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Foreman Hydro Working 1st Year


Mesa, AZ, US

Date:  Aug 31, 2023

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Subject to direction, supervises and leads Pump Storage Operators, Senior Electricians, Electricians and Operators in the performance of all maintenance and operation of a remote power plant site including highly skilled troubleshooting work, emergency flood control operation, abnormal system and plant operating procedures.  Routine preventative maintenance programs, routine operating procedures and normal reporting and record keeping systems of a Division’s operating unit.  The position is distinguished by the fact that the employee supervises and is responsible for the work of others in all the areas described above as well as performing work in all facets of these areas.

Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervises and leads in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment such as motors, voltage regulators, generators, liquid rheostats, transformers, exciters, switchgear, and relay logic controls while equipment is operating.
  • Supervises and performs emergency and regular maintenance of electrical equipment.
  • Supervises and performs troubleshooting in the electrical systems of the plant including the monitoring, logic protective circuitry, relaying systems, hard wire logic systems and electrical control board controls.
  • Supervises and leads in performing the necessary plant switching during system emergencies, plant emergencies and for all outages and clearances on lines or buses from and including line side breakers into the plant proper.
  • Supervises and leads in the clearing of all plant equipment and the issuing of all clearances both mechanical and electrical for maintenance work performed by outside Divisions such as Mechanical C&M, Electrical C&M, Meter and Relaying Divisions and Structural C&M and contracted Crews.
  • Maintains adequate records of maintenance performed in the plant and camp, maintaining inventory of spare parts and supplies necessary for a remote and isolated plant.
  • Consults and cooperates with other departments in the planning and execution of all plant maintenance, both mechanical and electrical.
  • Prepares detailed functional test procedures requiring involved working in complicated hard wire logic circuits to isolate problems and satisfactory prove out design changes.
  • Assists other employees doing related work during vacations, sick leaves or as the workloads vary and are adjusted by supervisory personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employee must work safely and efficiently in the performance of their job duties.  Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and the public.   Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paper work.  May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.


High School, GED or Equivalent.


Two to three years’ experience as pumped-storage operator and demonstrated proficiency in maintenance troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical equipment in a pump-storage hydro plant or equivalent experience.

Additional Information

  • Basic knowledge of electricity and the application of electrical theory used in the design of hydro power plant generating equipment.  
  • Considerable knowledge as to the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of all types of electrical and mechanical equipment used in hydro power and pumped-storage facilities. 
  • Thorough knowledge or plant electrical systems, circuits, and control logic with the ability to locate and isolate problems working from blueprints, writing diagrams and schematic drawings. 
  • Ability and skills to use various electrical test equipment and instruments as maintenance aids in performing troubleshooting and non-destructive testing of hydro plant equipment; such as meggars, portable transformer gas analyzers, decade boxes, vacuum tube and other volt meters, resistivity and conductivity meters, current meters, etc.  
  • Thorough knowledge of switchboard operations, equipment and procedures. 
  • Considerable knowledge of mechanical operation of Hydro power plant equipment. 
  • Working knowledge of the theory of all hydro power plant equipment including electrical, mechanical, and control equipment. 
  • Ability to assign and supervise work of other skilled and unskilled workmen. 
  • Ability to detect irregularities in all operating plant mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to compile accurate and concise reports of work performed. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety methods pertaining to the work performed in a hydro power plant.

Certifications or Testing Required

For specific list of training certifications contact departmental manager.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16140



Hybrid Workplace


SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


SRP is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, customers, and the communities we serve. This commitment includes maintaining a work environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Any candidate that tests positive for an illegal drug or unauthorized substance, including non-medical marijuana, during the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process. Although marijuana is legal in the state of Arizona, SRP abides by federal laws where it remains illegal.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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