepares, or delegates the preparation of, detailed switching procedures necessary for system maintenance or addition of new facilities on the overhead and underground systems.

  • Initiates emergency procedures to re-establish customer loads in a minimum amount of time.

  • Assists in the training and oversight of Distribution Operations Coordinators (DOCS) relative to system restoration and performance

  • Maintains, or supervises the maintenance of all maps and records necessary to operate the energized distribution system.

  • Obtain and maintain NERC Operator certification.

  • Makes use of all available time for study and preparation for exams given during the training period

  • Performs assignments and projects as requested.

Transmission Control

  • Supervises the daily operation of the 46 kV through 500 kV systems on a 24-hour basis.

  • Work 24 hour rotating shift schedule

  • Prepares and implements detailed switching procedures, to comply with operating requirements for the maintenance of and addition to Company facilities.

  • Initiates emergency procedures to protect system components and preserve customer loads during abnormal system conditions.

  • Maintains a liaison with other utilities to assure uninterrupted interconnected operation and to stay informed of conditions that may affect this operation.

  • Obtain and maintain NERC Operator certification.

  • Makes use of all available time for study and preparation for exams given during the training period

  • Performs assignments and projects as requested.

Balancing Authority/Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)

  • Supervises the daily operation of all TEP local and remote generation on a 24-hour basis.

  • Work 24 hour rotating shift schedule

  • Optimizes scheduling of generation and transmission to maximize economy and reliability.

  • Prepares and maintains accurate data to comply with requirements for recording tie line flows, energy transactions, generation, loads, etc.

  • Initiates emergency procedures to protect system components and preserve customer loads during abnormal system conditions.

  • Maintains a liaison with other utilities to carry on uninterrupted interconnected operations.

  • Hour-ahead and real-time management of TEP’s participation in the CAISO EIM, including outage entries, load and resource balancing, and unit dispatch.

  • Obtain and maintain NERC Operator certification.

  • Makes use of all available time for study and preparation for exams given during the training period

  • Performs assignments and projects as requested.

This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 3 years of experience in the Electric Utility industry or have a NERC certification (North American Electric Relaibility Corporation Certification) or 2 year industry related Associates degree or Energy Program Certificate. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • Ability to work rotating shifts.

  • The ability to evaluate information, and make decisions in a timely manner, during situations that can be moderately to extremely stressful.

  • The ability to communicate effectively with other departments within the Company, other Balancing Authorities, and any other affected entities, both verbally and in writing.

  • Must successfully complete an aptitude test

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Company's transmission and distribution system. #LI-MV1

Pay Rate: Salary determined based on candidate's experience & qualifications.

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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