Electrical Foreman Duties
Performs supervisory responsibilities for managing all aspects
of the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of
electrical power lines, electrical systems, fixtures, apparatus,
This individual is responsible for planning, scheduling,
assigning, participating in, and inspecting the work of power
linesmen, electricians, and trades helpers. The employee also
has responsibility for supervising the operation of an
electrical repair shop. Work includes the design and
construction of special electrical apparatus and fixtures and
the preparation of specifications and estimates for
construction, repair, and installation projects. Large scale and
complex jobs are normally inspected upon completion for
conformance with specifications; smaller jobs are checked for
satisfactory operation by the users of the equipment. Work is
performed under general direction of an administrative superior
and is reviewed through discussions and inspection of completed
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, assigns, schedules, and supervises the work of power
linesmen, electricians, and helpers engaged in the construction,
installation, maintenance, and repair of university power lines,
electrical systems, fixtures, apparatus, and appliances;
participates in the more difficult work.
Trains and instructs subordinates on detailed procedures.
Conducts periodic inspections and gives on-site supervision over
hazardous or unusual work assignments; assures availability of
equipment, materials, and supplies.
Estimates the time and material costs required for projected
jobs; keeps cost and job records and submits reports; initiates
requisitions for supplies, tools, and equipment.
Confers with university department officials and makes
recommendations on proposed projects.
Supervises the operation of the electrical repair shop.
Enforces safety regulations, rules, and working conditions.
Recruits and trains personnel in the safe operation of equipment
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED; 5 years of related experience
including supervisory or lead experience and considerable
experience as a journeyman electrician or any equivalent
combination of training and experience. Excellent communication
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, equipment,
materials, and tools of the electrical trade.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of the work.
Ability to supervise the work of skilled workers.
Considerable knowledge of the National Electrical Code for
Ability to interpret and work from instructions, penciled plans
and sketches, and blue prints.
Ability to communicate and coordinate with superiors,
subordinates, vendors and university personnel.
Ability to estimate materials and labor costs.
Skill in the use and care of all hand and shop tools and
equipment of the electrician's trade.