Operations Supervisor

Company Name: Northern Wasco County People's Utility District
Phone Number: (541) 296-2226
City: The Dalles
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97058
Job Title: Operations Supervisor
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: May 23, 2016
Salary: $92,700 - $112,625 depending upon qualifications
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the transmission/distribution system.  Direct the day-to-day construction, operation, and maintenance of the distribution/transmission system and related equipment at NWCPUD so as to insure satisfactory operating conditions.
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of distribution/transmission facilities and related equipment to insure satisfactory operating conditions and insure compliance with all applicable safety rules, regulations and company policies.
  • Respond to system outages, supervise the restoration of electrical service as rapidly and safely as possible, and insure prompt restoration of service following system interruptions.
  • Supervise and coordinate the daily activities of the staff including hiring, training needs, customer service, performance management, and performance evaluations.  Review all job descriptions in Operations and update as needed.  Delegate such authority and responsibility to line foreman with full recognition that he retains overall accountability.
  • Provide information to Director of Engineering for short and long-range planning.
  • Patrol and inspect transmission/distribution circuits and report any code violations or any unsatisfactory condition.
  • Responsible for the Operations section safety program.  Review the OR-OSHA facility inspections and make corrections within 30 days when possible.  Participate in safety committee meetings and Operations safety meetings.  Insure compliance with OR-OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Compile data to assist the Director of Engineering in the formation of the annual budget.
  • Inspect at least 10% of all completed major work orders in conjunction with Engineering.
  • Perform as a key member of the management team on the scheduling of all work orders, material inventories, vehicle replacement, new tools and revisions of PUD policies.
  • Schedule vehicle fleet maintenance and prepare bid documents for vehicle procurement.
  • Responsible for Operations Hazardous Communication Program compliance.
  • Responsible for protection and security of the District’s plant, property and equipment.
Experience Required:
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods.
  • Knowledge of all line crew aspects of a PUD electrical utility.
  • Familiar with applicable PUC codes and standards, PUD specifications, National Electric Safety Code, OR-OSHA rules and regulations, applicable sections of the National Electric Code, and the APPA Safety Manual.
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively instruct, operate and maintain an electrical distribution and transmission system.
  • Have a valid first aid and CPR card.
  • Skilled in motivating, training and evaluating subordinates in order to obtain the highest degree of capabilities.
  • Able to deal with the public in a polite and tactful manner.
  • Must maintain a positive, courteous and respectful attitude, communicate accurately in English and work cooperatively with PUD customers, employees, supervisors and the general public.
  • PUD customers and outside agencies such as: OR-OSHA, PUC, BPA, NWPPA and other city and state agencies.
  • Available for scheduled and unscheduled outside-of-regular-working-hours meetings and trouble calls.
  • Able to hear malfunctioning equipment, radio’s, and to see and recognize equipment problems.
  • Must speak and read English in order to communicate with co-workers and the general public regarding publications, technical periodicals, training materials, equipment manuals and maps.
  • Involves lifting objects up to 20 pounds frequently and/or carrying/moving objects weighing up to 30 pounds.  Requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing and seeing.  Requires walking over uneven ground in rights-of-way under a variety of weather conditions.
  • High School diploma, or equivalent experience and successful completion of a lineman’s training program required.
  • Five years minimum experience in practical application of skills in an electric utility (in addition to the required apprentice program) is required, including two years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.  (Normally, the successful applicant would have pursued a systematic lineman training program and would have served as an Apprentice Lineman through Journeyman Lineman and Line Foreman.)
  • Must have a valid, current driver’s license.  Driving record must be acceptable and insurable by NWCPUD insurance carrier at standard group rates.  An annual consent for a release of one’s driving record is also required.
  • Should an applicant be deficient in certain educational achievements, offsetting experience may be substituted or vice versa.
How to Apply:

Do not apply directly to NWCPUD. Please see our website: https://www.nwasco.com/jobs.cfm for full job description and instructions for applying. Application, resume and cover letters will only be accepted at:

HR Answers, Inc

7650 SW Beveland St., Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

HRE@HRAnswers.com (put “Operations Supervisor” in subject line)

Fax (503) 352-5582

Northern Wasco County PUD is an Equal‐Opportunity Employer

Posting End Date: June 10, 2016