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Director of Electric Utilities

Executive Management

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Plan, direct and oversee the daily operations and conservation activities of a city-owned electric utility. Including: determining electricity purchasing requirements, marketing activities, programming negotiations, future capital projects, administering department budget and directing the overall engineering and operations of the department, with accountability for results in terms of costs, personnel development and reliable customer service. Supervise department personnel, directly or through subordinate supervisors, in the performance of their duties. Communicate with public and other city departments on matters of safety and concern pertaining to department.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Develop and implement departmental goals and objectives. Investigate electrical material failures to determine the cause and to determine the need to revise methods of operations. Represent the department on various joint agencies and committees. Prepare required reports and filings to comply with applicable state and federal regulations.

 

Plan and develop programs, policies and procedures related to areas of responsibility based on analysis of City needs, line loads and capacities, workload, staffing levels, and economic, regulatory and legislative influences to provide appropriate and efficient electric service for the City. Direct the various marketing functions related to the Cityís conservation services. Coordinate special market research studies and provide marketing training for affected employees.

 

Prepare initial department budget request and necessary justifications for presentation to budget committee. Manage and monitor approved department budget. Review and approve expenditures. Review progress, and make modifications as necessary. Develop appropriate rate models.

 

Manage and evaluate work of subordinates, including supervisory personnel. Hear grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements. Interview and effectively recommend hiring, disciplinary and termination actions. Ensure provision of adequate training within department.

 

Coordinate the design of electrical power systems for new subdivisions, for both overhead and underground delivery. Establish material, equipment and construction standards. Calculate cost estimates for new construction projects undertaken by department. Review permit applications, indicating costs and other pertinent information for electrical installations. Review engineering and layouts of proposed subdivisions, land partitions and commercial plats/ applications to ensure availability and proper delivery of electric service.

 

Prepare specifications for equipment and material purchases. Monitor inventory to ensure adequate level of needed materials. Prepare cost estimates and ensure proper billing for services rendered. Communicate with other departments and public utilities on issues that may affect their operations. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Prepare contract documents for capital improvement projects, including drawings and construction specifications. Work with appropriate citizen advisory committees and focus groups. Make special business development contacts as needed to ensure the ongoing success of the Electric Utility.

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: A demonstrated proficiency in administering an electric utility. A thorough knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and techniques of engineering as applied to utility engineering, safety regulations and environmental laws. Knowledge of personnel management principles and budgeting.  Equivalent to a complete four-year university education in electrical engineering, business administration or related field and eight years experience in an electric utility, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES:  Possession of valid Oregon Driverís License (or ability to obtain).

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering plus five years supervisory experience in a municipal utility.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may weigh up to 40 pounds while receiving materials and supplies for inventory purposes. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, motorized vehicle and stocking warehouse and performing inventory functions.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments.  Incumbent may spend up to 20% of the work period in outdoor environments while observing and inspecting work of department personnel.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for over 21 FTE, through subordinate supervisory personnel.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the City Administrator.

Electric Operations Superintendent

Division Supervisor

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Organize, plan, and provide first-line supervision to employees involved in the operations and maintenance activities of the City's electric utility. Ensure availability and quality of service to the public and compliance with state and federal regulations. Supervise field crews and review standards, training and compliance with safety rules and other regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Supervise department personnel involved in the operations and maintenance of the electric utility, including staffing, instruction, assigning and reviewing work, scheduling long and short-term projects, evaluating performance, taking and/or effectively recommending necessary personnel actions and resolving employee complaints. Review performance of work unit, operational and budgetary matters through submitted reports and visual inspections. 

 

Monitor changes to Federal and State standards and regulations. Forecast personnel and equipment requirements to meet standards. Ensure timely submission of various reports required by regulatory agencies. Maintain records and prepare other reports as requested.

 

Respond to various questions, resolve problems and provide technical assistance that arise at the work site and make decisions within established policy guidelines. Review electrical design layout requirements for commercial and industrial project proposed by developers. Review pre-applications for future developments, easements and rights-of-way. Meet with contractors and homeowners to explain various electrical requirements.

