System Operator

Company/organization: Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: 4178811204

The Springfield Headquarters is currently seeking applicants for a System Operator position. This position will monitor and operate the AECI Bulk Electric System. The System Operators work closely with other personnel within, and outside of, AECI to ensure the electrical needs of the AECI customers are always met and to maintain the safe and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System. Typical activities include directing AECI generating facilities cost effectively, while minimizing Area Control Error (ACE), monitoring power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system as well as ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System. This position will also comply with all applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and ensure appropriate guidelines are followed.

Qualified applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. A two year post-secondary or Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field is preferred, but not required. At least three years system operator experience and NERC Certification is preferred; however, all experience levels will be considered. If the successful candidate is not currently NERC Certified, the applicant must demonstrate the ability to obtain NERC System Operator Balancing/Interchange and Transmission or System Operator Reliability certification credentials. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong attention to detail and be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and/or projects to meet deadlines. Knowledge must include basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office applications. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, organizational skills, and very strong interpersonal skills are essential.

This position requires a 100% rotating shift, including weekends, holidays and occasional overtime.

AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care and dental premiums starting on day one with vision plans available. Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Wellness incentives and employee assistance programs are also available. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To apply for a position, please visit and complete your profile. You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position. AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please reference the contact information above if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

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