Working Foreman - Hydro


Mesa, AZ, US

Date:  Jun 13, 2024

Requisition ID: 17237


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

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 and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. 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.


Why Work at SRP

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


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:


  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



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 training and 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.

What You'll Do

  • 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 paperwork.  May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • 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. 
  • A thorough knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety methods pertaining to the work performed in a hydro power plant.


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.


High School, GED or Equivalent.


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).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) is 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.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix