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Electrical Engineering Crew Leader
Type: Full Time
Compensation/Pay Rate: $20.81 - $30.67 per hour plus excellent benefits
Posted Date: 8/10/2017 11:00 AM

The Electrical Engineering Crew Leader for the Electric department performs difficult para-professional and responsible administrative work overseeing and participating in the engineering of the design of the Electric distribution and transmission system. Work is performed under regular supervision. Supervision is exercised over subordinate technicians.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS
- Designs recommended approaches for the provision of electrical services to customers and electric projects;
- Communicates with customers, contractors, electricians, developers, surveyors, engineers etc.;
- Oversees ArcGIS system;
- Prepares and maintains detailed system and service maps;
- Ability to organize work flow and coordinate activities;
- Ability to plan and supervise the work of technical personnel;
- Assists in running department’s SCADA and Outage Management System;
- Completes, registers and maintains right-of-way documents;
- Investigates causes of outages, electrical load issues and future system enhancements.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Associates’ degree in engineering technology;
• Notary Public Commission;
• Valid NC Driver’s License and good driving record;
• Six or more years’ experience in utility power systems, metering.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals;
• Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages;
• Ability to use geometric drawings and formulas;
• Ability to read and comprehend National Electric Code, National Electric Safety Code, electrical/mechanical schematics, property maps;
• Knowledge of the NC territory rights for power systems specifications;
• Comprehensive knowledge of wire sizing charts and transformer sizing;
• Thorough knowledge of standard office equipment, GIS software;
• Comprehensive knowledge of measuring tools, voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter and range finders;
• Ability to attend work regularly and to perform field engineering and surveying work;
• Knowledge of effective supervisory practices;
• Proficient in use of the Outage Management System;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates and the general public.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Assigns, directs and inspects the work of Electric Engineering Technician I, II and III.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to move, life and carry equipment and supplies. Requires ability to reach with the hands and arms in any direction, holding, grasping or otherwise working with the hands; picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers. Must be able to draw and print neatly. Must be able to explore terrain for routing electrical lines and to maneuver around electric apparatus. Communication is required to participate in discussions with City personnel and the general public in person and by telephone and radio; ability to communicate clearly and rapidly during emergencies. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing data, operating vehicles and equipment, using measuring devices, judging distances and spatial relationship. Color vision is required to identify and distinguish colors using the National Electric Color Codes. The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme weather conditions and temperatures.

CLOSING DATE
Application and instructions are available here. Submit City of Lexington Employment Application and resume to jobs@lexingtonnc.gov, by mail to City of Lexington, P.O. Box 1615, Lexington, NC 27293 or in person at 711 South Talbert Blvd., Lexington, NC. This position is open until filled. Applications are also taken until 5:00pm at the NC Works Career Center, 555 West Center Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295.

This position provides a vertical career ladder opportunity that may allow the selected candidate to advance to a higher job title and pay with the acquisition of additional knowledge, skills, certifications, abilities, responsibilities and experience during the course of employment.

Applicants offered employment will be asked to participate in a drug and alcohol screening as well as a pre-work physical abilities test.

The City of Lexington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, genetic information or non-disqualifying disability in employment or the provision of services.