Responsible for: The Lineman 1 and 2 are responsible for assuring maximum results in providing efficient and reliable service in power line construction, operations and maintenance.
Key Accountabilities & Duties: Broad Scope
Provide the specialized technical skills necessary for the construction, operations and maintenance of a reliable electric system for the benefit of the member/consumer.
Make recommendations for changes needed to improve the operations of assigned department as it relates to the position of Apprentice Lineman, Lineman and Journeyman Lineman.
Carry out emergency service restoration duties that will require after-hours availability or extended work hours over several days.
Coordinate and cooperate with other personnel in performing assigned responsibilities.
When assigned a service function, assume the responsibility and authority and act accordingly to restore electric service in the event of an emergency.
Observe all safety rules and regulations adopted by the Cooperative.
Observe all work rules adopted by the Cooperative.
Assist Region Line Manager in the implementation of position objectives.
LINEMAN 1 (4th Year)
During this time the Lineman should continue to develop the skills and knowledge to be able to perform all types of distribution line construction, operations, and maintenance.
Nature of Work - The Lineman 1 assumes greater responsibility for completed pole work. He/she will continue to work with a qualified Lineman when climbing poles, eh/she can perform as a one-man crew otherwise.
Line Conditions - The Lineman 1 can be expected to perform all kinds of line work on both energized and de-energized lines. Work on energized lines, however, must still be under the close supervision of a qualified Lineman or Crew Leader. If working off-system, he/she shall be permitted to climb energized poles or structures but only under the close supervision of a qualified Lineman or Crew Leader.
Materials and Equipment - The Lineman 1 shall be expected to perform any of the duties of his/her previous positions and, in addition, should learn to:
Operate and work from aerial bucket truck, performing maintenance work on energized lines under supervision
Help install capacitors, voltage regulators, and instrument transformers
Assist in substation installations and maintenance
Assist in installation, operation, and maintenance of underground distribution system
Safety Practices and Training - He/she should be able to assist in training activities as an instructor. By his/her own work practices, he/she should set an example of safe practices for other Apprentice Lineman.
Electrical Theory - The Lineman 1 should continue to receive advanced training in electrical theory with an emphasis during this time on understanding wiring diagrams.
Records, Reports, and Related Information - The Lineman 1 should already have learned how to properly fill out all required records and forms. He/she should continue to expand his/her knowledge of three phase line construction, and maintenance specifications, and electrical codes. The Lineman 1 must become familiar with the Cooperative's billing procedures and be able to explain them. He/she must also become familiar with the complete member?location procedure.
Supervision, Training Period, and Progression - The Lineman 1 is under the direction of the Crew Leader of the crew to which assigned for both work and training activities. He/she shall remain in this classification for a period of twelve months. At the end of this time, a decision will be made by the Region Line Manager and the assigned Crew Leader as to whether he/she has developed the skills and knowledge expected of a Lineman 1 before he/she can be advanced to the position of Lineman
EDUCATION - Must be high school graduate or equivalent. Must have legible handwriting and be able to read comprehensively.
EXPERIENCE - Experience with an electric utility highly desirable.
KNOWLEDGE - Knowledge of the operations of electric utility is highly desirable.
ATTITUDE – Must have a positive, open mind and considerate attitude toward the responsibilities of the position. Must be a self?starter; must have attitude of neatness, orderliness and accuracy toward the job; and must possess attentive attitude toward safety on the job.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS – Must have pleasing personality. Must be able and willing to work and get along with others. Must be able to present and work with public in a pleasant, courteous manner. Must have highest personal integrity and have a sense of accuracy toward record keeping.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS - Must have the ability to make sound decisions from observations and carry out instructions. Climbing skills are highly desirable. Must have North Carolina Commercial Driver's License - Class A or be able to attain one in 90 days with good driving record. Must have the ability to be responsible for the supervised work assignment and work safety.
GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - Lifting and moving weights in excess of 100 pounds is frequently required. Position requires the individual to be capable of stooping, bending, reaching, climbing and grasping and frequently walk long distances. The position requires walking in all types of terrain, sitting, standing, and driving/riding in vehicle. Good hand to eye coordination is necessary as is the ability to read electronic displays and screens, printed materials, and maps. Must be capable of utilizing hand held and manually operated tools that are coincident with the duties of the position. Motor vehicles, computers, small hand held or mobile electrical instruments and devices, customary office and business communications equipment are utilized in this position. The individual should be familiar with and capable of operating equipment utilized in the construction operation.
WORKING CONDITIONS – The duties of the position are performed outside with exposure to extreme weather conditions. The position requires walking in all types of terrain, sitting, standing, and driving/riding in vehicle. Must be available for work during adverse weather conditions.
WORK REQUIREMENTS: Some overtime work will be required. Will be expected to pull on-call duty after becoming familiar with the Region and must be available for emergency work during all weather conditions. All employees who are subject to “on-call” duty must live within twenty (20) miles radius from their respective assigned district, regional or headquarters, with the exception of those “on-call” employees who have been approved with remote capabilities must make their domicile within one of the nineteen counties served by the Cooperative.
SAFETY - Performs all assignments safely assuring compliance with all Safety related rules, regulations and policies.
EXEMPT STATUS – This position is non-exempt as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act as amended.
NON-DISCRIMINATION - EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position shall be filled on the basis of qualification and ability to perform the essential functions of the job and without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.
SALARY RANGE – Trades & Craft Wage Schedule
GENERAL- A performance appraisal of this individual will be made at the completion of three and six months in the beginning and annually thereafter.
Lineman 1 (4th year of an 8-year Lineman Development Program)
Lineman 2 (5th year of an 8-year Lineman Development Program)