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Electric Superintendent – City of Shelby, N.C.

Post Date
January 12, 2021

Expiration Date

Shelby, N.C.

City of Shelby

Job Summary

Performs complex advanced technical work planning, organizing, and directing the construction, maintenance, and repair of electric distribution lines and related facilities, maintaining records, overseeing contractors, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Energy Services. Divisional supervision is exercised over all personnel within the division.

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms and tasting or smelling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to the risk of electrical shock, frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places and exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to vibration and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Rate: $34.60-$52.59 per hour

Primary Responsibilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Plans, organizes, and manages the installation, maintenance, and repair of power lines and related distribution system facilities; oversees new projects.
  • Analyzes distribution systems and determines future needs; organizes and directs system additions and upgrades.
  • Inspects electric system and determines future needs, upgrades, tree trimming, conducting electric lines, expansions, new construction, etc.
  • Prepares maps for GIS department for electric system reference.
  • Analyzes, reviews, and approves plans, drawings, and contracts for future growth and maintenance to the electrical distribution system.
  • Assists with the development of departmental policies.
  • Assists with customer complaints and takes remedial action.
  • Oversees and manages utility and tree maintenance contractors.
  • Determines materials and schedules jobs; specifies required materials, tools, safety equipment, construction equipment, and vehicles.
  • Oversees new employees in operations; evaluates work performance of employees; maintains safety, training, time, and work records.
  • Oversee safety and training for crews; ensures safety precautions for crews and the public are enforced.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the annual budget; monitors expenditures.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours in emergency situations.

Job Requirements


Thorough knowledge of practices, methods, equipment, and tools used in electric line construction, maintenance, and repair work; thorough knowledge of occupational hazards connected with the work and of the necessary safety precautions; thorough knowledge of the electrical system, facilities, and areas served; thorough knowledge of electrical theory; skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment; ability to plan and supervise the work of crews; ability to train subordinate workers to perform their duties; ability to understand and work from construction and wiring plans, blueprints and diagrams; ability to prepare and maintain records and reports; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, associates, and the general public.


High school diploma or GED and extensive experience in safety engineering, electrical construction pertaining to an electrical distribution system, electric substation and distribution maintenance including codes and clearances, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Possession of CPR and First Aid, Journeyman certification, Altec Sentry Professional Trainer and Operator, OSHA Work Zone Safety, Trenching, and Competent Person certifications upon hire.
  • Complete Incident Command training.
  • Participation in Electricities safety committees.
  • Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.

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