Posting Date: September 26, 2018 Application Deadline: October 10, 2018- Noon
Boone REMC has an immediate opening for a Line Foreman. This position is open to internal and external applicants. Successful candidates will meet the qualifications listed below. Submit resume and or/ internal application form (for current employees) no later than noon on October 10, 2018 to email@example.com or send to Human Resources, Boone REMC, PO Box 563, Lebanon, IN 46052.
EDUCATION: Qualified candidates are required to possess a high school diploma, or equivalent.
EXPERIENCE: A current Journeyman Lineworker designation is required with a minimum of seven-years' experience as a Journeyman Lineworker. Previous Lead Lineworker experience is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: A. Assists the Line Superintendent in performing the objectives of the Operations Department by: 1. Stimulating a high standard of morale among the employees of the department by the creation and use of team spirit and enthusiasm throughout the department and by determining the employees' attitudes on organization goals; 2. Assisting in the development of long-range plans for the Construction section in terms of programs, personnel, facilities, equipment, and supplies for construction, operations, maintenance, and service of the REMC; 3. Participating in studies for the continuous improvement of construction, maintenance, service, safety and training activities of the Operations Department; 4. Assisting in the development and making recommendations for the annual budgetary requirements; 5. Reviewing periodically the functions and activities of the Operations Department and assisting the VP Operations & Engineering Services and Line Superintendent in establishing the organization structure best suited to carry out the objectives of the workgroup; 6. Developing recommendations on the purchase and replacement of equipment and establishing adequate maintenance and service schedules; 7. Overseeing and assuring the proper use and maintenance of equipment and tools assigned to the Operations Department. 8. Dealing directly with members in a professional and friendly manner, 9. Assists with regulatory and safety accreditation functions
B. Is responsible for the activities of the personnel in the underground or overhead line workgroup: 1. Assists Line Superintendent with recommendations to the VP Operations & Engineering Services and the CEO regarding personnel; 2. Assists with periodic performance appraisals as required; 3. Assures that all responsibilities are understood and accepted; 4. Assures that communications are adequate by encouraging suggestions, constructive criticisms, and expressions of viewpoints from employees; 5. Keeping informed regarding policies and procedures and other matters concerning the Cooperative and passing this information on to the employees under his/her supervision; 6. Expressing an interest in the wellbeing of the employees; 7. Assists in the scheduling and assigning of work for those employees under their supervision; 8. Submits reports to, and reviews with, the Line Superintendent remedial or corrective action; and 9. Assists with the recommendation of training programs for personnel under their supervision to assure that they are trained to work effectively.
C. Promotes adherence to established safety rules, regulations and standards by: 1. Keeping informed regarding OSHA and other safety standards and recommendations; 2. Participating in Indiana Electric Cooperatives' safety meetings and conducting safety sessions pertaining to the underground or overhead line workers; 3. Personally observes the personnel to assure that they are adhering to safety rules and regulations; 4. Being able to direct and personally perform first aid, artificial respiration and pole-top rescue and resuscitation, bucket truck rescue; 5. Investigating on-the-job accidents when assigned personnel are involved and reporting to the Line Superintendent and the VP Operations & Engineering Services, whom are responsible for the accident reports and Workers' Compensation coordination.
D. Keeps self-informed in those areas that will benefit in performance of the assigned responsibilities by: 1. Studying and reviewing Cooperative procedures, National Electric Safety Code, drawings and specifications and safety rules, OSHA regulations and other publications and reports, as required; and 2. Attending and participating in meetings and courses as directed or approved by the VP Operations & Engineering Services.
E. Provides consumer services in relation to operating functions: 1. Resolves consumer complaints referred to them regarding continuity of service, line changes, and right-of-way, referring those complaints they are unable to resolve to the Line Superintendent; 2. Assists with developing procedures and practices for switching, energizing, and for taking outages including notification to affected consumers; and 3. Ensures that all locates are completed as requested by consumers or other utilities.
F. Assists in supervision and dispatching during emergencies and is available for weekend supervisory standby.
G. Temporarily fills in for the Line Superintendent in their absence.
PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A. Must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and demonstrate good organizational skills. B. Must be able to deal with problems involving several variables in various situations. C. Must have the ability to work with a minimum of supervision and remain productively occupied. D. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as Outlook, Word and Excel.
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We are a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of electricity to our owner-members. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, we were created out of the need for reliable, affordable electricity in America's heartland. Our members are 23 electric distribution cooperatives (which makes us a co-op of co-ops), and their members include over 300,000 homes, businesses and farms in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. As a not-for-profit co-op, our members are our owners, so we aren't influenced by shareholders and old practices. We are guided by the seven cooperative principles that govern all co-ops and values that are important to us, like teamwork and putting family first. We are a Deliberately Different kind of power provider- built for stability and growth and focused on the future. And that's good news for the people and businesses who depend on us.
Our company is big enough to provide training and professional development to further your career goals, yet small enough that you can maintain a personal connection with fellow employees. Employees are our most valuable assets, so we put employees first by offering an excellent benefits package, wellness benefits, and we throw in some fun activities along the way.