Associate Elec Sys Operator

Date: Mar 21, 2024

Location: Riverhead, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 77073

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 63,500 - $ 100,500 

Incentive: PIP 10%   

Work Location Category: Onsite  


PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

  The Electric System Operator for Distribution will be  responsible for the daily supervision of assigned Special Operators (control room personnel) and Emergency Service Specialists (field personnel) in order to effectively and efficiently maintain the safe, economic and reliable operation and maintenance of the PSEG Long Island electric distribution system. Must be available to work a rotational 24 x 7 shift schedule and as required for after hour call-outs. Substantial overtime is required. Tolerance of job stress and pressure is a major contributor to success in the position. High energy, drive and motivation are necessities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the operational workload of team; ensuring allocated staffs are fully utilized and adequate shift coverage is maintained in accordance with system conditions and collective bargaining agreements
  • Analyze and troubleshoot customer electrical issues interruptions, high/low voltage, flickering lights and open neutrals in order to identify and deliver to benefit the customer and company.
  • Promote and implement planned and emergency switching procedures associated with the electric distribution system to ensure compliant with PSEG LI policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate with various internal and external organizations, including Public Service, elected officials and major account customers in order to keep them up to date on and resolve various issues.
  • Promote safety and productivity in the Control Room environment for up to 50 servicemen and 9 operators in order to ensure safety, reliability, security and integrity consistent with company goals, objectives and policies.
  • Promote and implement procedural best practice within the team in order to ensure all working practices are compliant with PSEG LI policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Support company response to electric storm management and emergency restoration within division on day-to-day basis (rotating shifts) especially during all conditions of readiness including around the clock coverage to ensure efficient and effective storm response and provide accurate restoration times to customers.

Job Specific Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology or Bachelors in Engineering with a degree received in 2024
Must be able to work a rotating 12-hour shift
Applicant will be required to take an approved work aptitude test by an outside consultant in order to accept this position.
A one to two years on the job training program will be provided to all new hires which will include learning job responsibilities, PSEGLI policies and procedures and switching methods and procedures.
The successful candidate will be required to prepare for and pass the NERC Transmission Operator Certification exam within one year of accepting the position.
The ability to interface with all levels of management is essential
Verbal communication must be clear, concise and effective. Strong analytical reasoning and logical thinking ability is also essential.
Knowledge of computer simulation tools such as load flow and unit commitment is desired.
Tolerance of job stress and pressure is a major contributor to success in the position.
High energy, drive and work motivation is a necessity
Effective leadership, team building, problem solving skills are required
As an employee of PSEGLI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations


Minimum Years of Experience


Bachelor in Engineering


None Noted


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PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.


As an employee of PSEG you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.


For all roles, PSEG’s drug and alcohol testing program includes pre-employment testing, testing for cause, and post-incident/accident testing. For employees in federally regulated roles (including positions covered by USDOT, PHMSA, or NRC regulations), this also includes random testing. Although numerous states throughout the country have legalized marijuana/cannabis products recreationally and/or medically, it is prohibited for employees in federally regulated roles. Employees who are hired or transfer into a federally regulated role are subject to drug and alcohol testing, inclusive of marijuana. Please note that the use of CBD products may result in a positive drug test for THC/Marijuana and such use is not a legitimate medical explanation for such a positive result.


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