Minimum starting pay for this position is $36.00 per hour.
This position is responsible for performing duties required in the operation, maintenance, construction and repair of transmission and distribution systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrate mastery and continue duties of Apprentice 1 and Apprentice 2
Construct and maintain overhead and underground electric lines and equipment
Work lines and equipment energized with higher voltage only after successful completion of Apprentice 2, after successfully completing hot line training with recommendation of the supervisor and the approval of the manager
Inspect existing primary and secondary power lines and substation equipment
Correct and report problems and hazards observed
Maintain and operate vehicles and equipment
Investigate trouble on lines and locate cause of power outages
Maintain and service, including cleaning and repairing, all tools and equipment
Perform rubber glove work on energized lines from an aerial device
Work on de-energized or grounded lines or equipment, both from the pole or an aerial device
Perform the more complex duties of a Lineman under general supervision with some instruction
Participate in and successfully complete training as scheduled
Demonstrate diligence in learning and adhering to safety regulations
Collect delinquent accounts
Must be available for Call-Out duty
Maintain the security of confidential information
Stay abreast of advances in technology
Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:
May be called upon to direct the work of others in emergency situation. May be called upon to facilitate meetings and speak in front of large groups of people.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
Knowledge of hand tools
Skilled in time management
Skilled in utilization of hand tools
Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
Ability to climb poles
Ability to retain knowledge and information
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
Successful completion of Department of Labor approved Lineman Apprenticeship Program requirements for Apprentice Level 2
Valid Texas Class A CDL
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 100 pounds
The employee may be required to travel
The employee will routinely utilize Personal Protective Equipment
The employee must be available for call out duty and participate in emergency restoration
The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions including wet and humid conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week
Pedernales Electric Cooperative will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Pedernales Electric Cooperative will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
Headquartered in Johnson City, Texas, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is the largest distribution electric cooperative in the U.S. We deliver electricity to over 360,000 accounts which serves approximately 1 million Central Texans across an 8,100-square-mile service area, growing at a rapid pace, year over year. Since our founding in 1938 by then-Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, it has been our mission to provide safe, reliable, low-cost power to the members we serve.