Low Voltage Foreman

DRE is looking for a Low Voltage Foreman to be an integral part of the low voltage structured cabling team. Potential prospects need to be self-starters with focus and a commitment to monitoring installations and ensuring work is performed according to DRE’s standards and project specifications. Work cooperatively with the general contractor and/or customer in managing the project, project schedule and employees. Responsible for maintaining productivity, safety, quality control, labor cost, scheduling, movement of manpower, procurement of materials and any other activities impacting the successful completion of the Low Voltage project. Work includes installation of voice, data, security, access control, firm alarm and CCTV for commercial and industrial applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Achieve DRE’s productivity objectives by effectively managing and assigning tasks to crewmembers, while maintaining an accurate labor-tracking log.
  • Establish project goals and monitor success in reaching those objectives on an ongoing basis.
  • Manage purchase orders and ensure ordered materials are received while adhering to bulk buy material procedures.
  • Adhere to project contract document changes and DRE change order notice-to-proceed policies.
  • Fully utilize a prefabrication facility and company-wide installation methods and policies.
  • Ensure the proper safety equipment, materials and tools are onsite to perform required work.
  • Provident Superintendent(s) with sufficient notice of any crew changes.
  • Utilize a proactive approach to anticipate and resolve potential issues.
  • Ensure crewmembers start and finish work shift on time; Maintain proper meal/break times as per Employee Handbook and as legally required per local labor laws and regulations.
  • Conduct effective performance evaluations of crewmembers.
  • Maintain complete and accurate “as-built” as per DRE’s procedures and project requirements.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including project owners, architects, general contractors, management, crewmembers, etc.
  • Ensure all work performed meets with NEC, federal, state, county, local codes and contract documents.
  • Adhere to all DRE, state and federal safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures included in the DRE Employee Handbook.

Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of four years of field experience working as a Low Voltage Technician.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively order and track materials, perform cost projections and develop “as built”.
  • Strong, first-hand knowledge and experience related to scheduling, material lead times, product knowledge and installation durations.
  • Solid understanding of the electrical codes and installation methods.
  • Well-versed in the installation of copper and fiber networks for commercial and industrial applications - voice, data, security, access control, firm alarm and CCTV.
  • Knowledgeable regarding the build, installation and maintenance of control panels
  • Comfortable utilizing blueprints. 
  • Experience in verifying the compliance and functionality of installations.
  • Knowledgeable in the identification and repair of faults in cabling and systems.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The employee may require the ability to do the following:
    • Lift 50 lbs. from ground and pull 50 lbs. of force.
    • Perform ladder climbing, wire pulling and conduit pulling.
    • Fully squat, stoop or kneel while wearing a 25 lbs. tool belt.
    • Maintain a standing position for long periods of time while performing repetitive actions such as grasping or manipulating wires.
    • Work off of ladders, man lifts or reach booms.
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to:
    • A variety of weather conditions including cold, rain, heat, etc.
    • High noise levels.