Perform line construction and maintenance under the direction of a Journeyman rated Line Technician
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform line construction and maintenance of energized and de-energized overhead and URD distribution lines under the supervision of a Journeyman rated Line Technician.
Patrol the line and check for defective materials, equipment or unsafe conditions; notify foreman or supervisor of problems found.
Perform the duties of groundman, equipment operator and lineman. See that trucks, tools, and assigned equipment are properly used and kept in good working order.
Respond to after-hours trouble on a rotating basis and is dependably available for duty during inclement weather adversely affecting the Cooperative’s electrical system.
Understand considerable hazards that exist, including falls, electric shock, electric flash, automobile traffic, and falling objects. Understand and utilize safety equipment.
Learn and comply with all safety policies, rules, and regulations.
Perform all other job-related duties assigned by management.
High school diploma or state equivalency certificate is required. Availability for and timely response to call-outs are required. A successful applicant must live or re-locate within 30 minutes of the Midway office. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. No previous experience is required. Technical Certificate in Lineman/Electrical Training is desired. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, safety material, and other work-related documents. Ability to use standard office equipment and laptops. Ability to work nonstandard work hours or work week, possible overtime work, and to be “on-call” on a rotating basis. Must have or be able to attain a CDL (commercial driver’s license) within twelve (12) months of being hired as well as forklift certification. Must have and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must be able to lift up to seventy-five (75) pounds.