Provides and maintains electric service to rural electric cooperative member.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS:
Exudes our core values: Friendly, Innovative, Integrity and Hardworking.
Communicates our mission, goals and strategies.
Exhibits excellent customer service both externally with members and internally with co-workers (cooperation, timely paperwork, etc.).
Frequently constructs underground or overhead electrical lines which includes, but is not limited to, digging pole and anchor holes, framing poles, setting poles and anchors, stringing, sagging, and connecting conductor, installing pad mount gear and underground conductors, and related tasks of new construction on energized and de-energized lines.
Performs various duties related to customer service including reading of meters, making service changes, troubleshooting service outages, disconnecting and connecting services, voltage testing and locating underground lines.
Frequently maintains both underground and overhead distribution and transmission electric system by replacing damaged transformers, breakers, regulators, conductor, insulators.
Must be able to drive automotive equipment and maintain a current driver's license applicable to class of vehicle to be driven and must have a thorough knowledge of applicable traffic laws and rules governing safe driving practices. Must operate and maintain vehicle(s) in a safe and efficient manner, practicing good housekeeping with said vehicle(s) and associated equipment as assigned.
Performs related duties to line construction that includes accounting for materials used, stocking trucks, loading and unloading materials, and inspecting distribution and transmission line for necessary maintenance (responsible for training the Apprentice Linemen).
Recommends measures to improve construction and maintenance methods, equipment performance, and quality of products used.
Submits all required paperwork as needed to comply with Cooperative’s rules and government regulations.
Enforces and adheres to Cooperative's safety regulations.
Interprets staking sheets.
Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet construction and maintenance schedules.
Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.
Resolves work problems.
Must live within a 10-mile radius of assignment home base.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma is essential and successful completion of lineman school. Must have and maintain a CDL Class A driver’s license (or have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire date). A combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted when competency in the role is demonstrated. Successful performance on pre-employment tests may be required.
The incumbent must be able to pass any required drug test and new hire physical examination. The incumbent must be able to maintain the confidentiality of any information s/he encounters.