Under the field supervision of a Lineperson or Line Foreperson, performs various tasks related to the installation of underground or overhead electrical systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Completes appropriate level of apprentice course work Assists with installation of overhead and underground distribution support systems.
- Assists with installation of aerial wire systems.
- Assists with installation of substation systems.
- Assists with installation of underground raceway systems.
- Assists with the installation of underground wire systems.
- Assists with the set up of line equipment.
- Safeguards and maintains Tri-M equipment, material, tools, and vehicles.
- High school diploma or equivalency.
- Must enroll in and actively participate in an approved Apprenticeship Training Program.
- Good mechanical aptitude.
- Good work ethic.
- Self-starter and ability to follow directions.
- Must have reliable transportation to and from the assigned work location/office.
- Must maintain a valid CDL permit and good driving record.
- Must purchase company required personal tools (see attached list) and maintain in good condition.
- Ability and willingness to drive company vehicles as needed.
- Ability and willingness to travel regionally to jobsites as needed.
- Ability and willingness to stay away on job sites for up to two weeks, if needed.
- Working 40 hours/week, scheduled in 8 to 10 hour shifts
- Standing and climbing 4 to 6 hours/day
- Kneeling, lifting, reaching above shoulders, and bending 4 to 5 hours/day
- Twisting (180° ) and walking 2 to 3 hours/day
- Squatting and sitting 1 to 2 hours/day
- Lifting weights of 0 to 75 lbs. at the following frequencies: continuous lifting of 10 to 35 lbs.; frequent lifting of 35 to 50 lbs.; occasional lifting of 50 to 75 lbs.; sizes & shapes of objects vary from concrete blocks to cylinders to 10’ lengths of metallic conduit and 20' lengths of PVC conduit; average carry requirements, 60 lbs. for 40'
- Ability to lift from floor to above shoulder
- Repetitive use of hands includes: continuous grasping up to 50 lbs.; frequent pushing and pulling of 50 to 75 lbs.; and fine motor coordination for receptacle installation and wire terminations
- Repetitive use of feet is required for operating heavy equipment, conduit benders and vertical climbing
- Vision adequate for blueprint reading and color coding for wire identification
- Balance adequate for continuous climbing of ladders, scaffolds, and lifts and for working from heights.
- Ability to work from heights up to 70 feet.
- Environmental factors may include working in temperature extremes of 0° F to 100° F up to 8 hours inside or outside and atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, and odors within the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).
- Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and potentially explosive hazards
- Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, protected-toe boots, appropriate gloves for the task, and arc flash protective gear. Equipment on an "as needed" basis may include fall protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, , and dielectrically insulated gloves and/or sleeves, etc.