Job ID:  25918150

Company:  Great River Energy

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  System Operator Trainee

Description:  Application Deadline: 7/13/2018 Elk River, Minnesota Recruiting for 2 System Operator Trainee positions! The trainee positions require rotating shifts, which may include evenings and weekends. The non-trainee positions require rotating 12 hour shifts, which include nights, weekends, and holidays. Qualified candidates will be required to take and pass the SO/PDII (System Operator/Dispatching II) battery test as part of the selection process or have the ability to provide test scores if taken previously. Awesome work environment! Great company, great benefits a place to be proud of. These are a couple quotes from our employees at Great River Energy (GRE). As a consumer-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota s second largest electric utility. General Summary We currently have two System Operator Trainee openings within our Transmission Division located in Elk River, Minnesota. These positions will learn and develop a basic understanding of each position in GRE s Operations Control Center, along with learning about other departments or companies that interface with these positions: Balancing Authority System Operator Transmission System Operator Clearance Coordinator Under the direction of a North American Electric Reliability (NERC) certified system operator, the trainee will perform job functions and activities applicable to control center positions: Coordinating the operation of GRE generation facilities with plant operators and Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) Regional Generation Dispatchers. Analyzing system troubles and initiating necessary action to restore normal operation while adhering to NERC reliability criteria and MISO Procedures. Performing scheduled switching of transmission and substation equipment and maintaining system security and reliability in a safe manner. Coordinating all operations with MISO and interconnected transmission systems, GRE member cooperatives, and municipals. Coordinating, preparing, and submitting clearance orders and generation outage requests using Maximo to ensure proper coordination with cooperatives, municipals, and other power companies. Completion of a two-year associate s degree in electrical engineering technology, electrical transmission system operations technology, electronics technology, or equivalent. Must acquire at a minimum NERC Combined Balancing Authority and Transmission Operator Certification designation within six months of accepting the position. Qualified candidates will be required to take and pass the SO/PDII battery test as part of the selection process or have the ability to provide test scores if taken previously. Experience in the electrical utility industry is preferred. Knowledge and understanding of electric theory, utility operations, electrical equipment and terminology. Skill in utilizing mathematics as it applies to electrical theory and power system applications. Ability to think clearly, act quickly and remain calm in emergency situations. Ability to use computer-based office and EMS applications. Ability to distinguish colors on monitors/displays and drawings.

Application Instructions:
Apply Qualified professionals will find we have a lot to offer: competitive compensation, continued education, an on-site workout facility, generous retirement plan, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab by July 13, 2018. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.