Spanish Fork City
  • 08-Jun-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Spanish Fork, UT, USA
  • $70,407 - $105,610
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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Effective Date: June 2021

Power System Supervisor

Department: Public Works

Division: Power & Light

Salary: $70,407 - $105,610

Status: Full Time

Job Closes: Open Until Filled

TechNet #2590

Pay Grade 13

General Purpose

Under the direction of the Electrical Superintendent, this position performs administrative duties in the planning, design, development and maintenance of electrical substations. The Power System Supervisor is responsible for the following aspects of the Power & Light Division,

  • Substation Crew Supervision/Scheduling
  • Substation Apprentice Training
  • Substation Construction
  • Substation Maintenance
  • Substation Testing
  • Substation Work Orders
  • Weekly Substation Report
  • Scheduling City Electrical Projects

Power System Supervisor may also be assigned responsibility for the following in the Power & Light Division that could be otherwise assigned to a Senior Utility Planner, Journeyman Power & Light Inspector, Electric Meter Technician, Warehouse Purchasing Agent, Inspector III, Inspector II, or Utility Planner II which include the following.

  • Citizen Service Calls
  • Commercial Metering Review
  • Connections/Disconnections
  • Conservation & Clean Air
  • Construction Standards
  • Construction Testing
  • Development & Mapping
  • DRC Alternate
  • Excavation Permits
  • GPS Data Collection
  • Invoicing
  • Master Plans
  • Material Bidding
  • Material Issuing
  • Meter Apprentice Training
  • Metering System Maintenance
  • Net Metering
  • Osha Construction Compliance
  • Pole Testing
  • Project Cost Tracking
  • Solar Installations
  • Street Light Maintenance
  • Utility Modeling
  • Warehousing

Essential Functions

Substation Responsibilities.

  • Oversees and coordinates the day to day operation of the substation crew. Schedules their time to coordinate with the requirements of projects and timeframes.
  • Install, construct, maintain, and repair electrical substations. Inspect, operate, and maintain mechanical and electrical parts including circuit breakers, reclosers, load tap changers, control panels, transformers and other substation equipment.
  • Tests, adds, and filters oil for a variety of power distribution equipment. Performs weekly inspections of the substation sites taking readings from metered equipment and identifying any immediate maintenance that needs to be addressed.
  • Investigate substation service interruptions. Capable of troubleshooting faulty equipment and restoring service to customers in a swift and efficient manner.
  • Assists with the SCADA system of the department overseeing the connectivity needed inside the substation. Participate in line switching procedures for both transmission and distribution systems.
  • Will assist in the training of apprentice substation workers, evaluate equipment specifications, assist in drafting substation material specifications, review/evaluate bidding results, etc.
  • Will maintain a current knowledge of the NESC and NEC electrical standards and ensure that the standards are met.
  • Performs employee evaluations for those that are assigned under the responsibility of the Power System Supervisor.
  • Must ensure that any necessary licensing needed by an employee or contractor for substation grounds maintenance is acquired and kept current.

Employee Supervision.

  • Direct and supervise Journey Substation Technicians, Apprentice Substation Technicians, City Electrician and others as assigned.
  • Performs employee evaluations for those that are assigned under the responsibility of the Power System Supervisor.
  • Must be aware of Substation Apprentice's abilities and progress in training.

Equipment Operation.

  • Must be proficient in the operation of electrical utility equipment including but not limited to: bucket trucks, line trucks, backhoe, underground/overhead line pullers, tensioners, backyard digger/derrick, forklift, along with hand tools related to the position.
  • Must have journey level knowledge of substation construction/maintenance work including the use of hotline tools, protective cover and testing equipment.

Safety Systems.

  • Be aware of all safety aspects required by the nature of the position and job requirements. Must keep safety first and foremost in and during the process of all projects for the safety of citizens and personnel that enter or are in proximity to work being performed by this person or crew.

Miscellaneous Duties as Assigned.

  • Must be able to meet attendance and punctuality requirements for this position. Must abide by all city policies and procedures. Must work well with others.
  • Must live within 30 minutes' travel time from Spanish Fork's city limits in order to respond to emergencies.
  • This person may need to respond to an emergency call on a twenty - four (24) hour basis as needed by the department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions/Physical and Mental Demands

  • Physical Demands. Requires moderate to heavy physical activity. Required to push, pull or lift medium to heavy weights. Required to work in difficult working positions. May have to stand, walk, or sit in uncomfortable positions for extended periods.
  • Working Conditions. Exposure to adverse weather conditions, hazardous materials, chemicals and fumes, and prolonged high noise levels. Often works in and around high voltage equipment at ground level. May at times include exposure to high stress situations or environments, including contact with the public in confrontational or uncomfortable circumstances.
  • Occupational safety and health hazards may be encountered under controlled conditions. May be required to work unconventional work hours or shifts.

Position Qualifications

  • Education: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Preferred an Associates Degree in electronics.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of experience as a Journey Substation Technician
  • CPR Certification: Required
  • First Aid Certification: Required
  • Utah CDL: Class B Required, Class A prefered with endorsements as necessary
  • Bucket Truck Rescue Certification: Required
  • Forklift Certification: Required
  • Flagging Certification: Required
  • Journey Certification: Substation Technician, Lineman/Electrician
  • IS-100, IS-200, & IS-700 Certifications: Within one year of hire date
  • Applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test
  • Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge and understanding of electrical theory, operation, maintenance and installation of substation equipment and apparatus.
    • Working knowledge of NESC, NEC, OSHA, and APPA Safety Manual as it applies to substation construction and maintenance. Thorough knowledge and understanding of power system operation, switching procedures, clearance, and tagging procedures.
    • Must possess the ability to work from drawings and specifications and use measuring and testing meters and instruments as needed in the operation of utility electric systems and equipment.
    • Must be assertive in the area of enforcing safe work practices, as well as maintaining productivity. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; ability to think and act independently; ability to work under pressure; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
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