Application Deadline: July 19, 2019
System Operator Trainee Opening
Elk River, Minnesota
The trainee position requires rotating shifts, which may include evenings and weekends. The non-trainee position requires rotating 12 hour shifts, which include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Qualified candidates will be required to take and pass the SO/PDII (System Operator/Dispatching II) battery test as part of the selection process or have the ability to provide test scores if taken previously.
“Awesome work environment!” “Great company, great benefits; a place to be proud of.”
These are a couple quotes from our employees at Great River Energy (GRE). As a consumer-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota’s second largest electric utility.
We currently have a System Operator Trainee opening within our Transmission Division located in Elk River, Minnesota. This position will learn and develop a basic understanding of each position in GRE’s Operations Control Center, along with learning about other departments or companies that interface with these positions:
Under the direction of a North American Electric Reliability (NERC) certified system operator, the trainee will perform job functions and activities applicable to control center positions:
•Coordinating the operation of GRE generation facilities with plant operators and Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) Regional Generation Dispatchers.
•Analyzing system troubles and initiating necessary action to restore normal operation while adhering to NERC reliability criteria and MISO Procedures.
•Performing scheduled switching of transmission and substation equipment and maintaining system security and reliability in a safe manner.
•Coordinating all operations with MISO and interconnected transmission systems, GRE member cooperatives, and municipals.
•Coordinating, preparing, and submitting clearance orders and generation outage requests using Maximo to ensure proper coordination with cooperatives, municipals, and other power companies.
Qualified professionals will find we have a lot to offer: competitive compensation, continued education, an on-site workout facility, generous retirement plan, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab by July 19, 2019. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.