Southern Company Electrical Distribution System Operator - Georgia Power's Distribution Control Center - Atlanta/Macon in McDonough, Georgia
Electrical Distribution System Operator - Georgia Power's Distribution Control Center - Atlanta/Macon
ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATOR - ATLANTA (McDonough) and MACON
Georgia Power, subsidiary of Southern Company, has several openings for a Distribution System Operator position.
Work Location: Atlanta Distribution Control Center, 2500 Patrick Henry Parkway, McDonough, Georgia or Macon Distribution Control Center, 930 Key Street, Macon, Georgia
Successful candidates must live within a one hour commute to their assigned work location or be willing to relocate to live within a one hour commute within six months of hire date. Partial relocation assistance may be provided.
Candidate must be available to work outside normal shift hours, during emergencies and severe weather, and be flexible to work at Atlanta (in McDonough) or Macon DCC facilities as needed.
Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.
Summary of Position Duties
Georgia Power's Distribution System Control Center Operator is responsible for monitoring, operating, controlling and maintaining the integrity of the electrical distribution system for Georgia Power following prescribed procedures. This role involves:
Originating and issuing all switching orders
Securing and issuing clearances and hot line tags
Gathering and interpreting information related to the status of the electrical distribution system
Respond to emergencies, such as transformer or distribution/transmission line failures, and route current around affected areas
Control, monitor or operate equipment that regulates or distributes electricity, using data obtained from instruments or computers
Coordinate & communicate with engineers, planners, field personnel, or other utility workers to provide information such as clearances, switching orders, or distribution process changes
Direct personnel engaged in controlling or operating electrical distribution equipment or machinery
Calculate load estimates or equipment requirements to determine required control settings
The Distribution System Operator must have the ability to troubleshoot and exercise sound judgment related to the service restoration process. This is performed by thorough electrical systems analysis and dispatching of resources such as employees, crews, and equipment to specific customer outage areas. Competent computer skills, ability to focus on the tasks at hand, and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously are required for the position of Distribution System Operator. This is a safety sensitive position and all applicable corporate policies and guidelines must be followed.
This demanding, but rewarding, position requires rotating twelve hour shifts, including days, nights, weekends and holidays. In addition, availability to work outside of normal shift hours during "call out" emergencies and severe weather is required. Candidates must be comfortable working indoors, in a closed facility with no windows, at a structured work station that requires sitting/standing for long periods of time.
Successful candidate will enter the Operator-in-Training program, which consists of structured training classes along with on-the-job training AND must successfully complete the Distribution System Operator-in-Training program within the designated time frame (18 - 24 months) to maintain employment as a Distribution System Operator.
High School or equivalent strongly desired
2-year OR 4-year degree is a plus
Above average computer skills are essential for this position, including use of Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to quickly learn system applications required by the job
Prior electrical distribution system operating and/or transmission system operating experience strongly desired
Experience as an operator (in a control room environment) or closely related experience is desired
Experience in dispatching, coordinating work of others, sharing of best practices, and maximizing resources is highly desirable
Prior callout and rotating shift experience is a plus
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of power distribution system theory, operation, relevant equipment, policies, procedures, trouble shooting and switching
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
Demonstrated proper etiquette for providing excellent customer service both internal and external to the company
Ability to monitor and control the activities and operation of multiple events simultaneously
Demonstrated strong multi-tasking skills are required
Proven strong diagnosis and complex problem solving skills are required
Proven high degree of accuracy and quality of work results are required
Proven excellent oral and written communication skills are required
This position will require pre-employment tests which the candidate must successfully pass in order to advance further in the selection process. Candidates will need to pay for any travel related expenses to/from the testing session.
Candidate must exhibit “Our Values”: Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment
Must exhibit a positive attitude in the workplace
This job requires rotating shift work including days, nights, weekends and holidays and "call out" for emergencies. Candidate must be available to work outside normal shift hours, during emergencies and severe weather, including being flexible to work at Atlanta (McDonough) or Macon DCC facilities as needed.
Must successfully complete Distribution System Operator-in-Training program within the designated time frame to maintain employment as a Distribution System Operator.
A thorough background check and DOT drug screen (including nicotine) will be conducted prior to employment (after a job offer is extended).
To Apply: All candidates must submit an updated resume (preferably as an attached Word document) and complete a series of job related questions in order to be considered for this position.
Georgia Power Company has classified this position as "Safety Sensitive" and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.
Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com at http://www.southerncompany.com/ .
Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Job Field: Power Line Operations & Maintenance
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-McDonough
Operating Company: Georgia Power Company
Other Locations: Georgia-Central Georgia-Macon
Travel (Up to...): No
Atlanta DCC - 2500 Patrick Henry Pkwy (2MCDONOUGH)
2500 Patrick Henry Pkwy
Macon DCC - 930 Key Street (930MACON)
930 Key Street
Req ID: GPC2005472