Transmission System Operators

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Electricity is composed of wide interconnecting networks of electrical line, power plants and diverse equipments such as transformers, electrical power distribution systems, and substations. Transmission System Operators (TSO) are part of the network and play a key role. Indeed they are the operators in charge of transmitting electrical power from generation plants to the regional or local electricity distribution operators. Transmission system operators are working on electrical lines with very high voltage, above 100,000 Volts, and they use transformers to reduce the voltage, below 66,000 Volt, for electrical power distribution. If you work for a transmission system operator company, safety and reliability will be the core of your work since any failure in power generation may possibly result in a large number of personal and property damages.

How does one become a transmission system operator? For the potential candidate interested in a career as a transmission system operator, you will likely be required to possess at least a high school diploma. College-level graduates and candidates who had a prior experience in a mechanical or technical job will be preferred over those with only a high school diploma. You have to know that as most power generation plant or control system operators, most entry-level transmission system operators will first start as helpers or laborers. Recruiters expect the potential Candidates to have excellent skills in mathematics, science and computer science. Selected candidates will follow an extensive training program before starting their duties as transmission operator.

In the U.S., there were about 47,000 power generation operators or plant technicians including transmission system operator in 2004. The job market for transmission system operator is very limited and very competitive because of the small number of potential recruiters. Contrary to the expected growth of jobs usa electrician, the overall employment rate of transmission system operator is likely to decline through 2014. However, most companies will likely have to replace their retired engineers creating new job opportunities.

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Mar 08 System Operator Trainee
This is a training position where you will work with increasingly complex systems while developing the skills and knowledge needed to achieve operational responsibilities. You'll be under the direction and supervision of the system operations trainer
Garden City Sunflower Electric Power Corporation Not Specified
Mar 06 Distribution Sys Operator II
Responsible for analyzing, coordinating, dispatching and documenting trouble, and switching tasks and using independent judgement to responsibly direct field personnel to respond to system problems, customer problems and requests within Tampa Electric&rsq
Tampa Teco Energy Not Specified
Feb 22 System Operator
Under direct supervision of Senior System Operator or Transmission Operations directors or supervisors and in accordance with all rules and standards of the company and applicable regulatory authorities: the System Operator monitors and operates the bulk
Pineville Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC Not Specified
Feb 15 Associate Transmission System Operator
FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that
Akron First Energy Not Specified
Feb 14 Distribution System Operator
The purpose of this position is to act as System Operator of the LG&E-KU electrical distribution system. This position will effectively analyze trouble calls, determine trouble locations, direct, coordinate, and dispatch crews, and provide proper safe
Louisville LG&E and KU Energy Not Specified
Feb 08 System Operator I, II or Senior
Responsible for the real time operation of the Association transmission assets in a safe and reliable manner. This position is tasked with the authority and responsibility to operate the Tri-State transmission system in such a manner as to comply with al
Westminster Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Not Specified
Feb 08 System Operator I
MP&W is immediately seeking a System Operator who whill direct and operate the Utility’s electric and water systems to ensure reliable and cost-effective delivery of power and water to the customer while contributing to the stability of the Bulk
Muscatine Muscatine Power and Water Not Specified
Feb 08 Associate Transmission System Operator
This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU] Transmission System Operators ensure the reliable delivery of electricity to consumers. From the company's state-of-the-art control centers, System O
Akron First Energy Not Specified
Jan 26 Transmission System Operator Trainer
Transmission System Operator Trainers are responsible for the research, development, coordination and revision of training programs. Employees in the job are seen as subject matter experts. They lead by example. educate and direct others on technical su
Wadsworth First Energy Not Specified
Jan 26 Distribution System Operator
This position provides support to Distribution Operations, CSC and Business Offices in PD- Mobile area. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing and executing switching, directing emergency power restoration efforts, coordinating switching
NW Atlanta Southern Company Not Specified