Under the direction of the Crew Foreman, the Second Class Lineman is responsible for building, maintaining, and repairing overhead and underground power distribution lines within the scope of his/her training and certification in a safe and efficient manner within accepted operations standards.
To maintain favorable public relations with the consumers on the electric system by providing optimum quality service at the lowest possible cost while insuring the safety of fellow employees and the general public.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Below is a list of typical duties for which the Second Class Lineman will be accountable/ responsible. This list is not intended to include all responsibilities of this position but an outline of tasks indicative of the overall function of this job. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
(a) Safety of assigned crew personnel and fellow employees affected by assignments;
(b) Understanding and personally performing all duties in accordance with applicable safety and Cooperative policy manuals, as well as reporting to Supervisor hazardous conditions for the safety of the employees, member consumers and general public;
(c) Performance and productivity of the crew;
(d) Individual performance in line crew activities;
(e) Studies and learns required job knowledge and skills in order to advance in a timely manner through the complete apprenticeship program (Apprentice Lineman, Second Class Lineman, First Class Lineman);
(f) Ability to perform the following, include but is not limited to:
· Install single phase transformers and make connections
· Install line reclosures
· Work from bucket truck on de-energized lines
· Operate underground trencher
· Substation inspection
· Pole inspections
· Substation maintenance
· Substation switching operations, with supervision
· Install primary U/G cable and terminations
· Locate and repair U/G faults
· Framing poles by A, B and C specifications
· Perform all duties of subordinate line positions
(g) Performs as climbing lineman on line crew;
(h) Restoration of services during outages;
(i) Working as a single serviceman, when necessary;
(j) Beginning study of practical electrical theory;
(k) Providing on the site job training for subordinate line positions;
(l) Knowing locations of electrical equipment and facilities;
(m)Maintenance of assigned vehicle, equipment and tools;
(n) Individual adherence to applicable standards and specifications in projects and assignments, include but are not limited to:
· RUS specifications
· OSHA regulations
· Other operational and regulatory systems
(o) Pole top and bucket truck techniques;
(p) Maintaining current knowledge of equipment, mapping system and other operational and regulatory systems related to the responsibilities of the position;
(q) Operating two-way radio by regulations, rules and laws;
(r) Quality and neatness of work performed;
(s) Response time to assigned locations;
(t) Reporting to supervisor regarding progress, problems or any deviation from or of assignments and projects;
(u) Personal work planning and scheduling;
(v) Control of costs of assignments;
(w) Assisting in troubleshooting assigned problems;
(x) Reporting problems and conditions promptly which warrant immediate resolution
(y) Acquiring and maintaining first aid/CPR certification;
(z) Providing assistance to other service personnel and helping maintain good departmental morale;
(aa) Completing annual personal and departmental goals assigned by management.
(bb) Participating and assisting with the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting as needed;
(cc) Attending scheduled meetings;
(dd) Personal productivity and adherence to schedules and deadlines for assigned work;
(ee) Keeping assigned work area clean, neat and organized at all times;
(ff) Performance of related duties as assigned or necessary;
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Graduation from vocational/technical school in power line studies is preferred. (Example:Nash Community College or similar established lineman academy.
Will consider related work experience in lieu of educational requirements if there is demonstrated ability to carry out the position responsibilities.
Enrollment/completion of an apprenticeship lineman program is required.
Two years of experience in power line construction and/or maintenance may be substituted for vocational/technical education and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Also, helpful to have progressive experience with a utility and a thorough understanding of a utility, specifically a cooperative.
Must possess an entry-level working knowledge of the construction, operations and maintenance of electric distribution lines, both overhead and underground; REA Construction specifications and a portion of the National Electric Safety Code. Basic knowledge of power line materials and how they are used and knowledge in the maintenance of vehicles. Must have sound knowledge of the proper and safe use of the tools and equipment used in line construction and maintenance of both energized and de-energized lines. Must have a thorough knowledge of first aid and CPR. Knowledge of service area is preferred.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Must be able to become skilled in underground and overhead line operations, pole climbing,
in operation of line construction equipment and in using line worker tools while working on
the ground. Must be able to become skilled in properly and safely working with live
conductors of voltages from 0 to 12.5kV. Must be able to be skilled in all work required in
connection with the installation of materials apparatus and equipment used in the
construction and maintenance of electric distribution lines. Must have the ability to perform
mathematical computations necessary to master basic electrical theory, applicable codes
and construction specifications and standards. Must be able to operate a motorized vehicle
without the assistance of another employee.
Must have basic computer skills with the ability to adapt to various computer programs and
related hardware and to accurately input data. Must be able to carry out delegated work
and handwriting must be neat and legible. Must be able to communicate effectively on the
radio and telephone with good enunciation and voice projection. Must have considerable
skill in effectively dealing with a variety of people under different and sometimes difficult
circumstances and be able to remain focused while under pressure and in stressful
situations. Must have good written, oral communication and good decision making
skills. Must have a determination and an ability to figure things out (work independently).
QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES
Must be professional, dependable, punctual, flexible and have a positive attitude.
Must have personal integrity and be a team player. Must be self-motivated with a strong work
ethic and an ability to adapt easily to change.
Required to pass a physical examination, job specific testing (Work Steps Program)
and drug testing when job offer is made.
Provided the applicant passes the physical examination, job specific testing and the drug
testing, SREMC will move forward in the hiring process.
Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties and
responsibilities of the job, which include, but are not limited to:
(a) The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, climbing, kneeling, reaching, stooping, crawling, pushing, and working in awkward positions and enclosed spaces is normal.
(b) Must have the ability to perform the outside duties of this position during extreme adverse weather conditions (temperatures above 90 degrees and below 30 degrees F., rain, sleet, snow, sleet, high humidity, etc.)
Work conditions for the First Class Lineman job position include, but are not limited to:
(a) Must be available for callouts during emergency situations, day or night
Full-Time 40 hours a week
Salary to be discussed with applicant
A cover letter, Resume and 3 references are required.
You can drop the resume by the SREMC office in Dunn, to drop off your cover letter, resume and 3 references.
You can also go to SREMC’s website to review the job position requirements and email your resume, cover letter, 3 references to Careers@sremc.com.
Once the close out date has passed, the resumes will be vetted and the resumes pulled for an interview will be notified in order to set up an interview time.