To perform line service maintenance and construction functions; to provide a high level of line construction and operations knowledge.
· High School Diploma/Equivalent
· Minimum of one year’s experience as an Apprentice Line Worker/Service Worker Level 4 or Journeyman Line Worker Certification or equivalent certification.
· Have and maintain a valid Georgia commercial driver’s license (Class A) and DOT certification.
· Demonstrates proficiency in ascending and descending poles and other structures.
· Safely operates and maintains company cars, trucks and other equipment.
· Ensures that assigned tools and working equipment are properly used and kept in good working condition and that any required repairs are promptly reported to the immediate supervisor.
· Keeps vehicles clean, orderly, and serviced according to manufacturer recommendations.
· Keeps vehicle stocked with appropriate material.
· Makes all types of single and polyphase transformer installations, rephasing and phase rotation on polyphase circuits.
· Installs, moves, and removes transformers, outdoor lighting, secondaries, service drops, OCB's, VWVE's, poles, conductors, capacitors, regulators or any other line equipment.
· Installs or removes instrument transformers, recording or indicating meters of all types; makes load and voltage tests.
· Patrols transmission and distribution lines; operates and maintains related equipment; learns distribution switching, sectionalizing and fusing.
· Properly operates radio equipment.
· Submits time, mileage, gas tickets, material charge?outs and credit?ins; other required forms.
· Ensures explosives for blasting are handling in accordance with designated safety precautions, as required.
· Reads and interprets staking sheets, all REA specifications and line construction assemblies; the NES and National Electric code.
· Ensures safety awareness and the maintenance of safety standards for self and fellow crew members.
· Performs "hot line" work on all voltages of the cooperative, following established procedures, OSHA guidelines and safe practices.
· Maintains compliance with flagging certification.
· Instructs trouble crew and line personnel assigned for assistance, observing safety rules, routing and executing service and work orders; trains line positions, as assigned.
· Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices in line construction, service and operations, and maintenance requirements in an electric distribution system.
· Ability to read and interpret staking sheets, all REA specifications and line construction assemblies including the NES and National Electric Safety Code.
· Ability to learn the cooperative’s electrical and mechanical tagging and other numbering systems.
· Ability to learn the layout of electrical transmission and distribution lines.
· Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with members.
· Excellent demonstrated knowledge of the operations, maintenance and repair of switching sectionalizing equipment; the installation of transformers and wiring of transforming banks, regulators and capacitors.
Note: Internal progression to this position requires a satisfactory performance evaluation, immediate supervisor recommendation, apprentice committee review/recommendation and approval of the President/CEO
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities (some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.). Require the physical ability in stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, ability to lift small objects with the fingers, grasping, talking, hearing, defined light work. Require visual acuity in machine operation.
Field work with exposure to adverse elements of weather; strenuous physical work, including heavy lifting. Requires the flexibility to work during emergency situations. Requires flexibility to work irregular hours for assignment completion. Requires the flexibility to be on call, as required.
About North Georgia EMC
NGEMC Mission Statement:
Since 1936, every day, any time: keeping the power on.
The Mission of North Georgia EMC is to provide a reliable, quality, cost-based supply of electricity to our cooperative members. North Georgia EMC is committed to achieve success in all areas related to the principles of the public power model: People, Safety, Business, and Integrity.
We provide our members with a constant flow of comfort, convenience, productivity, and entertainment.