POSITIONPURPOSE: Oversees and coordinates the construction activities required to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the electric distribution system to meet the needs of the membership. Maintains and communicates work schedules to accomplish new construction and maintenance projects in a timely manner. Provides instruction, reviews, coaching, and oversight of construction crews to ensure overhead and underground distribution lines are built to high standards. Provides employees with job training, equipment, and well-maintained tools that provide them a safe work environment. Creates and maintains switching procedures and logs. Coordinates the acquisition and maintenance of fleet vehicles. Utilizes independent judgment to make interpretations of policies, regulatory requirements, and standards. Performs after-hours supervisory duties on a regular basis. The person in this position shall be a strong leader that can elevate the department’s performance regarding safety and reliability.
Supervises and directs the work of personnel assigned to construction, operation, and maintenance activities.
Ensure employee productivity and efficiency expectations are achieved through proper scheduling, planning and monitoring.
Ensure work is completed according to state and federal safety requirements and industry and company policies, standards and practices; that all employees are observing safety rules, using proper personal protection equipment, trench shoring and traffic controls are set up as needed; and that employees are courteous and professional toward each other, customers and the public. Individual shall be responsible for becoming knowledgeable of OSHA regulations and maintain company compliance with such applicable regulations.
Ensure proper handling and storage of all chemicals, and that employees exposed or working with hazardous chemicals are aware of their rights provided by federal and state laws, and that any spill or overexposure conditions are immediately reported and corrective actions are taken. Maintain compliance with all state and federal regulations in regards to PCB disposal and oil containment
Maintain quality through periodic inspections of contractor and crew activities to assure compliance to established standards and practices, safety policies and regulatory requirements. Crew observations shall be performed on a weekly basis for all company crews and pertinent information reviewed with the crews. Observations shall be documented and the information utilized to determine training requirements and an individual’s level of expertise.
Coordinate and direct the preventive and predictive maintenance schedule of Company equipment, tools and vehicles, including efficiency tests, repair, and dielectric tests on rubber goods, booms, and other similar equipment in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry standards and practices. Activities include oil sampling, meter, infrared and pole testing. Establish a procedure to checkout such items to company crews.
Provide technical assistance with field operations, respond to customer inquiries on power quality, work with crews trouble shooting customer or system problems. Eliminate customer complaints generated within the operations department.
Maintain a log of operating activity and develop and maintain written lock-out/tag-out procedures, switching orders, and ensure that all changes in equipment or line operation are properly noted on records and information is provided to duty supervisors and employees that may be working on the equipment or line.
Evaluate employee performance and training requirements, complete counseling and disciplinary actions, prepare and give performance appraisals and create a participative management environment by developing a well-trained team of employees who are motivated and service oriented.
Ensure Company standards and specifications for construction, maintenance, and operations are complied with, and that all employees are trained (and certified when needed) to complete the work being performed.
Supervise the updating and maintaining of all operational files. Supervise the implementation of the work scheduling system. Calendar should include routine work such as truck inspections, training dates, and replacement of rubber goods.
Perform after-hour duty supervisor responsibilities including directing crews and assembling resources for emergency restoration and repairs.
Supervise over formal training for any apprentices and evaluate progress
Provide training for duty supervisors and crew members on a regular basis. Provide one documented safety meeting per week with company crews. Participate with Safety Committee meetings and activities.
Manage controlled company inventory of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment (such as gloves, safety glasses, etc.).
Supervise over job workflow system in operations. Ensure timely scheduling and accurate tracking of capital and maintenance jobs.
Becomes proficient in all desktop and mobile Operations-related software including, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, map viewer, staking software, outage management system, AMI dashboard, CIS and ABS platforms, and other software provided by the company to assist in the safe and reliable operation of the distribution system.
All other duties assigned.
Demonstratable, relevant, and extensive experience in electric utility operations and/or construction is required. Previous leadership experience in electric line work is highly preferred.
Must be high school graduate, or satisfactorily completed the General Education Degree (GED) or have equivalent combination of education. Journeyman lineman or similar accreditation is highly preferred.
Knowledge of electric utility transmission and distribution systems, utility management and operation regulations, laws, theories and practices, and construction and maintenance practices are required.
Must be able to supervise, plan, schedule and direct complex projects.
Must establish effective working relationships with crew members, employees, contractors, internal and external customers, and management.
Must be familiar with the safe and proper operation of equipment and tools, proper storage and handling of chemicals, and city, state, and federal safety rules and requirements.
Must be able to read and interpret complex plans and specifications.
Must possess strong organizational and communication skills to ensure construction, maintenance and repairs of electric utility facilities are completed by personnel in a timely and high-quality manner.
Must possess the leadership qualities to elevate the Operations Department’s performance regarding safety, system reliability, and efficiency.
Must possess the ability to learn, implement, and teach the use of software provided by the company to assist in the safe and reliable operation of the distribution system.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the seven cooperative principals and the stated mission of Daviess-Martin County REMC.
Must be willing to work extended hours, respond to emergencies on short notice, and participate in the after-hours supervisor rotation.
Must live within a reasonable distance from Daviess-Martin County REMC’s headquarters.
Must have a valid driver's license.
About Daviess-Martin County REMC
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative serving 18 member electric cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.