Power Distributors and Dispatchers Job Description

A Power Distributor and Dispatchers coordinates, regulates, or distribute electricity or steam.

Primary Objectives:

A Power Distributor distributes and regulates the flow of power between entities such as generating station, substation, distribution lines, and users.

A Power Distributor must keep track of the status of current and connections.

A Power Distributor inspects equipment to ensure that specifications are met, and to detect any defects.

A Power Distributor manipulates controls to adjust and activate power distribution equipment and machines. A Power Distributor or Dispatcher is basically the same when it comes to the job function. We shall refer to the Power Distributor name, instead of referring to the name Dispatcher. The Power Distributor must keep close watch on the power distribution to ensure that specifications are met, and to detect any defects. A Power Distributor monitors and records switchboard and control Board readings to ensure that electrical or steam distribution equipment is operating properly. The Power Distributor is responsible to record and compile operational data, such as chart and meter readings, power demands, and use it an operating time, using transmission systems maps.

A Power Distributor must respond to emergencies, such as transformers are transmission lines failures, and route current around affected areas. The Power Distributor attends to auxiliary equipment used in the power distribution process. He knows that it is highly necessary to make sure that all auxiliary equipment is functional in case of an emergency. The Power Distributor is responsible to track conditions that could affect power need to assess changes in the weather and adjust equipment to meet any anticipated change. He must keep up to date with current weather conditions or any act of God that could affect power distribution.

The Power Distributor directs personnel engaged in controlling and operating distribution equipment, and she may, for example instructing control room operators to start boilers and generators. It is the responsibility of the Power Distributor to make sure that he has a fully functional crew at all times. He knows that if he is short when it comes to his crew that an emergency situation may not be handled properly. The Power Distributor usually schedules his crew, and make sure that he has a replacement crew member in case there is an absent crewmember. The Power Distributor knows that he is responsible. 24 hours a day seven days a week for the distribution of power to the customer.

The Power Distributor prepares switching orders that will isolate work areas without causing power outages, referring to drawings of power systems. He is capable of reading blueprints and drawings of the system and making judgment calls when it comes to making new routing for the power that he is under control.

The Power Distributor repairs, maintains, and cleans equipment and machinery, using hand tools in order to make sure that all equipment is kept up-to-date. The Power Distributor accepts and implements energy schedules, including real-time transmission reservations in schedules. Often he calculates and determines load estimates or equipment requirements, in order to determine required controls settings. The Power Distributor knows that it is his responsibility to make these calculations and determination. When it comes to the load estimates on the equipment. He knows just what his equipment is capable of handling therefore; he will not overload his equipment instead, if necessary, he may use someone’s auxiliary equipment to handle full capacity.

The Power Distributor coordinates with engineers, planners, field personnel and other utility workers to provide information such as clearances, switching orders, and distribution process changes. The Power Distributor watches the gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure the machine is working properly. He is in charge of motivating, developing, and are wrecking people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. He knows that the best personnel as needed for full functioning of the power equipment. Just as the equipment must be kept maintained, so must his people be in control of equipment.

The Power Distributor knows how to repair the machines or systems using the needed tools, and he performs routine maintenance on the equipment and determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed when he needs to call in a specialized mechanic. It is his job to determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. He knows that not only is he responsible for the amount of power sent to the customers. But he is responsible to make sure that the equipment is kept in good running order.

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