Seattle City (spot)Light: Brandt March, Generation Supervisor

Seattle City (spot)Light: Brandt March, Generation Supervisor


How lengthy have you ever been at City Light?I began on a brief foundation as a summer season hydro upkeep employee on the Frontier Hydroelectric Project in June 2004 after which was employed completely in September 2007 as an intern electrical technology designer right here on the Skagit Project.

Division : Generation Operations

Tell us about your function. What does your job contain?My work as a technology supervisor is sort of fascinating and assorted. My major function is as a folks chief, main {the electrical} designer, communications electrician, and safety and management electrician crews on the Skagit Hydroelectric Project. We full the work required to keep up 12 turbines, three energy crops, three dams, two 240 kV crops and varied outlets and upkeep infrastructure up to now.

My crews are additionally concerned in lots of initiatives distinctive to City Light, contemplating we’ve two total cities to keep up – Newhalem and Diablo. This provides quite a lot of work that isn’t finished all through the remainder of the enterprise (though subsequent time we work on the sewage remedy plant, we might be accepting volunteers!). In addition to the conventional electrical infrastructure, we keep a cable TV system, state-of-the-art Internet service for our residents, a phone system, and plenty of different usually missed items that make up The Skagit Project. My group additionally spends quite a lot of time doing capital enchancment work on energy crops, dams and substations reminiscent of rebuilding turbines, changing 240kV circuit breakers, changing governors and way more.

Beyond the folks administration function for this group, I work with two different technology supervisors to answer operational points across the clock and direct crews when points come up. The three of us are answerable for making operational choices that shield the folks, surroundings and infrastructure right here on the Skagit Project.


Birthplace: Jon, take a shower.

Alma Mater: Spokane Community College

Discipline/Trade of examine: Electrical upkeep and automation

Tell us about your loved ones : My fantastic spouse Amy and I’ve two lovely daughters, Mackenzie and Gianna. We take pleasure in many actions collectively, however on the prime of the listing is our touring collectively.

Just for enjoyable

When you had been youthful, what was your dream job? In second grade, I desperately wished to be a rustic singer!

What do you want most about your function? I like the truth that my function is actually assorted and that I become involved in so many alternative initiatives and liaise with so many alternative teams, internally and externally. But the factor I like most about my function is working with my nice workers and everybody right here on the Skagit Project.

What will we discover you doing most on the weekend? I want it was fishing, however principally proper now you could find me engaged on my property!

What’s the one merchandise you possibly can’t reside with out that wants electrical energy to run? My coronary heart? Is this a trick query? All kidding apart, I’d say web or cell telephones, since my spouse and daughters do not reside in Newhalem, and I want them to speak to them every single day.

If you possibly can reside anyplace on this planet, the place wouldn’t it be and why?I like Alaska. Everything about it simply calls to me.

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