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Section Operator

Company:  NY STATE ELECTRIC & GAS C
Location: 

Vestal, NY, US

Company

Company

Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.

 

 

Job Information

POSITION - Union: Section Operator (Binghamton, NY)
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
LOCATION: NYSEG-NY-BINGHAMTON-ECC

Responsibilities

Under directive supervision coordinates the operation of Section facilities which may affect
the electric and gas transmission and distribution systems. Coordinates the outage of lines
and equipment for testing, maintenance and repairs to assure continuity of service in
cooperation with Area and District operating personnel. Issues switching orders for deenergizing,
grounding, tagging and re-energizing transmission, sub-transmission,
distribution, substation and generating plant facilities. Assures rigid observance of
""Operating Instructions for Switching and Tagging Procedures of Electric Lines and
Equipment"", and standard procedures for gas operations. Makes initial analysis of trouble
in his Section and initiates action to minimize interruptions. Operates and monitors
supervisory controlled electric substations throughout the Section. Monitors and maintains
gas pressures at given locations within predetermined limits by means of supervisory control
equipment. Keeps logs of operations in his Section to supplement automatically recorded
data. Marks up system diagram boards to conform with current field conditions. Receives
trouble calls when customer service personnel and switchboard operators are off duty.
Dispatches crews for minor troubles during this period. Recognizes unusual conditions and
situations and informs responsible Corporate, Area or District operating personnel. Performs
other related or less skilled work as required.

Skills and Experience

Must possess A.A.S. degree in Electrical Technology or practical experience and minimum
technical knowledge as determined by an appropriate test. Should have had 3 years'
experience in electric operating or related functions. Will be expected to absorb Company
training in Section Operating work, measured by appropriate job knowledge tests, as
described in the Memorandum of Agreement titled ""Section Operator Training Program"". This
includes general knowledge of the operation of generating stations, transmission and
distribution lines, substations, gas distribution systems, geography of Company territory,
Company Safety Rules, ""Operating Instructions for Switching and Tagging Procedures of
Electric Lines and Equipment"", and standard procedures for gas operations. Must be able to
qualify for Automobile Operator's License, when required.

Qualifications

Normal health, physique and use of senses as indicated by passing the required physical
examination given by a Company physician, including color perception. Must possess
analytical ability and emotional stability. Must be neat and orderly in work and preparation
of records. Must be willing to work extra and/or irregular hours and/or a shift schedule.
Must be able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire
respect and confidence. Must meet the general requirements for all employees as outlined in
the Preamble to the Job Specification Manual

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