The Operations Manager is responsible for the overall management and operation of the Operations Department and field supervision of contract crews.
- Supervises Operations Department employees
- Plans and schedules daily work activities of operations department employees and assures effective and efficient use of crews.
- Coordinates after-hours dispatch duties
- Recommends hiring, promotion, demotion, discipline, and termination
- Plans work and paid time off, and directs, motivates, and recommends training and education needs of operations department employees
- Conducts performance appraisals on an annual basis of all operations department employees under their supervision
- Manages records for outage reports, work reports, staking sheets, and other tasks to assure records are complete and accurate
- Evaluates the cooperative's transmission and distribution system records and recommends long- and short-range plans associated with system operations and maintenance
- Assists in planning and coordinating work activities of contract labor for maintenance and construction
- Assists the Director of Safety & Compliance with administering the cooperative's Job Training and Safety Program, Hazard Communications Program, and Drug, Alcohol, and Bloodborne Pathogens Program
- Monitors the material inventory system to assure adequate material requirements to accomplish the cooperative's construction and maintenance needs
- Evaluates, maintains, and plans the use of and recommends the timely purchase/replacement of vehicles, tools, and equipment
- Assists in developing departmental work plans, capital budgets, and operating budgets
- Coordinates and implements departmental procedures as required in order to provide compliance with board policies, and makes recommendations relative to policies and procedures affecting the operations department
- Monitors, supervises, and regularly inspects all contract labor to confirm work is being done in a timely, professional manner and meets all contract specifications
- Monitors and recommends right-of-way and line maintenance issues that are on a scale which may require a bidding process for outside contractors
- Monitors daily use of vehicles to assure they are being operated and maintained safely and housekeeping is up to standard
- Exercises professional, courteous conduct in dealing with co-op members, employees, and the general public
- Maintains a safe and clean working environment by adhering to policies, procedures, and government regulations
- Participates in staff meetings and in developing strategic goals as requested
- Assists in achieving a greater degree of teamwork by performing all other duties as assigned
- High school diploma required. Technical or trade school coursework in a journeyman lineman program or graduate of a two-year college with an electrical engineering major is preferred.
- Minimum of 10 years relevant electric distribution cooperative experience in linework, electrical distribution system operation and maintenance and/or engineering is preferred
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must possess effective computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and internal accounting, customer information, and outage management programs to communicate, operate, and maintain records
- Must possess effective human resource skills
- Must have knowledge of the requirements of the National Electric Safety Code, Department of Transportation, National Electric Code, RUS specifications and bulletins, Occupational Safety & Health Administration regulations, company policies and procedures, and other regulations affecting the cooperative
- Must have a working knowledge of utility operations including relevant safety-related work practices
- Must be able to orally communicate and understand spoken information about procedures, instructions, and operational matters through face-to-face or telecommunication discussions
- Must be able to interact effectively with coworker and members in a variety of situations, exercising good judgment and maintaining a positive company image
- Must be well organized, have the ability to follow specific instructions, and meet deadlines
- Must be able to manage special projects as assigned
- Must posses a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
- Must maintain a valid Medic First Aid and CPR certification card
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test
- Physical Requirements:
- Ability to walk, stand, carry material, stoop, kneel, bend at waist, climb ladders or equipment, negotiate truck beds and rough terrain, and operate strapping equipment
- Ability to work outside during inclement weather
- Physical ability to walk in rough terrain and cross fences and creeks
- Ability to travel, if necessary, including overnight travel for business and training
- Ability to work flexible or extended hours as needed or directed
This position is exempt from the overtime requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended.
Send resume and cover letter by June 25, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.