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Substation Operator

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Secaucus, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  68051 

Job Function/Category:  Craftworkers 

Employment Type:  Non-Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


Union Local


Job Duties & Responsibilities

 As the employee becomes qualified through acquired experience and training make all operating inspections, take periodic readings, and performs all required switching operations of the Substation Department including operation of reclosers and pole-type switches. Make minor adjustments, repairs, and replacements in connection with this work. In addition, keep equipment, buildings and grounds in a neat and orderly condition.

Job Qualifications


Must meet the Company's "General Requirements"; and, in addition:  

  • Must have successfully completed the Substation Operator's portion of the pre-employment test, except that an employee hired prior to May 1, 1983 who has or obtains a high school diploma or its equivalent, does not have to complete the pre-employment test.  
  • Must be able to follow instructions and perform routine operations.  
  • Must have mechanical aptitude.   Must possess keen faculties of observation.  
  • Must have the ability to learn:  
    • The making of simple diagrams and sketches. 
    • The principle of electricity and the purpose and functioning of substation apparatus.  
    • To receive and execute orders with accuracy and dispatch.  
    • The identification and use of materials, tools and equipment commonly used in the work.  
  • Must have the ability to complete satisfactorily the Company courses in Fundamentals of Electricity - Direct Current and Alternating Current.   
  • Must be able to qualify for an auto driver's license to operate motor vehicles in State of New Jersey.  
  • Must have the physical and mental characteristics necessary to be able to proceed quickly and safely from one assigned station to another under all conditions of traffic and weather.  
  • Must be capable of operating any assigned station, customer's substation, or pole type equipment. 
  • Must know and understand the operating sequence of the automatic equipment and understand the difference in operation of the various stations.  
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the function and operation of the electrical and mechanical equipment in the stations in the area assigned.  
  • Must have the ability to diagnose and promptly correct unusual operating difficulties whether present or not present at the time of the development of the difficulty.  
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the Substation Operating Manual, including the safety rules and practices set forth in this manual; must have a thorough working knowledge of the procedures covering the ordering out, tagging, and releasing of circuits and equipment.  
  • Must have a working knowledge of the functions of the transmission and distribution system and of the relationship of the various departments charged with their operation.


High School

Training and Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity - Direct current/ Alternating current


As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, 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.

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, 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.

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