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Position open until filled
Minimum starting pay for this position is $30.81 per hour or commensurate with experience.
PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Headquarters – 201 South Avenue F, Johnson City, TX 78636
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for 24/7 system operations including monitoring, operating and maintaining Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment that regulates or distributes electricity, using data obtained from the SCADA system or computers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support 24/7 real-time control system integrity and ensure the highest operational reliability and system availability
  • Assist with the daily operation and maintenance of the SCADA System
  • Assist in point checkout, database administration, graphical display work and related control design
  • Assist with installing, programming, maintaining and repairing SCADA equipment
  • Assist with wiring n substations, testing SCADA equipment and documenting all electrical schematics for system operation
  • Respond to system operations, failures or abnormalities and diagnose the cause and take corrective action
  • Dispatch field personnel
  • Communicate with dispatchers, engineers and field crews
  • Perform trouble shooting, problem analysis and resolution
  • Analyze and validate data to maintain system integrity
  • Develop, analyze and generate daily reports
  • Utilize SCADA software and hardware to control and monitor power distribution under direct supervision
  • Utilize one lines for the issuance of switching procedures
  • Monitor conditions which could negatively impact reliability
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Utilize Outage Management System (OMS) for outage dispatch and district updates, including pinging meters
  • Monitor two-way radio communication for all districts, read one lines and maintain system displays and graphics
  • Prepare switching orders that will isolate work areas without causing power outages, referring to switching one line of power systems
  • Anticipate and track conditions that could affect operations, such as changes in the weather.
  • Maintain communication with remote terminal units and line devices
  • Receive power outage telephone calls and dispatch personnel as necessary
  • Maintain outage, substation and system records and provide information to other departments
  • Notify and assist district personnel on outages and emergency conditions
  • Calculate necessary power equations
  • Adhere to applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) policies and procedures
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned
Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:  None
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of the SCADA host system
  • Knowledge of basic electricity
  • Knowledge of electrical switching requirements
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code and electrical utility operational procedures
  • Knowledge of radio use etiquette
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in mathematical abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):
  • Associate’s Degree in a related field
  • One year related job experience
  • Directly related work experience may substitute for education
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • This position requires shift work including nights, weekends, holidays and 10-12 hour workdays
  • This position requires after hours on-call
  • This position is primarily in a secure control room environment and intermittently in the field
  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions
  • The employee may be required to work from ladders in confined spaces and occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week
Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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