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Part-Time Inspector


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Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for two Part-Time Inspectors located at a negotiable location.  Position closes September 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. This position will report to the Construction Services Supervisor. This is a part-time without benefits position. 

Position Summary

The incumbent is directly responsible and accountable for performing effective on-site inspections of construction work for NPPD electrical lines and substations performed for the District with outside contractors or consultants. The incumbent must make sound, logical, and on-the-spot decisions to ensure construction is accomplished according to contract documents while maintaining good public relations.


An inspector has four basic functions that cover a wide variety of tasks: 1) promote the establishment and use of safe, efficient work practices and the application of proper tools and equipment, 2) maintain a daily log of construction activity to be provided to the Responsible Person/Manager in the form of progress reports, 3) provide quality control and coordination for various construction projects and related activities required by the District, 4) ensure that projects are completed on schedule without any delays and extra cost to the District.


The incumbent must be available to work outside of normal work hours - this includes possible evening and weekend work. This position does require frequent travel and overnight stays approximately 75% of the time. 

Education, Training and Experience

Education, Training, and Experience:

Must be a graduate of an accredited line or electric technology school with an Associate's Degree or certificate of completion from an approved community college. (Line/substation technician experience as described in Prior Related Experience below with a utility or contractor may be considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options outlined here).


Prior Related Experience:

Experience in the aspects of 'construction' of electrical transmission and distribution utility facilities, including materials, methods, contracts, and safety considerations, AND


Attained journey technician level with NPPD in the lines or substation department or another qualified journey technician certification program, OR


Completed a minimum of 8 years’ experience at the apprentice and line/substation technician levels and involved in facility construction activities, OR


A total of 10 years combined experience at the apprentice and line/substation technician levels with a contractor engaged in electrical power line and substation construction.


Multi-task project coordination/oversight or past supervisory experience is preferred.

Licenses and/or Certifications

This position must maintain CPR & first aid certifications.


Must be able to attain and maintain NPPD's substation Entry and Clearance Holder qualifications and ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician, Grade I.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Be the single point of contact for all on-site construction activities for the project. Provide an on-site presence at all times as an inspector for all work activities until properly relieved or ensure that an inspector is present. Monitor all project activities for safety and promote safe work practices.


Maintain a daily log of construction activity to be provided to the Responsible Person/Manager. Point out any portion of the work not conforming to the contract specifications to the Contractor and record in their Daily Report Record all of the day's happenings including construction activity, personnel on site, equipment on site, orders given to Contractor, or any agreements made. All records could have legal importance to the contract.


Be thoroughly familiar with the contract plans and specifications. Point out to the engineer any discrepancies in the specifications and on the drawings. Visually inspect all work and materials on the project to ensure they meet the contract specifications and that they are properly assembled and constructed.


Perform as a member of the overall construction team so as to promote progress by advising and assisting the Contractor as necessary in interpreting drawings and specifications.  Anticipate problems in advance, like material shortages, unacceptable workmanship and implement corrective actions. Fulfill the role of Site Coordinator, as required.


Observe testing and check-out of electrical and mechanical systems as outlined in the contract documents.


Maintain good public relations with landowners and the public. Ensure that the Contractor also maintains good rapport with landowners and the public. The rights and privileges of property owners should always be respected. Any condition which might lead to a complaint from landowners must be recorded in the Daily Reports.


The inspector must, at all times, be able to maintain their integrity and avoid the practice of "trading" poor workmanship for job progress and schedule completion. Above all, the Inspector should understand the specifications, plans, methods, local conditions, the people they interact with, machinery to be used, the techniques and the records which are to be kept in order to ensure quality for the District.


Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Pay Grade - 12 Hourly

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $32.20  - $40.26 per hour


Travel Required: More than 75% (With frequent overnight stays, more than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

Hiring Philosophy
Federal EEO
E-Verify Participant
Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision