Operations Superintendent

Company Name: Okanogan PUD
Phone Number: (509) 422-8471
City: Okanogan
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98840
Job Title: Operations Superintendent
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: May 24, 2017
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 8
Work Time Type: Hours

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure that all OSHA and WISHA safety rules are followed.
    • Job Site Preparation: Checks job site for access, resolves any questions for engineering, determines equipment needs, safety issues, flagging needs (make sure flaggers are available), addresses any customer issues, assures locates are complete, addresses road cut issues (get pavement and concrete cuts done) and that all required permits are in place.
    • Assesses jobs upon completion for materials issues, standards issues, road and sidewalk repairs and other job site issues.
    • Materials: Assures proper materials are laid out and available for the jobs and works with the warehouse, engineering and accounting to consolidate inventory upon job completion.
    • Supervisory Duties: In absence of the Operations Manager assesses, assigns, delegates and checks work of Operations personnel as necessary; gives direction and makes decisions regarding daily issues.


Additional Functions:

  • Serves as a member of the Standards Committee and works closely with engineering to assure construction standards are being complied with and when necessary changed to reflect improved methods.
  • Serves as an on-call supervisor for after hours’ duty.
  • Serves as the contract work coordinator for electrical system contract crews (with exception of right-of-way maintenance) on engineering issues, standards, materials, switching, quality of work and other.
  • Accurate and timely completion of paperwork is a must in this position.
  • Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Performance of other duties as required. Performs in other positions as required.
Experience Required:


  • Must have a thorough knowledge of OSHA 1910.269, WISHA Chapter 45 (electrical workers safety rules), NESC and NEC.
  • Knowledge and demonstration of District values to situations that arise which can’t be readily solved by application of code, departmental procedure or District policy. District values include dedication, integrity and professionalism.
  • Must possess a Washington State Commercial Driver License.
  • Required to stay current on all safety trainings offered by the District.
  • Must be willing and able to work after hours.
  • Ability to operate all equipment and tools of the trade.
  • Knowledge of electrical system, distribution and transmission circuits.
  • Thorough understanding of the operation and installation of equipment such as transformers, reclosers, sectionalizers, circuit breakers, circuit switchers, voltage regulators, meters, switches and other equipment related to distribution and transmission of electrical energy.
  • Ability to read and work from drawings and maps.
  • Ability to relate constructively with others to work independently and in a team environment to help maintain a positive workplace.
  • Must have strong interpersonal/communication skills and emotional intelligence to function as part of a team.
  • Maintain confidentiality of District records and information.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrate ability to set and meet deadlines, organize resources, establish priorities and utilize work scheduling techniques.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out detailed oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in conduct and appearance at all times.
  • Must have the ability to understand, follow and communicate accurate, clear and concise written and verbal information and instructions.

Additional Supervisory/Management skills:

  • Demonstrated supervisory and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrated desktop computing skills.
  • Must have ability to prioritize and perform job duties and, with minimal supervision, be able to make decisions compatible with previous instructions.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team of employees ranging from apprentices to experienced journeymen.
  • Organization skills necessary to maintain records and files.


  • high school diploma or equivalent is required;
  • successful completion of a three-year (minimum) apprenticeship, passed an IBEW journeyman exam, possess a current journey level lineman card;
  • minimum of five years of journeyman-level work experience is required;
  • must have or obtain 40 hr. HAZWOPER certification;
  • attend Leadership Training within the first year in position as soon as offered by NWPPA.
How to Apply:

See www.okanoganpud.org for job description and requirements. Please submit online application with resume and cover letter. Okanogan PUD is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

Posting End Date: June 23, 2017