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System Operator Trainer


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: July 18, 2022
Reference Code: 1026
Job Summary and Essential Functions

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) applies cutting-edge technology to operating a reliable electricity system, managing competitive markets for wholesale electricity, and planning for the Empire State's energy future. The NYISO's Operations department invites applications for a full-time System Operator Trainer.

As System Operator Trainer, you will d evelop, deliver and document power system operations training for NYISO operations staff and other operating entities within New York. Training is delivered in classroom, simulation, computer based and OJT formats. Instruction is provided in self study, one-on-one, small group and large group forums.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred; Associate's degree (AS, AAS) in Computer Science, Electrical Power, Mechanical or Electrical Technology or other related technical field of study required.
  • Formal training in instructional skills and training methods desired.
  • Five years of related technical or scientific/engineering training experience in an electrical utility organization, technical training facility, US Navy nuclear training program or power plant training program.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver training to a technical trade school or junior college level.
  • Documented qualifications for conducting Electric Power System Operator training or an extensive knowledge of power system operation, or instructional design experience on technical topicsis required.
  • Knowledge of federal and state electric utility requirements and policies concerning electric system operations and knowledge of bulk transmission system operations and electricity markets is desired.
  • Ability to learn, apply and describe complex concepts such as NYISO tariffs, governance, market structure, settlements, market information systems and bid processes would also be beneficial; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • NERC Reliability Coordinator certification preferred. Accredited trainer documentation and/or educational certification (AMA, Langevin, Navy Master Training Specialist or equivalent) preferred.

The NYISO takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and innovative reward programs.

The NYISO offers the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance. While the majority of the responsibilities of this role can be performed remotely, in most cases, employees will have periodic on-site requirements based on business needs. Full remote opportunities may be available in some cases.

NYISO requires a COVID vaccine as a condition of employment but complies with all state and federal laws. All offers of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a drug screening and background check.

The NYISO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
About this Employer‍

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is responsible for the reliable operation of New York’s nearly 11,000 miles of high-voltage transmission and the dispatch of more than 500 electric power generators. In addition, we administer bulk power markets that trade an average of $7.8 billion in electricity and related products annually.

As a not-for-profit independent system operator, we are governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Participants and Stakeholders in New York’s electricity markets play a significant role in our unique shared governance system.

We employ more than 550 people and occupy two locations in New York's Capital Region. Given the technical complexity of our mission, over a quarter of the company’s staff are devoted to the development and support of information technology. We have a diverse and engaged workforce, and have been recognized as a top employer in the region.