Electric Operations Supervisor

Post Date
July 6, 2022

Expiration Date

Lexington, NC

ElectriCities of NC

Job Summary

The Regional Distribution Operations Division of ElectriCities operates and maintains the City’s or Town’s electric system in an economical, efficient, safe, and reliable manner as contracted for in an Operating Agreement. This includes managing and administering the Operating Agreement and other contracts and agreements necessary for the operation and maintenance of the City’s or Town’s Electric Systems to meet the electric power requirements of the City or Town and its respective customers, both present and future.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees and operates the city’s or towns’ electric distribution systems in the most cost-effective way possible to provide the highest level of service to customers; investigates ways to improve system reliability and efficiency; purchases tools, materials, and equipment to avoid work delays.
  • Oversees the use of company resources including effective use of personnel, equipment, and materials.
  • Enforces safety policies and regulations and ensures safety precautions are followed.
  • Plans the work of the electric operations group including investigating consumer needs and acquiring necessary equipment, materials, and supplies; investigates work needs and lays out work steps for crews.
  • Directs the work of the electrical distribution maintenance crews; plans work, sets priorities, and inspects work of crews and staff.
  • Ensures employee compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Oversees regulatory compliance activities such as PCB handling and disposal.
  • Oversees and coordinates routine meter testing.
  • Coordinates electrical distribution activities with outside agencies including contractors and engineers on field projects.
  • Oversees line locators and ensures compliance with applicable NC811 laws.
  • Evaluates procedures and investigates methods to increase efficiency.
  • Monitors system loading and prepares annual load forecast with projected circuit and substation loading.
  • Manages contracts and contract crews engaged in construction of distribution lines, services, and tree trimming.
  • Assists with the recruitment and selection of division personnel; performs employee training, coaching, and evaluation of division staff; works with higher administration on discipline and other similar issues.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports.
  • Researches and reports on various budget needs, equipment, and other projects.
  • Assists with power restoration efforts in the field during widespread power outages.
  • Performs duties of the Electric Systems Manager in his/her absence.
  • Ensures compliance with OSHA 1910.269, NESC, and NEC regulations.
  • Adheres to the APPA Safety Manual.
  • Responds to emergency callouts when needed.
  • Performs on call rotations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Electric Operations Supervisor is subject to working in varying inside and outside environment conditions such as extreme weather, noise, hazards including proximity to moving mechanical parts or electrical current. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to:

  • Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, finger, grasp, and perform repetitive motions.
  • Possess strong vocal communication to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, and convey detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Possess adequate hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
  • Possess visual acuity for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly, or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.


  • Combination of education and/or experience equivalent to graduation from an appropriately accredited college or university with an associate degree in electrical engineering, electric utility management or related field.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in electric line work.
  • Possess a Journeyman certificate.
  • A Class A CDL and a safe driving record.
  • The ability to provide experienced and poised coordination of emergency electrical system outage restoration during outages caused by natural disasters, accidents, or other causes.
  • The ability to report to work regularly and stamina to work extended hours during power outages, natural disasters, emergency situations or special
  • Working knowledge of OSHA 1910.269, NESC, and NEC regulations as well as the APPA Safety Manual.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Ability to pass all random drug and/or alcohol screenings.

We offer challenging and rewarding careers in a family-friendly culture, a competitive compensation, benefits, and rewards package, as well as career development opportunities. ElectriCities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Raleigh Office

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604

Huntersville Office

11316 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078

Lexington Office

28 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292