|5/07 to 8/08
SENIOR INSTRUCTOR POWER SYSTEM OPERATING SCHOOL
Responsible for the training of apprentice and journeyman Electric Operators in the safe operation of all equipment associated with the the electric transmission and hydro system. Also trained field personnel, (troublemen, electricians, and technicians) in the operations of new electric substation relays and equipment as well as personal safety grounding techniques.
6/93 to 5/07
MANAGER SOUTHERN AREA OPERATIONS
Electric Control Center Operations, FRESNO
Provide leadership, support and supervision for the staff and operations of seven distribution and transmission switching centers. Provide interface with union representation, engineering, major customers, maintenance departments, interconnected cogenerating facilities, and neighboring utilities. Facilitate employee involvement in safety, emergency preparedness and response to electrical interruptions, routine transmission grid operations, hydro generation operations, and clearance coordination.
4/89 to 6/93 SUPERVISING ELECTRIC SYSTEM DISPATCHER, FRESNO
Directly supervised seven Level 5 Assistant System Dispatchers in the Fresno Dispatchers Office. Supervised the operations of 108 transmission lines, 80 substations for Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties. Supervised the operation of 16 South Area hydro powerhouses. Supervised the operation of the Region Scheduling Department. Coordinated new construction projects with various departments. Coordinated outages and projects with outside agencies such as SCE, MID, FID, KRCD, WAPA, various QF’s and major customers.
4/80 to 4/89 SCHEDULING DISPATCHER, FRESNO DISPATCHERS OFFICE
Coordinated all transmission line, substation, and hydro clearances below 115kv for the San Joaquin Valley Region. Prepared test procedures and switching tags for direct switching jurisdiction of the Fresno Dispatchers Office. Coordinated all new projects in the San Joaquin Valley Region with the San Francisco Dispatchers Office and various other departments.
5/77 to 4/80 SHIFT DISPATCHER, FRESNO DISPATCHERS OFFICE
Performed switching center duties for transmission lines, substations, and hydro facilities for Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties. Monitored transmission loading, directed switching, calculated water schedules, restored faulted lines and equipment, operated the Back-Up Energy Management System when failure of the primary systems in San Francisco occurred.
2/74 to 5/77 DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR, FRESNO SERVICE CENTER
Performed switching center duties for 12kv and 21kv distribution system for Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties. Prepared and directed switching tags for distribution voltage equipment in substations, overhead, and underground line systems. Tested and restored faulted equipment as required.
1/72 to 2/74 SECOND OPERATOR, LOS BANOS SUBSTATION
Performed 500kv switching center duties under the direction and training of a First Operator. Wrote and directed switching for transmission lines and substations in Merced and Madera Counties. Performed switching as required on 500kv, 230kv, and 70kv substation equipment. Tested and restored faulted equipment as required.
6/71 to 1/72 ELECTRICIANS HELPER, SUBSTATION DEPARTMENT, MERCED
Trained under and assisted Electric Substation Journeyman and Electrician. Performed maintenance as required on substation circuit breakers, transformer banks, station batteries, and a variety of other equipment. Performed switching under the direction of both transmission and distribution operations.