Southside Electric Cooperative is looking for a System Operator to join our team! We will consider enthusiastic candidates from apprentice to experienced level.
You have a general knowledge of substation, transmission, and distribution systems and equipment and solid knowledge of electrical circuitry. Your computer skills include the ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and Word to create and edit spreadsheets and Word documents. You are an excellent communicator and are comfortable on the telephone and two-way radio. You understand that Members can be distressed when they are without power and you know how to handle consumer complaints in a professional manner. You are self-motivated and can work without supervision. You are eager to learn Cooperative processes and operations and share our Workforce Vision of achieving high results through a motivated, skilled and knowledgeable workforce that takes pride in ownership of its work.
For apprentice level candidates, you will be provided an on-the-job training opportunity to earn your System Operator Certification. You will be immediately enrolled in this Apprenticeship Training Program which provides for a regular progression of training and experience through a timed step process, enabling you to gain the specialized technical skills necessary to provide prompt, reliable and efficient electrical service to our members. As an Apprentice System Operator, you’ll learn to coordinate outage restoration activities, including crew dispatch and the operation of the Cooperative’s transmission and distribution systems, through the use of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distribution Management Software. (The program must be completed within three (3) years from date of hire.)
At Southside Electric Cooperative, serving our Members is our priority. Therefore, we are first responders when the lights go out. As a System Operator (apprentices included), you stand ready to respond and are not intimidated by adverse situations. You set yourself apart by an ever-ready willingness to do what no one else wants to do – including coming to work in the worst kind of weather at the most inconvenient hours. Our Systems Operators are on site 24/7/365, so you must be willing to work any hours of the day or night including holidays. Work hours are assigned based upon a rotating shift schedule and extra hours will be necessary during emergencies or when the workload demands, but you are flexible and like us, are always ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
We offer a highly competitive salary and an unrivaled benefits package that includes retirement, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, HSA, HRA, and health, dental, and vision insurance. We are conveniently located on Highway 460, just a short distance from 360 and an easy drive from Chesterfield County.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, or disability.
WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
Qualified candidates will have attained their high school diploma or GED. Associates degree in Electronics Technology, Business Management or other related technical or managerial discipline highly preferred, but not required.
System Operators must live within sixty (60) minutes’ drive time of our Headquarters in Crewe, VA. We are conveniently located on Route 460 West in Crewe, VA with quick access to Route 360 and an easy drive west of Chesterfield County.
All completed SEC Applications for Employment must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, December 28, 2019. Please follow the detailed instructions for application provided on our website at SEC.coop/careers.
To be considered for employment, a completed SEC Employment Application is REQUIRED of all applicants.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based upon experience
Internal Number: 20181228
About Southside Electric Cooperative
SEC strives to provide safe, reliable electricity and related services at the highest value to our member-owners. We exist to enhance the quality of life of the communities in which we serve and live. We achieve this mission by our actions that demonstrate integrity, fiscal responsibility, member engagement, community involvement, and by living out the cooperative principles.
The relationship we have with the member-owners of SEC matters to us, and we work hard every day to prove this through our actions. We recognize that our member-owners expect to receive a quality of service which surpasses that typically associated with simply being a “customer” of an investor-owned utility.
Our four district offices are located in the areas where we serve, and our employees live in these areas as well. Our employees are very active in our communities and participate in a number of ways to improve the areas in which they live. SEC employees are active volunteer fire fighters, EMTs, first responders, youth sports coaches, and Sunday school teachers, to name a few. Making Southside Virginia a better place to live and work is very important to us. It is inherent in our mission as a cooperative and it is a commitment we make, not only to our members but to our co-workers and our families.
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