Hydro Station System Operator

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INDICATIVE DUTIES: The duties may vary between northern and eastern regions. Direct shift activities, including giving functional direction to operating personnel, and operate equipment at a substation switching center. Determine operating status from previous shift personnel, station and equipment logs, dispatch board or automated system monitoring devices and inspection of station instruments and equipment. Operate or direct the operation of station equipment through manual or automated systems. Develop, issue, and verify step-by-step instructions to implement switching programs with consideration for impact on system status. Issue, transfer, or release work clearance. Perform switching and logging to bring third party generation on and off line to the system. Determine cause and nature of abnormal station, equipment or system conditions and takes action to operate or direct operation of equipment to restore lines and equipment to normal operating conditions. Maintain logs, records, report and pertinent information through manual and automated methods. Operate telephone and radio equipment. Initiate corrective action on customer trouble calls. Control the operation of major attended and unattended hydroelectric generation station equipment. Maintain normal operating conditions. Monitor hydro project operations compliance with regard to demand instructions from governmental agencies and outage information. Responsible for decisions regarding the operation of the electric or water storage and conveyance systems. Take necessary action to maintain normal operating conditions. Monitor project operations compliance requirement. Monitor hydro project compliance with various agencies. Provide outage information as required. Compute water schedules, water flow estimates, and performs calculations to reconcile water flow and usage levels. Provide weather and reservoir storage data to utility and government agency personnel. Responsible for decisions regarding the operation of the electric or Water Storage / Conveyance system which typically have a major impact at the Corporate and/or department level methods. Performs other operator duties as required. Operates motor vehicle. 






QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Fundamentals of electricity and elementary principles of physics. Function and operation of substation electrical and mechanical equipment, overall electrical system operations and circuits under switching center jurisdiction. Operating methods, practices, procedures and techniques including those related to third party generation resources. Operation of manual and automated controls, monitoring and data storage and retrieval devices and equipment. Accident prevention rules and first aid procedures, basic computer theory and language, basic algebra, terminal equipment and instrument operating procedures. 


Ability to: Direct switching center shift activities. Understand and work from oral and written instructions. Read and interpret instrument and automated monitoring readings. Act quickly, effectively and reasonably under normal and emergency operating conditions. Communicate effectively. Maintain records, prepare reports, store and retrieve data and information using manual and automated systems. Occasionally perform heavy physical work, climb ladders, or stairways. Maintain valid Driver’s License.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are of a level comparable with those normally acquired through completion of a high school education and considerable operating experience in substation or hydro facilities.

Test(s) Required: 8020
Work Unit: Hydro
Work Location: Bishop Creek Control Sta.
Shift: Rotating Testing Information: Employees who are identified to continue in the selection process will be invited to test via-email and are encouraged to immediately begin preparing for any tests required in this job posting. Please go to http://www.edison.com/home/careers/our-hiring-process/guides-for-pre-employment-tests.html to determine if there is a study guide for this test.
Prerequisites: Must pass all required tests. Candidates must be available to test during the following timeframe: 3/12/18 - 3/23/18 NERC/CIP: (North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection) This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being awarded a position, the successful qualified candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. The successful qualified candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining unescorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties. Edison/SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status. 
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Company Name:
Edison International
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Bishop, California
United States
System Operator
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 -10 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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