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Location:
Sacramento, California
Country:
United States
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Technician
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Reference Number
372491
ID
201441
Job Title:
Lineman/Linewoman Advanced Apprentice
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Lineman/Linewoman Advanced Apprentice

Purpose
The purpose of this posting is to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for future Advanced Lineman/Linewoman Apprenticeship vacancies.

An employee of this classification does skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead or underground subtransmission and distribution electrical lines and does related work as required. An employee of this classification does skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead or underground subtransmission and distribution electrical lines and does related work as required.

THIS IS AN ADVANCED APPRENTICE LEVEL POSITION. YOU MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A FORMAL LINE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR A MINIMUM OF 18 MONTHS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. 
 
*COVER LETTER REQUIREMENT:  To further assess your qualifications for this position, please respond to the questions listed in Additional Posting Info for Candidates section below.

 
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
A Lineman/Linewoman does skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical lines; sets, raises and guys wood and metal poles; installs crossarms, insulators, supports, and other hardware and strings wire and cable on overhead systems; helps in trenching operations, lays out, measures, cuts, installs and splices cable and grounds in underground residential and light commercial systems; installs and connects single- and three-phase transformers and transformer banks for star and delta services; installs switchgear, capacitors, condensers, voltage regulators, risers, lightning arrestors and protective devices; performs rigging for heavy installations such as vaults, transformers, and pole top substations; measures loads and determines electrical continuity; strings service wires; performs work on transmission towers and lines; works on energized lines using rubber gloves and insulating devices and uses hot-stick tools when necessary; climbs wooden poles using hooks and safety straps; may help train apprentices to this trade and perform other work as required.
Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
At least 18 months of climbing experience in overhead electrical line distribution work (may include apprenticeship); must have a minimum of one year's climbing experience within the last two years.
 
Knowledge of:
Methods, materials, and equipment used in electric distribution line construction, including kinds and sizes of wire and cable, electrical and mechanical hardware, electrical transforming corrective and protective equipment; the hazards and safety practices of high voltage electrical work; electrical fundamentals applying to transmission distribution and customer service lines, street lighting systems, single- and three-phase star and delta power supplies and standards for protection of electrical systems; familiarity with the principles of rigging for handling heavy line equipment and for unusual trenching and underground boring operations.

Skill to:
Climb metal poles and to climb wood poles using hooks; perform work at heights above the ground using tools of this trade in turning out a workman-like product; use hot-stick and other protective equipment in a safe and efficient manner when working with highly energized power lines; follow oral and written directions; and use good judgment in working under hazardous conditions.

 
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