To provide efficient construction, operation and maintenance of all types of conductors, structures and
equipment used in the Substations and distribution systems.
Reports to Chief Lineman, Chief Apparatus Lineman and Line Foreman or Supervisor, Supervisor of Operations
Directs: Apprentice Lineman or who is assigned by a Supervisor.
Position is full time and in non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Performs all types of complicated construction and maintenance of de-energized and energized distribution and Substation systems. Work on energized Substations must be under the direction of a Chief Lineman or above.
Patrols lines while traveling throughout Co-op service area and makes repairs as needed; also reports conditions that cannot be corrected by the crew.
Follows safety rules and regulations and immediately reports all accidents to assigned supervisor.
Assists in the training of Apprentice #1 through #8, as assigned.
Operates automotive and construction equipment, when required, completing the necessary safety and mileage reports.
Maintains working knowledge of all current operational and construction specifications, to insure that all work is completed according to requirements.
Uses two-way radio in accordance with Co-op and FCC regulations.
In addition, other duties of equal or lesser skill may be assigned by the Chief Lineman, Chief Apparatus Lineman, Supervisor of Field Services or assigned supervisor, to meet emergencies or other operating needs.
This job requires reading, writing and mathematics; therefore, a high school diploma or the equivalent is required.
At least six months experience as an Apprentice # 8, successfully completing Apprenticeship Training Program.
Must be able to communicate effectively with the public and co-workers.
Must have demonstrated the ability and skill to work with a minimum of supervision.
Must be available for call outs and willing to work extra and irregular hours.
Must have legible handwriting.
Must hold a valid Virginia Commercial Drivers License, Class A or Class B, and a current Department of Transportation, Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job, which include, but are not limited to, climbing poles and structures, bending, pulling, digging, lifting and carrying loads averaging 80 pounds. Must comply with all General Job Requirements.
Working hours will be scheduled Monday-Friday between the hours of 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Required to work indoors and outdoors with exposure to heat and cold. exposure to heat and cold.
Employee shall not be required to work outdoors in excessive rain or other inclement weather, except when the Cooperative finds it necessary due to an emergency.