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Electrical Superintendent

City of Fairburn

Posted: Jan. 23, 2018

End Date: Feb. 16, 2018

POSITION:                   Electrical Superintendent Reports to Utility Director.
COMPENSATION:      Grade 30, pay range $64,625.60 to $67,225.60 DOQ
BENEFITS: Eligible for health and dental coverage, retirement plan, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, Deferred Compensation Plan, ten (10) paid holidays per year, ten (10) days annual leave per year and ten (10) days sick leave per year, and other ancillary benefits.
STATUS:  Exempt Position not eligible for overtime
Responsible for administrative and technical work in supervising the construction, operation and maintenance of the City’s electric distribution and street lighting systems.
Work involves responsibility for the over-all efficiency and operation of the electric distribution system and for insuring uniform practices and policies relating to the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and wiring systems.  Supervision is exercised over electrical construction and maintenance personnel, insuring the adherence to standards of electrical work with regard to quality of materials, workmanship and safety precautions.  Duties require technical knowledge and judgment in the formulation and interpretation of electrical plans and in the administration of code requirements.  The employee in this class is expected to be able to resolve problems except those of the highest technical nature and has considerable latitude for the exercise of administrative judgment and initiative.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Utility Director, who sets priorities and over-all policies, and is reviewed primarily through the evaluation of the effectiveness of operations and by review of reports.
Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.

Under general supervision:
  • Designs, constructs and maintains overhead electrical lines.
  • Oversees the maintenance of electrical substations.
  • Installs transformers and switches to provide commercial and residential electrical services, including temporary services.
  • Designs subdivision distribution, sizes equipment and monitors construction
  • Assigns linemen to trouble calls related to power outages, accidents, fires and weather conditions and/or assigns reserve crews.
  • Remains on call to advise the reconnection of electrical services or assign crews.
  • Supervises the installation and maintenance of streetlights, including overhead and underground lighting and residential and commercial area lights.
  • Supervises installation of meters for permanent and temporary services.
  • Instructs personnel in proper safety and grounding practices, and in the proper use and care of equipment and materials.
  • Selects and manages contractors working on the City’s distribution system (tree crews, pole inspection, meter testing, etc.), and coordinates with other utilities (phone, cable, etc.) as necessary.
  • Prepare reports and presentations, and attend conferences and meetings appropriate to the City, MEAG, Electric Cities of Georgia and others that can facilitate in the best operation of the electrical system of the City.
  • Selects and requisitions materials, equipment and hardware used in the department, supervises warehousing and is responsible for division stocks and monitoring budget.
  • Meet with developers, contractors and the general public to resolve issues and/or assure the appropriate level and method of service is provided.
  • Responsible for yearly evaluations of direct reports, giving direct feedback on positive as well areas of improvement. 
  • Responsible for all training for all Electric Department personnel. 
  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code.
  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code. 
  • Supervision of Safety for all crews to maintain safe working conditions and compliance with all regulations and codes.
  • Ability to plan work schedules and specify materials needed in the construction, installation, maintenance and operation of a city-wide electric system.
  • Ability to provide detailed construction drawings to assure the proper installation of utility infrastructure.
  • Ability to supervise semi-skilled and skilled personnel and provide on-the-job training in the construction and maintenance of major electrical facilities.
  • Knowledge of reporting and permitting required by electrical work
  • Extensive knowledge of the methods and practices involved in planning, constructing, installing, maintaining and operating an electric distribution and street lighting system.
  • Knowledge of the selection and application of distribution automation equipment used to improve the operation and reliability of the electric distribution system (reclosers, capacitor banks, switches, fault indicators, AMI instrumentation, etc.).
  • Skill in the use of such tools and equipment as chippers, chainsaws, backhoes, diggers, and trenchers.
  • Skill in working with high voltage electrical lines.
  • Skill in operating bucket and derrick trucks.
  • Skill in climbing utility poles.
  • Skill in oral and written communication. 
  • Graduation from a standard high school, preferably supplemented with at least two years of college level work in electrical engineering.
  • Progressive experience in electrical construction, installation and maintenance.
  • Two to three years supervisory experience as a line construction foreman for a recognized electric distribution utility; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • Possession of a valid State of Georgia Class I motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Integrated Transmission System (I.T.S.) Certification  
    Supervisory Controls:
    Electrical Superintendent assigns work in terms of general instructions requiring the use of judgment. The work is spot-checked while in progress and upon completion for compliance with established procedures and accuracy.
     Applications can be filled out on our website www.fairburn.com
  • Should you have any questions please contact Abril Montano in the HR Department
  • 770 964-2244 x111.
  • Application Closing Date 02/16/2018