Dispatcher Relay Job Description Sample
Apprentice Relay Protection Electrical Technician (Ibew) - Various Locations
Requisition ID # 17008
Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Job Location : Coalinga; Merced; Moss Landing; Oakland
Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.
The Substation Maintenance and Construction Team is an integral part of our Energy Delivery organization. They are responsible for safely and reliably maintaining and constructing our high voltage substations throughout the PG&E service territory of northern and central California.
This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.
During the training program the Apprentice Protection Electrical Technician is expected to learn and become proficient in the calibration, installation, maintenance, and operation of the following: protective relays and associated equipment which will ensure the efficient, safe, reliable, and NERC Reliability Standards compliant operation of PG&E generating plants and transmission networks. Responsible for performing work involving an extremely high degree of complexity, including commissioning substation schemes, and maintaining components of protective relay systems(microprocessor and electro-mechanical); substation and electric utility protection systems; station automation and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
The individual will work near energized equipment and may be exposed to loud noises and vibrations. This job requires the individual to comprehend various types of equipment labels, safety signs, learn and apply technical materials and complete daily logs.
Work may be required in all weather conditions. The individual must be able to drive safely, work extended hours; travel/transfer to new headquarter upon request at any time, and wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment.
Available positions may be located in Moss Landing, Coalinga, Oakland, or Merced and may be subject to change due to business need.
Performs Electrical Technician's work as an assistant to or under the general direction of a technician
Possibility of maneuvering on stairs and ladders, over uneven grating, gravel, concrete, metal grating and wood; which may include narrow and uneven surfaces; possibility of ice, oil, and/or water on surfaces
Work on ladders and other elevated structures with the use of Personal Protection Equipment
Operate a company vehicle
Pack and move from ground, trucks or platforms, equipment, hand tools and other materials
Ability to work with other technicians on testing and installing equipment
Recording and filing of test results
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to work safely as defined by PG&E's safety standards and procedures
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must possess a High School diploma or GED
Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License (or higher) by Day 1 of hire
Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)
Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Work Orientation Inventory (WOI), and Industrial Skills Test (IST) prior to applying and the Apprentice Electrical Technician Test (ETT) prior to interviewing
External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Work Orientation Inventory (WOI), Industrial Skills Test (IST), and Apprentice Electrical Technician Test (ETT) prior to interviewing
A two year Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology
Currently enrolled or a graduate of the PowerPathway® Program: Electrical Power Systems Certificate, College of San Mateo
Electrician experience, especially at a utility
Previous Journeyman Electrician experience with two years of experience in relay and control
Proficient at understanding and deciphering electrical drawings / schematics
Experience in reading electronic circuit maps
Ability to navigate and read information in MS Word and MS Excel
Previous military experience in Power Production
Relay Tech Hlpr - Ov 1 Yr
Knowledge of basic electrical theory such as Ohm's Law and series and parallel circuits in order to understand and interpret instructions and assignments
The ability to use electrical test devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, meggers, and continuity checkers to perform basic checks for continuity, resistance, voltage, opens, shorts, insulation breakdowns, and grounds.
The ability to read relay control drawings and schematics
- Assist crew member in determining causes of equipment failure
- Assist crew member in installing electrical equipment to meet company specifications
- Reading comprehension
- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
- Equipment maintenance
- Performing routine maintenance on electrical equipment
- Active listening
- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions on approaches to problems.
- Critical Thinking
- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weakness of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Learning
- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Ability to speak effectively one-on-one with coworkers, management and external personnel.
Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, and other Windows based programs.
Minimum education required of the position:
A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) or Associate degree in electronics/electrical/mechanical desired.
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:
While performing the duties of the job, this employee will regularly be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift up to one hundred pounds.
While performing the duties this employee will regularly be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms.
Lift or pull heavy cables and equipment weighing more than 50 pounds
The ability to work above ground from aerial bucket trucks, at ground level, and in trenches or manholes
Special vision requirement are close, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Machines and Equipment:
This position requires the ability to proficiently operate the following: electrical testing equipment, general office equipment, pickup truck, and bucket truck.
Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position:
Successful Recommendation on EEI Tech Test
Nearest Major Market: Little Rock
Job Segment: Electrical, Engineering
Transmission Nuclear Relay Tech
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This is a standalone position outside of the Relay Technician hierarchy and is a position that primarily supports nuclear switchyards. A Transmission Nuclear Relay technician will be responsible for the transmission relay work required in the nuclear switchyards including PMs, modifications, capital upgrades, and trouble response. Specific site training will be required. Technicians will be expected to lead other transmission relay techs in nuclear switchyards as needed. This role will not include work inside the nuclear plant beyond the switchyard.
Transmission Relay Tech - Nuclear performs the following with Minimal Supervision and Increased Latitude for Un-Reviewed Work:
Demonstrated ability to pass all required nuclear maintenance worker training
Has professional safety behavior and holds high expectation of others to work safely and follow safe work practices.
Demonstrated commitment to the use and the advocacy of Human Performance Tools and requirements
Meets nuclear training requirements applicable to the switchyard P&C activities
Understands the use of the NATF/INFO Risk Assessment process and how to use it effectively with the nuclear organization
Has expert verbal communications skills and frequent use of 3-way communication
Can review and critique isolation procedures suitable for a nuclear switchyard, coaches team in proper techniques for writing and execution of these procedures
Remains focused under internal and external pressures. Resilient to conflict, leads team while under pressure and ensures all distractions are eliminated.
Can lead any construction or maintenance activities in nuclear switchyards, no matter the sensitivity and complexity
Has the demonstrated ability to conduct remote logic testing via mirror bits, using MB tester or relay MB outputs along with knowledge of end to end testing with time synched test sets
Utilizing old and new drawings and existing conditions, is fully capable of finding and correct design errors that affect scheme operation.
Is expert at installing, commissioning, testing and troubleshooting carriers, tone equipment, traps and tuners, MP or EM relays.
Can lead teams to ensure paperwork and files are accurate and submitted in timely fashion with no issues
Can lead other technicians to organize, develop and execute procedures and work plans to complete a tasks with error free performance in a nuclear switchyard
Has expert knowledge to trouble shoot P&C circuits within any station or protection scheme
Can independently commission schemes by interacting with ECC/Nuclear
Has working knowledge of complex SCADA systems, with sound ability to troubleshoot wiring and I/O associated SCADA systems, legacy RTU's, SEL3354's, SEL3610's, DFR's.
Key Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to pass panel review by meeting or exceeding requirements noted in Transmission Relay Tech II.
Demonstrated ability to pass all required nuclear maintenance worker training
Meets nuclear training requirements applicable to the switchyard P&C activities
Understands the use of the NATF/INFO Risk Assessment process and how to use it effectively with the nuclear organization
Demonstrated availability for after-hours work and call out rotation.
Expert technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance.
Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities.
Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
Maintains accurate records and files and ensures all team documents are submitted in timely fashion.
Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.
Coaches and mentors other Technicians.
Provides leadership within the organization on a continual basis.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated leadership skills
Ability to pass any required back ground check for NERC/CIP/Nuclear compliance
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. for 100 feet
Must have a valid State Driver's License
Ability to pass any required back ground check for NERC/CIP/Nuclear compliance
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. for 100 feet
Associate degree in Engineering technology (or equivalent) and 5 years related experience in relay/ substation work OR High School diploma or equivalent and 7 years related experience in relay/ substation work
- This position contains a weight restriction of 275 pounds as an essential function of the job. The purpose of this restriction is to ensure that all weight rated equipment is used in an appropriate and safe manner within maximum allowed weight loading
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No
Visa Sponsored PositionNo
Posting Expiration Date
Tuesday, October 23, 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.
Protective Relay Technician II Team Member
Performs the installation, shakedown, testing, maintenance and repair of protection, metering, and control systems and/or equipment to ensure safe and reliable operations of the company's Nuclear Generating Station, Start-up yard, Water Reclamation Facility and Hassayampa Pump Station. May direct other technicians on the completion of projects.
