This position is responsible for the supervision, education, training, and overall well-being of the Construction Department. The Construction Supervisor will provide critical input on departmental topics such as hiring, disciplinary action, employee evaluations, salary reviews, and crew work schedules. This person will ensure that the daily functions of the department are performed correctly, according to specifications, and in the safest and most efficient manner.

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR

NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list. In addition, they do not establish an employment contract, as employment with Sierra Tel is always at-will.

COMPANY:Sierra Telephone
DEPARTMENT:Construction
FLSA STATUS:Exempt
REPORTS TO:Construction Project Manager
LOCATION:Oakhurst
DEADLINE:Open Until Filled
HOURS:Full-time work schedule; “Construction Winter Schedule” (Pacific Standard Time) 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (eight hours), Monday through Friday, “Construction Summer Schedule” (Pacific Daylight Saving Time) 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ten hours) Monday through Thursday.  This position may be required to work overtime including weekends and evenings as needed.
NUMBER OF POSITIONS TO BE FILLED: One

GENERAL SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the supervision, education, training, and overall well-being of the Construction Department.  The Construction Supervisor will provide critical input on departmental topics such as hiring, disciplinary action, employee evaluations, salary reviews, and crew work schedules.  This person will ensure that the daily functions of the department are performed correctly, according to specifications, and in the safest and most efficient manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Monitor crews and construction sites on a daily basis to ensure that jobs are progressing satisfactorily and that all safety procedures are being followed. Inspect the condition of properties and job sites, and regularly inspect equipment for safe and satisfactory working conditions.
  • Sample employee work and productivity, and keep employees informed of all Company activities.
  • Take an active role in the education of employees in safety practices and in the process, preparation, and importance of accurate and timely paperwork.
  • Train all new employees, and further develop the skills of the existing crew.
  • Participate with Construction Project Manager in job planning meetings.
  • Interact directly and professionally with customers and local and outside agency representatives. Must have the ability to work through customer complaints in the best interest of the company while simultaneously resolving the issue with the utmost satisfaction.
  • Be an active part of the Outside Plant management team to promote cross-departmental relations and work processes.
  • Actively supervise construction assignments to RUS (Rural Utilities Service) Standards. Therefore, must demonstrate sound knowledge of RUS practices, procedures and nomenclature.
  • Supervise department staff:
    • Interview and hire department staff
    • Provide performance feedback to department staff
    • Mentor and coach staff
    • Address and resolve departmental and personnel issues
    • Schedule work hours, break and meal periods, and time off
    • Assign and direct workflow for the department
    • Recommend salary actions
    • Process and approve time sheets
    • Update and maintain the department’s job descriptions
    • Facilitate a positive working environment for the staff
  • Regular and predictable on-site attendance is an essential function of the job.

OTHER RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Frequently visit employees in the field during the workday to monitor quality and efficiency of work, safe work practices, and customer relations.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) desirable.
  • Five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience in Outside Plant Construction Operations is preferred.
    • Solid knowledge and hands-on practice with RUS procedures is desirable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must have a valid Class C California driver’s license with a minimum of three years of driving experience.
    • Driving experience must have occurred after having passed a traffic laws and signs test.
    • If relocating to California from another state or country, must have, at a minimum, a valid driver’s license issued by the home state equivalent to a California Class C. The employee will be required to obtain a California driver’s license within ten days.
    • Must be insurable via the Company’s standard auto insurance policy procedures.
  • Class A Driver’s License is desirable and may become required in the future.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of
    • Company policies, procedures, products, and services.
    • Industry regulations related to telecommunications and Internet..
    • Maintenance practices necessary to maintain heavy equipment.
  • Skill to
    • Read engineering schematics.
    • Effectively communicate with customers and coworkers in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to
    • Work professionally while under pressure and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
    • Work in conjunction with the Engineering management team to closely review and build work orders with the Company’s best interests in mind.
    • Lead and work effectively with all employees within the department.
    • Project a professional image in conduct, attire, grooming, and manner of speech.
    • Work cohesively and harmoniously with management team and other departments.
    • Handle adverse personnel situations.
    • Work closely with community agencies on community projects.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Seeing: must be able to read a computer screen and paper documents.75 – 100%
Hearing: must be able to hear well enough to communicate in person and over the telephone with customers, coworkers, and industry contacts.75 – 100%
Standing/Walking50 – 74%
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling50 – 74%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing50 – 74%
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Wearing a telephone headset is generally required.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

SAFETY COMPLIANCE

Safety is an integral part of our business and the responsibility for safety extends to every employee.  Your responsibility toward safety at the workplace includes, but is not limited to:

  • Proactive involvement in the Company’s Safety Program, including compliance with all rules and regulations.
  • Use safe work practices while performing all duties.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The position regularly functions outdoors with exposure to inclement weather.
  • The employee may regularly be exposed to diesel and gasoline fumes, airborne particulates, toxic or caustic chemicals, and other hazardous substances.
  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to vibration.
  • The employee may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The use of Outside Plant equipment makes hearing protection advisable, and protection may be required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a resume or application and cover letter to careers@sierratel.com. For faster response, please include the job title in the subject line of your email.  For additional information, call 559-642-0200.

This position is open until filled.

CCPA Disclosure Employees and Applicants.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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