 

Analyze time current reports for system feeders in order to maintain proper balance of amperage on phases. Initiate corrective actions as necessary.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Thorough knowledge of electric construction standards, practices and procedures for electric distribution and transmission power systems, supervisory practices, overhead and underground line construction methods, cost estimating, and industry standards regarding line capabilities, transformers and conductors. Equivalent to high school education plus broad specialized training equal to two years college and seven years field operations experience within an electric utility, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Driverís License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Possession of Bachelorís of Science Degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering plus five years previous supervisory experience in a municipal electric utility.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for over 10, seldom over 25 FTE.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Director of Electric Utilities.

Administrative Assistant

Confidential

 

This job description is in the process of being revised.

Electrician

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Maintain, repair and install electrical systems in all city buildings, water and wastewater pumping facilities, hydro-electric power production, street lighting repair and all new construction done by the city. Maintain back-up emergency generators.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Install and maintain lighting in all city facilities. Coordinate with outside contractors, other city personnel, vendors, etc. to plan building modifications and repairs. Install controls and control wiring for pumping and back-up power generation.

 

Perform miscellaneous small electrical installations such as air conditioning units, florescent light fixtures, etc. Purchase materials required to perform the duties of the position. Assist in researching and developing new systems such as SCADA, photovoltaic, etc. Operate small hand tools and equipment such as drills, cutters, saws, conduit benders, etc. Drive service truck. 

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Completion of high school education or equivalent plus completion of electrical apprenticeship and four years journey level experience and four additional years as an electrician/supervising electrician. Thorough knowledge of electrical systems and theory, lighting, energy conservation and construction methods and practices.Thorough knowledge of the occupational safety hazards and prevention techniques associated with the position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Driverís License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Oregon State Supervising Electricianís License (or ability to obtain by date of hire).

 

Desirable Qualifications: Possession of Oregon State Electrical Inspection License (Level A).

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on departmental policies and procedures.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of Electric Operations Superintendent.

Lead Working Line Installer
IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

As working foreman, lead and direct employees in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric facilities and equipment including towers, poles, transmission lines, conduit, ground wires, insulators, transformers, meters, traffic signals and lights and sub-stations. In consultation with management, review daily work schedule, lay out jobs and communicate work objectives to field crew. Oversee work progress and outcomes. Direct the performance of related duties such as tree trimming, stringing of lights, banner installations, etc.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

As lead Line Installer and in consultation with management, lay out daily work schedule for field crews involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric facilities. Evaluate subordinate employee performance. Assist with conducting employee performance appraisals.

 

Using power and hand equipment, dig holes for poles, towers and other equipment to hold overhead electrical wiring. Transport pole or tower to site, remove old or damaged pole. Inspect, maintain and repair overhead distribution lines using bucket truck or by climbing the poles. Install grounds and insulating devices.

 

Install and maintain all types of conductors. Install and maintain insulators, remove defective insulators, wash or clean existing insulators. Operate a variety of small hand tools, climbing tools, power assisted tools and meters. Operate moderate to heavy equipment such as line trucks with diggers, derricks, bucket trucks and backhoes.

 

Perform holiday light decorating, tree trimming and banner installations, as required. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Completion of high school education or equivalent plus four years Journeyman Lineman experience. Knowledge of electrical distribution systems and principles. Ability to read construction blueprints. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Completion of State Certified/State Approved Line Apprenticeship program and the ability to pass a journeyman linemanís test administered by IBEW, possession of valid Oregon Commercial Class A Driverís License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Certificates in Flagging, Forklift Operation, Competent Person and First Aid/CPR or ability to obtain within three months. Possession of working knowledge of OSHA Reg. CFR 1910.269.

 

Desirable Qualifications: One-year prior field supervisory or lead foreman experience in an electrical utility.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

In working foreman capacity, supervises 3, seldom over 5, FTEís.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision of the Electric Operations Superintendent.

Estimator/Line Installer

 IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

This position is responsible for engineering-related work involving the preparation of designs, studies, reports, layouts and estimates for projects associated with Ashlandís Electrical Utility, including staking of service extensions, minor system improvements and upgrades, and ordinary replacements. Other tasks associated with serving new and existing customers, assisting in the day-to-day administration of engineering projects. This position will function primarily in the capacity of estimator, but will also function as an electrical Line Installer when needed. Standby duty is required.    

