Electrician - Foreman
Date published: 8-Mar-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Power
Business Plan: ELC
Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch company, provides construction services in the open/merit shop arena. Since 1996, OCI has been an industry leader in building vital infrastructure and provides a comprehensive range of construction services in the areas of power generation, power delivery, telecommunications, and water. Tailored to fit our clients' project-specific needs, services are available through direct hire or subcontract options utilizing open or merit shop labor in support of EPC projects, as well as construction-only work for the water, energy and telecommunications markets.
Direct and supervise the planning, lay‐out, installation, testing and repair of wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus, motors, equipment and control systems in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes and industry standards. Plan and coordinate the efforts of the craft workers under his/her supervision and motivate them to accomplish the work safely, correctly and efficiently. In addition, must have all necessary tools (see Electrician tool list).
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Be able to perform all of the principal duties and accountabilities of craft workers under his/her supervision. • Lead and support all safety related processes and programs as requested. Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries. No job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised. • Have an understanding of the scheduling, material control and unit man-hour performance reporting. Become familiar with the Field Progress Management System (FPMS). • Be able to create and execute a one week schedule. Be able to set and execute crew goals based on the project unit rates. • Review crew's timecards for correct hours and phase coding. • Report all accidents and near misses to supervisor. Participate in investigation process as needed. Review accidents and the causes with employees. • Lead, complete, and sign off on daily pre-job safety planning in the appropriate format. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or mitigate hazards. Assure all crew members understand, participate, and sign all pre-job safety planning tools at start and end of shift. • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens). • Understand, support, implement, and follow lockout/tag out procedures. Attend site specific training and assure you follow all procedures as out lined in training. • Use effective verbal and written communication skills. Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately. • Listen to other employees and supervisor's suggestions, complaints, problems, safety concerns and recommendations, evaluate each and then devise and implement a plan of action based on that evaluation. Consult with supervisor and if needed HR on any issues. • Coordinate and communicate work with other crafts and co-workers on the job. As requested by project supervision manage other crafts when needed. • Provide on-the-job training to those individuals under his/her supervision. • Train/teach safety practices, policies and procedures related to an employee's assigned tasks. • Perform task planning to safely and efficiently carry out all aspects of that work assigned. • Plan and communicate with supervisor to assure that an adequate supply of tools, materials and equipment are available. • Gain a complete understanding of the scope of work and the related parts of the project. Develop a thorough understanding of the project plans, specifications and schedule as they relate to that portion of the work assigned. • Conduct tool box meetings and communicate safety concerns, work scope, plans and schedules to the crews. • Participate in quantity report collection as needed on a daily/weekly basis. • Assure employees produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards. • Inspect subordinate's work for compliance with the, contract plans, specifications, and industry standards. Ensure that correct construction procedures are followed during installation. Point out deficiencies, explain them, and take corrective action needed. • Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement. • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed. • Ensure that construction equipment is correctly operated, maintained, in good working order, and Daily Equipment Inspections are completed for equipment being used. • Complete performance reviews of craft workers according to Craft Performance Assessment (CPA) Guidelines. Ensure that subordinates are qualified to perform their work as it relates to their level.
At least 5 years of experience working as an electrician or similar craft or a combination of experience and training. A strong working knowledge of the electrical craft. Must be a highly qualified journeyman electrician with working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Should have all necessary licenses for the jurisdiction in which the work is to be performed. Must set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and productivity for the members of his/her crew. In addition, must have all necessary tools (see Electrician tool list). Must be at least 18 years of age. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Previous experience as a supervisor. One or more of the following certifications: State Electrical License NCCER Electrical NCCER Electrical and Instrumentation Technician NCCER Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation Technician NCCER Project Supervision
Facts and Figures
- OCI is moving our Headquarters to the Raleigh, NC Area in the summer of 2015 to allow better alignment with our parent company, Black & Veatch, and one of their engineering execution offices, also located in the Raleigh, NC Area.
- OCI has a presence in several key markets across the US and has the capabilities and infrastructure to fully execute complex EPC projects domestically.
- OCI worked a total of 1,722,510 + Man Hours in 2014
- OCI employed over 1,591 Craft Professionals and over 622 Salaried