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