Provide efficient construction, operation and maintenance of all types of conductors, structures and equipment used in the transmission and distribution systems.
Perform routine line work, both underground and overhead construction, line maintenance and electrical service.
Work on energized lines without supervision.
Understand all circuits used on the system and the related safety requirements.
Read and accurately interpreting maps, specifications, staking sheets, and complex diagrams.
Install and maintaining large power transformer banks.
Participate in scheduled on-call time.
Working knowledge of the hazards that exist in the form of falls, electric shock, electric flash, falling objects, and traffic.
Knowledge of the Rural Utilities Service Specifications and Guidelines, substations, switching devices, transformer banks, oil circuit breakers, voltage regulators, line fuses, line currents, and voltage levels. Adheres to bucket weight limits and participates in bucket truck and pole-top rescue training.
Satisfactory completion of an approved 4 year power line apprenticeship education and training program.
Must possess a valid Indiana Class 'A' Commercial Driver's Licenses
About Lea County Electric Cooperative
Lea County Electric Cooperative, located in Lovington, New Mexico, serves portions of three counties in New Mexico and portions of three counties in Texas including three residential towns, and the oilfield and farm/ranch communities. The Cooperative has 4,275 miles of lines (338 miles of transmission) with 16,180 meters.
Lea County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LCEC) was incorporated in 1949. Headquartered in Lovington, New Mexico, the Cooperative energizes over 15,000 meters in areas of Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas in portions of six (6) counties: Chaves, Eddy and Lea Counties in New Mexico and Cochran, Gaines and Yoakum counties in Texas. Nine (9) dedicated trustees along with management and employees have led LCEC through changes and growth. LCEC is a member of Western Farmer's Electric Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative, located in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Primary load is oilfield, commercial, irrigation and residential.