Full Time, Salary, Comprehensive Benefit Package
Summary of Position:The Operations Manager supervises activities required for constructing and maintaining distribution systems. Promotes and teaches safety practices and procedures and ensures a culture of workplace safety. Assists the Engineering Department by coordinating schedules and work practices to promote efficient operations. May work with the membership promoting the practices and objectives of the Operations Department.
Work effectively as an employee of PPEC and maintain good job behavior.
1. Must be supportive of PPEC business concepts and principles.
2. Must be of high integrity, dependable and professional.
3. Punctual and conscientious about work hours and perform overtime when requested. Communicate with supervisor when unable to work at the appointed time.
4. Accept responsibility for the duties of your position. Work diligently toward complete accurate work assignments.
5. Develop the necessary skills and knowledge to perform the duties of the position. Attend meetings and seminars as directed.
6. Continually develop and recommend more efficient and effective ways of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the position.
7. Review and abide by established policies and procedures of PPEC.
8. Must have a high regard for the safety of themselves and others. Promote safety in every activity and attend scheduled safety meetings as directed. Become familiar with and abide by the PPEC safety rules and procedures.
9. Must have the desire to work as part of a team and contribute to the high morale in the organization. Promote teamwork through communication and cooperation. Treat coworkers in a professional manner and consider the opinions and personal needs of others.
10. Accept and adapt positively to changes in your position and within PPEC. Develop a commitment to accept ongoing change.
11. Be a positive influence within and outside PPEC.
12. Support PPEC’s mission by staying current with information to cultivate and positively project the Cooperative’s philosophy.
Supervisor Core Competencies:
Supervise and coordinate the work of the employee(s) supervised.
1. Lead by example maintaining a positive attitude, professionalism and a supportive environment. Practice consistency, fairness, and honesty in supervising employees.
2. Orient employees to their position and PPEC.
3. Communicate the duties and responsibilities, delegate tasks and inform subordinates of the expectations of performance.
4. Develop an understanding of each job in order to direct the employees supervised. Motivate them to perform their duties to meet the PPEC’s expectations of performance.
5. Continually assess performance by giving and receiving feedback in a timely manner. Conduct an annual performance evaluation.
6. Monitor training requirements for all line personnel. Coordinate all apprentice training and ensure all personnel are informed of training progress as needed/necessary. Suggest to senior management proposed training needs for all line personnel on an annual basis.
7. Assist the Human Resource Manager in hiring employees
Within the limits of established policies, procedures and budgets, assumes responsibility and has commensurate authority as delegated by the President/CEO for the following functions:
1. Exemplify a strong commitment to safety in all aspects of work. Ensuring all work is performed safely, properly and in accordance with Cooperative rules, instructions and practices.
2. Holds regular meetings with operations department staff to facilitate open communication. Hold Crew Leader meetings to properly communicate department goals and status of apprentice line workers and other matters relevant to the operations department. Participate as a member of the management team in meetings and other assigned functions.
3. Conduct monthly safety meetings and participate in the safety committee.
4. Monitor the training requirements of line personnel to ensure compliance with established policies, practices and procedures.
5. Assists with the design, construction, maintenance and operation of all electrical system facilities.
6. Responsible to continuously develop, implement, and maintain distribution preventative maintenance and inspection program. Report, repair, and plan for the orderly maintenance of the distribution system to ensure the highest reliability.
7. Develops procedures and practices for switching, energizing, and for outages including notification to affected consumers.
8. Receives clearance and issues instructions to energize or de-energize lines and determines compliance with all safety precautions and regulations when opening and closing energized lines.
9. Helps coordinate and assure all permits, easements, licenses and other correspondence are secured in a timely fashion where required.
10. Coordinate underground locates with the Engineering Department using the services provided by an independent contractor (USIC). Requests underground facilities to be located to prevent damage to buried facilities in the construction area as necessary.
11. Assists with developing and recommending annual and long range work plans and budgets of construction and maintenance programs. Participates in design of the 4-year construction work plan.
12. Develop annual capital and expense budget for line operations. Coordinate budget and proposed activities with other departments.
13. Perform inspections to observe work procedures, evaluate exactness, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures, validate work performed, examine condition of vehicles, equipment and tolls on a timely basis.
14. Investigate accidents, determine cause, administer discipline when needed and take corrective action to eliminate further occurrences.
15. Coordinate and work with appropriate personnel and/or outside vendor to properly clean up and dispose of oil spills and other environmental concerns.
16. Reviews staking sheets and service orders prior to assigning to line personnel to determine material requirements. Coordinates with other departments as needed to ensure material availability.
17. Schedules and assigns operation service orders to appropriate line personnel. Reviews service orders to determine nature and location of work. Assigns employees duties appropriate to their job classifications.
18. Inspect major construction and a sampling of minor construction for conformation to plans.
19. Develop and administer cooperative’s right-of-way, pole inspection and treatment programs to ensure a high level of system reliability.
20. Reviews and sees that all member complaints relating to quality of service problems and to problems associated with line personnel activities are investigated and initiate corrective action.
