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First Class Line Technician

Category: Public Utilities
Description:
GENERAL DEFINITION: PERFORMS DIFFICULT TECHNICAL WORK IN THE INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF THE ELECTRIC OVERHEAD AND UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM; DOES RELATED WORK AS REQUIRED. WORK IS PERFORMED UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION. SUPERVISION IS EXERCISED OVER SUBORDINATE CREW MEMBERS. ESSENTIAL FUCTIONS/TYPICAL TASK: • MENTOR CREW OF POWER LINE TECHNICIANS INVOLVED IN INSTALLING, MAINTAINING AND REPAIRING OVERHEAD AND UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND RELATED FACILITIES AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT. • MAKES DAILY WORK ASSIGNMENTS TO SUBORDINATE STAFF; CLIMBS POLES, OPERATES BUCKET TRUCK, INSTALLS HARDWARE, FUSES TRANSFORMERS AND PULLS WIRES; • ASSEMBLES AND FASTENS CROSS-ARM SETS ON ERECTION POLES; • MAINTAINS EXISTING HIGH AND LOW VOLTAGE POWER LINES; • STRINGS, SPLICES AND SOLDERS WIRE AND FASTENS INSULATORS ON POLES; • USES HOT LINE EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS; • REPLACES MALFUNCTIONING EQUIPMENT ON POLES; INSTALLS AND REPLACES POLES; • INSTALLS, REPAIRS AND MAINTAINS UNDERGROUND AND OVERHEAD SERVICE; TRIMS TREES; • INSTALLS TRANSFORMERS AND OTHER AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT; • RECONNECTS LINES AND FASTENS GUY WIRES; • INSTALLS AND REMOVES CROSS ARMS CUTOUTS, LIGHTNING ARRESTORS, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LINES, SPAN GUYS, ETC.; • CARRIES OUT REQUISITE GROUND WORK IN PREPARATION FOR AND AT THE CONCLUSION OF A JOB AND MAINTAINS APPROPRIATE RECORDS AND FILES; • LOCATES AND MARKS UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL WIRES WHEN NEEDED; • HANDLES A VARIETY OF EMERGENCY PROBLEMS; • PERFORMS STAND-BY DUTY AND WORKS EMERGENCY CALLS OFTEN DURING ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS; • OPERATES A SUBSTATION; • TRIMS AND PRUNES TREES AROUND POWER LINES AND CUTS GRASS ON RIGHT-OF-WAYS; • PARTICIPATES IN EMERGENCY REPAIRS AFTER DISRUPTION OF SERVICE; • PROVIDES INPUT INTO PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS OF SUBORDINATE TECHNICIANS; • PERFORMS RELATED TASKS AS REQUIRED. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRACTICES, METHODS, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS AND TOOLS USED IN THE ERECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC LINES; THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS CONNECTED WITH THE WORK AND THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN; ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND CARRY OUT COMPLEX ORAL AND WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS; ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH ASSOCIATES AND SUBORDINATES; SKILL IN THE OPERATION OF A VARIETY OF LINE MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT; STRENGTH TO PERFORM MANUAL WORK AND PHYSICAL STAMINA TO WITHSTAND WORKING UNDER ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS; ABILITY TO ASSIGN, SUPERVISE AND EVALUATE THE WORK OF OTHER EMPLOYEES; ABILITY TO CLIMB POLES AND WORK OFF CLIMBING HOOKS. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR GED EQUIVALENT AND CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRIC LINE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE AT A JOURNEYMAN LEVEL. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.CITYOFEC.COM.
Employer: City of Elizabeth City
Expires: 7/21/2019
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