This position may be considered for a hybrid work arrangement. A Hybrid work arrangement means the employee’s position will be a blend of work performed both in-person and at an offsite location such as an employee’s home office. This position will report to Duluth, MN

Minnesota Power is an electric utility company based in Duluth, MN, and is owned by ALLETE, Inc. We provide electricity in a 26,000-square-mile service area in northeastern Minnesota and serve about 145,000 residential and commercial customers, 15 municipalities and some of the nation’s largest industrial customers. We rely on a mix of wind, water, coal and biomass to generate power for our customers. Minnesota Power continues to seek out more sources of renewable energy and has moved from an energy supply that was about 5% renewable in 2005 to one that is 50% renewable today. We’re the first Minnesota utility to reach the 50% milestone. Over the next 15 years, Minnesota Power plans to expand wind and solar resources, increase its renewable energy supply to more than 70% by 2030, achieve coal-free operations at its facilities by 2035 and invest in a resilient and flexible transmission and distribution grid.

This position will be part of the Substation Asset Management Engineering department and will focus on development and improvement of our asset management processes, reports, and data visualization. Additionally, this position will lead improvements to our asset database accuracy, and leading initiatives aimed to improve our ability to respond to emergent issues quickly and efficiently. The Substation Asset Management Engineering department is responsible for the asset management and maintenance of medium voltage, high voltage, and extra-high voltage electric stations. The team’s responsibilities include developing asset management processes, preventative maintenance procedures, capital asset replacement projects, supporting field personnel and designing solutions to emergent issues, as well as researching and applying new technologies for monitoring substation equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Import and maintain asset and test data in appropriate company systems
  • Identify and lead improvements for asset management processes
  • Analyze operating and maintenance procedures to recommend changes and draft updated procedures
  • Obtain and maintain skills and knowledge of internal information systems to ensure accurate data required to track asset efficiency and make informed decisions regarding asset performance.
  • Create and maintain asset documentation to satisfy company and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain procedures and systems to track and identify assets for replacement
  • Work with engineers and other stakeholders to develop and manage asset management plans for substation equipment
  • Audit and with other departments to update Maximo Asset Management System records to ensure accurate asset information is used for system design, asset management, and maintenance
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate systems, data, and processes to drive innovation and improvements
  • Serve as a resource to facilitate effective and efficient utilization of documentation, equipment, and systems
  • Participate in the development and assessment of preventive maintenance requirements to maximize the life of equipment and system reliability
  • Effective performance and communication skills required to establish and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external customers

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Degree in business administration, engineering or related area of study preferred.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Four years or more directly related experience required

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience developing Microsoft PowerBI reports
  • Experience with Maximo Asset Management System
  • Technical writing and communication skills

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • After hours and out of town travel is occasionally required.
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.

Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.

External applicants must apply online via www.allete.com/careers

This job posting will be available for application until the position has been filled OR the posting close date noted herein, whichever date is earlier. 

ALLETE is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.  

If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact our Human Resources department at 218-723-7553.

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Location: Duluth, MN
Application Close Date: 5/30/2024
Link: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ALLETE&cws=43&rid=5208