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Design and stake both overhead and underground customer service extensions and minor distribution system improvements. Prepare all related paperwork, including cost estimates and staking sheets. Work with homeowners, contractors, and electricians to ensure that service requirements are met and projects are in compliance with all pertinent codes and department policies. Assist in major system improvements as directed. Design and stake electric facilities in new subdivisions.

Perform customer load checks and determine the adequacy of existing or proposed distribution facilities. Assist customers with load management information. Secure easements necessary for city facilities. Check partial-release of easement for existing or proposed sanitary drainfields. Prepare and submit applications for occupancy of road right-of-ways. Provide assistance to utilities in the correction of code violations and new additions as directed.

Maintain accurate records of the work performed, including contract records and billings on major projects.

Support and model behavior to provide excellent customer service to the citizens of Ashland. Work with customers and contractors on electrical requests. Review the completed work order for differences between the design and the as built; verify that the work was performed to City specifications, National Electric Code and National Electrical Safety Code. Perform studies and makes recommendations on meter maintenance and replacement of electric meters.

 

AUXILARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

Install, maintain and repair overhead and underground electric facilities and equipment including towers, poles, transmission lines, conduit, ground wires, insulators, transformers, meters, highway lighting (traffic signals and lights) and sub-stations. Perform related duties including tree trimming, stringing of lights, banner installations, etc.

 

Using power and hand equipment, dig holes for poles, towers and other equipment to hold overhead electrical wiring.  Transport pole or tower to site, remove old or damaged pole. Inspect, maintain and repair overhead distribution lines using bucket truck or pole climbing. Install grounds and insulating devices. Install and maintain all types of conductors. Install and maintain insulators, remove defective insulators, wash or clean existing insulators. Operate a variety of small hand tools, climbing tools, power assisted tools and meters. Operate moderate to heavy equipment such as digger/derricks, bucket trucks, backhoes, etc.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Experience and training equivalent to four years field experience in an electrical utility. Aptitude and demonstrated knowledge in mathematics, computer sciences, or other technical disciplines. Completion of high school education or equivalent plus completion of state approved apprenticeship program. Knowledge of electrical distribution systems and principles and the ability to read construction blueprints. Completion of State Certified/State Approved Line Apprenticeship program and the ability to pass a journeyman linemanís test administered by the IBEW.  Be certified to operate a lift truck, flag for vehicular control and hold a current First Aid/CPR card. Must have a working knowledge of OSHA Reg. CFR 1910.269.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses:   Must reside within response time requirements. Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Class A Driverís License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable/insurable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications:  An Associateís degree or equivalent in a technical area such as engineering technology, computer science, or math preferred.  A Bachelorís degree in Engineering Technology or similar technical discipline is highly desirable. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Software Suite including Word, Excel, and Access.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Provides project direction and training to work crews. May provide training to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Electric Operations Superintendent.

Line Installer

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Install, maintain and repair overhead and underground electric facilities and equipment including towers, poles, transmission lines, conduit, ground wires, insulators, transformers, meters, highway lighting (traffic signals and lights) and sub-stations. Perform related duties including tree trimming, stringing of lights, banner installations, etc.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Using power and hand equipment, dig holes for poles, towers and other equipment to hold overhead electrical wiring.  Transport pole or tower to site, remove old or damaged pole.  Inspect, maintain and repair overhead distribution lines using bucket truck or pole climbing. Install grounds and insulating devices.  Install and maintain all types of conductors. Install and maintain insulators, remove defective insulators, wash or clean existing insulators.

 

Operate a variety of small hand tools, climbing tools, power assisted tools and meters. Operate moderate to heavy equipment such as digger/derricks, bucket trucks, backhoes, etc. Perform tree trimming and banner installations, as required.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Completion of high school education or equivalent plus completion of state approved apprenticeship program. Knowledge of electrical distribution systems and principles. Ability to read construction blueprints. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Completion of State Certified/State Approved Line Apprenticeship program and the ability to pass a journeyman linemanís test administered by the IBEW, possession of valid Oregon Commercial Class A Driverís License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Be certified to operate a lift truck, flag for vehicular control and hold a current First Aid/CPR card.  Possession of working knowledge of OSHA Reg. CFR 1910.269.

