To receive on?the?job training and experience, in addition to structured training courses, for performing live-line service maintenance and construction functions under direct or close supervision. Direct supervision is defined as: a Crew Leader, Line Worker/Service Worker, Operations Supervisor, or Operations VP being on the same pole, in the same or adjacent bucket, or within arm’s reach of the apprentice line worker while working on or with an energized electrical conductor(s). Close supervision is defined as: a Crew Leader, Line Worker/Service Worker, Operations Supervisor, or Operations VP being within sight and sound of the apprentice line worker. The Apprentice Line Worker must prove to be eligible for advancement to the next level within a maximum of 18 months. Apprentices who are not advanced to the next level within this time frame will be subject to dismissal from the program.
High School Diploma/Equivalent.
A minimum of six month's employment with the Cooperative as a Ground Worker and/or Laborer, or the equivalent.
Obtains/maintains certifications by attending mandated training.
The ability to have and maintain a valid Georgia commercial driver's license (Class A) and DOT certification.
By end of training period for this level, must have successfully completed Level 1 apprentice program manual, exams, and labs.
Learns to perform the following duties under direct and close supervision, as assigned:
Receives training on working de?energized and energized circuits from the pole, from an aerial device, or on the ground, as directed.
Fabricates pole assemblies both on the ground and on de?energized poles.
Demonstrates proficiency and safety when maneuvering on the pole and when performing work assigned by immediate supervisor.
Learns minimum approach distances of North Georgia EMC line voltages. Wears all applicable personal protective equipment when exposed to hazards requiring same.
Learns the use of special precautionary techniques, personal protective equipment, insulating and shielding materials and insulated tools for working on or near exposed energized parts of electrical equipment, both overhead construction and underground construction.
Learns the skills and techniques necessary to determine the nominal voltage of exposed live parts.
Safely operates and maintains company cars, trucks and other equipment.
Ensures that trucks, 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.
Performs the following duties as assigned and under direct and close supervision.
Learns to read and interpret staking sheets; all RUS specifications and line construction assemblies; the NEC and National Electric Code.
Learns to recognize the material needed for line construction from the staking sheets.
Learns the techniques necessary to patrol distribution lines; learns unusual or unsafe conditions and reports same to immediate supervisor.
Provides assistance to lineman as needed and by inspecting tools and equipment, and learning proper method of using tools.
Learns skills and techniques necessary to distinguish exposed live energized parts from other parts of electrical equipment.
Demonstrated proficiency in ascending, work positioning and maneuverability, and descending poles.
Ensures safety awareness and the maintenance of safety standards for self and fellow crew members.
Maintains current knowledge of North Georgia EMC and OSHA safety regulations and ensures compliance.
Performs in accordance with established safe working environment.
Learns to comply with all traffic laws, safety rules and regulations.
Learns compliance with Federal motor carrier regulations and state DOT/Public Service Commission requirements.
Ensures that assigned vehicles and equipment are operated and maintained in accordance with safety procedures, operator’s manual and state law.
Actively participates in job training and department safety meetings.
Abides by all safety rules, practices and standards; performs all duties and tasks in a safe manner.
Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with members.
Demonstrates initiative to acquire additional knowledge for effective job performance.
Flexibility to work varied hours and flexibility to work during emergency conditions.
The ability to learn to read and interpret staking sheets, all RUS specifications and line construction assemblies
The ability to learn and interpret the NEC and National Electric Safety Code.
Safety: Continually adheres to regulations and ongoing training to ensure that he/she and his/her team are protected from an unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.
Operational Excellence: Works smart and efficiently to provide exceptional reliability and is a sound financial and economic steward. Collaborates to develop the best solutions.
Engagement and Growth: Takes responsibility for own actions, success and growth. Expresses commitment to work hard, with a positive attitude. Demonstrates good judgement and embraces constructive criticism and challenges. Seeks opportunities to learn and share knowledge.
Integrity: Honest, respectful, kind and trustworthy. Brings a positive influence and values diversity. Eager to own, apologize and fix mistakes promptly and follow through timely on commitments. Maintains confidentiality.
Teamwork: Provides assistance, information or other support for the team to build or maintain relationships with them.
Customer Commitment: Puts the convenience of the members first; asks for and values members’ opinions. Provides solutions with a sense of urgency and concern while being present, open and empathetic.
Community Minded: Desires to make a difference in the communities served by NGEMC.
Change: Constantly seeks opportunities to develop better services and more efficient processes.
The following 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 physical ability in climbing, balancing, stooping, pushing, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, the ability to lift small objects with the fingers, grasping, talking, hearing, and is defined heavy work. Visual acuity required as machine operator and as a mobile equipment operator. Adverse weather conditions.
Field work with exposure to adverse elements of weather; strenuous physical work, including heavy lifting. Requires the flexibility to work overtime and irregular hours on short notice and during emergency situations. Requires the ability 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.