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Electric Journeyman – City of Shelby, N.C.

Post Date
January 12, 2021

Expiration Date

Shelby, N.C.

City of Shelby

Job Summary

Performs skilled technical work overseeing and participating in the construction, maintenance, and operation of an electric distribution system, installing, maintaining, and repairing overhead and underground power lines and related facilities, operating equipment, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Electric Service Supervisor. Limited supervision is exercised over assigned crew members.

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting and tasting or smelling; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment, frequently requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), working with explosives and exposure to vibration and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus; work is generally in a very loud noise location (e.g. jack hammer work, garbage recycle plant).

Rate: $23.42-$35.59 per hour

Primary Responsibilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Performs the duties of Electric Distribution Technician III.
  • Serves as crew leader; trains less experienced personnel on the safe and efficient way to perform duties; assists in directing staff on priority jobs; supervises staff in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Oversees set-up of job sites to meet safety standards to ensure protection of employees and the general public.
  • Performs work on energized high voltage circuits from bucket truck or climbs poles as required.
  • Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots substation switches and electric circuits; performs switching operations to isolate circuits.
  • Locates underground primary and secondary voltage with a locator.
  • Operates a variety of vehicles and equipment such as bucket trucks, digger derrick, backhoes, tractors, etc.
  • Participates in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electric distribution system, substations, and related facilities.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains underground services, primary and secondary splices, and termination.
  • Installs transformers, switches, reclosers, and other various components common to electric distribution systems; makes appropriate low and high voltage connections.
  • Performs switching operations; transfers load and isolates equipment for testing; troubleshoots power abnormalities.
  • Verifies the condition of all vehicles, equipment, and tools provided for use in the performance of work.
  • Conducts job briefings; holds effective safety meetings.
  • May be required to work outside of normal working hours in stand-by, on-call, or emergency situations;

Job Requirements


Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in the erection and maintenance of electrical lines; thorough knowledge of the standard practices applicable in making electric service connections; thorough knowledge of the location of the distribution system and of the areas serviced; general knowledge of the design and principles of various types of relays and other instruments used in electric substations; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and the safety precautions of the work; general knowledge of the basic operation of computers and computer programs; general knowledge of basic math skills and mathematical calculations; general knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance, repair, and testing of instruments and controls; skill in the use and care of tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; ability to read and understand schematic diagrams; ability to train and supervise staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.


High school diploma or GED and considerable experience in electric line construction and maintenance, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Possession of Journeyman Lineman, CPR, First Aid, Forklift, Flagging, Trenching and Shoring, Confined Spaces, and Competent Person certifications upon hire.
  • Complete basic computer courses, Protective Grounding Workshop, Distribution Regulator School, Substation School, Leadership Workshop, NESC Overview, and Overhead
  • Distribution Systems training within 24 months of hire.
  • Successfully complete Pole Top Rescue and Bucket Rescue upon hire and each year thereafter.
  • Completion of the following Electricities schools: Advanced Underground School, Advanced Lineman School, and Advanced Meter School.
  • Valid commercial driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.
  • Completion of Lineman Career Development Program Level III preferred.

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