Becky (Ford) Bismack of Morenci has accepted the utility worker position at Consumers Energy's Adrian Service Center.
Previously, Bismack worked nearly 10 years as a residential meter reader for the utility.
Her current title is the first step in the sub-metro apprenticeship program. There are four steps to achieving the final journeyman operator position, and it takes a minimum of three years to progress through the program. Journeyman operators are on call seven days a week at all hours and are the first responders during storms or other emergencies that affect substations.
Out of 55 operators covering Consumers Energy's service territory, there are six women—including Bismack —currently working in the operations department.
(see Local Stories)