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Dist Dispatcher Assc

Company: American Electric Power
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:Responsible for assisting in the safe and reliable operation, dispatching, and restoration of facilities for the AEP Distribution System as assigned.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:1) Promote and enforce the Company's Safety and Health programs.2) Be knowledgeable and adhere to written company and department policy and procedures.3) Demonstrate the highest standards of ethical behavior and support the Company's Corporate Compliance Policy.4) Effectively operate company communication equipment.5) Track crew locations and ongoing work on the distribution system.6) Dispatch service personnel to respond to outage and emergency situations.7) Authorize the energizing and restoration of distribution facilities.8) Maintain accurate outage records.9) Maintain accurate records of abnormal and defective equipment for distribution facilities.RequirementsEducation:

  • Associate's degree in electrical or electronic technology preferred,
  • OR Bachelor's degree in any field
  • OR equivalent education and/or experience.Additional Requirements: -
    • Successful completion of the System Operator/Power Dispatching Selection System (SO/PD) is required for this position. - A review of Employment Test Prep information may be helpful.
    • Rotating shift work required. Must maintain a high availability for call-out response.
    • Due to call-out responsibility, applicants must live within or be willing to relocate to within 30 minutes of the reporting location.
    • Must satisfactorily complete required training and testing to progress to the next level within the Distribution Dispatcher Associate classification within 2 years and to the Distribution Dispatcher classification within 4 years or vacate the position. Promotion and/or equity adjustments within the classification will be made in salary upon successful completion of the required training and testing.
    • Must be able to work under pressure during periods of critical system conditions and deal with diverse situations simultaneously.
    • Critical decisions must be made affecting reliability and priority of service to customers. Failure to issue correct instructions could affect personnel safety, welfare of the general public, equipment damage, loss of revenue and adverse publicity.
    • Previous dispatch experience preferred. -Physical demand level is Sedentary

Keywords: American Electric Power, Corpus Christi , Dist Dispatcher Assc, Professions , Corpus Christi, Texas

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