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Line Superintendent

Axtell, Kansas
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
Reporting Relationship: General Manager

Primary Accountabilities:
The Line Superintendent is responsible for managing and directing the line crews at Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperative, Assn., Inc. (“Cooperative”) in a manner that provides a high level of efficient, reliable, and safe electric service to the members of the Cooperative. This position is also responsible for promoting the satisfaction and success of the Cooperative’s line crews, seeking opportunities to improve service to members, and seeking opportunities to keep electric rates low.

Major Duties:
  • Obtains direction and assignments from assigned supervisor in performing the tasks assigned.
  • Works with approved plans, practices and procedures to direct and coordinate plans for plant improvements, removal, replacement and new construction.
  • Monitors budget, expenditures and long-range work plans, to adhere to annual budget requirements.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for future system improvements.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all personnel.
  • Administers, with General Manager counsel, disciplinary procedures involving personnel of the Cooperative.
  • Plans the day to day work routine to make the most effective use of work time, considers and suggests ideas and methods that will improve the long-range goals and work programs of the cooperative.
  • Assumes accountability for all materials and supplies used and returned by crews.
  • Supervises the activity of line crews, makes sure that all authorities and responsibilities are understood and may make further delegations to personnel reporting to him/her, but with the understanding he/she may not be relieved of his/her overall accountability.
  • Reads maps, prepares and interprets staking sheets and prepares required reports, if necessary.
  • Performs after-hour duties to support the coordination of outage restoral activities.
  • Inspects work completed by the crew to determine if done properly and takes corrective action if required.
  • Oversees and ensures necessary training is provided for workers. Ensures workers are qualified to perform work required of them.
  • Oversees programs for the periodic testing of rubber gloves, hoses, shields, blankets, and other safety equipment to ensure safety standards are met.
  • Conducts self in a manner which will lead to the best possible working relationship between the Cooperative and other members of the crew or other employees of the Cooperative.
  • Complies with all the Cooperative's Safety Rules and uses safe working practice and methods.
  • Oversees the proper care of company equipment, tools and property.
  • Complies with all traffic laws, rules and regulations while operating a Cooperative vehicle and practices proper traffic procedures.
  • Responds to member and consumer inquiries and resolves problems and/or directs them to the supervisor or appropriate personnel; maintains good relations in all contacts with the general public.
  • Receives and accepts training, instruction and advice from assigned supervisor and cooperates with him/her in performing assigned tasks.
  • Keeps informed and up-to-date with current industry trends.
  • Participates in job site tailgate discussions and monthly safety meetings.
  • Performs additional duties, as assigned.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly working area.
  • Participates in the monthly Cooperative board meeting, as required.
  • Participates in the annual meeting, as required.
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required, advanced trade knowledge and experience in electricity desirable.
  • Successful completion of the Journey Lineman Certification.
  • Ability to train, motivate, and evaluate subordinates, to effectively organize, delegate, and supervise employees.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of progressive responsibility and experience as a Journeyman Lineman in the construction and maintenance of electric distribution lines and service to and on consumer premises.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License without an L, Z, or E restriction is required.
  • Effective working knowledge of the construction and maintenance of the electric distribution system, including the installation of meters, transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, sectionalizers, and reclosers is required.
  • Understands RUS construction specifications and is thoroughly familiar with most phases of distribution line construction, equipment applications, tool application and equipment operations.
  • Familiarity with the Cooperative systems geography and system maps.
  • Familiarity with the National Electrical Safety Code and RUS Materials Specifications.
  • Understands the circuit and sectionalizing diagrams and is familiar with the proper operation and application of all sectionalizing devices used on the system.
  • Trained and able to perform First Aid, AED and CPR at required intervals.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, staking sheets, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to complete routine reports and other paperwork, as directed.
  • Ability to carry out instructions presented in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to recognize and solve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to apply basic math concepts.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, plan and set priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to encourage and build mutual trust, respect and cooperation amongst team members.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the Cooperative.
  • Demonstrate poise, tact, and diplomacy in daily interaction with Cooperative members and staff.
Physical Demands:
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. 
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to one hundred (100) pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment including hoist, winches, forklift, skid loader and other ship tools. 
  • Speaking to others to convey information effectively.
Work Environment:
  • Inside and outside working conditions during all kinds of weather conditions, including weather extremes.
  • Occasional exposure to high places, moving mechanical parts, fumes and vibrations.
  • Some emergency work or irregular hours may be required.
  • Interaction with staff and customers.
  • Noise level is usually moderate.
  • Out of town travel to training seminars and meetings as needed.
  • Must reside within a five (5) mile radius of the assigned office.
Additional Duties:
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position.  Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.

Deadline to apply is September 15.  

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