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Aba Power Limited a reputable and indigenous distribution licensee and the lessee for the Aba ring- fenced distribution zone in Abia State, Nigeria seeks highly organised and self-motivated professionals for the positions of Substation Operators in its subsidiary company, APL Electric (APLE), APLE will operate and maintain the electricity distribution ring-fence in Aba upon commissioning of the Aba Integrated Power project Aba IPP. There Nine (9) vacancies are available for this position. The positions are based in Abia.

Ref Code: SO/009

Responsibilities
  • Controls equipment, such as current converters, voltage transformers, and circuit breakers, that regulate flow of electricity through substation of electric power system and over distribution lines to consumers
  • Records readings of switchboard instruments to compile data concerning quantities of electric power used for substation operation and amounts distributed from station.
  • Communicates with load dispatcher to report amount of electricity received into substation, and to receive switching instructions. Observes switchboard instruments to detect indications of line disturbances, such as grounded, shorted, or open circuits. Monitors circuit breaker switch or pushes buttons to interrupt flow of current in disturbed line preparatory to repair, and to connect alternate circuit to carry load of de-energized lines.
  • Records temperature of transformers at specified intervals. May inspect equipment, such as transformers, pumps, fans, batteries, and circuit breakers to detect defects.
  • Calculates average and peak load conditions from electric recording instrument data and compile periodic report of load variations for system planning purposes.
  • Locates and replaces defective fuses and switches, using test lamp and hand-tools.
  • May be designated according to primary function of substation as Substation Operator, Conversion; Substation Operator, Distribution; Substation Operator, Transforming. Operates auxiliary generators and be designated Substation Operator, Generation.
  • In charge of several remote-controlled substations from central station switchboard and be designated Substation Operator, Automatic
Qualifications
  1. HND or Its equivalent. Electrical/Electronics
  2. Minimum of five years of experience in communication system design, installation, operation, maintenance and repair for transmission and sub-transmission power systems.
The application will close on 7th June, 2013.

How to apply?
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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