Journeyman Lineman

Perform all duties of positions from Groundman to Journeyman Lineman classifications, which involves various duties supporting electric overhead and underground construction activities.  Knowledge and experience of the power line industry 34.5kv through 345kv on wood, steel and concrete structure construction is a plus.

Education Requirements: High school equivalency and successful completion or enrollment in a 4-year lineman apprenticeship program or lineman journeyman certificate from an accredited trade school or 48 months of validated line construction work experience and a minimum score of 80% on the district or utility Lineman Journeyman exam.  A valid Class "A" driver's license issued by Department of Motor Vehicles is required.  Rubber Gloves and/or Hot Sticks Certification required.               

 

Experience:  48 months of validated line construction experience or a 4-year lineman program.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

  • Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized underground work.
  • Sets pad mount transformers.
  • Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
  • Works in underground trenches and manholes.
  • Understands and uses basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying.
  • Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit and familiar with induced voltage.
  • Assists with the installation and hook up of a single phase transformer.
  • Capable of performing basic bucket rescue/escape.
  • Understands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding.
  • Understands minimum approach distance, and excavation and shoring requirements.
  • Capable of checking voltage on transformers; installing and removing a service; and properly inspecting rubber goods and PPE.
  • Climbs different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so.
  • Understands how and when to use Kellum grips.
  • Performs additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

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    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

     

    • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and knowledge of OSHA’s safe energized working clearances.
    • Ability to obtain a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s license.   
    • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
    • Forklift experience preferred.
    • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
    • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
    • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
    • Possess a basic knowledge of materials used in line work.
    • Self-motivated, and team & customer oriented
    • Must be able to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.

     

    Physical Demands

     

    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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    This position requires frequent standing, walking, lifting/carrying (up to 50 pounds frequently, up to 100 pounds occasionally) pushing, reaching, handling, use of fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, and climbing.  Occasional balancing and rarely requires sitting; continuous balancing required climbing poles, towers, ladders and in other aspects of the job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

     

     

     

    Company Name:
    Blattner Energy Inc
    Approximate Salary:
    Not Specified
    Location:
    TRAVEL POSITION, Texas
    Country:
    United States
    Industry:
    Lineman Journeyman
    Position type:
    Full Time
    Experience level:
    Journey Level
    Education level:
    High School or equivalent
    ID
    982
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