 

Desirable Qualifications: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to drive, climb, bend, lift, stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools and controls.  The position requires mobility. Most duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 60 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 pounds may consume up to 80% of the work period. Duties require operation of motorized vehicles, use of heavy, moderate and light equipment and tools. Activity and types of duties performed require moderate to heavy exertion, manual coordination and physical dexterity.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training for ground persons and equipment operators, as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision of the Lead Working Line Installer and/or the Electric Operations Superintendent.

 

Line Truck Driver

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Drive and operate line truck and assist line crews in the maintenance and construction of electrical distribution system.  Operate and maintain a variety of tools used in system construction and maintenance.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Drive and operate line truck used in the construction, maintenance and repair of the electric system. Assist Line Installers by working hand line, pulling in overhead and underground power lines, setting transformers, setting poles, stocking trucks, cutting pavement, digging and compacting trenches, hauling and installing cable, or any other work line installers are performing. Operate light equipment such as forklifts, trench compactors, pavement cutters, conduit benders, etc.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High School education or equivalent. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to learn how to operate and maintain a variety of equipment.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Class A Commercial Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Forklift Certification or ability to obtain within 3 months of employment.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Flagging, First Aid and Competent Person Certifications. Prior experience as a Ground person and familiarity with electric distribution systems, truck and equipment operation and maintenance. Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved in the work and appropriate safety precautions.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position.  May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and procedures.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of an assigned foreman or Electric Operations Superintendent.

Meter Relay Technician

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Test, install and maintain electric meters and associated equipment.  Maintain records, inventories and material stores.  Respond to customer questions and complaints. Install and maintain substation recloser controls and associated equipment.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Install, maintain and test residential and commercial electromechanical and solid state meters, current transformers and associated equipment. Remain current on new meter programming and associated technology. Record and maintain meter test data and information database. Maintain meters and associated equipment inventory. Handle customer meter, billing and power quality complaints. Maintain, test and adjust substation recloser controls and protective equipment. Have a working knowledge of basic substation protection and control schemes. Have a working knowledge of substation switching, grounding and safety procedures. Assist with maintaining and operating hydro generator.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Completion of high school education or equivalent plus four years as meterman, electrician or lineman and the ability to pass a Journeyman Metermanís test administered by the IBEW within 6 months of employment.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of Journeyman Meterman card and valid Oregon Driverís License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of Journeyman Electrician card.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility.  Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis such as supplies and materials and may weigh up to 50 pounds.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 80% of the work period while operating equipment such as motorized vehicles, meter test equipment, hand tools, computers and small power tools. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Duties take place in both interior and exterior work settings with exposure to all types of weather conditions.  Additional exposures include electrical hazards.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position.  May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and procedure.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Electric Operations Superintendent.

Groundsperson - Meter Reader

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Read electrical meters using hand held reading device, assist line crews in the installation of overhead and underground equipment.  Assist and fill-in for other electric department personnel when needed. Operate and maintain a variety of tools used in system construction and maintenance. Drive Line Truck as required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Assist Line Installers by working hand line, pulling in overhead and underground power lines, setting transformers, setting poles, stocking trucks, cutting pavement, digging and compacting trenches, hauling and installing cable, or any other work line installers are performing. Operate light equipment such as forklifts, trench compactors, pavement cutters, conduit benders, etc.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High School education or equivalent. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.  Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to learn how to operate and maintain a variety of equipment.

 

Special Requirements/LIcenses: Possession of valid Oregon Class A Commercial Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Forklift Certification or ability to obtain within 3 months of employment.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Flagging, First Aid and Competent Person Certifications. Prior experience as a Ground person and familiarity with electric distribution systems, truck and equipment operation and maintenance. Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved in the work and appropriate safety precautions.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of assigned Lead Line Installer or Electric Operations Superintendent.

Connect/Disconnect Person

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform customer service connects and disconnects for electric and water utilities. Contact customers regarding billing questions or complaints and assist in resolving billing or service problems.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Connect and disconnect electric and water meters. Make field contacts with customers on non-payments and shut-offs, ďno powerĒ calls on new connects and answer weekend calls about connects and disconnects. Make field contacts with customers to resolve billing problems and complaints.

