Installs and connects overhead and underground transformers, OCR’s and other related equipment under supervision of operations foreman
Answer trouble calls when needed and perform on call duty when requested by the Operations Superintendent.
Dig pole and anchor holes, set anchors, frame and set poles according to REA specifications. Attach materials, string conductors and install new services.
Personally supervises and performs the loading and unloading of poles and materials.
Drive and operate digger-derrick, aerial bucket and other related equipment.
Installs poles, anchors, and transformers by hand.
Change out pole structures and material for purpose of right-of-way, line clearance and defective materials.
Performs emergency maintenance and repairs on overhead and underground lines, breakers, services, regulators and transformers.
Keeps constantly informed as to the direction of line feeds and procedures to be taken for energizing and de-energizing lines.
Completes meter tickets and time sheets.
Performs gloving of energized secondary off pole and hot stick work and gloving of energized conductor out of aerial bucket device.
Performs all phases of URD installation and terminations.
Performs trimming and cutting of rights-of-way
Install and changes meters
Checks to see that cooperative vehicles are serviced and kept in good condition and that assigned tools are properly used and in good working order.
Reads and determines what staking sheets call for and keeps familiarized with all pole assemblies.
Supervises line crew personnel in absence of foreman.
Supervises and inspects all construction work under his direction and determines if it is according to RUS specifications.
Receives clearance to energize or de-energize lines and complies with all safety precautions when opening or closing lines.
Studies RUS specifications, National Electric Safety Code and OHSA rules in compliance with line construction.
Participates in safety and job training programs and promotes safe working habits such as the use of personnel protective equipment.
Must purchase and maintain a CDL license as required by state law to include a safe driving record
Checks distribution lines of the Cooperative, being alert at all times to observe any unsafe condition.
Four years progressively responsible utility experience which includes having successfully completed the lineman training program.
Must know: NESC, NEC, RUS specifications, safe operation of all equipment, mapping system, all pertinent cooperative policies and problems, basic wiring, principles of dealing with irate members, OSHA regulations.
How to perform all duties of positions reporting, operations of equipment, first aid and CPR. Ability to climb.