Lineman

Job Title

Lineman

Job Description

Employee will be involved in the construction, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground electrical transmission lines and secondary services. This position qualifies as safety sensitive under PSC guidelines.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, manager, or Superintendent of Utilities, subject to reasonable accommodations.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Installs electrical distribution wiring and equipment, both overhead and underground.
• Cleans, maintains and operates hand tools common to the Lineman’s trade.
• Knows wire types and wire capacities, insulation types and recommended applications.
• Understands hazards of working with high voltages and precautionary measures.
• Understand transformer principles and able to complete installations of transformers, capacitors, lighting arresters and putting down anchors by hand or using the trucks.
• Capable of running lines to locate problems and working on high voltage and low voltage while energized.
• Maintain high awareness levels at all times regarding hazards of electric system, coordination of work with others involved, and maintenance of safety as a first priority.
• Able to operate trucks, equipment, devices and systems necessary to accomplish the various job assignments of a Lineman.
• Stock and service trucks.
• Attends any meetings and training regarding safety or as required by this position and/or the Superintendent of Utilities.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:
Employee should be an experienced Journeyman/Lineman; Arial Bucket Lineman; Pole Lineman, a veteran climber and have experience with a digger derrick. Position requires knowledge of overhead and underground transformers. Employee must be experienced with hotline and underground high voltage work. Employee must possess a good knowledge of the service area for Kennett and its’ power sources and should have a working knowledge of other utility services and/or metering devices. Employee must have the ability and willingness to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Employee must seek to maintain good public relation practices when working with the public.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND OR WORKING ENVIRONMENTS:
Able to tolerate and work in extreme weather conditions. Employee must be able to do manual labor (i.e., climbing, heavy lifting, working above the head). Position also involves handling hazardous materials (i.e., PCB, creosote). Employee is subject to being on call twenty-four hours a day in case of emergencies.

LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS:
CDL License

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference checks, and/or job-related tests may be required. As a condition of employment, the successful applicant will be required to pass a standard physical and drug test.

The duties listed under each job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Basic Qualifications

• Employee should be an experienced Journeyman/Lineman; Arial Bucket Lineman; Pole Lineman, a veteran climber and have experience with a digger derrick.
• Position requires knowledge of overhead and underground transformers.
• Employee must be experienced with hotline and underground high voltage work.
• Employee must possess a good knowledge of the service area for Kennett and its’ power sources and should have a working knowledge of other utility services and/or metering devices.
• Employee must have the ability and willingness to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Employee must seek to maintain good public relation practices when working with the public.
• Able to tolerate and work in extreme weather conditions.
• Employee must be able to do manual labor (i.e. climbing, heavy lifting, working above the head).
• Position also involves handling hazardous materials (i.e. PCB, creosote).
• Employee is subject to being on call twenty-four hours a day in case of emergencies.
• CDL License