Completion of all the minimum requirements for a Nuclear PR & C Tech I plus completion of NPR12 and one (1) year experience as Protective Relay Technician are required. Candidate must also be aggressively pursuing the PR&C OJT program. Comprehension of complex numbers, ratios and differential equations and possess an understanding of three phase power and vector applications are required. Experience with three phase test equipment and ability to simulate various combinations of voltage and current relationships for testing and fault simulations are required. Testing: EEI MASS Test administered.
Protective Relay Technician I
High School Diploma or equivalent, completion of an approved apprenticeship or the equivalency of three years as a qualified journeyman in any of the following disciplines: Electrical, Electronics or Polyphase Meter/Relay Technician. Must meet the minimum standards set forth in ANSI/NAS 3.1 -- 1978, Selection and Training of Nuclear Power Plant Personnel. Must be able to read and comprehend electrical control schematics and wiring diagrams. Must be proficient in AC/DC electrical theory, electronic circuit fundamentals, algebra and trigonometry. Must possess basic computer skills and have the ability to comprehend and utilize various vendor software programs. Must be able to travel to and from Palo Verde, work scheduled and unscheduled overtime, rotating shifts and call outs. Testing: EEI MASS Test administered.
Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. This is a condition of employment at PVNGS. Roles and Responsibilities defined in Policy 1503 and implementing policy guide are applicable to all PVGS employees.
Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities.
- Verifies and/or modifies Engineering Design Changes to existing prints, schematics and wiring diagrams.
- Provides protection, metering, and control technical services that are integrated with planning and operational needs.
- Troubleshoots protection, metering, and control system failures and problems, reliably and cost effectively.
- Maintains, calibrates and troubleshoots protective relaying, revenue metering and dispatching telemetry both real time and watt (var)-hour information.
- Directs, coordinates and trains teams in wire verification, TTR, megger, polarity, saturation, ratio tests, secondary current injections and current, potential verifications.
- Performs ground fault detection and location on ungrounded vital AC/DC systems.
- Performs testing, maintenance and calibration of transformer devices including sudden fault pressure relaying and temperature control devices.
- Obtains in-rush and running currents and event duration on various rotating plant equipment.
- Calculates watts, Vars, VA and power factor from derived data.
- Performs maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of the generator excitation system, sub synchronous resonance detectors and digital fault recorders.
- Maintains a safe and accident free environment by practicing safe working procedures and methods.
- Completes all training and qualifications for radiological controlled access, site access, department specific and job specific qualifications.
- Performs maintenance activities in compliance with station procedures, and with regulatory oversight from the NRC, INPO and Quality Assurance organizations.
- Utilizes the Site Work Management System (SWMS) to close work orders, initiate CRDRs, write work mechanisms, update tasks, sign on and off of permits, check work/rework history of equipment, etc.
Electrical Engineering Degree
Chariot Logistics is in search on a carrier dispatcher to join our growing company. At Chariot dispatchers are responsible for relaying information to carriers and escalating issues withing our supply chain. This is a phone intensive position with the ability to objectively look at situations and complete tasks being the core competencies required to be successful. Ideal candidates are comfortable talking on the phone and getting details from situations and using those details to make critical decisions. If you feel like you could be a valuable member of our team please apply today
- Positive Attitude
- Good Work Ethic
- Ability to "Think on your Feet"
- Task Oriented Mindset
- Detail Oriented
College Degree or Experience in Transportation Dispatch Preferred but not required
Chariot Logistics Offers eligible employees company sponsored Heathcare
Chariot provides company cell phones and laptops and offers eligible employees paid time off. In addition to your PTO, Chariot employees receive the following Holidays paid off:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Your Birthday-our gift to you!
Chariot Logistics provides a fun working atmosphere with many company sponsored "after work" events, Free Lunch Friday, Company Cookouts and more!
