Operations Manager

Monthly Salary: $9,053 – $12,222 monthly, DOE

Opening Date: August 22, 2019

Review Begins: September 6, 2019

Supervisor: P.T. Simmons, General Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

The Operations Manager serves as a member of the Management Team and is responsible to direct and oversee all aspects of the Operations Department.


QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a directly related field or must be Electrical Journeyman Lineman or Journeyman Meterman and six (6) years of progressively responsible work experience at an electrical utility, including two (2) years as a supervisor or working line foreman. A working knowledge of utility operations and electrical systems management. This position requires knowledge of the materials, methods, equipment, tools and techniques used in electrical system maintenance, construction and operations; substations, feeders, switching and sectionalizing of the distribution and transmission system. Also, safety, environmental and work rules, regulations and procedures, working with a collective bargaining agreement; fleet management and operation; principles, methods and techniques of effective administration including personnel management and project management.

 

The ideal candidate will have experience working in the electric utility industry, working for a public employer, and working in a unionized environment.

 

Refer to the job description for a complete description of duties and responsibilities.


TO APPLY

The required fillable application form is located on our website at www.tpud.org, or contact Tillamook PUD at 1115 Pacific Avenue, PO Box 433, Tillamook, OR  97141 or E-Mail: [email protected]. In addition, a cover letter and one recent letter of recommendation are required.  Resumes are encouraged, but do not replace the required P.U.D. job application.


ELIGIBILITY

Under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Tillamook PUD requires any person hired or rehired to provide evidence of identity and eligibility for employment on the date of hire.

TILLAMOOK PUD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.


Tillamook People's Utility District


Job Summary

The Operations Manager reports directly to the General Manager and is responsible to direct and oversee all aspects of the Operations Department. Responsible to ensure PUD system stability and reliability through quality oversight of routine operations and operational support functions. This position is directly responsible for long and short term planning and collaborates with work groups across the Utility to understand, interpret, and advance organization-wide strategic objectives. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, purchasing, warehouse, dispatch, and the District’s fleet.  The Operations Manager monitors and evaluates the progress of the department toward meeting goals and makes any necessary adjustments in objects, work plans, schedules and resource commitments.


Functions

Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • Develop the Operations Department’s annual budget and work plan; present and explain all aspects of that budget to the General Manager and the Board of Directors to gain approval and monitor fiscal expenditures; attend monthly Board meetings and report on Operations Department activities.
  • Approve the hiring of Operations personnel; establish and interpret policy and procedures; manage the Safety Program for the District in collaboration with the Engineering Manager and the Human Resources Director. Through Operations staff, ensure that department personnel receive instruction in established safety rules and safe work practices and verify individual compliance with safety codes.
  • Manage and supervise the operation and maintenance of all aspects of the electrical system, including substations, feeders, and switching/sectionalizing of distribution and transmission system; develop and implement a systematic maintenance program for substations and special equipment.
  • Manage and supervise the purchase, operation and maintenance of all aspects of the District’s fleet, including vehicles, equipment and mechanic’s shop; develop and implement a systematic maintenance program for vehicles and equipment.

 

  • Coordinate the operations of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System in collaboration with the Engineering Manager.
  • Oversee training and mentoring of foremen and lead workers; participate in succession planning and career development and training plans for Operations employees.
  • Manage and supervise the work activities of mechanics and tree crew; offer technical assistance as needed, and determine the best solution when problems arise; ensure that all work and programs are in compliance with federal and state regulations; assume responsibility for work performed by employees supervised by this classification.
  • Hire personnel; evaluate and manage their performance; establish and interpret policy and procedure; confer with shop steward regarding union issues; confer with Human Resources regarding personnel issues.
  • Manage the Environmental Compliance activities of the District.
  • Oversee the development and implementation the Right-Of-Way Management Program.
  • Consult with Managers, Supervisors, and employees regarding outages, construction, operation and maintenance requirements; contribute to long- and short-range planning; participate in facilities planning.
  • Through Operations staff, oversee the work of independent contractors engaged by the Operations Department to perform tree trimming, line maintenance, construction, and other duties.
  • Participate in labor negotiations and administration of the union contract; attend and participate in staff, labor-management, safety, apprentice and foremen’s meetings.
  • Manage Dispatch Program; perform dispatch duties during normal working hours and after hours as scheduled.
  • Represent the Operations Department at local and regional meetings; promote Operations Department services; disseminate information, reports, and policy interpretations; ensure that citizen complaints related to departmental activities are properly resolved.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be an Electrical Journeyman Lineman or Journeyman Meterman or have education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Six years of progressively responsible work experience at an electrical utility, including two (2) years as a supervisor or working line foreman, is required.
  • Within thirty (30) days of appointment, must reside within a thirty-minute response time of the District office and possess a valid Oregon driver’s license.

 

Professional Competencies:

  • Possess leadership skills and proven track record of ability to positively influence culture, business strategy, and business outcomes.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with standard operating systems and office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to be detail oriented, prioritize workloads, multi-task, and maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and establish and maintain effective working relationships and good public relations with other employees, agencies, and the general public, including individuals from diverse backgrounds or cultures.
  • Knowledge of the materials, methods, equipment, tools and techniques used in electrical system maintenance, construction and operations; substations, feeders, switching and sectionalizing of the distribution and transmission system; safety, environmental and work rules, regulations and procedures, the Bargaining Agreement with IBEW Local 125; fleet management and operation; principles, methods and techniques of effective administration including personnel management and project management.

Typical Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Work is performed both in the field and in office environments. Work in the office is sedentary in nature, requiring the ability to process voice communication, and to enter and retrieve data from a computer.
  • In addition to normal office hours, the employee must be able to attend after-hours and evening meetings as needed. Travel within the District and the state is often required.  Some travel outside of Oregon is required.  A valid Oregon driver’s license must be obtained within thirty (30) days of assuming the position.

 

Request for accommodations will be reviewed on an individual basis.

 The above is not meant to be all-inclusive and requirements may change according to the demands of this position.

Job Details

Category
Status
open
Published
August 22, 2019
Closing
September 23, 2019