 

Pick-up dropbox payments. Change out bad electric meters and install new meters, as required. Resolve conflicts with meter locations, meter numbers and billing addresses. Monitor account payments/non-payments on computer. Drive pick-up truck, use computer, two-way radio, phone and hand tools such as screwdriver, pliers, shovel, meter key, etc.  

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High School education or equivalent plus one year customer service experience or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to learn how to operate small equipment and hand-held computer meter reading devices. Excellent communication skills.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Driverís License (Class A). Prior experience reading water and electric meters and familiarity with electric and water distribution systems, computers and customer service. Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved in the work and appropriate safety precautions.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of an assigned foreman or Electric Operations Superintendent.

Electrical Warehouse Worker

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

To provide efficient assistance in the receiving, storing and distribution of materials and supplies, as well as maintaining accurate, current records as required by the City. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of timely purchase, delivery and security of materials, equipment and supplies for the Electric and Telecommunication divisions.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Assist the Purchasing Representative in receiving, caring for, disbursing and shipping of materials and supplies for the Electric & Telecommunications Department. Monitor state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to public agency purchasing. Interpret and applies City policy and procedures. Recommend procedures to improve purchasing systems and processes.

 

Prepare and issue purchase orders. Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to policy. Receive, account for and deliver materials. Correspond with manufacturer representatives and agents regarding quotes, bids, delivery schedules and performance. Monitor and report on changes in price and delivery dates.

 

Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability. Maintain optimal inventory in the most cost-effective manner. Conduct and reconcile an annual inventory of utility materials and equipment. Arrange for disposal of surplus material according to policy.  Maintain warehouse buildings and grounds in a manner to create a safe working environment and positive image of the utility. 

 

Responsible for keeping the warehouse, dock and adjacent yard orderly, clean, safe and in good physical condition.  Operates forklift and other mechanical equipment assigned to and used by the warehouse personnel.

 

Assist in taking inventories of materials and supplies, and coordinate potential shortages with Purchasing Representative. Pull all required material as listed on picking list for staked jobs for crews, so it will be ready for loading. Report all material issued without a picking list, and material returned, salvaged or junked. Recondition material and plant equipment for further use as feasible. Label proper company number on all special equipment including transformers, meters, etc. Maintain rubber goods schedule of change out and shipment to test facility.

 

Secure yard facilities daily. Label all containers of hazardous materials when received as per written program. Test poles on junk rack and return to service or cut up as required.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent plus at least one year utility experience or three years of non-utility experience in related position. Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job. Must possess working knowledge of personal computer and ability to use word processing and spread sheet software applications.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses:  Possession of or ability to obtain CDL license within 6 months of employment.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to communicate orally and in writing with employees and the general public in a courteous effective manner.   

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Work under the general supervision of the Electric Operations Superintendent.

Tree Trimmer

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform routine duties in the clearing and trimming of trees in rights-of-ways in the vicinity of energized electric conductors; operate equipment used in clearing and trimming trees in power line rights-of-ways. Operate and maintain all equipment and tools associated with tree care and removal.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Operate power and hand equipment used for clearing and trimming trees in rights-of-ways in the vicinity of energized electric conductors, including the operation of aerial man lift equipment, chippers, dump trucks and other equipment used in clearing and trimming trees in power line rights-of-ways. Knowledge of maintaining the proper clearance for energized conductors.

 

General knowledge about varied species of trees and growth patterns and maintenance. Knowledge of proper techniques to safely climb trees and to work from ladders.

 

Knowledge of the potential hazards that come with working near live utility lines, conductors and under transmission lines.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Completion of high school education or equivalent plus completion of state approved apprenticeship program.  Knowledge of electrical distribution systems and principles. Ability to read construction blueprints. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Completion of Certified Line Clearance Apprenticeship program or the ability to pass a journeyman tree trimmerís test administered by the IBEW, possession of valid Oregon Commercial Class A Driverís License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Be certified to operate a lift truck, flag for vehicular control and hold a current First Aid/CPR card. Possession of working knowledge of OSHA Reg. CFR 1910.269.

