Forbes Bros Ltd.
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance Plan, Other Benefits, 401k Plan


Forbes Bros. Timberline Construction Inc. is looking for a Operations Technical Specialist (Work Methods Specialist) to join our growing FB Timberline team. The office is in Wilson, NC and the projects are located throughout the Mid-West, Gulf and Eastern United States.

The Work Methods Specialists primary role is to have a strong field presence, providing technical guidance relating to general, powerline, and utility construction work activities. You are the subject matter expert - support us in creating and executing current and new safe work practices!

Forbes Bros Ltd. has a safety conscious, family-oriented culture that focuses on communication, innovation & respect in the workplace.


What We Offer:

  • Competitive wage
  • Comprehensive benefits plan
  • 401k Plan
  • Annual boot allowance of $300 & other incentives if job requires FR clothing, PPE, etc
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all stages of your career
  • Flexibility is given to where you reside as you are required to travel to the project during the work week
  • Safe, family orientated working environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Forbes ongoing effort to improve workplace safety is carried out & never compromising on safety in all aspects of our every day
  • Ensure consistency across operations in the implementation of corporate, operational, division, and client initiatives.
  • Support the implementation and execution of critical corporate standards under the direction of the Work Methods and Standards Director. These include live line, explosives, helicopter management, and EBG.
  • Assist with and providing feedback on the development of templates, safe work practices, and technical procedures that assist in creating consistent methods for work execution.
  • Assist in the coordination of training and field competency verification.
  • Actively engaging and provide guidance to workers and supervisors by having a focused field presence to improve safety performance, address concerns, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Monitor compliance to applicable worker protection and utility codes including equipotential bonding and grounding requirements.
  • Assist in the development of bid documents related to safety or technical aspects.
  • Ensure company, regulatory, and client safety requirements are met.
  • Conduct site inspections, audits, tailboard meetings, safety meetings, orientations, training, and incident investigations as required.
  • Work closely with Operations Management in overseeing aspects of safety, including incident prevention, training compliance, and addressing concerns.
  • Seek industry best practices to aid in the development and enhancement of FB work methods.
  • Perform other tasks related to this function as assigned

Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 (ten) years' experience as a certified Journeyman Power Lineman with expert knowledge of powerline transmission, distribution, and substation work activities
  • Minimum 5 (five) years' experience in a foreman / supervisory role leading and managing the work of teams
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and legislative OSHA requirements and other related legislation and industry best practices
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Adobe
  • Proven ability to lead a team, build on their strengths, lead by example, create consensus, listen, and engage employees at all levels
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment requiring strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel during the work week & when weekend/storm work requires

Forbes Bros. Timberline Construction Inc., a subsidiary of Forbes Bros. USA, Inc. - We are an equal opportunity employer committed to best practice recruiting and hiring, to promote gender equity and workplace diversity. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates who meet the requirements noted and who earn an invitation to interview will be contacted.

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