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Substation Operations Trainee - Operatio

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Location: Greenway, DC, United States
Organization: Potomac Electric Power Co
Job ID: 244944
Date Posted: Apr 27, 2023

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 150 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


The Substation Operations Trainee - Operations NERC works as a member of a crew in the performance of tasks associated with the operation, maintenance, testing , troubleshooting and repair of high voltage substation equipment and controls; power circuit breakers, power transformers, control batteries and chargers, metal-clad switchgear, high voltage busses, fire protection systems, low voltage station service equipment, capacitor banks, and disconnect switches.


  • Experience demonstrating skill using basic math skills (such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours, overtime, shift work, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in the Company's qualification program.
  • Ability and willingness to read and comprehend Company material and complete written reports accurately.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate clearly with other employees, face to face and over the radio.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in substation modules and computer based (CBT) refresher training.
  • Ability and willingness to perform both indoor and outdoor tasks for extended periods of time (for example, lifting up to 50 pounds, climbing ladders and scaffolding, bending, twisting, kneeling, crawling, pulling/pushing, standing, walking, and squatting).
  • Ability and willingness to work in a variety of work environments including: all weather conditions, around energized electrical substation equipment, at extreme heights (above 30 feet), in confined spaces or enclosed vessels, in dark areas or areas with limited lighting, and in foul water, mud, dust, noxious fumes, noisy, and dirty environments with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to federal, state, local and Company safety rules and regulations and to wear and use safety equipment as required.
  • Ability and willingness to wear an issued uniform.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various Company locations and job sites.
  • Ability and willingness to distinguish color coded wires, signs, breakers, etc.
  • Must pass Qualification Tests
  • Must possess valid Driver's License.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal History Background Check
This position is a NERC Regulated position. As such, a background check will be conducted on the incumbent every seven years. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to complete annual NERC compliance training.

  • Experience demonstrating skill working as a member of a crew to perform tasks associated with the operation, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair of various equipment.
  • Experience demonstrating knowledge in the fundamentals of electricity.
  • Experience demonstrating skill using hand tools to repair, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment.
  • Experience demonstrating skill assisting in inspecting and/or maintaining mechanical equipment.
  • Experience demonstrating skill using personal computers to perform various tasks.
  • Experience performing administrative/paperwork tasks.

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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