Location: Ajax, ON
Number of positions: 1
Work Hours: F/T, Rotating Shifts; Monday – Friday, 40 hrs./wk.
Benefits (Yes/No?): yes
Education Required: Graduate from an accredited institute in an Electrical/Electronics Technology or Technician program, eligible for certification by OACETT is preferred.
Certificates Required: Successful completion of the MEARIE Operator-In-Training Program and a Certified EDA System Operator.
Number of Years of Previous Experience Required: Dependent on credentials (0-3+)
Own Transportation Required: Yes
Start Date: Immediately
Main Responsibilities: Contingency planning with full control of Elexicon’s entire distribution and sub-transmission electrical grid of all voltages in planned and emergency conditions. + Authorizing the safe operation of all electrical grid devices and equipment and controlling access to all electrical plant and substations. + Coordinating all power interruptions and emergencies by dispatching and directing staff to safely and effectively take corrective measures for isolation, emergency repairs and restoration purposes. + Continually monitoring all distribution and sub-transmission parameters and directing the appropriate and corrective actions based on loading and/or voltage concerns. + Preparing and issuing work protection to all authorized Elexicon employees and all authorized Elexicon contractors working on the distribution and sub-transmission electrical grid in accordance with IHSA and the Utility Work Protection Code and the company’s policies and procedures. + Utilizing SCADA systems to monitor and safely operate Elexicon’s distribution and sub-transmission system. + Ensuring detailed, proper operating records, schematics, system device loading records, and outage records are completed, checked and issued as required. + Scheduling, coordinating and approving the following: 2 o Overhead and underground distribution system switching, o Municipal substation operations, o Municipal transformer station (MTS) operations, o Sub-transmission system operations. + Utilizing and controlling of intelligent self-healing network devices to assist in the safe and effective restoration of power to the distribution and sub-transmission network. + Reviewing system loading, equipment loading and voltage drop at various supply points and recommending corrective measures as required. + Monitoring and controlling of intelligent capacitor banks to assist with Elexicon’s conservation and demand management initiatives. + Coordinating and directing distribution and sub-transmission switching with the Hydro One Ontario Grid Control Centre to confirm appropriate load balancing and load transfers are in place to ensure the grid is functioning as safe and as cost effectively as possible. + Assisting in the training of Apprentice System Operators in the work of the System Control Centre including safe work methods and practices, and good housekeeping. + Interact with customers, and other parties, in a polite and courteous manner.
Job Requirements: Thorough knowledge of IHSA Utility Work Protection Code. + Extensive PC experience and knowledge of SCADA, GIS and OMS packages is highly desirable. + Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, etc.). + Excellent organizational, communication and verbal skills with a strong commitment to customer service + Ability to exercise independent judgment and perform all assigned duties with minimal supervision.
**Successful candidates will be required to submit valid proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 2-doses (2-doses + booster preferred).
Company Culture: Team-Oriented, “Response-Ability” approaches to work, Inclusive & Diverse
Social Interaction: Regular interaction; reports to the Supervisor, System Control Centre at the Ajax location.
Describe the Ideal Candidate for this Role: Describe the Ideal Candidate for this Role:
Values of safety, kinship, responsiveness, competence, and mindfulness; strong work ethic, helpful and communicative.
Successful candidate will play a key role in day-to-day operations, projects and initiatives that will support our vision of empowering the communities we serve and help customers seize opportunities to ignite a better future. This is an exciting time to join this growing team as we develop the strategies and plans to support a new brand and vision for customer centricity and operational excellence!