Location: Holland BPW Service Center
Status: Full-Time
Annual Salary: $93,300 - $115,250
Reports to: Electric Distribution Superintendent

This position is responsible for participating in and supervising the safe and economical construction and maintenance of the underground and overhead electric distribution system.

Essential Duties

  • Supervise the work of utility line workers in the construction and maintenance of the underground and overhead electric distribution system.
  • Coordinate Holland BPW crews with outside contractors and job sites.
  • Develop, maintain and train staff on work and safety procedures.
  • Work closely with engineering in reviewing and developing project plans.
  • Participate in the development of cost estimates for proposed projects.
  • Oversee the vegetation management program staff and contractors to prevent interference with power lines.
  • Coordinate work with engineering and operations and metering Assure customers, dispatcher and customer service staff are informed of scheduled and unscheduled outages.
  • Assure that labor, equipment and materials are properly accounted for billing purposes.
  • Oversee the maintenance and replacement of all equipment needs
  • Attend pre-construction meetings for projects to assure proper coordination of all work.
  • Develop expense and capital budgets for the line crew department
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least four years’ experience in electric distribution maintenance systems.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage the activities of a diverse group of employees and to work productively with all levels of organizational staff.
  • Supervisory skills necessary to effectively manage the daily operations and administration of assigned function.
  • Residency within 20 miles of municipal boundary.
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License with CDL.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educational emphasis of specialized training in a technical or business field.
  • Effective workplace skills as demonstrated through WorkKeys assessments (Workplace Documents – 5, Applied Math – 5, Graphic Literacy – 5).

Certification Requirements

  • Certified Journeyman Line Worker/Utility Line Worker License recognized by the US Department of Labor signifying successful completion of an Apprenticeship Program.

 Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Work includes proximity to environmental hazards associated with electrical, mechanical and/or power equipment.
  • Work includes frequent exposure to extreme hot or cold weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to periodically stoop, bend, twist, kneel and/or climb to accommodate various working positions.