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Field Operations Manager

  • Location:

    East Coast

  • Sector:

    Power Delivery

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  • Salary:

    $130,000 - $160,000

  • Contact:

    Ryan Healy

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Position Summary: The Field Operations Manager is responsible for the supervision, assignment and coordination of the Transmission Construction and Maintenance activities to ensure a productive workforce that supports all divisional, departmental, site and corporate goals while in accordance with all Company policies and local, state, and federal regulations. You will direct the work and provide technical assistance to subordinates assigned to assist him/her and craft employees working under lump sum, unit price, and hourly price contracts. The Area Supervisor requires a minimum of 12 years of continuous experience. You will participate in job estimation and client development and will be expected to attend pre-bid meetings and to conduct client pre-construction meetings. You be responsible for the safety, efficient scheduling, and work quality of assigned crews. This is a supervisory position. The qualified individual will possess the skills to schedule and oversee multiple crews and should possess the drive and ambition to develop into the position of Area Manager. This position may also be required to travel to another state depending upon customer demands.

Essential Functions:

  • Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance, or repair work of energized and de-energized work.

  • Supervises crew members.

  • Possesses working knowledge of leadership and management skills.

  • Must be capable of leading and training lower skilled employees in safe and productive work procedures. 

  • Must be capable of leading and teaching hot stick work on energized lines.

  • Conducts pre-job or tailgate briefings.

  • Possesses a working knowledge of all aspects of line work.

  • Strings overhead wire.

  • Set poles, whether wooden, concrete or steel, and related anchors.

  • Installs transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, switches and switchgear as needed for distribution under build work.

  • Troubleshoots problems and supervises troubleshooting in primary and secondary systems.

  • Replaces cutout fuses and clears faulted circuits and systems.

  • Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.

  • Maintains company vehicles, equipment, and tools in good working order.

  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.

  • Must be able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.

  • Must be familiar with induced voltage.

  • Must be able to properly sag wire.

  • Must be capable of properly phasing a circuit through a substation.

  • Must be able to identify and locate puller and tensioner setups.

  • Must understand grounding procedures.

  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.

  • Capable of properly installing and removing PPE and cover up.

  • Must be able to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so.

  • Must understand how to safely operate equipment.

  • Must understand how to phase out a line using phasing sticks.

  • Capable of planning safe work based on a job print or work order.

  • Understands how to obtain a one shot on a recloser.

  • Must be able to safely perform a reconductoring job.

  • Capable of safely installing and removing mechanical jumpers.

  • Understands how to use a load bust tool.

  • Able to properly ask for and take line clearances.

  • Able to identify and locate puller and tensioner setups.

  • Possesses a working knowledge of line protection devices.

  • Understands flag and tag procedures.

  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.

  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job. 

Qualifications - External

Minimum Requirements:

  • Coordinates and inspects the work of crew members.

  • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.

  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.

  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.

  • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.

  • Comply with company reporting procedures and complete required company paperwork.

  • Possesses a CDL and demonstrates safe driving.

  • Willing to work over-time when requested.

  • Check, verify and approve time sheet and routine reports.

  • Computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel preferred.