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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
31.56 - 34.70 Per Hour
Location:
Lake Worth, Florida
Country:
United States
Industry:
Lineman
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
ID
194631
Job Title:
JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN

JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN

THE CITY

The City (35,000) is located on the Atlantic Ocean south of West Palm Beach/Palm Beach.  Lake Worth is a full-service city with 340 full-time and part-time employees and an all fund annual budget of $196 million. The City is a dynamic beach and arts oriented organization reinventing itself post 2000’s recession.  In addition to the usual general governmental functions, the City operates an electrical power generation plant, transmission system, along with water, sewer and regional sewer utilities.  Police and fire services are provided through contracts with other entities.

Lake Worth operates under a council/manager form of government.  The City Commission consists of a Mayor elected at-large and four City Commissioners elected by district in non-partisan elections.  The current members of the City Commission have a very strong commitment to good government, transparency in government, citizen involvement and input to the governing process, financial stability/sustainability.

The City of Lake Worth invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN.

This position is based on a 40 hour work week with an hourly pay rate of $31.56-$34.70. This position is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union. Working out of the Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

In addition, this position offers:

  • Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • City of Lake Worth Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Retirement Plan

SUMMARY: This is skilled journeyman level work in the construction, maintenance, extension and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines and sub-stations in accordance with standard trade practices. Employees frequently work at heights with high tension lines under unfavorable weather conditions. Work is usually performed under the supervision of a Line Foreman; however, employees may be assigned to emergency trouble spots, in which case they work independently or with a subordinate. Work is subject to inspection by a Line foreman while in progress and upon completion for quality and adherence to safety precautions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Climbs poles to repair, replace or construct power lines, lightning arrestors, insulators, transformers, street lights, capacitor banks, switches, circuit breakers, cross arms, graces, guys and related overhead and underground distribution and transmission equipment.
  • Monitors electrical loads and circuits by use of ammeters, altimeters, ohmmeters, and related testing equipment; splices cable, replaces fuses and locates and clears short circuits and other sources of power failure; makes adjustments to increase or decrease voltage.
  • Uses hot sticks, switch sticks, fuse pullers, rubber gloves and other safety equipment to repair energized and de-energized lines and circuits.
  • Digs pole holes, assists in raising and setting poles; uses hand and power tools in transporting and handling poles; performs heavy manual, laboring work.
  • Answers emergency calls and makes or assists in making necessary repairs; operates bucket, winch and pole derrick trucks as required.
  • Handles a variety of emergency problems during and after storms; sets meters, makes load checks and provides other customer services as required.
  • Supervises crew when Foreman is absent.
  • Performs relates work as required, including Substation Electrician work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises crew when Foreman is absent

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge  of  methods,  materials  and  tools  used  m  line  construction  and maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of the principles of electric theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems and ability to apply to work problems.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of necessary safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of first aid, including artificial respiration.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to climb poles and work at moderate heights to handle high voltage wires exercising proper safety precautions while performing all phases of Lineman's work.
  • Skill in the use and care of line tools and testing equipment.
  • Physical strength and agility sufficient to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from a recognized high school or possession of a recognized equivalent certification.

Completion of a satisfactory apprenticeship as an Apprentice Lineman in the erection, maintenance, extension and repair of overhead and underground electrical line systems, or any combination of training and experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

Possession of a valid State of Florida CDL class license.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING:

Interested parties should forward a completed application packages to:

City of Lake Worth
Attn: Human Resources
7 N. Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Or visit our website at: www.lakeworth.org
Each application package should include the following:
Resume of previous work experience and cover letter summarizing relevant experience
City of Lake Worth Application
https://www.lakeworth.org/files/files/forms/hr/Employment%20Application.pdf

Applicants for positions with the City of Lake Worth should know and be aware of the following:

Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.

Applicants for employment who become candidates for available employment positions should note employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all reference checks and pre-employment physical satisfaction. Upon request, information on the nature and scope of an inquiry will be provided under FS 119.

Furthermore, most of the job classifications within the City of Lake Worth workforce are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Public Employees Union (PEU), Professional Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA), and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Consistent with Chapter 447 of the Florida Statutes, a bargaining unit employee has the right to join or not join the union. However, the Union is not obligated to represent a non-member.

 

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