September 17, 2020
The City of Lexington Regions Operations Division of ElectriCities operates and maintains the City of Lexington’s electric systems in a safe, efficient, reliable and economical manner as contracted for in the Operating Agreement with the City of Lexington. This includes managing/administering the Operating Agreement and other contracts/agreements as necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Cities Electric Systems. The ElectriCities Operations Center located in the City of Lexington and is the reporting location for all of the Electric division’s employees assigned to Lexington.
Power Lineman performs skilled work in the construction and maintenance of electrical power transmission and distribution lines.
- Performs a variety of duties requiring a high degree of skill at the journeyman level in the construction and maintenance of electric power distribution lines and auxiliary equipment.
- Participates in the installation, digging post holes, in the building of platform structures above the ground level between poles to hold large transformers, replacement of defective poles by transferring wire to new poles alongside the condemned poles and alignment of power line poles, using hand tools, power winch or block, tackle and rigging.
- Responsible for installing, repairing and replacing cross arms, leg supports, guy cables, insulators and lightning arresters, using hand tools particular to the trade.
- Performs installation of transformers, fuse cutouts, capacitors, meters, metering equipment and house services.
- Strings primary and secondary lines and attaches wire to insulators and cross arms allowing for proper sag.
- Participates in maintenance of substation, street lights, traffic signals, care of materials, tools and equipment.
- Assists in investigation of complaints regarding complex power problems and makes necessary repairs or adjustments.
- Participates in the making of voltage and amperage tests and in the adjustment and replacement of transformers to regulate power to points of use.
- Assists substation work as required and make substation and switching station repairs when needed.
- Performs a variety of tasks required of a public power line worker.
- Participates in loading and unloading line truck and drives line truck hauling supplies and equipment.
- Installs group operated switches and single and three-phase reclosers.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Line & Service Supervisor in accordance with the goals and objectives of ElectriCities.
- Participates in the on-call rotation established for the operation.
- Adheres to the APPA Safety Manual.
Work involves light to heavy physical activity in varied weather conditions as well as a high degree of risk to personal safety with respect to power line work, high voltage areas and elevated work areas. Safe use of proper tools, uniforms, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) is required at all times. Participation in the on-call rotation is a requirement. Required to reside in a location that meets minimum response time requirements to outages and emergencies. Occasional support of neighboring municipal electric providers, mutual aid, or emergency assistance may be available/required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Frequently the employee is required to sit; climb or balance on electric poles; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Vision requirements are close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
- A diploma from a standard high school or vocational school, supplemented with technical courses related to electricity and basic electrical theory.
- A minimum of two years of experience as a Powerline Technician II; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Enrollment in the ElectriCities Lineman Career Development program and Electric Lineman Apprenticeship programs. (highly supported and encouraged)
- Possession of a valid North Carolina commercial driver’s license (CDL) – Class A.
- Ability to pass pre-employment drug and/or alcohol screening.
- Ability to pass random testing due to the CDL license requirement.
- Ability to pass any and all drug and/or alcohol screenings. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
We offer challenging and rewarding careers in a family-friendly culture, a competitive compensation, benefits, and rewards package, as well as career development opportunities. ElectriCities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.