This role provides excellent customer care by receiving and responding to driver calls, processing and scheduling orders and coordinating the delivery and service of hospice equipment. This role entails inbound and outbound calls and may be business to business or business to customer. During the course of operations and based on business needs, Dispatch Representatives may have a primary focus on dispatching deliveries and routing drivers, but are expected to perform all functions of intake of customer care calls if needed.
Responsibilities include the following:
• Receives and responds to inbound calls from clients for order and delivery of equipment, pick-up, maintenance or changes in service. Following standard operating procedures creates patient records and captures complete information in the company system to ensure authorized and complete equipment is logged and captured.
• In a respectful and courteous manner, acts as a resource for inbound calls from patients or care givers to troubleshoot basic and routine issues with equipment. Promptly escalates complex issues as appropriate to facilitate resolution of the issue.
• Reviews the system for open and pending orders and prioritizes deliveries based on Company service expectations and standards. Makes outbound calls to the patients (e.g., residence, adult care home, assisted living, long term care facility, etc.) to verify order and delivery information. Establishes any delivery time constraints and schedules delivery or pick up accordingly.
• Reviews daily orders, assesses driver ability and availability of stock to deliver within established time frames and assigns orders to driver schedules. Provides complete information to drivers (e.g., place, time and equipment ordered) to facilitate a smooth a timely delivery and set up.
• On a continuous basis, reviews the system schedule to track potential time constraints. Where feasible, coordinates alternate schedules with patients and drivers to deliver equipment in the most time-sensitive manner. Proactively maintains communication with the patient or care-giver to alert them of delayed deliveries, maintaining a professional and courteous demeanor at all times.
• Acts as a liaison between patients/care-givers, business clients, drivers and operations to coordinate deliveries/pickups and ensure all parties have accurate information. May troubleshoot and resolve common delivery issues to preserve the most optimal customer experience.
• In a timely and accurate manner, captures and records appropriate contact and order information in the company system adhering to standard operating procedures.
• On a continual basis, monitors email and/or other systems for order-generated client notes. Determines necessary internal action or communication required to fulfill company obligations. Coordinates activities and/or relays information as appropriate.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the role include the following: Education, Work Experience or Related Experience:
• A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
• At least six months experience in which incumbents regularly interface with customers is essential to perform customer services functions as described.
• A year of call center or dispatch experience or experience working in a medical environment is strongly preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Strong interpersonal skills are necessary as is the ability to remain customer service oriented during situations in which clients or customers may be frustrated.
• The ability to speak and write in a professional manner is required to communicate with patients, clients, drivers, and operations as described.
• Proficient and accurate typing/data-entry skills are required to record system information as described.
• Good organization and prioritization skills are required to schedule and dispatch equipment deliveries within established timeframes and service standards.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office and a web browser is required to access, capture and communicate information as described.
• The ability to demonstrate ownership for orders, scheduling or dispatching and researching and/or providing solutions to routine and common issues rather than escalating problems is essential.
• Spanish speaking skills are desirable but not required.
• Working knowledge of a PC, business and communications software (MS Office) and web-based tools are required.
• Familiarity with contact management software is strongly preferred.
Airport Operations Dispatcher
Dispatches police officers to neutralize alarms or to respond to incidents requiring police attention at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport's (LPSIA) centralized Airport Operations Communication Center which includes security system management and emergency dispatch services. Acts as the central hub for all communication at LPSIA. Responds to routine and emergency situations that occur or impact the airport operation.
Control a centralized communications center which includes monitoring and operating multiple computer systems for emergency and non-emergency situations involving Airport Police, other Law Enforcement Agencies, Airport Operations, Building Maintenance, and Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF). Computer systems include two-way radio and voice communication consoles, fire alarm, runway surface sensor system, and CCTV system;
Coordinate day-to-day activities of the airport through the 24-hour Airport Operations Communications Center providing first point of contact airport communications for airport agencies (ARFF, Air Traffic Control Tower, emergency response organizations), and general public;
Prepare and disseminate information concerning critical airfield conditions and hazards to the national airspace system via Notice-to-Airmen (NOTAM), and to airlines, tenants, operators, ATCT and other airport divisions.
