Project Maintenance & Operations Foreman

Company Name: Southeast Alaska Power Agency
Phone Number: (907) 228-2281
City: Ketchikan
State/Provence: Alaska
Zip: 99901
Job Title: Project Maintenance & Operations Foreman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: October 23, 2017
Salary: $46.53
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours


The base location for this position is Tyee Hydroelectric Facility located approximately 40 miles southeast of Wrangell, AK.  Some job duties require travel to other SEAPA facilities.


Salary & excellent benefits provided in accordance with the IBEW Local 1547 Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Working Foreman of SEAPA’s Tyee Lake Hydroelectric Facilities.  Leads the operations and maintenance crew in the safe performance of duties associated with Tyee generation facilities, power lines, switchyards, and substation.  Standard work schedule is 10 days on and 4 days off.  Position typically requires residency on site in employer-provided housing during each 10-day tour of duty, but may vary to meet business needs.


  • Leads and documents daily tailboard and monthly safety meetings.
  • Works in close coordination with Operations Manager to ensure all onsite personnel maintain requisite safety training.
  • Identifies and organizes O&M activities in close coordination with Operations Manager.
  • Responsible for safe and efficient completion of all activities performed by the Tyee operations and maintenance crew.
  • Keeps Operations Manager apprised of needs and concerns, especially pertaining to crew safety and efficiency.
  • Provides regular progress reports to Operations Manager.
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs hydroelectric generating facility systems and equipment.
  • Issues and provides control of switching and tagging procedures for system clearances and hot line orders.
  • Monitors and controls voltage, frequency, real and reactive power throughout system.
  • Coordinates system operation with and between facility operators, municipal electric systems, and large power customers.
  • Maintains records and operating logs on generating facility systems and equipment.
  • Responsible for keeping all necessary equipment in good repair, removing unsafe equipment from use, and recommending replacement options.
  • Generates, assigns, and completes scheduled maintenance work orders. Administers computerized maintenance management system.
  • Responsible for ensuring necessary parts are timely ordered, received, and inventoried.
  • Operates and maintains substations, switchyards, and submarine cable sites.
  • Operates and maintains facility vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Assigns and performs unscheduled maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair on facility equipment.
  • Maintains a positive and supportive working relationship with co-workers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract for employment.  SEAPA reserves the right to revise or change duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skill and abilities and in no way all inclusive. 

Experience Required:



  • High School diploma
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license


  • Ability to respectfully lead others and efficiently complete objectives.
  • Must be a team player, self-motivated, and exhibit professional skills that reflect well on the Agency, which also includes dedication to the mission of the organization, observation of all health and safety regulations, and use of safety equipment as needed.
  • Ability to coordinate and safely perform energy isolation of plant systems and equipment.
  • Ability to coordinate operations, testing, maintenance, and repair of plant electrical and mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Verifiable experience leading to knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment, power generating equipment and machinery.
  • Thorough understanding of generation and transmission system control concepts.
  • Experienced in operation and maintenance of plant auxiliary systems and equipment.
  • Skilled in the use of precision measuring devices and their application.
  • Experienced in alignment procedures.
  • Ability to operate and maintain vehicles and mobile heavy equipment.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Required to speak clearly and hear well when communicating over the telephone, radios, and in person.
  • Physically able to walk, climb stairs, climb ladders in excess of 100 feet, stand, and lift materials up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to safely traverse uneven, wet, and challenging terrain.
  • Requires working in different types of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Requires work indoors in an industrial power plant environment.
  • Requires work outdoors and exposure to all seasonal weather conditions.
  • Requires travel in fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, and boats.
  • Risk of exposure to energized equipment, noise, rotating machinery, falling from heights, working around water, uneven terrain, slippery conditions, and other hazards associated with remote field work or an industrial setting.
  • Exposure to indigenous wildlife, including insects and animals.
How to Apply:

Posting on this site open until January 23, 2018, job will remain open until filled.

To submit an application for this position, please visit Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s Career Opportunities page at:

Note:  Applications must be completed for consideration.

Posting End Date: January 23, 2018