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Electric Lineworker III (Underground or Overhead)
Type: Full Time
Compensation/Pay Rate: $19.82 - $29.21 per hour plus excellent benefits
Posted Date: 6/15/2017 5:00 PM

Performs difficult skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electric utility transmission and distribution lines, and related facilities underground or overhead in our Electric Department.

Minimum Qualifications
• Graduation from high school or GED;
• Successful completion or an accredited lineworker school or six months to two years’ experience in electric line construction and maintenance;
• Equivalent combination education and experience may be considered;
• Valid NC drivers’ license and good driving record;
• Must be able to obtain Class A CDL within six months of hire.

• Six or more years’ experience in electric line construction and maintenance;
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
• Demonstrable competencies equivalent to Electric Lineman Career Development Program Level III.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to attend work regularly and stamina to perform heavy manual labor in adverse weather conditions for long periods of time;
• Ability to operate bucket truck, trencher, service truck and other equipment in connection with duties;
• Ability to read and interpret documents including safety rules, operations manual, written directions;
• Ability to solve problems and make decisions within the scope of responsibility;
• Ability to work as part of a team;
• Ability to investigate complaints regarding power outages and assist in making repairs;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates and the general public.
• Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions;
• Ability to comprehend and respond to a variety of work situations and tasks quickly and appropriately, possibly under emergency conditions;
• Ability to organize work flow and coordinate activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities 
May direct and inspect the work of subordinates.

Essential Functions 
• Installs, maintains and repairs street lights and traffic signals;
• Assists with the installation, maintenance and repair of low and high voltage transmission and distribution lines;
• Installs new overhead and underground services;
• Trims trees, hangs banners and decorations;
• Learns to set poles, string wire and perform related work
• Observes safety rules and regulations;
• Installs, repairs and replaces cross arms, leg supports, cable insulators and lightning arrestors.

• Installs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electric transmission and distribution lines and related facilities;
• Operates bucket truck;
• Handles emergency situations involving power outages;
• Installs transformers and auxiliary equipment;
• Uses hot line tools;
• Strings, splices and solders wire and installs insulators on poles;
• May serve as crew supervisor;
• Performs requisite ground work in preparation for and at the conclusion of a job and maintains appropriate records and files;
• Trains new employees.

Physical Demands
Must be able to lift and carry up to 82 pounds; push/pull with up to 190 pounds of force; generate at least 100 pounds grip with each hand; bend forward 30 degrees; climb, balance, stoop, grasp with the fingers and palm. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, inspection of small defects or parts; use of measuring devices, assembly of parts within arm’s length, operation of machines, motor vehicles or equipment. Must be able to reach in any direction with the arms and hands. Communication is required to convey detailed or important instructions accurately and quickly. Hearing is required to make fine distinctions in sound. Requires walking over uneven surfaces and standing for long periods of time in all weather conditions.

Work Environment
Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, including extreme heat and cold as well as sleet, snow, ice, rain, smoke, wind and lightning storms. Worker is exposed to hazards including proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 7am - 3:30pm; On-Call

Special Requirements:
This position is subject to on-call rotation within the department and response to power outages requiring the individual to work long hours, possibly in adverse weather conditions; requires certification in First Aid and CPR. This position may be subject to drug and alcohol testing under the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Act and may be considered Safety Sensitive as defined by the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace. Worker is subject to WorkFit and PreWork policies and screening.

Closing Date
Application and instructions are available here. Completed applications may be submitted electronically to, or mailed to City of Lexington, P.O. Box 1615, Lexington, NC 27293. Applications are also taken at the NCWorks Career Center, 555 West Center Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295. This position will remain open until filled.

Applicants offered employment will be asked to participate in a drug and alcohol screening.

The City of Lexington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, non-disqualifying disability, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

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