Act as the central airport coordination and communications center during airfield emergencies.
Maintain accurate and complete log book entries and manual records of airport events.
Communicate effectively and concisely, sometimes under stressful conditions
Answer airport's main telephone line, provides basic information to traveling public, routes calls to individuals and appropriate divisions
Communicate with Airport personnel including police, operations, and maintenance over radio frequencies and/or phone dispatching task assignments and documenting specifics including time, location and disposition.
Provide excellent customer service to the public, LPSIA tenants, and other agencies
Perform terminal paging requests.
Relay emergency information in accordance with established procedures.
Provide support functions such as data entry and recordkeeping associated with fingerprinting, security badging, security audits, vehicle permits and key issuance.
Perform terminal building inspections to insure safety, security, cleanliness, and appropriate levels of operational standards.
Maintain active records of Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS), severe weather notifications and other airport originated communications.
Provide assistance to the Airport Operations Agent, if necessary.
Assist with lost and found items.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Completion of a high school diploma or the equivalent with an additional one year of customer service or related experience; or any combination of relevant education and experience which provides the following:
TCOLE Telecommunications License preferred or the ability to obtain within one year of employment.
Prefer completion of two years of college coursework and experience providing emergency dispatch services.
Knowledge and Abilities
Basic telephone techniques and public relations;
Pertinent FAA, TSA, local laws and ordinances.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and general public;
Apply departmental procedures and policies related to proper response, emergencies, etc.;
Use various types of computer formats and codes necessary to access, manipulate and relay information;
Use and apply communication office procedures, practices, equipment, radio transmitting procedures and basic alarm systems;
Maintain accurate records and logs;
Use a personal computer and associated software programs;
Communicate clearly, effectively, and remain calm in emergency situations;
Work any shift, holidays and mandatory overtime;
Must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility to maintain employment. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions;
Must pass a federal security background investigation to acquire and maintain Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandated airport security identification and access control media;
Must pass a TSA Security Threat Assessment;
Must pass Airport Security training as required by TSA regulations.
Continuously sit during shift.
Frequently lift up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
Flex upper trunk forward at the waist and partially flex at the knees.
Push and pull objects towards and away from oneself.
Continuously rotate upper trunk to the right or left while sitting or standing.
Place arms above, at, or below shoulder height.
Responsible for the resolution of all HotSos priority two tickets. The coordinator will complete all tickets with notes of resolution and reply back to pending guest with confirmation of completion or acceptable solution. During static time of processing HotSos will assist switchboard to relay incoming, outgoing, and interoffice calls.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNTIONS
Will facilitate the dispatching using HotSOS program for resort.
Ensuring the completion of all HotSOS priority 2 tickets
Ability to professionally communicate to guest on HotSOS ticket generated for completion or status of open ticket.
Responsible for adding notes in HOTSOS with updates as well as feedback from the guest
Know status of all open HotSOS tickets before leaving.
Communicate to GS manager on pending Priority 2 tickets which require completion prior to ending shift.
Direct appropriate Service Professional as necessary to complete open HotSos ticket or to have necessary information to be able to communicate back to guest.
Motivated individual who will take ownership and able to manage several tasks
Use a centralized log system to track incoming, pending, and completed jobs
Answer, screen, and route calls promptly.
Supply information to callers and record messages.
Keep record of calls placed
Track and complete wake up calls using Concierge Assist program.
Receive visitors, obtains name and nature of business, and schedule appointments.
Update telephone directory.
Prompt handling of all incoming phone calls and faxes.
Exceptional customer service skills with a pleasant and clear voice
Direct all calls with a smile.
Accurately report guest needs and problem resolution.
Log and administer guest inquiry calls.
Problem solve with follow-up.
May interact with customers in person, as well as other departments.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks at once with attention to detail
Ability to work independently.
