March 13, 2020
The Pineville Division of ElectriCities operates and maintains the Town of Pineville electric system in an economical, efficient, safe, and reliable manner as contracted for in the Operating Agreement with each town under the Regions Project #1. This includes managing and administering the Operating Agreement and other contracts and agreements necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Town’s Electric System along with constructing, installing, operating, and maintaining the Town’s Electric System. This may also include managing the financial integrity by maintaining retail rates, accurate billing, cash collections, and asset safekeeping through processes and procedures and associated software and systems needed to meet the electric power requirements of the Town and its respective customers, both present and future. The ElectriCities Operations Center located in the Town of Pineville is where employees of the division operate, and local customers settle their electric accounts. ElectriCities is searching for a Line and Service Foreman for the Town of Pineville.
- Provides technical, administrative, and supervisory guidance in directing the construction, operation, and maintenance of the municipally owned electric distribution system, and customer service programs under contract to ensure that assigned responsibilities and accountabilities are being fulfilled consistent with the overall goals and objectives ElectriCities.
- Directs day-to-day operations of electric distribution systems under contract to include planning, organizing and directing the personnel in the operations of the electric system.
- Directs, monitors, and routinely participates in the construction, repair, operation and maintenance of utility distribution lines, auxiliary equipment, substations, switching stations, and the preparation and delivery of electric, meter reading, and customer services.
- Prepares the departmental operating budget, activity reports, system maps, charts, and other reports as required and in conjunction with the Field Engineer.
- Assists with recommending the employment, development, discipline and discharge of personnel with the approval of the Line & Service Supervisor, Electric Systems Manager and Corporate Human Resources office. Provides regular performance feedback to team.
- Provides direction to consulting engineer in management of major electric distribution projects.
- Coordinates and prepares the requisition, purchase and receipt of materials, supplies and equipment used by the department including the storage and warehousing of same.
- Monitors the fleet maintenance to ensure that all vehicles are properly tested and serviced.
- Ensures that all tools and safety equipment are in good condition and proper working order.
- Plans, supervises, schedules, and participates in programs relating to safety, training and operational efficiency. Assures and documents compliance with safety rules, regulations & policies.
- Responsible for PCB compliance and recordkeeping.
- Responsible for OSHA, Department of Labor, and other regulatory compliance.
- Oversees contract crews to ensure quality work practices and performance.
- Provides recommendations to management regarding “reasonable suspicion testing” as defined in the ECNC Drug Testing Policy, section IX.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Line & Service Supervisor in accordance with the goals and objectives of ElectriCities.
The Line & Service Foreman works under the general supervision and guidance of the Line & Service Supervisor who reviews the employee’s work performance periodically in terms of overall effectiveness and provides professional guidance as necessary. Time sheets, vacation time, sick leave, etc., will be reviewed and approved by the Line & Service Supervisor. This position is non-exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Frequently the employee is required to sit; climb or balance electric poles; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Vision requirements are close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
- An Associate degree in electrical engineering.
- Completion of advanced schools in electrical operations.
- A minimum of 10 years of experience of a progressively responsible nature in electrical transmission and distribution operation.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in a crew supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- The position must serve as a qualifier for the ElectriCities General Contractor’s License.
- Possession of a valid North Carolina commercial driver’s license (CDL), class A or B.
- Ability to pass a pre-employment drug and/or alcohol screening.
- Ability to pass random drug/alcohol testing due to the CDL license requirement.
- Ability to pass any and all drug and/or alcohol screenings. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
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.