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Line Technician I-III – Wilson, NC

Post Date
January 21, 2021

Expiration Date

Location
Wilson, N.C.

Organization
City of Wilson

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution equipment. Success in this position provides for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of electric utilities.

The work consists of varied technical duties. Work performed in inclement weather and with high voltage contributes to the complexity of the position.

Primary Responsibilities

Major Duties

  • Climbs utility poles to install hardware, fuses and transformers.
  • Maintains existing high and low voltage lines.
  • Performs switching and grounding of distribution lines.
  • Installs and removes cross arms, lighting arresters, primary and secondary lines, and span guys.
  • Operates a bucket truck and digger derrick.
  • Pulls wire to install electric utility distribution system.
  • Installs underground utility services.
  • Maintains and repairs substation equipment.
  • Assists in field installation of load management devices.
  • Ties in conductors and changes insulators.
  • Maintains and repairs street and rental lights.
  • Responds to after-hours emergency calls.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Guidelines

Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, and the National Electric Safety Code. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

Supervisory/Management Responsibility

This position has direct supervision over assigned personnel.

Job Requirements

Line Technician I
Salary Range: $35,409.35 – $58,602.62

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge of the equipment, materials, principles and practices used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electric utilities.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to electric utilities.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Skill in the use of electric hot line tools and equipment.
  • Skill in climbing utility poles and repairing elevated distribution equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of a bucket truck and digger derrick.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Line Technician II
Salary Range: $41,064.00 – $67,961.09

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge of the equipment, materials, principles and practices used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electric utilities.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to electric utilities.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Skill in the use of electric hot line tools and equipment.
  • Skill in climbing utility poles and repairing elevated distribution equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of a bucket truck and digger derrick.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Line Technician III
Salary Range: $52,565.40 – $86,995.92

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge of the equipment, materials, principles and practices used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electric utilities.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to electric utilities.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Skill in the use of electric hot line tools and equipment.
  • Skill in climbing utility poles and repairing elevated distribution equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of a bucket truck and digger derrick.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

 

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Raleigh Office

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
919.760.6000

Huntersville Office

11316 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.948.0550

Lexington Office

28 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
336.243.2489