The Line Supervisor is responsible for supervising line crews engaging in electrical line maintenance and construction work; responsible for directing, coordinating and evaluating the work of lower level line personnel. Performs all work in accordance with safety regulations, strict adherence to Transmission and Distribution manual and the Authority’s Personnel Policies & Procedures, company policies and OSHA standards; ability to, learn and acquire first aid, CPR Certification and Confine Space Certification.
Because the Authority has a primary responsibility to serve the public 24 hours a day, an employee in this class is expected to work on a rotating shift schedule and may be expected to work overtime as conditions demand or on a short notice during emergency conditions. Line Supervisors are assigned to work on 1 of 4 rotating shift schedules: midnight to 08:00 a.m.; 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.; and 04:00 p.m. to midnight and a swing-shift. Reasonable accommodations shall be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Ability to perform all duties of Certified Lineman 1st Class.
Plans work schedules, supervises and instructs line and digging crew personnel in the execution of routine work involving the construction and maintenance of the system. Performs hotline work as necessary.
Secures materials necessary to complete jobs.
Prepares daily time records; resolves minor “on the job” problems as they occur.
Oversees the proper use of vehicles and other equipment used and operated by personnel on the job.
Checks work in progress and completed work to ensure proper construction standards and compliance with staking sheets.
Records and reports and field changes made in construction.
Instructs employees in the proper performance of their duties including safety practices and procedures.
Ensures that tools, equipment and work area are maintained in a clean and orderly manner; ensures that employees observe all safety rules and regulations; performs regular inspections of tools and equipment and submits report to Line Superintendent or Assistant Line Superintendent.
Performs work in accordance with safety regulations, company policy and OSHA standards.
Assigns work to workers and reviews completed work to ensure that work is completed in accordance with specifications and instructions.
Evaluates employees work performance and make recommendations for improving and upgrade their skills.
Recommends or initiates personnel actions such as promotions, transfers and disciplinary measures.
Trains and orients new employees to the routines of the operation; interprets company policies on workers.
Analyzes and resolves work problems; may confer with worker’s representatives to resolve grievances.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of line maintenance and construction functions
Knowledge of safety procedures
Knowledge of installation of materials in accordance with standards
Ability to read and understand line construction drawings and sketches
Ability to prepare reports
Ability to supervise and instruct employees in line construction and maintenance work
Ability to deal effectively with the public
Ability to operate and utilize personal computers and related peripherals
Education & Experience:
High School diploma including or supplemented by courses in the electrical trades, and a minimum of seven (7) years of verifiable work experience in electrical distribution construction and maintenance line work, two (2) years of which must have been a Certified Lineman 1st Class. Must possess a lineman certification from an approved Lineman Certification program. Must also possess electrical live-line work certification and a minimum of four (4) years of verifiable work experience performing live line work.
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is an autonomous agency of the Virgin Islands Government which uniquely provides reliable, affordable, and diversified utility services through knowledgeable and committed personnel and environmentally friendly technologies. WAPA was created by the Fifth Legislature of the Virgin Islands in 1964 through Act No. 1248. The enabling legislation has been amended to add the responsibility of installing and maintaining street lights to the utility’s mission. In later years, the responsibility for the production and distribution of drinking water was also added. Today, WAPA produces electrical power at plants on St. Thomas and St. Croix and distributes electrical service through smart grids to customers on St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, Hassel Island, and Water Island.