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Electrical Superintendent

Electrical Superintendent

Job area Project management Location US Remote, United States of America Contract type Full time

Vanderlande’s Site Management Department is responsible for the Installation and project
execution of Material Handling Systems, Warehouse Automation and Parcel Sortation systems
for our customers throughout North America. The increasing number of new projects and their
geographical spread means the team is growing and expanding. You will report hierarchically to
the Superintendent 1 or Construction Manager, and daily to the Site Manager. In this position,
you will be working within a Site Management project team to manage the installation of
automation or parcel sortation system.  You will be responsible for overseeing an installation
crew working on a section of the project, ensuring the installation is performed safely while
maintaining compliance with quality standards, project specifications, and technical
requirements. 

Position Summary
You will provide detailed instructions to the crew members based on engineering drawings and
resolve or escalate any discrepancies in the customer standards, provided drawings or other
information. You are proactive in reporting and resolving logistic, technical or organizational
problems and have good communication with the customer about progress, out of scope work,
non-conformities, timely payments and all other site related issues. This role is up to 100%
travel and it is expected to work 55 to 60 hours per week with overtime after 40 hours worked. 

Essential Functions (Job Duties and Responsibilities): 
• Responsible for safe installations, alterations, additions, and/or repairs of electrical
systems, associated materials, and equipment within the material handling industry
• Directly responsible for leading and managing crews of up to 20 – 40 individuals and
contractors that could consist of lead persons/crew leaders, journeymen, apprentices,
and/or helpers
• Engage in an active role with onsite vendors to supplement the electrical installation
• Coordinate with Electrical Supervisor to lay out project work and ensure that materials,
tools, equipment, etc. are scheduled in a timely manner to meet scope, budget and
project construction schedules
• Coordinate with the Electrical Supervisor and customers to lay out locations of electrical
equipment and devices
• Route, size and install conduit, cable tray, wireways, boxes and other forms of electrical
containment to properly accommodate equipment detailed in engineering drawings
• Ensure that all wires and cables are installed, labeled and connected as detailed in
engineering drawings and schematics
• Perform I/O checkout of completed system insuring it matches the engineering
drawings and documenting any changes 
• Ensure that all industrial networking is installed and tested as detailed in the
engineering drawings 
• Work with Electrical Supervisors and other Lead installers to find innovations and
improvements to improve efficiency 
• Accountable for the on-site supervision of assigned electrical installers in such a way to
ensure scheduled completion of projects within established budget, time frame, quality
and performance standards. Ability to evaluate progress against goals. 
•  Assist the electrical supervisor in reviewing project documents, plans, and
specifications, directing installation activities, resolving construction difficulties,
coordinating field installations, project close-outs, and developing and/or maintaining
customer/client relationships 
• Complete assigned tasks within the standard operating procedures, project costs, time
constraints, and quality standards 
• Assist with routine equipment trial runs to ensure that it meets specifications and
ensure equipment is installed to Vanderlande and/or client standards 
• Provide additional assistance with training of subcontractors in the installation of
Vanderlande and other equipment 
• Maintain a high degree of safety awareness and a rigorous standard of personal and site
safety 
• Setup and maintain temporary power systems in a safe operating condition.  
 
Required Qualifications and Experience: 
• Ability to travel on short notice and spend up to 100% of the time traveling 
• Willingness to work weekends, holidays, and off-shifts
• Knowledge of conduit and containment routing and the ability to train others
• Ability to read, understand, red line, and challenge electrical layout drawings, standards,
and schematic
• Ability to troubleshoot complex control and motor wiring circuit problems
• Exhibit leadership by example
• 3-5 years material handling or automation industry experience
• 1 year of experience installing and bending EMT or Rigid conduit
• 5 or more years of experience troubleshooting electro-mechanical equipment
• Identify and analyse (potential) problems / risks and opportunities and initiates
• adequate corrective and preventive actions
• Ensure the Vanderlande processes within the project
• Initiates improvements of the site management process
• Perform quality checks on installation and these processes
• Detailed knowledge and experience in a technical or specialty area
• Must have a valid driver’s license and passport
• Ability to manage installers 

Required Education: 
• High School Diploma or equivalent 
• Journeyman and /or Master Electrician Licence 
• General proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel 
• OSHA 30 training 
• Knowledge in the use of personal computers, data base functions and communications
 
Preferred Qualification, Education, and Experience:
• Working experience with material handling equipment
• Experience with AGVS, AS/RS, or conveyors 

This is a full-time position and requires up to 100% travel.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment/physical requirements described here are representative of those an
employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. 

• Substantial to extensive amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, sitting, and
lifting 
• Will talk and hear to communicate
• Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, and pull objects, materials,
controls, and tools
• May require picking up, lifting, carrying, and moving up to 50lbs. 
• Will work at heights, climb ladders, stairways, and may occasionally work from
platforms/scaffolding using the appropriate fall protection requirements
• Working in all weather conditions (including heat, rain, cold, and wind) while wearing
appropriate PPE
• Frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, vibration,
and high noise levels
• Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to hard hat, safety
glasses/goggles, ear plugs, masks/respirators, hi-vis safety vests, leather gloves, and
leather steel-toed work boots

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. 

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