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General Foreman - Transmission at Pike Corporation in Dallas, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:  The Transmission General Foreman is a skilled position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical transmission systems.  The General Foreman ensures projects are completed in a safe and timely manner. The General Foreman effectively plans ahead anticipating issues and project needs in order to accomplish Company and crew goals. Provides optimum customer service to his employees and customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.

  • Supervise crew members.

  • Must possess working knowledge of leadership and management skills.

  • Must possess the capability 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.

  • Must possess 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.

  • Responsible for ensuring Company vehicles, equipment and tools are maintained in good working conditions.

  • Responsible for complying with Company reporting procedures and completing required Company paperwork.

  • Responsible for coordinating and inspecting the work of crew members.

  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job.

  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.

  • Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.

  • Must be familiar with induced voltage.

  • Must be 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.

  • Understands 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.

  • Understands grounding procedures.

  • Understands how to safely operate equipment.

  • Understands 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.

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Willing to work over-time when requested.

  • Possesses a CDL and demonstrates safe driving.

  • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.

  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.

  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.

  • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle to feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions.


  • Self-Motivated

  • Team-Oriented

  • Customer Oriented

  • Must be able to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.


Pike Electric, LLC  is a Non-Union Company

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.