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Operations Supervisor

Location: Seward, AK
Date Posted: 11-08-2017
Position:      Operations Supervisor   
Location:      Seward
Pay Range:   DOE

This position responsible for the operations of the electric department to include, but not limited to, performing planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling the activities of the electric department in accordance with established policies, plans, budgets and objectives.

 Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plans, assigns and directs work of the electric utility line crew and inspects work accomplished by contractors or City crews.
  • Ensures emergency stand-by generators are operational at all times. Assists the Utility Manager with the following duties:
  • developing plans and budgets and managing projects for the Electric Department which will accomplish the objectives and mission of the Electric Department and provide a means of measuring progress and results
  • providing a periodic evaluation of the utility system with the Utility Manager to make recommendations for necessary maintenance and replacement, including compliance with the National Electric Safety Code
  • developing operating procedures and utilizing equipment and technology that will improve productivity, customer service, safety and employee morale
  • coordinating the correction of voltage, power factor, and load factor problems
  • analyzing outage reports on a regular basis to identify service reliability problems and develop and recommend methods of improving service reliability
  • keeping informed of new technology and product development as it relates to the operation and maintenance of the City’s electric distribution system and Electric Department.
  • Is the primary “Load Dispatcher” during emergencies.
  • Promotes positive customer relations by overseeing the department’s responsibilities toward the public. Manages and otherwise directs as delegated by the Utility Manager, the activities of the Electric Department by being available for questions and giving information to other department’s employees to insure a comfortable, knowledgeable, and confident working department.
  • Attends meetings, special courses and seminars to facilitate training, keep informed and stay abreast with current industry trends. This may require occasional travel from the area.
  • Participates in general staff meetings, strategic planning, and other internal meetings as directed.
  • Addresses customer problems or complaints through field visits to the site and investigation of circumstance and load history studies. Recommend or initiate corrective action as required. Summarizes and analyses personnel and property damage reports and recommends remedial action for improvement of loss prevention.
  • Communicates right-of-way clearing needs for the distribution and transmission system.
  • Recommends long-range and short-term equipment requirements in areas of distribution line construction and maintenance.
  • Maintains a system of records, reports and statistical charts and data of pole inspections, work productivity, safety and training thus utilizing that information for planning of improvement in operating practices.
  • Plans and recommends system improvements and new capital projects for the following budget cycle.
  • Prioritizes known system improvements and new capital projects.
  • Assists the Utility Manager with investigations of employee accidents and prepares reports of personnel injuries, accidents and possible property damage claims.
  • Continues to train and/or research new technologies to improve the electric system and infrastructure Assists the Utility Manager with studies and reviews accident reports and determines remedial or preventative actions.
  • Performs other administrative and engineering functions as assigned. Serves as the acting Utility Manager in their absence.
Essential Qualifications:
  • Preference given to a bachelor’s degree closely related progressive job experience and specialized vocational training may substitute for a part of the educational requirements.
  • Practical application of skills in a related type of organization for a minimum of five (5) years of progressive management in the electrical field including construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric distribution lines, with three years supervisory experience is required.
  • Preferably, the successful applicant would have pursued a systematic lineman training program, served as an Apprentice Lineman through Journeyman Lineman and a related supervisory position.
All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the above Position Qualifications or have relevant experience will be contacted.
AES provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. While working within the parameters of an Alaska Native Organization, hiring preference will be given to shareholders/spouses/descendants and other Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.

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