Electrical Distribution Shop Supervisor

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
FM - Electrical Shop
Closing date
Sep 13, 2021

Job Details

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Classification Title:

High Voltage Distribution Supervisor - Advanced

Working Title:

Electrical Distribution Shop Supervisor

Salary Range:

$62,426 - $76,294

Anticipate Hiring Range:

$62,426 - $72,112

FLSA Status:



Business Affairs


Facilities Management (Adm)

Work Unit:

FM Electrical Shop

Work Schedule:

7:00 am – 3:30 pm; Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours required, as necessary. Work hours may change based on the needs of the campus.

Mandatory Position

This position is designated as ‘mandatory’ and, when contacted to report to work, its incumbent is expected to reach the building as expeditiously as possible using normal precautions as dictated by the adverse weather conditions.

Primary Purpose of Position:

The Electrical Distribution Shop Supervisor manages all aspects of the campus power distribution and associated power related systems in all facilities on camps.

They are also responsible for conveying the organizational objectives to the Shop and ensuring objectives are met.

The Supervisor is also responsible for preparing budget proposals, and controls the use of funds for the units assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Required Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalency and four years of experience in high voltage distribution operations, of which one year is supervisory; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s).

University Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from high school and eight years of experience in high voltage distribution operations, including three years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of experience, training, and education. Must maintain required certifications.

Essential Job Duties:

1. Oversee and direct the operations of the Electrical Shop unit, and maintain communication to ensure understanding of responsibilities to meet objectives, policies and procedures.
2. Plan, estimate and schedule corrective work requests and project work in accordance with University and FM priorities and customer needs.
3. Manage the coordination and documentation of all facility and utility systems in the Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), Archibus.
4. Manage work orders using Archibus, Google Apps, MS Office or other campus provided software.
5. Develop and implement programs, policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements to achieve objectives.
6. Develop and implement short and long range plans relative to improving operations, maintenance, or availability of physical plant assets.
7. Maintain proper record keeping and accountability through periodic inventories, reviews and audits.
8. Prepare internal and external reports as required.
9. Prepare the unit’s budget request and manage the utilization of funds received.
10. Respond promptly to emergency situations.
11. Maintain a working knowledge of facilities and systems and equipment, and prepare plans and specifications for contracted or in-house equipment repairs, replacement or service, and oversee proper execution.
12. Develop processes for proper maintenance of electrical distribution equipment and auxiliary electrical power equipment.
13. Develop processes for predictive maintenance procedures to supplement the PM process, and monitor and evaluate preventative maintenance schedules and procedures to maximize asset availability and cost effectiveness.
14. Develop and execute an annual low voltage (50V – 600V) and a medium voltage (15KV) periodic preventive maintenance program in conjunction with the Facilities Management Electrical Engineer.
15. Maintain a highly effective rapport with the various units on campus and with inspectors and contractors.
16. Partner with the Facilities Management Electrical Engineer to maintain communication with the campus stakeholders.
17. Review and develop building and departmental access plans.

Other Work Responsibilities:

1. Complete special tasks or assignments on schedule and provide progress reports to the Maintenance Operations Manager and the Director of Maintenance Operations.
2. Oversee staff to help with water quality testing and keeping reclaimed water on campus safe for the areas it is used for. Monitor and coordinate this effort with the FM engineering group.
3. Maintain all manuals to up-to-date quality and rewrite interface documents used in the energy delivery requests from contractors and builders as needed.
4. Ensure that staff follows safety guidelines set forth by state, supervisor and department, and provide the appropriate level of safety training and the appropriate equipment to complete jobs safely.
5. Lead by example and work side by side with fellow electricians.
6. Address employee issues effectively, and conduct annual performance evaluations.
7. Participate actively in and facilitate team effectiveness, and create a high level of morale and responsiveness.
8. Maintain and evaluate staffing levels and all aspects related to personnel evaluation, counseling and discipline. Review the quality, quantity and effectiveness of employee’s work.
9. Actively participate in and promote ongoing training programs to all employees.
10. Travel to the University during inclement weather conditions to provide direction and assist assigned staff with the removal of snow, ice, trees, etc., in an assigned area which may require early mornings, weekends, and holidays.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

1. Five years’ supervisory experience in a large maintenance organization and/or operation field (managing tasks similar to ones listed in this job description).
2. Experience addressing employee issues and performance appraisals.
3. Prior related work experience in a large maintenance organization.
4. Experience working directly with customers and contractors to determine needs while providing excellent customer service.
5. Proven ability to work in a fast-paced organization with competing and conflicting priorities.
6. Demonstrated experience delivering outstanding customer service.
7. Ability to effectively promote and manage a diverse and inclusive work place.
8. Knowledge and experience in performing and/or supporting preventative maintenance initiatives with electrical systems.
9. Working knowledge of reclaimed water and water quality testing.
10. Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation and comprehension) required.
11. Effective skills in verbal, written and interpersonal communications.
12. Ability to use technology and keep current with developments and trends in the industry.
13. Computer literate to include knowledge and skill with Google Chrome, Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn new programs.
14. Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures.
15. Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork.
16. Possess the following licenses, certificates and trainings, or the ability to obtain within one year of employment:
• NC State Electrical License (Current)
• NFPA 70E Training (Current)
• CPR/AED Training (Current)
• OSHA Construction Safety and Health Training
• OSHA Trenching and Excavation Training
• Confined Space Training
• Medium Voltage (15kV) Dead Break Elbow Termination Certificate
• Medium Voltage (15kV) Cold Shrink Hammerhead Certificate
17. Valid driver’s license required. The Electrical Shop Distribution Supervisor will operate assigned vehicles on and/or off campus and is required to possess, maintain, or obtain a valid driver’s license upon appointment to the position.
18. Selected candidates must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
19. Associates’ Degree.
20. Unlimited NC Electrical license.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications:

1. Obtain and maintain preferred industry related certification(s).
2. Valid drivers license.

Work Location:

FM - Electrical Shop

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Special Notes to Applicants:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

* These documents are used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

* Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

* Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from consideration, but it may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and experience.


About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


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