The specific purpose of the journeyman lineman position is to provide for effective and efficient operations, maintenance and construction activities on the Cooperative’s energized and de-energized lines with or without supervision.
Shall have full authority to carry out the duties and responsibilities of his/her position in conformity with the established board policies and procedures.
Should remember that he/she is accountable to the management of the Cooperative for the efficient performance of the responsibilities and that, although some of the responsibilities may be delegated or assigned to another person, the accountability cannot be.
Is encouraged to use initiative and judgment in making decisions, remembering that the Cooperative’s best interest can be affected by his/her actions. He/she is encouraged to make suggestions for the improvement of operations and efficiency.
Shall secure approval of the Operations Manager (or his/her designee) in making decisions when Cooperative policies are not clear or adequate or may require interpretation.
Must have an effective working knowledge of the construction, maintenance and operation of a rural electric cooperative’s distribution lines, both overhead and underground, including but not limited to, the installation of meters, transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, sectionalizers, oil circuit and vacuum reclosers, oil circuit breakers, arrestors, and switches.
Must have a sound knowledge of RUS construction units and specifications, National Electric Safety Code, OSHA rules and Cooperative policies and procedures.
Must have a sound knowledge of the proper and safe use of vehicles, tools, equipment and material used in line construction and maintenance of both energized and de-energized distribution lines.
Performs all necessary activities in the construction and maintenance of energized and de-energized overhead and underground distribution lines in the most safe, efficient and effective manner.
Patrolling lines, checking for defective materials, equipment or unsafe conditions, to repair immediately or is to notify his/her foreman or supervisor of any problem areas.
Verifying that vehicles, tools and equipment are properly used and kept in safe working condition.
Inspecting completed work to assure adherence to established RUS standards, codes and practices and verifying that any deficiencies are corrected.
Recommending and assisting in training and safety programs for line personnel.
Attend training and/or courses relating to area of work (overnight stays may be required).
Scheduling and coordinating of all assigned job activities so as to most effectively utilize cooperative personnel and equipment.
Providing and coordinating the necessary supportive services with other departments of the Cooperative with continuing emphasis on the nature of and importance of supportive relationships required for achieving an efficient and effective operation.
Determining daily time, material or other forms coincident to administrative or department functions are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Keeping familiar with and informing those under his/her direction of changes in line feeds, phasing, sectionalizing devices, or other equipment and the operation thereof.
Provide efficient courteous service to members and the general public.
Must be respectful and courteous to fellow employees and management.
Performs all other such duties as may be assigned by the Operations Manager or his designee.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Successful completion of a qualified four-year Journeyman Lineman training program required.
Minimum of four (4) years experience in electric line work required, two of which involved comparable climbing and hot line work, if employed from outside of Cooperative.
Submit to and successfully pass a physical examination and/or drug screen at any time requested by the Cooperative.
Submit to and successfully pass a Journeyman Lineman’s written examination and climbing test.
Have or acquire (and maintain) a thorough knowledge of CPR and Standard First Aid Certifications.
Have or acquire (within 90 days of employment) a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
Reside within twenty-five (25) miles of the Cooperative office where reporting to work.
Mandatory “Crew on Watch” Duty with mandatory overtime.
Maintain a personal telephone service.
About Tri-County Electric Cooperative
Established in 1938, Tri-County Electric Cooperative Association is your locally-owned Touchstone Energy Cooperative. TCEC is a not-for-profit distribution electric cooperative which provides services to our member-owners in Northeast Missouri. We continue to dedicate time, energy and resources to accomplish our mission: To enhance the quality of life of member-owners by promoting a positive economic, political, social and regulatory environment. Headquartered in Lancaster, Missouri, our service territory covers rural Northeast Missouri in Adair, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland and Sullivan counties.