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Southern California Edison Control Operator, 8730 [ON-SITE] in Redlands, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Control Operator at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor, safely and efficiently controls and directs the loading of electrical generators on orders from the Generation Dispatcher. Determines the status of station equipment from previous shift personnel and logbook entries, and by inspection of the indicating instruments on the digital control system (DCS). From the control room, remotely operates equipment from the DCS while directing Operator Mechanics in the local operation of equipment for starting, stopping, or regulating boiler-turbine-generator units and auxiliary equipment. Instructs other personnel in local inspection, operation, and maintenance of station equipment. Performs local checks and activities outside of the Control Room as necessary. Observes and documents abnormal operating conditions indicating a possible system or station trouble and determines nature, cause, and corrective actions of the problem from the evidence available. Responsible to formally communicate plant status with Generation Operations Center and Grid Control Center. Performs remote control switching, issues step-by-step disconnect switching orders. Reads and records data from instruments, compiles records and reports and maintains detailed logs. Performs general cleaning and housekeeping duties and trains, instructs and assists other operators as required. Issues and approves work authorizations including clearances, permissions, and approvals to work parties on plant equipment.

As a Control Operator, your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?


The essentials

  • Three (3) years of recent Control Operator experience or equivalent within the past three years, and pass all required tests (2467, 5100, 8203). Firsthand experience in the operation of Combined Cycle and Simple Cycle power plants.

The preferred

  • Knowledge of the principles of electricity, mechanics, and physics as related to the operation of steam station equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience with location, nomenclature, and function of station equipment, including turbo-generators, boilers, HRSGs, mechanical and electrical auxiliaries, sophisticated instrumentation and automatic control systems, piping systems, remote control, and protection apparatus and switchgear.

  • Knowledge of procedures for starting, stopping, controlling, and isolating plant equipment during regular operation and emergencies.

  • Demonstrated experience with system operation and the steam station's relation to system requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow and apply safety rules, regulations, and first aid procedures.

  • Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical operating problems.

  • Ability to learn operating instructions and procedures; read and interpret electrical, piping, and instrument control system diagrams on station equipment.

  • Ability to read and interpret instrument readings to assist in determining the cause of malfunctions and advise of the need for maintenance work.

  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctly over the telephone; think clearly and act quickly, effectively, and reasonably under normal and emergency conditions.

  • Ability to put into effect instructions from the Generation Dispatcher, Switching Center, and Operations Supervisor.

  • The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are of a level comparable with those generally acquired through a high school education, supplemented by technical study and considerable experience in steam generation plants as a Control Operator.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Experience with Ovation, GE Mark 5e/Mark 6e, Wonderware, RS Logix, programmable logic controllers and other digital control systems.

You should know

  • Work Mode: This position’s work mode is on-site . The employee will report to an SCE facility or in the field location. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. We invite you to visit our Candidate Resource page for further information and to access Information Guides ( . For information guides, please reference test(s): 2467, 5100 and 8203. Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties

  • Relocation may apply to this position

  • 10% travel may be required as part of this position

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand.

At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.