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Employer: City of Ottawa
Division: Utilities
Job Title: Journey Level Lineman
Salary: $23.49 Hourly


Job Description:

 

Position Title:           Journey Level Lineman

Department:             Utilities/Electric Distribution

POSITION SUMMARY: The Journey Level Lineman performs skilled work in the construction and maintenance of the electric distribution system for the City of Ottawa. The employee in this position is responsible for exercising judgment as to the details of assigned work within prescribed operating procedures. The Journey Level Lineman is responsible for maintenance of power lines, electrical equipment, and transformers. Work is performed according to departmental procedures, practices, and safety regulations.

How to Apply:             Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Pay Range:                 $23.49 to $34.07 per hour depending on qualifications

Date Opened:             November 16, 2017

Date Closed:               December 17, 2017

Hours:                         7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Overtime and Emergency Call Outs as required.

 

E-Mail Confirmation:  After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail (if provided).  Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail for an e-mail from HumanResources@ottawaks.gov.  If you have not received information within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3634 to verify application has been received.

 

For additional information, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail humanresources@ottawaks.gov.

 

Additional Information:

High School Diploma or GED required.

Minimum of five years of experience with a construction crew on electrical distribution, including four years in an approved apprentice program.

Requires possession of a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with airbrake endorsement.

Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.

 

The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

 

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title                               Journey Level Lineman

Department                          Utilities/Electric Distribution

Reports To                           Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution            

FLSA Status                         Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

Salary Grade                        12

Retirement                            KPERS

OSHA                                    Electric Power Transmission, Generation, and Distribution

Last Update                          November 2016

                                             

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Summary

The Journey Level Lineman performs skilled work in the construction and maintenance of the electric distribution system for the City of Ottawa. The employee in this position is responsible for exercising judgment as to the details of assigned work within prescribed operating procedures. The Journey Level Lineman is responsible for maintenance of power lines, electrical equipment, and transformers. Work is performed according to departmental procedures, practices, and safety regulations.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

  • Work on all single-phase and three-phase applications in the electrical distribution system.
  • Drive/operate bucket or tree truck, and work from bucket or ladder as needed.
  • Operate chain saws, tree pruners, and chippers. Trim trees for line clearance.
  • Enter easements not accessible by trucks, climb poles, pull wire, and enter/exit ditches.
  • Operate trencher and backhoe for installation.
  • Install underground primary and secondary. Make stress cones for underground primary.
  • Install street light poles, street lights, and wiring.
  • Build and hook up transformer banks, set and change out electric poles, set pad mounts, and hang transformers.
  • Train workers in repair, installation, and safety procedures at the direction of supervisors.
  • Build single-phase and three-phase meters.

 

Ancillary Job Functions

 

  • Troubleshoot electric distribution problems.
  • Work 24/7 on-call rotation and extended hours as needed, including nights and weekends.
  • Comply with all City ordinances and policies.
  • Assist other departments and perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of experience with a construction crew on electrical distribution, including four years in an approved apprentice program.
  • Must maintain a valid Kansas CDL.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this position.

 

  • Ability to take charge of situations concerning construction and maintenance of the electric distribution system.
  • Ability to lead and assist groundmen and apprentices in a safe manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of primary circuits, load consumption, metering ratios, electrical hookups, safety procedures, and all types of transformer banks.
  • Ability to operate bucket truck, tension equipment, electrical test equipment, meters, fault locators, and other related equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of circuits, circuit breakers, and switches.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, City officials, business entities, and the general public.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions.
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.

 

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

 

  • May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.
  • May be exposed to inclement outdoor weather, vibration, mechanical oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals, or loud noise levels.

 

Physical Abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below 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 essential functions.

 

  • Must be able to talk, hear, feel attributes of objects, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, and operate mechanical equipment.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement and manual dexterity.
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, and ability to identify/distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

 



Vacancy Number: ott1116172-01

Open Date: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/17/2017 11:59:59 PM