Excellent people skills.
Will have basic knowledge of SMS.
Perform additional duties as required by Management and/or business demands.
High school diploma required.
Candidates must be 18 years of age and older.
Must be able to read, write and speak English.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Be physically able to reach, bend and stoop, and lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Be able to work in a hot, cold, wet, humid and loud environment for long periods of time.
Schedule and avaialbility requirements - AM shifts, weekdays, weekends and holidays.
Computer skills required.
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Power Distribution Load Dispatcher - Exam
Under direction, is responsible for advanced operation of the power distribution/transmission control systems performs related duties as required.
Examples of Work
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)
Operates the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the power distribution/transmission system; operates manual controls in the field, if SCADA is unavailable;
Devises and maintains switching procedures to keep outages at a minimum, responds to emergency situations, or to protect workers with regard to lock-out/tag-out procedures;
Enters trouble tickets into computerized work management system, dispatches distribution personnel to ensure safety in area of ticket, and coordinates with supervisors when additional personnel are required to ensure outage area is restored or safety is maintained;
Directs line switching and planned circuit outages required in normal daily operation;
Dispatches and directs the activity of power distribution field personnel assisting in emergency operations;
Periodically inspects substation facilities and reports on general condition;
Controls and monitors the hydro-generating station, taking the generator on and off line as necessary;
Actively tracks location of field personnel to serve as central control for the Division's lock-out/tag-out system and to secure safety for crews and others working on or near energized circuits;
Participates in recording and maintaining daily logs of reported power outages, problems in distribution of power supply and crew locations;
Follows prescribed safety rules at all times and instructs employees in the methods, safety and type of equipment used;
Interprets circuit and system maps and drawings, and assists the GIS section in updating record maps;
Answers questions and collects and relays information via phone and two-way radio to others;
Checks system circuit loads routinely and advises management of any serious load;
May supervise personnel, which includes completing performance evaluations, approving leave requests, and initiating disciplinary actions.
Three (3) years of experience operating an electrical power distribution system, or performing power line distribution or cable distribution work, or other closely related experience.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Test/Job Contact Information
The names of the applicants passing this administration of this exam will be used to create a NEW, OPEN COMPETITIVE, eligible list, and will replace the names on the current list. If you are interested in having your name included on the new eligible list, you will need to apply for this exam within the filing period indicated below and successfully complete all phases of the testing process. Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Applicant and Employees Services Unit at (614) 645-8369.
The examination process will consist of a multiple-choice exam weighted 100%, covering Supervision, Reading Comprehension, Logic and Reasoning, Information Ordering, and Electricity Distribution
The exam is expected to be administered in late October to early November 2018. Approved applicants will be notified by mail/email of their scheduled test date and time.
All applicants must complete all phases of the testing process in order to receive a final score. The names of all candidates who pass this examination will remain on the eligible list for two years, unless the eligible list is replaced prior to or extended beyond the two years. If a candidate's name is certified and the candidate is to be considered for employment, the hiring process will include one or more interviews, a criminal background check, and a pre-employment drug test. For any position within the Division of Police, the hiring process will also include the completion of an extensive personal history questionnaire and a polygraph examination.
The certification process will be: Ten Point Fixed Band
The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants may inspect and acquire a copy of the City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities EEO Plan by visiting the DPU website at http://utilities.columbus.gov/.
Relay Technician Apprentice (20180363)
Ensures the proper installation of protective relay and control equipment and their schemes to achieve engineering design requirements within all transmission and distribution power equipment under the jurisdiction of the supervisor responsible for substation operations. Coordinates with other departments for the accurate completion of new construction and rework projects. Assist all areas, upon request, for projects that require additional manpower and expertise. Provide income for OG&E by outsourcing relay expertise and skills to external customers.
