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Supervisor, Electrical (Grade K - Facilities) at RTI Research Triangle Institute

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

RTI is seeking an Electrical Supervisor to manage a team of highly skilled electricians while managing a Reliability centered maintenance (RCM) program with a key focus on Preventive, Predictive, Root Cause Analysis and Optimization. The Electrical Supervisor will oversee the maintenance and repairs of all electrical assets not limited to bus bars, generators, transfer switches, security gates, camera, card access, switchgear, electrical, fire alarm systems, lighting, elevator, emergency lighting, and/or light control system. The Electrical Supervisor applies best practice procedures utilized in electrical maintenance. The Electrical Supervisor will ensure safe electrical work practices are performed during all field tasks by RTI staff, and Contractors. The Electrical Supervisor will oversee the Electrical Equipment Asset Inventory to monitor total cost of ownership and provide inputs into OpEx and CapEx budget.

The Electrical Supervisor will oversee the Facilities Maintenance Technician program to promote cross training, succession planning, while developing an equal opportunity for all staff to grow. managing emergency response on campus and collaborating with the General Operations Manager to oversee campus strategy during inclement weather not limited to snow, tornados, tropical storms, hurricanes, and storms.


- Knowledgeable of diverse electrical systems (generator, transfer switches, security gates, camera, card access, switchgear, electrical, fire alarm systems, lighting, elevator, emergency lighting, and/or light control system).

- Utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), to track overall productivity, efficiency, and reliability of the maintenance program while reviewing performance with Supervisors to reinforce a culture centered around customer service, reliability, and excellence.

- Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that will promote best practices related to asset optimization, preventive and reliability maintenance while reducing equipment downtime and reactive maintenance.

- Utilize KPI and CMMS to monitor and correct, calibrate, and adjust maintenance program to improve overall utilization and improving both efficiency and reducing downtime for equipment.

- Collaborate with technicians and vendors to ensure Preventive Maintenance Procedures are accurate, consistent, and compliant with manufacturers recommendation throughout campus.

- Enhance preventative maintenance program, including updating preventative maintenance routines based on manufacturer's maintenance schedules using facility asset inventory

- Ensures all safety and compliance regulations are met; has good knowledge of National Electrical Code and other applicable standards and regulations.

- Enhances CMMS, computerized maintenance management system, to create preventive maintenance procedures for electrical equipment where needed within CMMS system.

- Ensures procedures match the O&M for specific equipment, and updates as new equipment is installed on campus.

- Develop and manage an Electrical Assets on campus to input Management Program to improve the overall reliability, efficiency, and Total Cost of Ownership

- Manage customer relationships inclusive of but not limited to, responding to requests in a timely manner, appropriately setting expectations, leading initiatives and/or projects to successful completion

- Lead, develop and implement innovative programs, processes and procedures that reduce costs, increase efficiency, productivity or quality and/or reduce risk for campus building regards to local, state, and/or federal laws and regulations by working closely with the Facility Management service level team, Facilities Organization, and customers.

- Collaborates with Engineering for input on Infrastructure Projects executed by team or subcontractor.

- Creates and executes a promote Facilities Multi-trade Technician development training plan for all Electricians.

- Collaborates with project team to determine capital investment, develop building condition assessment, and strategize equipment life-cycle refreshes.

- Participates in the development and administration of the building maintenance budget; coordinates the allocation of resources following budget approval; recommends approval of expenditures.

- Reviews and approves purchase orders, service contracts, financial invoices, and expense reports for the mechanical and electrical team.

- Consults with internal 'customers' in understanding programmatic requirements to support research and/or customer as part of the continuous maintenance improvement within the facility.

- Monitors and maintains inventory management system including tools, parts, materials, equipment, and PPE required to complete maintenance tasks and PPE outside mechanical and electrical rooms.

- Performs semi-annual quality control inspections of preventive maintenance and infrastructure modifications performed internally externally to ensure compliance with all safety protocols, applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, OSHA, and company procedures related to building operations and work safety.

- Provides quality control inspection on renovation projects, new construction projects, and reviews submittal documents, plans & specifications to ensure they are compliant with RTI standards.

- Ensures all third-party service providers are NFPA 70E trained, receive RTI orientation, and receive RTI Electrical Safety orientation.

- Develops and maintains an electrical safety program for RTI campus that is NFPA 70E compliant.

- Maintains safe work practices when lifting, climbing ladders, working in high voltage areas (logout/tagout), confined spaces, etc.

- Maintains knowledge of current NFPA 70E, National Electric Code and Local State Regulations.

- Complies with all RTI Policies and Procedures, not limited to the areas of burns, cutting, electrical (Hot Works).

- Inspects electrical room, electrical PMs, electrical system modifications, and sample of all electrical work performed at facilities to ensure work complies with all safety protocols, applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, OSHA, and company procedures related to building operations and work safety.

- Oversee Fleet Management for the team.

- Hosts toolbox training for team on topics specific to equipment and procedures on campus.

- Estimates time, resources and materials needed to complete repairs. Orders necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks.

- Conducts daily meetings with team to discuss week ahead, resources needed, special projects, capital/renovation projects, PM status, schedules, etc.

- Attends weekly facilities team meeting to share major equipment repairs, and any upcoming work that may impact business.

- Identifies and manages needed electrical equipment service contracts, and MSA with electrical vendors.

- Available after hours to support on-call technicians: ordering emergency equipment, vendor support for emergency repairs, troubleshooting assistance, and assistance with extra resources.

- Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behavior that is consistent with the organization's values.

- Supports the development of the section or function ensuring sufficient resources and needed skill sets are present to meet the needs of RTI.

- Responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to the work processes of the group which he/she is supervising.

- Manage minor capital projects related to electrical systems.

- Enhance customer service program and customer survey feedback program while improving response times for customers.

- Participates in the development and implementation of training for trades staff to develop new technical skills necessary to maintain and operate facilities.

- Maintains