21. Stays informed regarding OSHA and other safety standards and recommendations; performs inspections to ensure safety and accuracy; observe work procedures and personnel; evaluate operations personnel; examine conditions of vehicles, equipment and tools.
22. Ensures accuracy of completed work orders, service orders or job orders include any field changes made to staking sheets and any such changes are communicated to the appropriate personnel.
23. Manages the Warehouse Coordinator (Purchasing) and Warehouse Maintenance person.
24. Assists with the inventory control of material used by assigned personnel. Ensuring that labor and material for each job is properly accounted for and that completed work orders, service orders or job orders are closed and properly forwarded to the accounting department.
25. Coordinate an orderly operation for the purpose of restoring power. Act as primary operations leader during any major outage event and coordinate activities with other departments and management personnel. Work with statewide associations (OEC/IEC) on mutual aid efforts.
26. Oversee programs for the periodic testing of rubber gloves, hoses, shields, blankets, and other safety equipment to ensure standards are maintained.
27. Coordinates vehicle purchases and maintenance based on approved schedules. Coordinates with other departments to ensure accurate vehicle records are maintained and all daily, monthly and/or annual inspections are performed as required, for all vehicles and equipment.
28. Plans for and attends conferences, seminars, and meetings that will provide for acquiring knowledge of new or improved design, construction, operating, and safety methods and equipment.
29. Must participate and become certified in PPEC sponsored Standard First Aid and CPR.
30. Subject to random drug and alcohol testing consistent with DOT regulation and Paulding-Putnam policies.
31. Performs such other duties as directed by the President and CEO.
Reports to: President/CEO
Supervises and Directs work of: Directly supervises all crew chiefs, journeyman line workers and apprentice line workers
External relationships: Members and General Public
1. High school graduate. A combination of education, training and experience may be substituted when competency in the role is demonstrated.
2. Class A CDL preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Must have effective knowledge of RUS electric distribution system design, operation and maintenance, safety practices and techniques for training electrical operations personnel in work methods and procedures.
2. Must have an effective knowledge and keep abreast of Occupational Health & Safety, E.P.A. Regulations, National Electrical Safety Code, RUS bulletins, PPEC policies, procedures and other regulations affecting the operations of PPEC.
3. Must be able to operate computers and various software programs proficiently.
4. Must be able to provide effective leadership, motivate and develop the skills of those persons supervised.
5. Must be able to communicate fluently and effectively, both written and verbally.
6. Must be able to determine priorities, organize work schedules and direct people effectively.
7. Must be able to write neatly, read and interpret written instructions, engineering drawings, plans and specifications.
8. Must be able and have initiative to work without close supervision.
9. Must be able to handle pressure of meeting multiple deadlines.
10. Must have excellent organizational skills.
1. A thorough working knowledge of distribution system design, construction, operations and maintenance specifications and standards is required. A working knowledge of applicable codes, regulations and standards, both national and local, is also essential. Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and engineering-related information systems is desirable. Other preferred areas of knowledge include cost of service, retail rate design studies, job training and safety related areas.
2. Previous senior level management experience.
3. Previous experience as Journeyman lineworker preferred.
4. Maintain confidentiality regarding PPEC proprietary information and other department information. Overtime may be required to complete the duties as directed. Assistance will be expected during major outages.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
1. Must be physically able to function in the position.
2. Most of the time spent in a clean, climate controlled office with balance of time spent outside under various weather conditions.
3. Must have good hearing and visual abilities.
4. Must be able to ascend and descend steps, vehicles and other equipment common to electric utilities.
5. Must have the ability and dexterity to do complex functions involving the use of tools and instruments.
6. Must be able to stoop, bend or crawl into or under confined spaces.
7. Must be able to lift, carry and pull heavy objects over uneven terrain under various footing conditions.
8. Individual is required to reside within easy and minimal commuting distance to the headquarters.
9. Some travel and occasionally overnight trips.
10. Irregular work hours and overtime are to be expected.
11. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License.
12. Must be available for scheduled “stand by duty”.
13. Must be able to work well with many types of individuals and groups with various backgrounds, philosophies and experiences.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Definition of frequency examples:
• Frequently – Every day to once a week occurrence.
• Occasionally – Less than once a week or seasonal occurrence.
• Not Applicable – Not likely to happen.
Physical Demands Required To Perform Duties:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS FREQUENCY EXAMPLES
Lifting, Carrying Occasionally
Twisting, Pushing, Pulling Occasionally
Climbing, Balancing Occasionally
Kneeling, Crawling Occasionally
Visual Ability Frequently
Gripping, Grasping Occasionally
Other Physical Demands Frequently
WORKING CONDITIONS FREQUENCY EXAMPLES
Exposure to Outdoor Conditions Occasionally
Low Visibility Not Applicable
Extreme Noise Not Applicable
Moving Parts Not Applicable
Electric Shock Occsionally
High, Exposed Places Not Applicable
Radiant Energy Not Applicable
Exposure to Chemicals Not Applicable
Vehicular Traffic Occasionally
CRT Screens Not Applicable
Slippery Conditions Occasionally
Other Environmental Conditions Not Applicable