Apprentice System Operator | Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative


Posted: 16-May-23

Location: Palmyra, Missouri

Type: Full Time

Preferred Education:

2 Year Degree

Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) has an immediate opening for an Apprentice System Operator at the Palmyra, Missouri, location. Northeast Power is a transmission cooperative delivering power to northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa.

This is an hourly position and requires residency within 30-minutes of the Palmyra headquarters. Only applicants able to work shift work, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays should apply. Candidate will complete an apprentice system operator program designed by Northeast Power.

What You Will Do:

This position will learn and operate the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that monitors the electric transmission system from 12.5 kV up to 345 kV in Missouri and Iowa. This position will maintain a high level of communication with field personnel regarding routine activities, as well as emergency power outages, during both day and evening hours. In addition, you will:

  • Minimize outages using approved procedures, record outages and breaker operations and submit log to designated departments
  • Assist in collecting pertinent member information regarding outages and coordinate with service personnel to resolve outage situations, provide work direction in troubleshooting and restoring electrical service

What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for candidates who have the innate ability to exercise independent judgement and work in emergency situations with speed and accuracy. This role requires a safety-conscience, detail-oriented individual who has basic knowledge of electrical power systems. In addition, we are looking for:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Preference given to applicants with a two-year technical degree in electrical engineering or related technology
  • Minimum one (1) year related experience; Possess a basic understanding of electric transmission and substation systems
  • Highly analytical with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced with personal computers, utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to obtain and maintain NERC Transmission Operator certification within one-year of hire

What You Will Get:

Northeast Power offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Generous Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 10 Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits
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About Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative

On February 2, 1948, Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) was founded by three rural electric cooperatives in northeast Missouri. In 1949, construction began on the South River diesel 7 MW generation plant located on the bank of the Mississippi River. A coal fired steam generation facility of 15 MW capacity was completed in 1952. The diesel plant combined with the steam plant provided Northeast Power with its system’s power until the late 1960’s. Northeast Power’s system is comprised of eight distribution cooperatives with five located in northeast Missouri and three in southeast Iowa. There have been four managers in the history of Northeast Power. Mr. Douglas H. Aeilts has been CEO and General Manager since May 2004. Northeast Power is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative and no longer generates power. Northeast Power has an all-power requirements contract with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Northeast Power joined with five other G&T cooperatives operating in Missouri to form Associated Electric in 1961. Today, Northeast Power has approximately 908 miles of 69 kV transmission line and 74 miles of 161 kV line.

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