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PPL Corporation Shift Supv-Distribution Ops in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Internal Title:

Shift Supv-Distribution Ops

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direct supervision of 10 to 12 management and BU employees.

  2. Safe operation of the electric distribution system and system dispatch (personnel and equipment). Understand and model human performance error prevention techniques.

  3. Manage the performance of distribution operations personnel by reviewing and evaluating their work. Assess and improve team and employee performance through coaching and on-the-job training.

  4. Collaborate with field supervision to problem solve and develop cost effective response plans to outage situations. Evaluates restoration alternatives and determines the optimum plan to restore the system and provide status information (including estimated restoration times) to customers. Call crews to address field problems and directs field forces in restoration, maintenance and electrical permit activities.

  5. Maintain emphasis on keeping the electric distribution system in normal (steady state) configuration. Understand out-of-configuration conditions that exist on the system and manage the risk associated with these conditions.

  6. Supervise switching and tagging responsibilities of the shift. Ensure switching and tagging is completed to meet schedule commitments.

  7. Maintain, at all times, an intimate knowledge of system conditions such as weather conditions and other emergent issues which could adversely affect the Company’s operations; arrange for preventative actions and additional manpower as appropriate.

  8. Keep supervision and key personnel updated concerning significant system conditions and events. Coordinates notification of reportable incidents to internal and external customers and stakeholders as appropriate.

  9. Assure all required records and logs are up-to-date.

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Position Summary:

This position provides customers with safe, reliable and competitively priced electric service through the supervision of PPL’s electric distribution system operations and dispatching activities during a shift. This position will provide guidance and direction to other PPL employees to support production of high quality, timely and cost-effective restoration of electrical service and execution of planned work.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma

  2. Three (3) years of experience in dispatch, transmission or distribution system operations, or utility industry experience.

  3. Must be willing to do shift work and work overtime for emergencies/conditions.

  4. Successfully pass background screening for NERC/CIP or for any other regulatory requirement.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or related discipline.

  2. Five (5) or more years of experience in dispatch, transmission or distribution system operations, or utility industry experience.

  3. Knowledge of PPL electric system, and operating practices.

  4. Previous experience supervising employees.

  5. One of more of the following certifications: PJM Generation or Transmission System Operator, PJM Gen or NERC System Operator

  6. Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work.

  7. Must be able to direct the actions of others.

  8. Strong PC skills including word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  9. Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.

Full-time or Part-time:


Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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