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Supervisor, Electrician


Summary:

The incumbent inspects facilities and recommends action. The incumbent is responsible for planning and implementing an electrical maintenance and repair program. The incumbent plans and lays out work, estimates materials, costs and staffing requirements. Work is performed with considerable independence in accordance with departmental goals, procedures and trade standards including the National Electrical Code and OSHA standards. More complex jobs may

require detailed instructions, blueprints or sketches from an engineer or technician. The

incumbent is fully proficient in the skills and practices of the trade, with full knowledge of

the principles, tools and techniques. The difference between this foreman level position

and that of the journeyman, is that the foreman supervises at least one journeyman

electrician and may supervise a number of lower level full time, seasonal and temporary

personnel. Performs related work as required.

Experience:

Supervises and participates in the repair, maintenance, overhaul and installation of high

tension power lines, transformers, generators, motors and special electrical equipment to ensure that work is performed in accordance with trade standards so that it will operate safely and efficiently

Assigns daily work schedule to subordinate personnel to allocate resources to ensure

efficient use of available staff and makes routine inspections of assigned work to ensure it is completed in accordance with trade standards;

Assists in the planning of alterations and repairs to building and other structures requiring electrical devices and equipment;

Supervises and participates in the installation, maintenance and repair of various types of intercommunication systems, fire alarm systems, nurse call systems, security systems, medical gas alarms, etc., to ensure that equipment will operate safety and effectively

Inspects electrical devices, lines and equipment to insure safety and adequacy for

intended use and to determine required action;

Performs an immediate inspection in the event of any electrical emergency or breakdown and takes proper action for repair

Gives technical advice as to selection of electrical apparatus and equipment

May supervise performance of service and maintenance contractors to insure that work is performed in accordance with contract specifications

Insures that work areas are kept in a clean, orderly and safe condition

Assists in yearly budget formulation

Prepares personnel time sheets, requisitions materials and supplies and prepares other

reports

Performs routine and emergency repairs and maintenance, both scheduled and in

response to emergency situations, as required

Estimates material costs and staffing requirements in electrical projects to allocate

resources effectively and efficiently

Depending on work location, may operate equipment and devices, participate in snow

removal, etc., as assigned;

Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word

processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments

May perform other incidental tasks, as needed.

Education:

High school or equivalency diploma and eight years of increasingly responsible electrical experience, four of which must have been in a wide variety of electrical maintenance, repair and installation work without close supervision and two of which must have involved the lay out of work; or two years experience as a journeyman subsequent to the completion of a four year

apprenticeship program under a journeyman.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of driver's license valid for operating a motor

vehicle in New York State. Depending on work assignment, may be required to possess a

CDL license. Depending on work assignment, must meet standards of OSHA regulation 1910.134 Respiratory Protection, and will be required to meet Federal, State and local standards with respect to health and safety.



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