Purpose of Position:

The Foreman is responsible for supervising the installation, alteration, repair, replacement and maintenance of electrical systems, conductors, and associated materials and equipment. This position requires strict daily and weekly project deadlines. Performs tasks independently or as a team under limited supervision. Often supervises work performed by others. This position mainly reports to the assigned superintendent. Only CESG qualified and authorized electricians, accordance with the NFPA 70-E, may work on or near any energized circuits or equipment, including working within the limited approach boundary.

Job Functions:

Daily or Frequently (Essential Functions):

  1. Demonstrates safe working procedures, reports and, when possible, corrects unsafe working conditions and practices
  2. Ensures property for which his/her crew is responsible (tools, materials, equipment, etc.) is secure
  3. Must have readily available CESG minimum tool list
  4. Wears personal protective equipment when required (such as hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, work boots, respirator, hearing protection, fall protection, cut resistant gloves, etc.)
  5. Ensures crew maintains good housekeeping, keeps tools, equipment, supplies and work area are in clean, orderly and safe condition.
  6. Performs and or oversees lifting, positioning, holding, fastening, drilling, or hammering objects, such as conduit, motors, fixtures, poles, and other objects for installation or removal
  7. Pulls wire of all gauges, with or without the assistance of others
  8. Uses one and two-handed manual, electrical and battery operated hand tools, such as screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, drill, conduit benders, knockout cutters, wire cutters, wire strippers, wire pullers, etc.
  9. Measures, cuts, and bends wire and conduit
  10. Makes custom bends and cuts to ensure proper placement of conduit
  11. Communicates with coworkers daily by telephone and in person
  12. Follows federal, state, and local electrical and building codes when planning and conducting work
  13. Organizes, prioritizes, plans, and and lays out work and/or aspects of work for self and crew
  14. Adheres to and ensures crew completes pre-task planning
  15. Directs and leads workers assigned to his/her crew (helpers, electricians, and other assigned foreman)
  16. Assists Job Foreman/Superintendent in performing required duties (i.e., paperwork, employee reviews, safety inspections, etc.)

Functions Performed Often, or As Needed:

  • Perform Helper Level and Electrician essential functions. Mentors and performs field related training, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. Skilled at using basic office/business equipment and communication devices such as cell phone, personal computer, fax, scanner, office printer, etc.
  2. Has basic office computer skills and familiar with programs, such as Outlook, Excel, Word
  3. Recognizes the importance of keeping employee pay and personal information private
  4. Communication skills to interpret construction and safety signage, to acknowledge and alert others of safety hazards, and to take and/or give verbal and written instructions
  5. Read and interpret blueprints (all trades) and specifications for advanced work layout and planning
  6. Has a working knowledge of and the ability to refer to current National Electrical Code
  7. Able to positively identify colors of wires
  8. Travel to new job sites as business operations require
  9. Work required schedule (may be required to work nights and weekends to meet construction deadlines or handle emergencies)
  10. Understand and perform basic math functions and tape measurement
  11. Identify and use electrical hand tools and basic power tools properly
  12. Work in all elements (heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.) daily
  13. Work in restricted areas, often in cramped places that require getting into awkward positions (switchgear room, manholes, utility tunnels, crawl spaces, attics, etc.)
  14. Perform work at heights from ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, cat walks, roofs, or other areas occasionally or as job requires
  15. Perform work from all types of ladders (step ladders up to 14’, “A” frame ladders and all sizes of extension ladders), and carry and relocate up to 12’ step ladder by one’s self; for this reason, employee’s personal weight and personal tools cannot exceed weight limit of ladder (Class 1-250 lbs., Class 1A-300 lbs.)
  16. Must be able to use construction site sanitary facilities (Porta-Johns), if needed
  17. Make transition from employee parking area into construction work areas and to gain access to all levels of building, even if the only means is by OSHA approved site construction ladder or stairs still under construction but acceptable to use

Education, Experience, and/or Prerequisites Required:

  1. Should have a minimum of five (5) or more years of previous electrical experience (industrial/commercial)
  2. Electrical licensure is preferred for this position
  3. High School education, High School graduate, or GED or Vocational Background preferred
  4. Must possess appropriate state driver’s license if designated as a “driver” in accordance with CESG Operation of Company Vehicles program.
  5. Must be able to arrive and depart to and from the jobsites (mode of transportation)
  6. Pass all criminal record and drug testing requirements of the job
  7. Must meet minimum job specific standard (JST) that replicate the essential functions of this position
  8. Complete on-the-job training, as required
  9. Must have the ability to read and write (English) to effectively communicate


Department: Field Electrical
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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