Distribution System Operator Assistant / Control Center / Utility Lineworker
Distribution System Operator Assistant / DSO "In-Training"
Dakota Electric Association
Dakota Electric Association DEA is the second largest electric distribution cooperative in the state of Minnesota, one of the top 25 in the nation, and a great place to build a strong future! For nearly 80 years, we have served our member-owners with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.
Our Control Center is in need of an individual that would like to be at the pulse of the cooperative as a Distribution System Operator (DSO) Assistant. The DSOs of DEA play a central role in daily operations to ensure the reliability of our service. They give work direction to line personnel for switching, service restoration and operations. The ideal candidate will have some understanding and operating knowledge of the computer technologies utilized in system operations including but not limited to: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Outage Management System (OMS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Load Management (LM), Work Management (WM), Learning Management Software (LMS), etc.; strong computer skills are necessary.
The Assistant is a DSO “in-training” and will take on the task of learning the day to day operation of DEA’s system. They will become more familiar with maintaining current records, maps and technical data used in the operation of the electrical system. During the training process, the DSO Assistant may be required work shift work that includes nights, weekends, and holidays. The DSOs rotate within a 24/7/365 shift and routinely work alone. Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of this position. Working extra hours or reporting to the office during non-scheduled working periods for emergency outage or system problems is also required. Once the DSO training has been successfully completed, the DSO Assistant will transition into the DSO shift schedule and acquire the role of an operator.
Requirements for this position are a high school diploma, or GED certificate, plus two years additional technical and vocational training in electric line work or basic electricity. Work experience in a related field may be considered in lieu of the additional training.
To be considered for this position, please apply online.
No phone calls please.