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Electrical Foreman (Traveling)

Job description

An electrical foreman is an experienced electrician who plays a crucial role in supervising the installation and maintenance of electrical systems. Let’s delve into the details of what an electrical foreman does:

  1. Project Supervision:

    • The electrical foreman oversees various aspects of electrical projects, including power lines, construction projects, fixtures, and switches.
    • They meet with clients to determine project requirements and specifications.
    • Planning and managing the project are essential responsibilities, ensuring that it progresses smoothly and meets quality standards.
  2. Team Management:

    • As a leader, the electrical foreman oversees other personnel working on the project.
    • They assign duties and inspect the work of electricians and helpers.
    • Safety training and code compliance are critical aspects of their role.
  3. Field Operations:

    • The electrical foreman serves as the lead construction representative during customer meetings and constructability reviews.
    • Effective communication with customer Construction Coordinators and Project Managers ensures efficient field operations.
    • They work on and around high-voltage energized equipment.
  4. Inspections and Quality Assurance:

    • Regular inspections are conducted at construction sites to ensure that materials and supplies are available.
    • Upon project completion, the electrical foreman inspects the work to ensure its quality and compliance with engineering and construction standards.
  5. Coordination and Planning:

    • They coordinate work with other site departments, especially when planning electrical-related repairs to minimize downtime.
    • Collaborating with the Project Engineer, they provide departmental assistance in the work plan for assigned projects.
  6. Qualifications and Skills:

    • Qualifications for an electrical foreman may include relevant education (such as an Associate or University Degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Management, or related fields).
    • Desired skills include knowledge of construction, roofing, solar installation, specific construction trades, Microsoft Excel, Word, NEC codes, and OSHA safety standards.
    • Experience in supervisory roles and familiarity with AC and DC drives software are valuable assets12.