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Power Management Line Crew Foreman/Supervisor

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: September 12, 2022
Reference Code: 18352
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Power Management Line Crew is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Supervisor (Foreman/Foreperson).
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Central Facilities Area (CFA) facility with every Friday off!
This team consists of approximately 15 skilled Lineman that perform work on medium and high voltage electrical systems, including installation, repair and maintenance. As the supervisor, you will prepare work schedules, assign work, and supervise the work performance. This position is directly responsible for the achievement of designated safety and performance standards. Staff offices are geographically close, but individuals and work teams are field deployed daily.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide adequate training and resources to accomplish work safely. Support and represent the company in collective bargaining unit litigation and/or grievance matters.
  • Work with management to implement established safety and work control policies, procedures, and standards. Understand strategic importance of collaboration with facility tenants, research programs, and landlord organizations.
  • Formulate goals, standards, and objectives for the line crew; establish a plan to achieve them, develop a budget corresponding to the plan, and ensure proper management of resources.
  • Ensure appropriate records are maintained and reports are issued accurately and timely.
  • Must be adept at delegation and reviewing processes in operation to ensure objectives are met.
  • Available to respond to operational and maintenance activities seven days per week, twenty-four hours per day as required.
  • Seeks and promotes a cooperative work environment between assigned group and various divisions and departments.
  • Direct maintenance activities across the INL to safely complete preventative, predictive, and corrective maintenance on time and budget.
  • Maintain the material condition of these facilities to fulfill operating requirements and to maintain their capabilities to meet the mission safely and efficiently.
Group Responsibilities:
  • Provides technical support and supervision of those who perform maintenance planning, scheduling, outage coordination, and execution.
  • Ensures maintenance work is safely performed in such a way as to minimize downtime in a safe, cost effective manner.
  • Analyzes sophisticated maintenance issues, evaluates alternative solutions, develops sound conclusions and recommends a course of action.
  • Develop standards for quality customer service practices and communicate them to staff. Ensure training of staff is performed.
  • Interviews, hires, and trains maintenance employees; Conducts appraisal performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems. Mentor linemen and coordinate standard processes and lessons learned to share.
Improvement, and Contractor Assurance:
  • Support implementation of a Human Performance Improvement Plan which emphasizes improvements within the Power Management Organization.
  • Actively participate in quarterly Safety Culture Workshops to be attended by all F&SS Line Supervision. The workshops will provide a forum for bringing safety professions to INL as well as all F&SS organizations to share safety concerns, lessons learned, and work environment improvements. The workshops emphasize the importance of safe behaviors, personal attitudes, personal involvement and responsibilities towards safety.
  • Routinely out in the field observing and interacting with staff to ensure safe execution of work. Inspects completed work to ensure compliance with drawings, specifications, and job orders. Assists workers in resolving technical problems and leads continuous improvement.
  • Provides a key role in strategic long range planning of resources, tools and materials. Keeps abreast of new technologies and provide vision for maintenance improvement across the infrastructure.
  • Calculates job costs for billing purposes; maintains time and material records as required. Prepares reports and analyses setting forth progress and trends; makes appropriate recommendations.


  • Completion of trade school, on-the- job training, or apprenticeship plus 9-years electrician work experience or 5 years lineman experience.
  • Journeyman certification required
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" / "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Proven experience working and communicating with staff, engineers, linemen, and managers.
  • In-depth knowledge of power systems, including distribution, transmission, and substation maintenance and operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of high-voltage electrical system construction, operation, and maintenance including hazards and hazard control.
  • Skills and knowledge of the tools and equipment used associated with the Lineman craft disciplines
  • Experience with maintenance and operations of the INL medium and High voltage power systems.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and instruct others on its operation.
  • Knowledge and ability to read and interpret drawing blueprints, specifications, and other technical documents as may be required.
  • Experience leading or supervising a union represented work force.
  • Must be able to work on call and travel as needed.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
Growing INL: An Overview of New Facilities and Capabilities

INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.