Position Title: Lineman 1st Class
Department: Electric Distribution
Reports to: Electric T&D General Foreman or Assigned Supervisor
Pay Grade: 17 ($18.73 / 38,958.40 to $26.13 / $54350.40 )
Under general supervision, performs skilled work of journeyman level in constructing, maintenance and repair of electrical distribution and transmission systems.
• Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.
• Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.
• Replace or straighten damaged poles.
• Dig holes, using augers, and set poles, using cranes and power equipment.
• Attach cross-arms, insulators, and auxiliary equipment to poles prior to installing them.
• Install, maintain, and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers, and switches.
• Trims trees.
• Takes inventory.
• Stands a regularly scheduled standby watch.
• Installs Christmas decorations and decorations for special events.
• Complies with all safety rules and procedures.
• Works in adverse weather conditions.
• Deals with the public in a manner that positively promotes the image of the City and handles complaints tactfully.
• “This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.”
• Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
• Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
• Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
• Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
• Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
• Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
• Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
• Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
• Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
• Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
• Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
• Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
• Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
• Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
• Multi-limb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
• Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
• Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
• Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
• Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
• Gross Body Equilibrium - The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
• Depth Perception - The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
• Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period, without being distracted.
• Rate Control - The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
• Stamina - The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
• Memorization - The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Experience and Education:
• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and exhibits knowledge of electrical distribution work.
• Must have or acquire within the probationary period a commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement.
• Ability to perform heavy physical work and to lift and carry over 50 pounds.
• Ability to stand, walk, sit, climb poles, bend, kneel, twist, reach, grasp, push, pull and perform a variety of similar body movements.
• Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate for climbing poles, operating a digger and other equipment, and driving a truck.
• Ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone and two-way radio and to hear faulty malfunctions of equipment.
• Ability to see adequately for reading maps, work orders, instructions, computer screen, and to function safely in hazardous conditions.