Line Worker II
About the Job
OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3494587
Desired Skills/Duties: SALARY: $31.73 - $33.31 Hourly $5,499.67 - $5,774.17 Monthly $65,996.00 - $69,290.00 Annually GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is skilled work of journeyman level in the construction, maintenance, installation and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems. Work involves the performance of skilled electrical tasks in the construction, installation and maintenance of the municipally owned electric distribution system in accordance with standard trade practices. Employees frequently work with high tension wires under unfavorable weather conditions, requiring skill and care to protect the lives of employees and others. Work is normally performed under the supervision of a Line Foreman. Work is subject to inspection by supervisors while in process or upon completion for quality and operating results. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Constructs, installs, maintains and repairs electric distribution and transmission systems; strings wires, sets poles and anchors, and hangs transformers, lightning arrestors, cutouts, crossarms and insulators; and installs and connects metering equipment. Maintains and repairs street lighting systems; Installs individual services to industrial, commercial and private consumers. Builds substations, transformer banks and transformer platforms. Performs various tasks such as switching power from one substation to another. Replaces fuses in transformers; clears short circuits in lines; and pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires. Operates winches, mechanical digging equipment and pole pullers. Ability to complete a pole top rescue. Performs related work as required. SKILLS/KNOWLEDGES/ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of approved methods, materials and tools used in line construction and service installation and maintenance work. Considerable knowledge of the elementary principles of electric theory as applied to electric distribution and transmission lines. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards of power line work and of applicable safety precautions and devices. Knowledge of first aid including artificial respiration. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to climb poles and work with high tension wires, exercising proper safety precautions. Skill in the use of line tools and testing equipment. Must be able to respond to a mandatory call when a qualified crew is necessary. TRAINING/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and; Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience as an Apprentice Line Worker, and completion of Lineman Apprentice program or; A minimum of four (4) years' actual on-the-job experience in the construction and maintenance of electric distribution lines. Possession of a certificate of completion of an apprentice lineman course as issued by American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training or; Possession of journeyman lineman certificate, as issued by appropriate training or licensing company or governmental agency or; Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License.