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Foreman - Overhead, Fredericksburg, VA

Company: HMI Services
Location: Fredericksburg
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

HMI Utilities, LLC, a subsidiary of Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc., is a leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure for the Power, Gas Distribution and Communications markets throughout North America. Due to our expanding market penetration we are currently recruiting for an Foreman to join our growing team.
We provide a comprehensive benefits package to fit the needs of our full-time employees and their families, including: medical, dental, 401(k), company sponsored life and disability insurances and holiday pay.
Position Summary:The Overhead Foreman will support and provide supervision over crews involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead electric distribution and service lines, transformers, meters and related equipment.Ideal candidate will have good mechanical aptitude, understanding of work practices related to aerial and/or underground utility construction and all the hazards related to this type of work.

  • Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
  • Supervises crew members.
  • Possesses working knowledge of leadership and management skills.
  • Must be capable of leading and training lower skilled employees in safe and productive work procedures.
  • Must be capable of leading and teaching hot stick work on energized lines.
  • Conducts pre-job or tailgate briefings.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of all aspects of line work.
  • Stringing overhead wire.
  • Setting poles and anchors.
  • Installing transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, switches and switchgear.
  • Troubleshoots problems and supervises troubleshooting in primary and secondary systems.
  • Replaces cutout fuses and clears faulted circuits and systems.
  • Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
  • Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Must be able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
  • Must be familiar with induced voltage.
  • Able to properly sag wire.
  • Must be capable of properly phasing a circuit through a substation.
  • Must be able to identify and locate puller and tensioner setups.
  • Must understand grounding procedures.
  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Capable of properly installing and removing PPE and cover up.
  • Must be able to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so.
  • Must understand how to safely operate equipment.
  • Must understand how to phase out a line using phasing sticks.
  • Capable of planning safe work based on a job print or work order.
  • Understands how to obtain a one shot on a recloser.
  • Must be able to safely perform a reconductoring job.
  • Willingness to glove/work live high voltage distribution power lines.
  • Capable of safely installing and removing mechanical jumpers.
  • Understands how to use a load bust tool.
  • Able to properly ask for and take line clearances.
  • Able to identify and locate puller and tensioner setups.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of line protection devices.
  • Understands flag and tag procedures.
  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job.
    • 5-year minimum of recent field experience.
    • Able to read and communicate effectively in English.
    • Coordinates and inspects the work of crew members.
    • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.
    • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.
    • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
    • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.
    • Comply with company reporting procedures and complete required company paperwork.
    • Possesses a CDL and demonstrates safe driving.
    • Willing to work over-time when requested
      Requires medium to heavy manual work that involves walking, standing, lifting, digging, pushing, and raising objects and involves exerting between 20-50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50-100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
      Job may risk exposure to extreme cold/heat, bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibrations, fumes and noxious odors, traffic, and moving machinery.
      Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

Keywords: HMI Services, Alexandria , Foreman - Overhead, Fredericksburg, VA, Other , Fredericksburg, Virginia

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