American Transmission Co. started business on Jan. 1, 2001, as the first multi-state, transmission-only utility in the United States. Unlike most other utilities, we have a single focus: transmission. Our transmission system allows energy producers to transport electric power from where it's generated to where it's needed. It's similar to the interstate highway system with high-voltage electricity traveling on the transmission system wires like vehicles on the highway.
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Posted Date: 5/1/2012
Category: System Operations - System Control
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Summary of Responsibilities:The System Control Operator-in-Training is responsible for successfully completing the System Control Operator-in-Training rotational program within a three-year timeframe. This includes successfully passing all of the modules in ATC's System Control Operator Training Program and the NERC System Operator Certification Examination. The System Control Operator-in-Training will actively team with a program mentor to gain a complete understanding of all aspects of electric transmission system operations. The System Control Operator-in-Training will be required to sign and adhere to FERC Standards of Conduct and confidentiality agreements. The typical workweek may be comprised of either eight-hour days and/or twelve-hour rotating day/night shifts. Travel is required as training may also be conducted within our member company (customer) territories, including Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Essential Responsibilities:Within a three year time period, successfully pass all of the modules in ATC's System Control Operator Training Program and the NERC System Operator Certification Examination.Develop and execute an individual training plan on an annual basis. Participate in training activities, as outlined in the individual training plan, including but not limited to: a. ATC sponsored training activities and drillsb. WSO (Wisconsin System Operator) joint training programc. Bismarck State College's Electrical Transmission Systems Technology (ETST) programd. Midwest ISO sponsored classes and drillse. NERC System Operator certification examination preparatory classesf. Other Observe, learn, participate and ultimately demonstrate proficiency in safely and reliably performing normal, emergency, and restoration activities, procedures and drills related to transmission system operations within the system control center including electric system monitoring, control and restoration. Learn and demonstrate proficiency in utilizing key information technology systems, such as the Energy Management System, to monitor, perform contingency analysis and control the electric power system. Learn and demonstrate proficiency in using support systems for communications, monitoring and analysis.Learn, observe, participate and ultimately demonstrate proficiency in interfacing and conducting communications with local, neighboring and regional operations personnel, including local Balancing Authorities, neighboring Transmission Operators, and the Midwest ISO, to schedule maintenance of the transmission system and coordinate with interconnected systems.Learn and demonstrate a complete understanding of regional transmission operating procedures and be able to explain how to maintain compliance with those procedures. Take an active role in learning and understanding transmission operations issues. Advise mentor and Management as to how the training process is progressing. Exhibit an awareness and concern for safety. Understand, observe and demonstrate proficiency in the application and implementation of safety rules, practices and safe work behaviors. Promptly correct any conditions and/or unsafe behaviors that may lead to accidents. Develop an understanding of electrical fundamentals, ATC and member companies' safety rules, NERC and Regional Reliability Organization standards, FERC Standards of Conduct and other operating agreements. Perform other duties as assigned. NOTE: While in training, an individual without the proper NERC System Operator certification credential may not independently fill a required operating position. Trainees may perform critical tasks only under the direct, continuous supervision and observation of the NERC-certified individual filling the required position. Demonstrate compliance with ATC’s Code of Conduct, all company policies and procedures, and all laws and regulations that govern ATC.
EDUCATION: A two year technical degree in either Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology is required.Bachelors in Electrical Engineering Technology preferred. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: 5+ years of work, electric utility industry work experience is a plus.Strong technical and mathematical aptitude.Excellent communication, organization, decision-making and follow-up skills are a must for success in this role.Must be able to work with a minimum level of supervision. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Job duties require ability to lift 10 to 20 lbs. Ability to operate a computer in an office environment. Ability to hear in at least one ear (aid permitted). Must be able to see clearly in a typical office environment using typical business equipment (glasses are acceptable). Ability to recognize different shades of colors. Equal Opportunity Employer:AMERICAN TRANSMISSION COMPANY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER FUNCTIONING UNDER AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN. WE ENCOURAGE MINORITIES, WOMEN AND INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY TO APPLY
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