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Duke Energy Jobs – DCC Operator

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Job Description:

This position is responsible for reviewing and analyzing outage information and dispatching and directing field resources in restoration efforts associated with feeder level outages and below and ensuring accurate outage information is captured. This position also assist in substation outage restoration as needed under the direction of Grid Management, Sr DCC Operator or the Supv, DCC Operations. This position also authorizes and models in OMS, DMS or DSCADA work being performed on the distribution system, including tags (Hot Line, Clearance, Do Not Operate, and Informational). Supports the DCC Operator II during abnormal or emergency situations. Works a rotational shift within a 24 hour operational environment and is required to be on-call to participate in emergency storm center processes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor DSCADA and DMS systems including remotely opening and closing Feeder Circuit Breakers, Reclosers, and Regulators under normal and emergency situations. Install and remove hot line tags remotely. Monitor alarms from DSCADA and DMS and assist with determining appropriate response (e.g. low/high voltages, transformer load/temperature alarms, abnormal feeder lockouts, etc.) and provide notification/reports to others.
  • Under direction of a Shift Supervisor, Sr DCC Operator I, or Grid Engineer assist in directing restoration efforts associated with large outages (e.g. feeder lockouts, substation outages, transmission line interruptions, etc.) and ensure that the OMS and DMS models are kept accurate for distribution system optimization to achieve MW reductions if called for on the Distribution System. Assist in developing and calling out emergency switching orders to isolate faults and restore power associated with these large outages. Provide possible fault locations, and if not provided automatically, perform the analysis to determined a predicted fault location.
  • Direct outage dispatching for feeder level outages and below and assist with substation outages. Review outage information and dispatch appropriate field resources to restore power, troubleshoots and analyzes problems to provide possible fault locations and direct restoration efforts. Review, update and ensure correct outage information is modeled in the Outage Management System (OMS) and Distribution Management System (DMS). Also, ensure that the Distribution System model is kept accurate in OMS and DMS to ensure the best optimization.
  • Authorize, record and model in the OMS and DMS Hot Line Tags (HLT), Clearance tags, Do Not Operate (DNO) tags, and Information tags. Under supervision and direction of Supervisor or Sr DCC Operator directs and models switching activities in order to maintain an accurate distribution model of the system for the best optimization for MWs from DMS. Periodically review tags in the system to ensure tags are removed promptly and that the system model and data are accurate.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated computer and technical aptitude
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • High School/GED degree
  • Associates degree or Technical degree

Job Details:

Company:  Duke Energy

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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