Basin Electric Power Cooperative

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Bismarck , ND
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Remote Operations Dispatcher I

Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Bismarck, ND Full time
Posted on April 29, 2018

Basin Electric, our employees are the heart of our organization. Together with our subsidiary, Dakota Gasification Company, we employ more than 2,300 people across multiple Midwestern states. In addition to competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package.

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Questions? Call 701-557-5603 or 701-557-5402

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Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals
with disabilities.


Position Title: Remote Operations Dispatcher I

Department/Location: Marketing and Asset Management; Bismarck, ND
Company: Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Position Purpose: 

This position is responsible, with guidance from Remote Operations Coordinators and Remote Operations Dispatcher IIs, to operate, maintain, and monitor the following from the 24/7 remote operations center: the North Dakota (ND) and South Dakota (SD) wind farm turbines, Iowa Lakes Electric wind farm’s turbines, Groton Generating Station, Spirit Mound Station, Wyoming Distributed Generation, Culbertson Generating Station, Pioneer Generating Station, Lonesome Creek Station, and diesel generating sites. The incumbent performs start-ups and shut-downs, emissions monitoring and monitors alarms and irregularities for the distributed generation sites. The incumbent is responsible to identify and resolve operating issues where possible, and if unable, notifies proper personnel. This position responds promptly and accurately to energy reserve emergencies. This position is knowledgeable of and will comply with all applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) standards and practices.  This position is identified as a Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) related position which may involve physical and/or logical access to Bulk Electric System (BES) cyber related assets or systems.



To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have knowledge of basic business practices and gas power generation plant operations at a level acquired through the completion of an AAS degree in Process Plant or Power Plant Technology, or a related field; or a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or HSED) and two years of related gas power plant operations or wind generation experience. The ability to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office, is required. The incumbent must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and days on a rotating basis, and be on-call, as required. The incumbent will be required to work shifts with minimal supervision. Overtime may be required.


Typical Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands: 

This position requires the ability to frequently lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; occasionally stands, walks, climbs, bends, and kneels; and requires manual dexterity skills for frequent use of keyboard/computer. The incumbent must be able to hear alarms; have good vision to observe activities on closed circuit television monitors; and have good color vision to observe color weather radar and color indicators on security systems. This position must be able to make decisions quickly, follow procedures, relay vital information, and coordinate resources. In stressful situations, the incumbent must be able to perform extensive work with very little outside contact at a control console. This position also requires finger dexterity, hand coordination, good hearing and vision, and the ability to speak. It also requires the ability to develop plans, procedures, and goals; present information to others; and work under stress to complete projects within deadlines.

Applicants interested in this opening should go to to apply.
Employees must apply through Inside Basin, by clicking on a position and signing into the Infor Application.
If you have any questions, please contact HEATHER SCHLENKER at 701-557-5603.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity.