Head Electrician

              Head Electrician
Trail Drive Management Corp. – Dickies Arena of Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is the new home to Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performances.

Department :  Engineering     
Reports to :  Chief Engineer  
Job Description :
The Head Electrician has supervisory responsibility of all the Dickies Arena Electrical systems, including the associated Arena parking garages and surface parking lots. The Head Electrician will assist the Chief Engineer in providing a well maintained and well-organized facility, by inspecting, testing and maintaining the Arena and associated parking facilities electrical systems and equipment which includes, but is not limited to the Main Switchgear electrical rooms, sub-station electrical rooms, distribution and circuit panel boards, transformers, building lighting control and sports lighting equipment, Event show power distribution equipment and cabling, Emergency ATS’s, including inspections and testing, to ensure continuous proper operation of all permanent and temporary installed Electrical equipment. This position is considered a “working” supervisor and will provide supervision of the part time electrician staff, all electrical contractors and vendors. This position will coordinate, prioritize and work on Electrical related work requests and Electrical Equipment PM’s, along with assigning and supervising electrical work requests and equipment PM’s to the PT Electrician staff. This position would be responsible for learning, maintaining and repairing the Creston Lighting Control Systems.  They would ensure that all electrical repairs, maintenance work and event/show power hookups performed by the PT Electrician staff would be in compliance with all current Electrical codes and criteria, and that this work would be performed in a professional manner with technical competence.
Essential Job Functions- Include, but are not limited to the following:
  • The primary duty of the Head Electrician is to install & maintain Event Show Power distribution equipment and cabling for all Arena Events, along with maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, replacing and/or upgrading various Electrical equipment/systems throughout the Arena and adjacent parking facilities. This is to ensure the smooth daily operation of the Arena and the satisfaction of our client/guests attending Arena events under the direction of the Chief Engineer.
  • Installs and maintains Event Show power equipment and cabling for all the Arena events, including powering up TV Production & Satellite Trucks and Tour Buses. Arena events would include, but are not limited to, Rodeos, Concerts, Basketball & Hockey Games, Gymnastics and Family shows. This position would also be responsible for striking and storing all show power equipment & cabling after each event.
  • Complete responsibility for all the Electrical Systems of the Dickies Arena venue, which includes the arena bowl, arena exhibit hall, parking garages and surface parking lots
  • Supervise and manage the PT Electrician staff on all Arena event electrical load in’s and load outs, plus electrical systems maintenance, minor/major repairs and troubleshooting, utilizing all available resources.
  • Must be able to issue written and oral instructions to the PT Electrician Staff, directing work procedures, preparing work schedules to align with daily tasks and event needs, expediting workflow, ensuring productivity, assessing performance and resolving problems. Examines work performed by the PT Electrician staff for exactness, neatness and conformance to proper procedures and current applicable building codes.
  • Assist with PT Electrician Staff’s Annual performance reviews and have the ability to teach, coach and discipline them when warranted.
  • Must have verifiable experience in the operation, repairing and preventative maintenance of various commercial Electrical & Show Power equipment that includes, switchgear systems, distribution and circuit breaker panels, Show Power equipment & cabling, Company Switches, and other associated electrical equipment.
  • Must have electrical maintenance skills and/or mechanical abilities that can easily perform repairs and maintenance requests on electrical systems, arena bowl electrically powered telescopic seating systems, interior & exterior building lighting systems, and other various electrical related systems and equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to work on electrical equipment in confined spaces and in “high” areas of the buildings utilizing High Lift equipment, scaffolding, swing stages, ladders, etc., using the appropriate fall protection gear. These high areas could include, but are not limited to, the roof area, ceilings up to 65’ high and cat walks suspended 150’ from the arena floor.
  • Coordinate and/or assist with the required monthly, quarterly and annual inspection and testing of all emergency lighting systems, the emergency backup generators and ATS operation.
  • Coordinate, assign and/or assist in properly maintaining and inventorying all electrical maintenance equipment, tools, supplies and attic stock in a professional manner, and making sure all the electrical work areas are kept clean and organized, to promote a safe working environment 
  • Assist with monitoring and/or directing the work of third-party contractors on all electrical related repairs and projects. Ensure contractors adhere to building policies and safety standards, as well as, follow the guidelines of the contract/proposal for the specific project/work.
  • Ensure adherence of the PT Electrician staff to OSHA, NEC, NFPA 70 and other current safety codes, as well as, compliance and adherence to hazardous materials standards and codes with the goal of ensuring a consistently safe working environment.
  • Willing to work in outdoor elements, during all months of the year, on electrical & facility related items, including but not limited to, exterior lighting & electrical repairs, street light poles, along with snow & ice removal as required by the Engineering department.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 75lbs of supplies, materials, equipment, etc.., without assistance, using proper lifting techniques.
  • Assist the Operations department in the setup and reconfiguration of the Arena Bowl seating systems as required, during Arena seating conversions, including the Rodeo setup and strike. This includes the setup & strike of the South Rodeo Deck system
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Engineering Operating budget and provide insight into the annual capital budget for long range Electrical repairs and improvements to the facility.
  • This position must be willing and able to work a flexible work week schedule, a minimum of 40 per week, which could/would include evenings, weekends and holidays as required and scheduled by the Chief Engineer.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain an inclusive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities which are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Preferred Qualifications      
  • Minimum High School diploma or GED is required, with an Electrical Trade school diploma preferred. 
  • Must be a Licensed Journeyman Electrician with the required two-year degree or certificate in electrical courses, or four years of intensive experience under the supervision of a master electrician.
  • Must be knowledgeable with all applicable laws, current electrical codes, ordinances, safety precautions, and emergency procedures related to facility management.
  • 8+ years of experience in electrical repair, maintenance or general construction
  • 4+ years in a supervisory/management capacity.
  • 4+ years’ experience operating, maintaining and repairing a Crestron Lighting Control/Dimming system or equivalent is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical systems and electrical systems repairs
  • Experience and/or training in the public assembly facility management industry preferred.
  • Must have a state of Texas motor vehicle license
  • Keyboarding skills and computer proficiency with software knowledge including MS Office
  • Experience in working with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be exposed to adverse weather conditions when required to work outside and/ or fluctuating temperatures.
  • Ability to stand for extended/ long periods of time.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, long hours and holidays as business is called for.
  • Self-motivated with strong client relations and staff management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Superior customer service experience.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with internal and external parties.
Job Competencies       
  • Team Player
  • Technical Capacity
  • Performance Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking.
Supervisory Responsibility
Exercises general supervision over the PT Electrician Staff assigned to the Head Electrician, as well as, identified contractors
Intellectual/Social, Physical Demands and Work Environment
The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Intellectual/Social Demands      
While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to multi-task under time limits and with moderate to high pressure situations. Position requires constant attention to details and accuracy of specified standards including: following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time; This position also requires frequent use of interpersonal skills with internal and external clients. Employee will frequently communicate via radio and in-person with others and exchange accurate information. This position requires employee to frequently work both independently and as part of a team. Position also requires being able to recognize and resolve conflicts, by being able to openly communicate with clients and guests       
Physical Demands  
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee and printers. Employee will constantly move about inside and outside various areas of the facility before/during/after events to interact with internal/external clients and supervise the work of employees during events. Employee must constantly communicate via telephone, radios, email and in-person with others and exchange accurate information. Employee may occasionally be required due to business demands and event operations to lift and/or move
up to 75 pounds. As business, maintenance, operations or emergency situations require, employee may sporadically assist in lifting/moving 100 lbs. or more.
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work in outside weather conditions; however, the duties of this position are performed primarily indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, with the exception of event days, where the sound levels may be higher than moderate.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

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