Position Description

Electrical Foreman
Department Fayetteville
State/Territory North Carolina
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Mandatory Hiring Requirements - Resume, References, Background Check, Drug Screen Testing, Valid NC Driver’s License, Journeyman License preferred but not required

Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Holidays, Vacation, 401K plan, and Direct Deposit

General Summary:  Work will consist of installation, alterations, additions and/or repairs of electrical systems, conductors and associated materials and equipment within the commercial, industrial and residential  electrical construction industry.  Foremen are responsible a  Supervisor, or the person designated by the Supervisor  for the management of jobs and/or work orders assigned to them.  All work must  be  performed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the company.  It is their responsibility to assist in achieving their division’s goals and objectives  while operating within the guidelines of the company. 

Preferred Job Skills - Basic computer skills, current knowledge of NEC, organizational skills and efficiency in completing job site paperwork, direct and coordinate a work crew on job site, communicate well, operate hand tools and equipment, accountability for work layout, responsible for safety on jobs, and security of material, tools, equipment and company vehicles

Responsibilities:  Must be able to work within precise limits and standards of accuracy, perform a variety of duties which may often change.  Must utilize reason and logic, perform m athematical   operations rapidly and accurately, see detail in objects and drawings to recognize slight differences in shapes or shadings, possess ability to picture flat drawings as 3-dimensional objects.  Will be directly responsible for work layout, leading and working with a crew, and assuring that materials/tools/equipment and information are staged on the job site in the proper places ahead of time.

1.    Plan new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide  access for future maintenance, and avoid unsightly, hazardous, and unreliable wiring, consistent with specifications and  national and local  codes.

2.    Prepare sketches showing location of wiring and equipment, or follow  diagrams or blueprints, insuring that work is installed as required.

3.    Observe functions of installed equipment or system to determine hazards  and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.

4.    Repair faulty equipment or systems.

5.    Personnel responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

a)  Recommend or initiate personnel actions (promotions, transfers  discharges, and disciplinary measures).

b)     Analyze and resolve work problems, and/or assist workers in solving work problems.

c)     May train new workers.

d)     Interpret company policies to workers.

e)     Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assign  duties.

f)      Monitor the work being performed and direct the crew.

6.    Complete required paperwork (time sheets, safety reports, accident reports, etc).

7.    Requisition and inspect materials.

8.   May be required to do a re-estimate.

9.   Schedule work according to the pace of the job and other trades.

10.   Monitor and control the Company’s established policies concerning, but not limited to, the following:

a)     The Company’s Substance Abuse Program.

b)     Vehicle usage.          

c)     Hazardous Communication Program.

d)     Quality Assurance Program.

Position Requirements:

Licenses - Current driver’s license if required by job conditions; applicable federal, state and local licenses as required by job conditions or by the company.

Certifications - Applicable federal, state and local certifications as required by job conditions or by the company.

Education - High School Graduate, holder of G.E.D., or equivalent Watson training.

Experience -  3 to 5 Years working in the electrical field as a foreman under an electrical contractor.

Working Conditions:

1.     Job requires working in all elements, depending on job location, time of year, heat, cold, rain, snow.

2.      Must be able to utilize construction site sanitary facilities  (Porta-Johns).

3.      Job requires employee to have required personal tools with him at all times (waist tool belt as worn weighs approximately 30 lbs).

4.      Work from all types of ladders and carry and relocate up to 12’ step ladder unassisted.

5.      Employee’s personal weight and personal tools cannot exceed the rated weight capacity of ladders.

6.      Perform work at various heights, up to 90’ from ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, cat walks or other safe work areas.

7.      Work in restricted areas  (switch gear room, manholes, utility tunnels, crawl spaces and attics).

8.      Wear personal protective equipment as required in Safety Handbook.

9.      Able to work 40 hours per week and overtime as required, to include night shifts and out of town work if needed.

Skills:

1.      Plan, direct, and coordinate an entire activity or the activities of others.

2.      Evaluate information and analyze problems logically to develop solutions.

3.      Express ideas clearly to others.

4.      Work with figures quickly and easily.

5.      Deal with people in actual job duties beyond giving and receiving instructions.

6.      Work independently.

7.      Understand the meanings and relationships of words and use language effectively.

8.      Work with numbers accurately to review budgets, materials, and time schedules.

9.      Make decisions based on personal judgments.

10.     Perform a variety of duties that often change

11.     Deal with people in actual job duties and have agreeable working relationships.

12.     See details and recognize errors in written material, numbers, charts, or tables.

13.     Communicate effectively

14.     Comprehend and practice safe work procedures as outlined in Company Safety Handbook.

15.     Operate company vehicles with manual and automatic transmission.

16.     Positively identify colors of wires.

17.     Comprehend reading and drawing prints and schematics of same.

18.     Bend conduit by hand with hand benders.

19.     Must have the ability to use required power tools

20.     Operate equipment, trenchers, lift trucks, etc. in a safe manner.

21.    Capable of digging trenches, either by use of hand tools or power equipment.

22.     Operate two handed tools and equipment as required.

23.     Read and interpret maps, instructional manuals, specifications, work site directions, blue prints and written instructions.

24.   Operate and work from mechanical personnel lifts  (electric or gas powered).

25.     Work energized circuits and equipment as outlined in Safety Policy.

26.     Supervise assigned job site employees to complete project.

  Physical Function:

1.    Hear and see well (either naturally or with correction).

2.     Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, climb, kneel, balance, push, pull and reach over head.

3.     Lift objects weighing up to 100 pounds, with frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

4.     Constantly move on feet.

5.     Climb ladders  (all types).

6.     Complete overhead work for full day assignments.

7.     Must be able to make transition from employee parking area or street into construction work areas and to gain access to all levels of the building, even if the only means of access is by O.S.H.A. approved site construction ladder, or stairs still under construction but acceptable for use.

8.     Responsible for securing tools and materials from storage areas to complete assigned tasks.

9.     Repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers.

 

This description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not be interpreted as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties, which may be required from day to day.

Watson Electrical Construction Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer