Distribution Electrician Crew Leader (Transmission)(Ae Employees Only)

City Of Austin, TX Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Distribution Electrician Crew Leader (Transmission)(AE Employees Only) Job Requisition Number AE502943 Position Number 105411 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Electric System

  • Field Ops Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus six years of directly related Utility electrical experience, including two years as a journeyman electrician.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Licensed for the operation of commercial vehicles in the state of Texas within ninety (90) days of employment.

  • To be considered for employment in this position applicants must comply with Department of Transportation Federal Regulations and the City of Austin Drug Policy.

Notes to Applicants

Position Description:

The Distribution Electrician Crew Leader position will work in the Transmission Construction and Maintenance group. This position is responsible for leading the transmission crew's day to day work tasks. Assisting with coordination and completion of the projects for the Transmission Construction and Maintenance work group. The crew leader may also attend pre/post construction meetings to give technical input on various aspects of projects.

Employment Application:

  • The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all current and previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

  • The Employment Record should be complete with job titles, employment dates, job duties, functions, and responsibilities for each position held. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your application.

  • Rsums will not be accepted and statements such as "see rsum" will not be accepted. You may use "N/A" for fields that are not applicable.

  • Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement. Once the job posting has closed, applications cannot be changed.

  • This position requires six years of directly related Utility electrical experience, including two years as a journeyman electrician. Please include all your relevant work experience that meets this requirement.

If you are selected as a top candidate:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from and accredited organization/institution.

  • If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.

Driving Requirement:

  • This position requires a valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver License or the ability to acquire one and/or endorsements within 90 days of employment. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Work Schedule:

  • This position is categorized as Essential Personnel with the City of Austin. Essential staff are required to work during emergencies or bad weather fi they are scheduled to work and, in some cases, when they are not scheduled. Essential employees ensure the continuance of key operations for the City of Austin.

  • Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.

  • Shifts may change according to departmental needs.

  • Employee may be required to work additional hours outside of regular work schedule.

Working with Austin Energy provides a number of health and wellness benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, career development opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

Pay Range

$38.78 - $50.42

Hours

Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m.

  • 3:00 p.m.

This position is considered an Essential position. Please see Notes to Applicants below for more information on Essential Personnel requirements.

Job Close Date 11/15/2022 Type of Posting Departmental Only Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Technical Location 2526 Kramer Lane, Austin, TX 78758 Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience being the "Employee in Charge" for construction and maintenance projects (verification required).

  • Two Years Journeyman-level (DEIII) experience working on transmission systems within a construction and maintenance group.

  • Recent experience (within the last two years) working with transmission voltages (69kV

  • 345kV).
  • Knowledge of Minimum Approach Distances (MAD), Personal Protective Devices (PPD), and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), for AE Transmission Construction and Maintenance.

  • Experience inspecting transmission projects completed by employees and contractors.

  • Extensive knowledge of the transmission system service area for the Austin area.

  • Knowledge of and experience with NERC and ERCOT standards, rules, and policies.

  • Experience documenting and maintaining records using asset management software.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Plan, organize, schedule and lead crews in completion of assigned work orders, including making task assignments, checking materials ready, performing quality inspections, preparing switching requests, preparation of as built markups and other tasks as needed.

  • Communicate with customers to explain purpose of activities that impact services.

  • Monitor task completion for personnel assigned to leader.

  • Train others to apply sound electrical maintenance and construction techniques in High, Medium and Low voltage electrical distribution systems as well as low voltage process and control systems.

  • Interpret, explain and enforce City policies, procedures, electrical codes, specifications and ordinances.

  • Perform quality inspections.

  • Communicate with supervisor regarding work order planning and status or other issues as needed.

  • Monitor compliance and communicate safety issues to personnel assigned to leader.

  • Perform repair, installation, and maintenance as required operating all tools and equipment necessary.

  • Assist Supervisor as required with performance reviews and evaluations of personnel assigned to the leader.

  • Perform emergency electric system restoration as necessary.

  • Complete paperwork associated with leading crews.

  • Assist in Driver's Vehicle Condition reports.

  • Assist in completing Collision, Property, or Incident Investigations.

  • Conduct detailed tailboard meetings with crew as needed to ensure awareness of conditions, hazards, and specifics of work to be performed.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Responsible for leading utility crews and training other Utility Electricians (minimum of 3 employees, including the crew leader).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of safety rules and procedures when working with energized electrical systems.

  • Knowledge of Utility design and construction standards

  • Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations.

  • Knowledge of City of Austin policy and procedures.

  • Knowledge of national electric code and local codes and amendments.

  • Knowledge of local environment requirements for construction and maintenance activities

  • Skill in estimating time, material and labor for job assigned

  • Ability to read and interpret plans, maps, and written specifications

  • Ability to use electrical related hand tools, power tools, and hydraulic benders.

  • Ability to demonstrate and use electrical related test equipment.

  • Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet

  • Ability to communicate effectively to subordinates, management and customers

  • Ability to work in field conditions, temperature extremes, and in all types of weather conditions.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Are you currently an Austin Energy Employee?

  • Yes

  • No

  • This position requires graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus six (6) years of relevant work experience, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

(Open Ended Question)

  • This position requires a valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver License and/or endorsements within 90 days of employment?

  • Yes

  • No

  • The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No

  • This position is classified as an "essential" position. The candidate must be able to work during emergencies or bad weather if they are scheduled to work and, in some cases, when they are not scheduled. Shifts may change according to departmental needs. Are you able to meet these schedule requirements?

  • Yes

  • No

  • If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Describe your recent journey-level experience in transmission line construction and maintenance at an electric utility within the last two years.

(Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your experience in the "Employee in Charge" role, leading two or more employees in daily tasks for transmission construction and maintenance.

(Open Ended Question)

  • In concise detail, describe your knowledge of Minimum Approach Distances (MAD), Personal Protective Devices (PPD), and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), for AE Transmission Construction and Maintenance

(Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your experience inspecting transmission projects completed by employees and contractors.

(Open Ended Question)

  • In concise detail, describe your knowledge of the transmission system service area for the Austin area.

(Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your experience with NERC and ERCOT standards, rules, and policies.

(Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your experience documenting and maintaining records using asset management software.

(Open Ended Question)

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