Members in the apprentice program perform duties related to the craft and consistent with their achieved level within the program which may include: Responsible for supplying technical knowledge, planning, coordination and final performance of assigned projects in transmission and distribution substations; Ensures all new wiring and existing wire changes assuring that engineering design requirements are accomplished and protection schemes will function designed; Performs acceptance inspections on new relays, controls, supervisory equipment and RTU's. Makes minor modifications of operational tests to disclose improper operation of equipment. Installs, tests, maintains and troubleshoots relays and their operating schemes, power line carrier, fault recorders, RTUs communication interface equipment to ensure proper accurate operation; Conducts tests using specialized test equipment and programs to ensure accuracy of the relay and associated scheme.
Performs testing and uses troubleshooting techniques to repair or replace defective equipment or devices that may have caused a misoperation of a relay and or control protective scheme.
Assists in the development and training of newer engineering trainees through on-the-job training and instruction when applicable. Provide training for less experienced technicians, as needed.
Conducts maintenance testing on all relay equipment removed from service and assess whether the condition of the equipment is adequate and performs properly according to design and calibrate relays, as needed.
Practices and ensures that safe work methods and procedures being utilized in all aspects of daily activities. Maintains proper care of tools, equipment and supplies job performance.
Performs commissioning tests on new relay and control equipment and RTU before it is placed in service to ensure calibration and operation.
Performs maintenance and operational tests on Power generator protective relays, when requested.
Performs as first responder to all substation equipment malfunctions including telecommunication and SCADA problems, trouble shoots and makes repairs as necessary.
Maintains a complete and accurate file of the areas' substations regarding prints, records and reports.
Maintains stock of parts for repair of area equipment.
Stays current on pertinent technologies through continuous education.
Prepares and executes error-free switching for normal test and maintenance, for emergency repair and service restoration and be able to operate switches in a safe and professional manner.
Maintains required records and reports as delegated by the supervisor.
Performs diagnostic procedures using Portable Master Remote Unit (PMRU), test sets and procedural instructions to locate and replace faulty modules and defective components on all types of RTUs.
Performs modifications and/or configuration changes on RTUs as required to accommodate new or changed measurements/monitoring points in hardware, firmware and software.
May perform coverage supervisor duties, as required.
Associate degree in Electrical or Electronics Technology, or Applied Science with emphasis on Industrial Electrical or Electronics Technology, or Two year certificate of completion in Industrial Electrical/Electronics from a vocational school combined with three (3) years industrial protection and controls experience.
Valid State Driver's License.
DOT Medical Card certification required within 90 days
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and use schematics and wiring diagrams.
Working knowledge of symmetrical components and three-phase power systems for calculation of relay settings.
Computer skills in the following applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, States Simulator, RTS Testing Software, Fault Simulator, One Bus, Schweitzer software and the capability of learning new software applications.
Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals and prints.
Ability to develop and present safety meetings and training classes.
Ability to work independently or as a team member and to provide leadership to less experienced company members in safe testing, maintenance e and installation of relay and control equipment in energized substations.
Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.
Ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members, leaders, and customers.
Ability to troubleshoot, diagnosis problems, and resolve effectively.
Ability to understand and comply with company policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Knowledge and understanding of safety requirements and the use of personal protective equipment.
Required to work at any location within the OG&E system, as needed.
May be required to work non-standard work schedules and to respond to emergencies including overtime, weekends, holidays, on-call and call-outs.
May be exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.
Work as a team member or independently without direct supervision.
Obtain and maintain a Class ?A? Switchman Certification.
Required to maintain permanent residence within a 30 minute driving time to the service center to limit response time for emergency work. Metro members are required to reside within 45 minutes of the Metro Substation Headquarters.
Alternate Work Schedules will be utilized to best fit the work situation and reduce any jeopardy to customer load.
Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
Pushing up to 72 pounds of force.
Pulling up to 83 pounds of force.
Occasional step and ladder climbing.
Prolonged standing on various surfaces.
Frequent kneeling and crouching.
Constant fine motor coordination and grasping.
Occasional work in awkward positions.
Frequent reaching overhead and reaching forward.
Frequent driving or sitting.
For additional information about physical demands, go to oge.com/physicaldemands
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