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OSP/Fiber Project Foreman

If you have a passion for technology and are looking for a great company to work for, we may have the ideal position for you.  Electrical Production Services, Inc., is a growing Commercial Electrical, Low Voltage, and Fiber Optics Contractor that has been in business for over 30 years and is currently seeking an OSP/Fiber Project Foreman to be responsible for the day-to-day planning, directing and coordination of all OSP Fiber Projects.   The OSP Fiber Project Foreman will be responsible for effectively managing and leading assigned fiber technicians in the field from initiation to project completion. The tasks performed for this position will be completed both in the office and in the field.

Our company offers a great benefit package which includes highly competitive wages, paid health and dental insurance, 401K plan with matching contributions, paid time off (PTO), short-term and long-term disability, and a strong family culture.  If you want to work in a supportive environment with some great team members who strive to exceed their customer’s expectations, then we would like for you to join our team.   Our team approach, challenging projects, and caring culture, create a welcoming environment for the ideal candidate to develop their career.  If you are interested in becoming a part of growing and exciting company and looking to expand your expertise in today’s technology, we have the ideal position for you.   If interested, please e-mail your resume to: joel@electricalproduction.com or call 952-564-6471 to learn more about this position.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensures the success of each assigned fiber and cabling project, to include the management of personnel, equipment, material is maintained at all times
  • Assists in the scheduling on who and where to assigned technicians for assigned projects
  • Plays a key role in participating in each assigned project and ensures the effective start up actions are coordinated between EPS and the customer
  • Briefs field leads with updates on multiple OSP projects and provides additional information as needed to ensure successful project completion
  • Controls and tracks on-going projects and provides solutions for field personnel when problems occur
  • Responsible for follow-through, red lines, and project closeout actions are completed timely
  • Assists the Project Manager in maintaining growth sales by supporting new and existing customers including providing services for new and existing OSP/ISP projects
  • Prepares, processes and maintains all electronic files, correspondence, schedules and reports necessary to perform the responsibilities of the project contract or request
  • Develops and maintains strong customer relationships as a trusted advisor
  • Prepares and communicates on a daily basis detailed project information to Project Managers, keeping them updated and aware of the status of all projects and communications with customers at all times
  • Promotes and follows EPS company philosophy, values and safety requirements
  • Assists field leads on jobsite when applicable to have a clear understanding of EPS processes and current work environments
  • Continuously and proactively seeks opportunities to analyze and streamline projects, processes, methods, tools, equipment, and personnel. Works to enhance the quality and quantity of work performed
  • Demonstrates flexibility with weekly schedule to support and assist field staff with night work or emergency response situations
  • Works with state, county, and local officials permitting and traffic control
  • Coordinates with Gopher One for utility locates
  • Keeps track of material inventory and procures material as required
  • Promotes and follows EPS company philosophy, values and safety requirements

Qualifications:

  • At least 5-10 years of experience within a position requiring knowledge of project management in OSP/ISP Fiber and technology systems.
  • Understanding of how to create an effective scope of work and interpret engineering documents/plans along with fiber documents
  • Provides leadership and a keen sense for detail skills and with follow-up ability
  • Ability to foresee events and anticipate changes in conditions and operations to the greatest extent possible and the ability to react and provide effective troubleshooting solutions.
  • Registered as Unlicensed Power Limited Technician within the State of Minnesota
  • Effective communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with others.
  • Produce high quality of work in a consistent, accurate, thorough and timely manner.
  • Travel may be required (Licensed in MN, WI, IA, SD, NE)
  • Serves as a member of the EPS Safety Committee and attends monthly meetings

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THIS JOB:

  • Be able to give and receive detailed information through verbal and written communication.
  • Operate motor vehicles, driving to and from work sites, corporate offices and materials locations.
  • Sufficient vision to read instructions, blueprints, documents, etc., as well as to drive in daylight and at night and to avoid hazards on the job site.  Must be able to distinguish colors in order to identify wiring and fiber.
  • Apply extensive physical mobility (manual dexterity, reaching, bending, climbing, crawling, kneeling, arm and leg extension) to supervise and perform routine activities including the ability to climb stairs and ladders, run conduit, etc.
  • Possess extensive arm and hand mobility and strength to lift, hold, reach, carry, push and pull commonly used materials.  Able to use power and hand tools on jobsite.  Able to move tools and materials into and out of vehicles.
  • Regularly lift and move 20 – 35 pounds.  Occasionally lift up to 50 to 100 pounds. 
  • Walk over uneven terrain, over debris and other obstacles.
  • Regularly withstand Minnesota hot and cold weather conditions to perform outdoor responsibilities.
  • Understand the specified work is completed both in the EPS Office and in the field

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Be familiar with and able to use standard computer programs for word processing, engineering documents, Google Earth with KMZ files, spread sheets, e-mail and other applications. 
  • Strong understanding of fiber splicing equipment and testing equipment
  • Must wear appropriate protective safety-wear and PPE when present on a construction site.
  • May experience daily exposure to dirt, dust, dampness, construction debris, and odors from the warehouse or construction settings or work sites.

Job Requirements

Experience in Fiber Splicing and OSP/ISP Applications

Strong Lead and Project Management skills

Knowledge of fiber testing systems and certifiers

Valid MN Driver’s License

Occupation:

OSP/Fiber Project Foreman

Location: Chanhassen, MN

Employment Type: Full-Time

Salary: Competitive hourly wages based on experience and qualifications, eligible for company bonus

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