 

Desirable Qualifications: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to drive, climb, bend, lift, stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools and controls. The position requires mobility. Most duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 60 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 pounds may consume up to 80% of the work period. Duties require operation of motorized vehicles, use of heavy, moderate and light equipment and tools. Activity and types of duties performed require moderate to heavy exertion, manual coordination and physical dexterity.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision of the Electric Operations Superintendent.

 

 

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Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of an assigned foreman or Electric Operations Superintendent.

 

Electrical Warehouse Worker

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

To provide efficient assistance in the receiving, storing and distribution of materials and supplies, as well as maintaining accurate, current records as required by the City. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of timely purchase, delivery and security of materials, equipment and supplies for the Electric and Telecommunication divisions.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Assist the Purchasing Representative in receiving, caring for, disbursing and shipping of materials and supplies for the Electric & Telecommunications Department. Monitor state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to public agency purchasing. Interpret and applies City policy and procedures. Recommend procedures to improve purchasing systems and processes.

 

Prepare and issue purchase orders. Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to policy. Receive, account for and deliver materials. Correspond with manufacturer representatives and agents regarding quotes, bids, delivery schedules and performance. Monitor and report on changes in price and delivery dates.

 

Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability. Maintain optimal inventory in the most cost-effective manner. Conduct and reconcile an annual inventory of utility materials and equipment. Arrange for disposal of surplus material according to policy.  Maintain warehouse buildings and grounds in a manner to create a safe working environment and positive image of the utility. 

 

Responsible for keeping the warehouse, dock and adjacent yard orderly, clean, safe and in good physical condition.  Operates forklift and other mechanical equipment assigned to and used by the warehouse personnel.

 

Assist in taking inventories of materials and supplies, and coordinate potential shortages with Purchasing Representative. Pull all required material as listed on picking list for staked jobs for crews, so it will be ready for loading. Report all material issued without a picking list, and material returned, salvaged or junked. Recondition material and plant equipment for further use as feasible. Label proper company number on all special equipment including transformers, meters, etc. Maintain rubber goods schedule of change out and shipment to test facility.

 

Secure yard facilities daily. Label all containers of hazardous materials when received as per written program. Test poles on junk rack and return to service or cut up as required.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent plus at least one year utility experience or three years of non-utility experience in related position. Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job. Must possess working knowledge of personal computer and ability to use word processing and spread sheet software applications.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses:  Possession of or ability to obtain CDL license within 6 months of employment.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to communicate orally and in writing with employees and the general public in a courteous effective manner.   

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Work under the general supervision of the Electric Operations Superintendent.

Tree Trimmer

IBEW Electrical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform routine duties in the clearing and trimming of trees in rights-of-ways in the vicinity of energized electric conductors; operate equipment used in clearing and trimming trees in power line rights-of-ways. Operate and maintain all equipment and tools associated with tree care and removal.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Operate power and hand equipment used for clearing and trimming trees in rights-of-ways in the vicinity of energized electric conductors, including the operation of aerial man lift equipment, chippers, dump trucks and other equipment used in clearing and trimming trees in power line rights-of-ways. Knowledge of maintaining the proper clearance for energized conductors.

 

General knowledge about varied species of trees and growth patterns and maintenance. Knowledge of proper techniques to safely climb trees and to work from ladders.

 

Knowledge of the potential hazards that come with working near live utility lines, conductors and under transmission lines.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Completion of high school education or equivalent plus completion of state approved apprenticeship program.  Knowledge of electrical distribution systems and principles. Ability to read construction blueprints. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Completion of Certified Line Clearance Apprenticeship program or the ability to pass a journeyman tree trimmerís test administered by the IBEW, possession of valid Oregon Commercial Class A Driverís License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Be certified to operate a lift truck, flag for vehicular control and hold a current First Aid/CPR card. Possession of working knowledge of OSHA Reg. CFR 1910.269.

 

Desirable Qualifications: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to drive, climb, bend, lift, stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools and controls. The position requires mobility. Most duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 60 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 pounds may consume up to 80% of the work period. Duties require operation of motorized vehicles, use of heavy, moderate and light equipment and tools. Activity and types of duties performed require moderate to heavy exertion, manual coordination and physical dexterity.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision of the Electric Operations Superintendent.

 

 

 

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