In addition to working foreman duties (described in a separate position description), performs the following:
Communicates with Operations Manager:
reviews and assigns daily crew assignments, work orders and schedules.
provides support for the coordination of new construction and interpretation of the staking
keeps Operations Manager informed of work in progress,
advises Operations Manager of personnel matters that require review or action,
initiates or suggests plans to achieve work goals,
provides information necessary for maintaining the mapping system,
recommends any necessary repairs or replacements to Operations Manager,
completes, assists with or delegates related paperwork and reports, insures completion in an accurate, neat and timely manner,
recommends where improvements can be made in practices, procedures, and methods,
makes recommendations for annual work program and
provides support and documentation for pre-job and post-job work
reviews and validates crew hours and activities for payroll and work order
Provides job-site supervision and leadership of assigned personnel for training, guidance, and direction of work activities:
plans work to best utilize workers, materials, and transportation equipment,
interprets staking sheets to workers, and assigns duties,
conducts tailgate briefing before start of work,
inspects working conditions and monitors methods of operation for compliance with all applicable regulations,
establishes or adjusts work assignments to meet construction and maintenance schedules,
interprets Cooperative policies to workers and enforces Cooperative’s safety regulations,
assists with day-to-day training, development and evaluation of apprentice linemen and other subordinates as required, provides on-the-job training as necessary,
analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems,
ensures proper care, use and storage of cooperative vehicles, equipment, tools and
reviews and approves distribution switching orders as needed.
other duties as assigned by Manager of Operations or General Manager.
Maintains a thorough knowledge of:
entire electrical system including location of lines, voltage levels, sources of power, direction of feeders, metering points, sectionalizing points, ,
YVEA policies and operating procedures, line specifications, safety procedures, electrical codes and other rules and regulations pertaining to daily
Provides member service:
helps to resolve member concerns in a timely and professional manner
promotes and presents a positive professional image to the public when performing duties,
cooperates with all other departments of the Association.
Supervision of working foreman, journeyman lineman, apprentice lineman, operators and/or other operations positions as assigned.
Participation in a qualified four-year apprentice lineman/line worker training program with certification of the successful completion of the program or proof of previous employment as a journeyman lineman by another utility with a minimum of four years’ experience
Class A CDL with a satisfactory driving and safety record,
working knowledge of the duties of the position with knowledge or ability to learn RUS construction specifications and a portion of the National Electric Safety Code,
manual dexterity to maintain proper safety while performing work from the pole in hooks or in the bucket, while driving the line truck and in normal operation of a winch truck, line construction vehicle(s), snowmobiles, four- wheelers, or other tools,
ability to read, write and do arithmetic,
ability to communicate clearly,
demonstrated ability to follow directions and prioritize job tasks,
ability to analyze information, coordinate people and resources and communicate with a variety of co-workers.
thorough knowledge of first aid and CPR,
willingness attend courses relating to his/her area of work,
must know or be able to learn various computer programs such as Word, Excel, Ivue and Appsuite
Personal characteristics shall include integrity, self-motivation, positive professional image, courtesy, good attendance, and excellent problem
willingness to work at either YVEA office as needed
Employee performs duties around energized and de-energized electric plant and moving mechanical parts.
Physical Effort and Dexterity: Work is heavy and requires exertion of up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Lifting and carrying of 10 to 50 pounds is Reaching and lifting overhead is frequent. Job requires standing, crawling, climbing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and reaching a majority of the time. Performs work on poles at heights of up to 100 feet, normally in awkward positions. May spend long periods of time driving and/or riding in line construction vehicles to reach remote areas of the service territory. Work may be performed in confined spaces in awkward positions. Some exposure to odors, gases, dust and dirt, toxic or caustic chemicals may occur.
VisualAcuity,Hearing& Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly for work and safety The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud.
Environment/Working Conditions: Work is performed outdoors in weather conditions that vary from sub-zero cold to heat above 90 degrees, in wet and dry conditions and in terrain from flat urban to extreme mountainous rural areas, mostly at elevations 6,000 feet or more above sea Some overnight travel to re-current training and conferences.
The above statements are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
*29 CFR Part 541 Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees
About Yampa Valley Electric
Yampa Valley Electric Association is a cooperative located in Northwest Colorado. We have two locations: one in Steamboat Springs and one in Craig. Today, the Association serves nearly 26,300 meters over 2,840 miles of line. The association's service territory extends east to the continental divide, south to almost I-70, north into Wyoming about 10 miles, and west to within 25 miles of the Utah border. The 7,000 square mile service territory includes the communities of Baggs and Savery, Wyoming; Craig, Hayden, Steamboat Springs, and Yampa, Colorado; and surrounds, but does not include the town of Oak Creek, Colorado. The Association is run by a Board of Directors. The member/owners elect nine individuals from the general membership to represent them as Board of Directors. Three Directors are elected each year on a rotating basis. Yampa Valley Electric owns no generation facilities. It purchases power from the Western Area Power Administration (a federal power marketing agency) and Xcel Energy. YVEA is located in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Steamboat and the surrounding area is home to practically every type of outdoor recreation one can imagine depending on ...the season. You can plan to ski and snowboard, snowmobile, snowshoe, and take a few hunting trips in the cooler months. The warmer months brings the ability to road bike, mountain bike, fly-fish, hike, hunt, and camp all without traveling far from your door. It truly is a recreational paradise- and we get to live here!