Position Title: Electric Operations General Foreman
Department: Utilities - Electric
Section: Electric Division
Reports To: Manager, Operations (Electric)
Contract: AFSCME Local 818
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Approved By: Director of Utilities
Approved: April 28, 2020
The Electric Operations General Foreman, under the general supervision of the Manager, Operations (Electric Division), is responsible for supervising/managing the line section, substation section, and stockroom. The Electric Operations General Foreman is also responsible for the installation, maintenance and operation of electric facilities and related equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs work according to applicable Federal and State safety regulations and maintains conformance with regulatory requirements.
Responsible for the safety of each member assigned.
Supports and implements latest safety guidelines as developed and approved by the Executive Safety Committee.
Participates in safety manual review and safety meetings.
Coordinates and assigns work to line crews, electricians and stockpersons with objectives of the Electric Division and Department goals.
Knowledgeable in maintenance procedures, substation and distribution operation.
Inspects fieldwork assignments and provides instruction and technical guidance as needed.
Maintains accurate records of time worked, materials used and work performed and completed.
Prepares and monitors switching sequences and operations for transmission and distribution lines.
Investigates complaints about voltage problems, interference, accidents and claims and reports findings promptly per established procedures.
Ensures that all employees under his/her jurisdiction are properly trained and follow safety procedures.
Inspects/oversees the installation of overhead, underground and substation facilities and equipment.
Executes, oversees and plans preventive maintenance program for the entire power delivery system.
Coordinates tree-trimming activities and the use of outside contractors to ensure system reliability and full utilization of all line personnel.
Oversees the installation and maintenance of meters, fire alarms, circuits and traffic lights.
Must be available on call stand-by rotation and for afterhours trouble calls and emergencies.
Must understand and comprehend one and three line diagrams, wiring schematics, AC and DC wiring diagrams and control wiring diagrams.
Must be efficient in working with computers, work order systems and SCADA systems.
Ensures Leaders have all the necessary equipment, supplies, tools and safety gear available as needed for job assignments and monitors the maintenance of trucks and equipment assigned to the crews.
Performs all other duties as required and duly authorized, including, but not limited to the duties and responsibilities previously performed by the Line Foreman.
Reviews and discusses performance of staff with the Manager, Operations (Electric Division). Inspects fieldwork assignments and provides instruction and technical guidance as needed.
Responsible for completing performance reports on schedule for each employee that is assigned to him/her.
Responsible for administering disciplinary action as directed by the Manager, Operations (Electric Division) and/or the Director of Utilities.
Manages utility personnel within their Division.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages.
Ability to effectively read, write and understand statutory language.
Must be able to speak, understand and comprehend the English language. Ability to write clear and concise documentation for internal and external use. Ability to effectively present information to management.
Must have excellent communication skills when dealing with employees and the general public.
Must be able to read and interpret plans, drawings, specifications, wiring diagrams and schematics.
Ability to solve electrical related technical problems.
Must be proficient in various computer software packages.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk and listen. Occasionally, the employee is required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate office equipment and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associates degree in electrical engineering or five (5) years' experience as a Senior Lineperson, Senior Electrician, Electrical Engineer or Engineering Aide and/or high school graduate with ten (10) years' experience as a Senior Lineperson, Senior Electrician, Electrical Engineer or Engineering Aide.
Must have training in electric metering, switching, test equipment, cable splicing, line wok, substation and distribution operations.
Must have extensive experience in constructing, maintaining and operating a power delivery system.
Knowledgeable with state-of-the-art information, techniques and processes.
Must successfully pass and be listed as a CONVEX switcher and comprehend CONVEX operating instructions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut State driver's license as a condition of employment.
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