Purpose The purpose of this posting is to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill future Journey-Level Lineman/Linewoman 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 A JOURNEY-LEVEL EXPIERENCED POSITION. YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A FORMAL LINEMAN/LINEWOMAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY PLEASE INCLUDE DOCUMENTATION OF THE FORMAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM YOU COMPLETED.
You will have the opportunity to attach your documentation during the application process online. If you fail to provide proof of a formal LINEMAN/LINEWOMAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM you will be considered not qualified for this position.
Major Duties & Responsibilities Work includes but is not limited to the following: (Note: While in general all functions/duties are essential, individual positions within this class may not require all.) This list is not intended to be complete or exhaustive.
Frames, sets, removes, poles and associated anchors and guys
Performs work on lines energized @ 120V through 230 KV; tests on high voltage circuits; environmental clean-up and transports hazardous material
Constructs/removes/maintains transmission towers/lines and distribution lines
Climbs poles, structures or ladders
Installs/removes crossarms and various pole top apparatus; types of cable; streetlight equipment; work site protection devices; residential and commercial meters; various excavations; overhead & underground residential & commercial services
Assists electricians in wiring electric substations
Assists cable splicers in network underground systems.
Operates various types of equipment and vehicles (may require class A license); mobile data terminals
Installs/repairs cubicle/transformer wells, transformers, capacitors & related line apparatus, sprinkler systems, landscaping
Inspects trench, pull box and vault installation; customer service facilities
Instructs & directs sub-ordinates
Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of: Basic safety rules, standards and procedures, use of hand & power tools; Cal/OSHA laws relative to line construction; State & Federal safety rules & regulations; Hazard identification; Basic math; Line construction methods, techniques & standards (G.O. 95 & 128); Rigging practices/principles/procedures; Material & tool nomenclature; Electrical theory/knowledge relative to line construction/phasing/grounding/line voltage/transformers; circuit labeling; Materials/methods/equipment used in high/low voltage line construction/maintenance & repair; Mobile data terminals; residential meters, street & dusk to dawn lights and their application.
Skill to: Read & understand job & training manuals, safety procedures and their application on and around high voltage conductors & equipment; Read, interpret and follow written and oral instructions; Climb poles/structures/ladders; Maintain a positive work relationship/environment with peers & public; Perform physically demanding work for extended time periods; Work safely at heights; Operate motor vehicles, SMUD radios & mobile data terminals.
Education and Experience: Must possess the same knowledge, skills, experience, etc. as an Apprentice Lineman/Woman as well as completion of an approved Lineman/Woman Apprentice program including three years climbing experience in overhead electrical distribution work; Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record; Obtain a Class A Driver’s License with tanker endorsement after completion of the required driver training class; Reside in a location close enough to their reporting headquarters to allow a reasonable response time from residence under normal driving conditions within posted speed limits; Work overtime and emergencies; Be “On Call” and respond immediately to emergency call-outs; Work special schedules as required.Desirable Qualifications Any combination of education and experience that has provided the necessary knowledge and skills will be considered qualifying.