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Consumers Energy Company Associate Distribution Operator Grand Rapids, Mic in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.Department SummaryThe Grid Management (System Control) Department is responsible for:and#8226;Providing a safe workplace for field personneland#8226;Providing safe and reliable electricity to the publicand#8226;Maintaining the reliability of the Consumers Energy electric systemThe department has the sole authority and responsibility for the reliability of the Consumers Energy Transmission, High Voltage Distribution (HVD) and Low Voltage Distribution (LVD) electric systems. System Control is responsible for monitoring and coordinating operations on the real-time statewide Consumers Energy electric system to ensure the safe and reliable supply of energy to our customers. Furthermore, the department supervises and administers outages on the Transmission, HVD and LVD electric systems to ensure it is done in a safe, efficient and reliable manner in accordance with the policies, procedures and guidelines of Consumers Energy, NERC, MISO and all other state and federal regulatory entities as applicable.The successful candidate will work from the Grand Rapids, Michigan location.Job Description/Responsibilitiesand#8226;Be responsible for identifying, analyzing, isolating and restoring service at Consumers Energy distribution substations, mobile substations, metropolitan underground systems and automatic loop scheme operations.and#8226;Administer the switching and tagging process at Consumers Energy distribution substations, metropolitan underground electric systems, mobile substation installations and automation loop schemes to ensure outages are executed in a safe, efficient and reliable manner as set forth by the policies, procedures and guidelines of Consumers Energy.and#8226;Direct the repair and restoration of failed equipment.and#8226;Formulate, write and approve switching plans.and#8226;Issue switching orders for execution by field personnel.and#8226;Knowledge of utility practices and procedures.and#8226;Ability to utilize various computer software and systems including the Outage Management System (OMS), Global Positioning System (GPS), SCADA, DSCADA, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Transmission Outage Application (TOA), Microsoft Word and Excel and effectively communicate with internal and external customers.and#8226;Ability to recognize and follow operational policies and procedures.and#8226;Ability to perform operator responsibilities identified above under the direction of a certified Distribution Operator.and#8226;Have excellent communication skills.and#8226;Make appropriate decisions and prioritize multiple tasks under stressful conditions.and#8226;Work with multiple groups and in a team environment.and#8226;Be required to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.and#8226;Be required to work hours needed during scheduled and unplanned emergency situations.and#8226;Be required to be in an on-call rotation.and#8226;Be subject to random drug testing.Requirements/Qualificationsand#8226;A High School diploma / GED.and#8226;Bachelor's degree in Business, a Scientific/Technical field, or related field, with 0 to 1 years of applicable experienceand#8226;(OR) Associate's degree in Business, a Scientific/Technical Field, or related field with at least 2 years applicable exempt work experience OR equivalent non-exempt work experience.and#8226;(OR) high school diploma with at least 4 years applicable exempt work experience OR equivalent non-exempt work experie