Electrical supervisors are experienced electricians who oversee a team of electricians. The supervisor’s job is to motivate those working under them and instruct them how to perform job duties. The typical responsibilities for electrical supervisors on a day-to-day basis are making schedules, assigning work to staff members, training employees, motivating electricians, increasing productivity in the workplace, and making sure that all workplace goals are met. Some other duties include making sure that equipment is being maintained and handled properly, assisting electricians with installations and repairs, designing electrical systems and circuits, and helping put together improved designs and processes for the other workers to follow. A typical electrical supervisor works indoors in their organization's office and outside of their office (in indoor and outdoor settings) conducting installations and repairs. Electrical supervisors are expected to be on their feet and in uncomfortable positions for long periods of time as they assist other electricians.
The requirements for electrical supervisor positions usually include an associate’s degree in a relevant field or some sort of technical degree in an engineering field; a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field may be preferred. Electrical supervisor one must be familiar with the different systems, tools, equipment, and safety procedures used on the job on a day-to-day basis.
Electrical Supervisor Tasks
Supervise electrical shop personnel and assign repair and maintenance activities.
Conduct quality assurance checks on all contractors to ensure standard procedures and regulations are followed.
Maintain emergency backups, assess electrical systems and equipment, and make repairs as necessary.
Perform installations and maintenance of power distribution systems and electrical systems.