Lineman First Class is a skilled position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground distribution systems. This position works at various locations with or without supervision, under hazardous and nonhazardous conditions. The position may also be required to travel to other districts depending on customer demands.
Essential Job Functions:
Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
Capable of leading crew members in the absence of the Foreman.
Supervises and trains others as assigned.
Supervises a small line crew, plans, lays out and explains jobs assigned and is responsible for the completion of such jobs in a safe, economical and efficient manner as assigned by the Line Crew Foreman, or in the absence of the Line Crew Foreman.
Installs, removes and maintains all types of electric line equipment and apparatus as required or directed.
Operates all types of vehicles and heavy equipment.
Makes all necessary reports concerning duties, both oral and written.
Installs single-phase and poly-phase meters and reads all types of meters.
Must be able to wire single and three phase transformer banks.
Checks on consumer complaints, finds and performs maintenance on lines, including underground distribution, during outages. Required to oversee locating and correcting individual outages as assigned.
Supervises proper maintenance and care of all material, tools, equipment and vehicles assigned to his crew.
Supervises adequate stocking of line materials on vehicles and checking in and out material for jobs to be done, as assigned.
Informs proper individuals of work done, including changes from specifications on staking sheets.
Be constantly on the lookout for hazardous and unsafe conditions on the distribution system and make minor repairs, if possible, or report them to proper individuals.
Evaluates members on his crew regarding work knowledge and ability, and continuously evaluates the performance of each one and reports such information to the Foreman.
Must follow Cooperative’s safety rules and procedures at all time.
Must be willing and able to respond to standby calls any hour of the day or night, weekends and holidays, as well as in any kind of weather. In this connection, is responsible for accepting standby duty as assigned.
Provides customer service duties during non-business hours.
Participates in various projects, as required.
Performs other related duties, as required.
Utilizes spreadsheets, databases, word processing software, utilizes telephones, faxes, voice, radio, and telecommunication equipment.
Reports to: Assistant Line-superintendent
Responsible for keeping the Assistant Line-Superintendent informed of work in progress and completed work and ensures ongoing consultation relative to any problems that hinders the efficient completion of the duties and responsibilities associated with the Assistant Line-Superintendent position.
Oversees the following personnel in their respective area:
Lineman Second Class
Coordinates or cooperates with:
Operations Department - Coordinates and cooperates with Assistant Line Superintendents functioning in other areas regarding crews, outages, equipment, and provides backup during personnel absences.
Engineering Personnel - Coordinates, cooperates, and develops mutual understanding, along with providing the assistance necessary to promote ownership and respect between departments and employees. Solving problems associated with other matters involving the Operations Department.
Other employees - Coordinates development of good working relationships with the personnel in other departments and strives to enhance effective and open communications between departments. Confers with, advises, informs, and directs cooperation with other departments to assure compliance with the goals and objectives of the cooperative.
Members and public - maintains friendly, cooperative relationships with the members and the public in the performance of the duties and responsibilities associated with the Assistant Line Superintendent position.
High school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (GED)
Seven (7) years of experience in electric utility construction and maintenance on a distribution system with an operating voltage up to 25Kv.
Must have and maintain a valid Texas State CDL Driver’s License.
Proven communication skills and the ability to work with the public.
The skills to resolve conflicts and deal with difficult personnel matters in a professional and effective manner.
Being well organized, able to multitask regarding projects to meet scheduled timelines.
Ability to handle stressful, and/or emergency situations, in a calm and organized manner.
Ability to read and comprehend construction drawings and specifications.
Ability to work independently with a minimum level of supervision.
Maintain current first aid/CPR certification and pole top/bucket rescue certification
Must be very motivated and able to work in a team-oriented environment with assigned responsibilities and be able to complete all assigned goals and objectives in an accurate and timely manner while following up with Tri-County members and/or fellow employees to insure high-quality service.
Preferred Abilities and Skills
The following have been ranked the most critical skills associated with this position:
Previous experience as a journeyman lineman, qualified by successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship program.
Computer Skills – Skilled in working with Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications.