Dragados USA is seeking an Electrical Foreman to support the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel expansion project. Reporting to the Project Electrical Superintendent, this lead electrician role performs preventive maintenance, power installations and troubleshooting and repairs on equipment in the safest, most effective way possible to avoid downtime. We focused on three main areas: • Heavy equipment for construction -We have a fleet onsite of large cranes and other lifting equipment, power-generators, pumps, ground movement equipment, tunneling, drilling equipment and pile driving equipment (DC Voltage) • Ancillary Equipment -
We have designed and manufactured custom made systems to support tunneling operation including (AC Voltage):
Conveyor Belt System
Bi-Component Batch Plant
Polymer pump station
Industrial Water System:
Water Pump station
Tunnel Ventilation System
Air Compressed System
Shaft Gantry Crane
Water Treatment Plant
Multiservice Tunnel Vehicles
• Tunnel Boring Machine -
Earth Pressure Balance TBM 43.5' diameter from Herrenknecht, with 9,400hp, 181,458kN of thrust force and 46,183 kNm of nominal torque (AC and Medium Voltage).
Assembly, install, repair, troubleshoot and support plant operations
Perform routine and non-routine preventive maintenance as needed or identified
Record, document and complete all supporting maintenance documents as needed
Work with vendors and contractors as necessary to perform installation and maintenance work
Converse with equipment operators to identify current or potential equipment maintenance requirements; monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and supervisor(s)
Adhere to corporate and department safety guidelines, procedures and programs
Attend to safety training classes to keep current
Operate equipment only if trained and certified to operate (i.e. powder tools, manlifts, etc)
Perform other duties as assigned
Foreman electrician background with a minimum of three (3) years' experience in industrial or heavy construction environment; mining or tunneling experience will be considered a plus
Must have a valid license driver
Experience working with hand tools, power tools and electronic test equipment
Understand schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications
Working knowledge of switchgear, motor control centers, AC motors, generators, machinery/mechanisms, frequency inverters, etc.
Strong knowledge of job site safety
Strong interpersonal skills and teamwork mentality
Ability to work either independently or as part of a team to achieve results and meet project schedules
Experience working with medium voltage is desired.
Ability to work 10 hours per day, 50 hours per week, overtime as required, weekends and night shifts
Ability to crawling, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, sitting, reaching, able to routinely lift heavy objects, pushing and pulling object is required
Ability to work in high, confined and hazardous spaces
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