Under the supervision of the Line Foreperson, performs various tasks related to the installation of aerial and underground line construction and outdoor lighting systems, and switch gear installation.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Follows and understands proper safety and temporary grounding procedures.
- Reads and interprets outdoor electrical distribution system drawings.
- Performs layout and supervision of small line construction projects.
- Operates equipment, bucket trucks, digger derrick (line) trucks, trenchers, and backhoe.
- Installs power poles and guys with all related cross arms, insulators and hardware.
- Performs basic rigging associated with the installation of switchgear, transformers, steel structures, etc.
- Erects steel substation structures in accordance with erection drawings.
- Strings aerial conductors with proper sags and tensions.
- Performs work on energized circuits up to 15,000 volts.
- Installs aerial and pad mounted transformers and related switchgear.
- Properly installs and terminates primary (5 KV and up) cables.
- Makes correct transformer connections.
- Installs substation ground grid systems.
- Performs layout and supervision of duct banks and cable installations.
- Installs outdoor lighting systems.
- Assures compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC) and National Electric Safety Code (NESC).
- Assures that quality and productivity meet Company and customer standards.
- Assures that appropriate on-the-job training takes place for all subordinates.
- Safeguards and maintains Company equipment and tools.
- Keeps abreast of new developments and techniques in the electrical construction trade.
- Recommends improved methods of operation.
- Complies with Company standards of conduct and appearance to reflect positively on the Company image.
- Requisitions materials and supplies; schedules heavy vehicles when not done by Line Foreperson.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of apprenticeship program modified for lineperson.
- Minimum of four years spent primarily in the aerial line and underground power construction field.
- Understands general line construction standards and procedures for primary and secondary installations.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the safe operation of line and bucket trucks, trenchers, and backhoe.
- Maintains current CPR card.
- Understands operation and troubleshooting procedures for distribution system.
- Knowledge of various types of dielectric insulating fluids.
- Demonstrated ability to use basic electrical measuring and testing equipment (megger, volt, amp and ohm meters).
- Understands characteristics and correct installation procedures of high voltage cable including terminating and splicing.
- Ability to size, install and connect single- and three-phase transformers utilizing standard connections.
- Ability to properly lay out and administer small jobs (normally one to three men)
- Good working knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC) and National Electric Safety Code (NESC).
- Good character, neat appearance.
- Confident, decisive, safety oriented, and self-motivated, exhibiting a stable personality.
- Maintain a valid commercial driver’s license-Class A and a history of safe driving.
- Must have reliable personal transportation to and from the assigned work location/office.
- Must purchase Company required personal tools (see attached list) and maintain in good condition.
- Ability and willingness to travel nationally to jobsites.
- Good character, neat appearance.
- Confident, decisive, safety orientated and self-motivated.
- Ability and willingness to stay away on job sites for up to two weeks if needed.
- Ability to operate a computer or tablet in order to enter information into Tri-M’s ProNav system.
- 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 (90° ) 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 100 lbs. at the following frequencies: continuous lifting of 10 to35 lbs.; frequent lifting of 35 to 50 lbs.; occasional lifting of 50 to 100 lbs.; sizes & shapes of objects vary from concrete blocks to cylinders to 20' lengths of 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.
- Environmental factors include working in: temperature extremes of 0° F to 100° F; up to 8 hours inside or outside; atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, odors; and poor Ventilation in confined spaces.
- Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and explosive hazards.
- Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, protected-toe boots, and appropriate gloves for the task. Equipment on an "as needed" basis may include fall protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, arc flash protective gear, and dielectrically insulated gloves and/or sleeves, etc.