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Position:                   Apprentice Lineman

Reports to:      District Operations Supervisor

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

 

Position Summary:        

Responsible for the repair, maintenance, and installation of transformers and power lines both above and underground on de-energized high voltage lines.  Install meters on energized and de-energized meter bases.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist linemen, as instructed, in the preparation, construction, replacement, and maintenance of electric distribution lines, structures, and equipment.
  2. Assist in installation, maintenance, and repair of underground cable.
  3.  Assist in installation meter and transformer pads.
  4. Assist in installation and disconnection of meters.
  5. Assist in installation and maintaining of security lighting.
  6. Conduct line patrol activities and report maintenance needs as necessary.
  7. Assist in digging and tamping pole holes; load, unload, set, and remove poles.
  8. Operate vehicles and heavy equipment including line trucks, boom trucks, underground trencher, and digger truck, and other associated equipment in a safe and proficient manner.
  9. Set up and remove barricades, flags, and signs for traffic control and work zone protection in compliance with safety procedures
  10. Operate and maintain transportation equipment, tools, and working equipment in proper condition, and report deficiencies or repairs needed.
  11. Assists in ensuring all tools, equipment, and unused materials are returned and replaced on the line truck after the completion of a job or the day’s work.
  12. Must be able to report to work within 20 minutes of being notified that services are required when performing on-call duties.
  13. Responsible for compliance with the Cooperative's safety rules, safety policies, and safety procedures.
  14. In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the District Operations Supervisor or Foreman to perform other duties from time to time.

 

Education:

High school diploma or equivalency is required.  Completion of basic pole climbing program is required.  Graduation from vocational/technical school in power line studies is preferred.  Must possess or be able to obtain CPR and First Aid certification.

 

Experience:

One to three years experience in electric utility distribution operations, including distribution system construction and maintenance is required.

 

Job Knowledge:

Must possess entry level knowledge of RUS and REA line specifications, National Electric Code, and National Electric Safety Code.  Must possess knowledge of OSHA Rules and Regulations.  Prior experience in basic technical utility knowledge required.

 

Abilities and Skills:

  1. Must possess valid Texas driver license with good driving record.
  2. Must possess a valid Texas CDL license with good driving record, or be able to obtain within 90 days.
  3. Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.
  4. Must be able to climb poles of all types and perform required jobs while on poles.
  5. Must possess skills and abilities to perform all required jobs with the installation of materials, apparatus, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of de-energized electric distribution lines.
  6. Must be able to operate equipment including bucket trucks, digger trucks, and other related equipment.
  7. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more, as necessary without external assistance of personnel or mechanical aids.
  8. Must have sight to be able to see working conditions from a safety standpoint.
  9. Must be able to effectively utilize a two-way radio to communicate duties and location.
  10. Must be able to walk distances up to one mile in uneven terrain.

 

Working Environment:

The majority of the work schedule will be performed traveling to and working at various field locations within the service territory each day.  The individual must be willing to work in all adverse and inclement weather conditions, including help with service restoration during storms.  Overtime may be required at times of heavy workload.  The individual must be able to serve on-call duty on a rotation basis.

 


 

Position:                    Assistant Staking Technician

Reports to:       Director of Operations and Engineering

FLSA Status:    Non-exempt

 

Position Summary:

To assist in surveying, planning, routing, relocation, or rebuilding of existing or new electrical power lines.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist crew leader in design, routing and lay out of electric distribution and service facilities in accordance with mem­ber's requests, while satisfying RUS Specifica­tions and accepted practices for design and construction of rural lines. Assist in preparing staking sheets, customer job orders and connection orders in accordance with the Cooperative's accepted practice.
  2. Operate and maintain transportation equipment, tools and working equipment in proper condition, and report deficiencies or repairs needed.
  3. Assist in preparing staking sheets and related agreements to accommodate joint use of poles and trenches by other utilities in accor­dance with the agreement with each utility.
  4. Responsible for compliance with the Cooperative's safety rules, safety policies, and safety procedures.
  5. Prepare sketches and plans, including necessary drafting as required.
  6. In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the Director of Operations and Engineering to perform other duties from time to time.

 

Education:

High school diploma or equivalency is required.

 

Experience:

Prior experience as an assistant staking technician is preferred.  Experience working with the public helpful.  Prior experience with GPS and surveying equipment preferred.

 

Job Knowledge:

Must have a strong knowledge of mathematics and be able to develop a working knowledge of distribution line design, transformer sizing, construction specifications, right-of-way easement procedures, relocation procedures, drafting, construction materials, communication skills and basic surveying.  Must have basic computer skills and desire to expand on those skills.

 

Abilities and Skills:

  1. Must possess valid Texas driver license with good driving record.
  2. Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.
  3. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  4. Must be able to use office equipment such as a copier, facsimile, computer, and printer.
  5. Must be able to walk distances up to one mile in uneven terrain.

 

Working Environment:

The majority of the work schedule will be performed traveling to and working at various field locations within the service territory with some office time each day.  Individual must be willing to work in all weather conditions, including help with service restoration during storms.  Overtime may be required at times of heavy workload.

 


 

Position:                    Meter Tech I

Reports to:       Metering Superintendent

FLSA Status:    Non-exempt

 

Position Summary:

Conducts meter change outs, collection of delinquent accounts, and reading meters on assigned routes.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Complete meter change outs, connects and disconnects in accordance with the procedures of the Cooperative under direct supervision.
  2. Ensure all meters are properly sealed after installation.
  3. Investigate meter tampering/power theft and communicate information to Metering Superintendent.
  4. Re-fuse, connect and disconnect transformers under direct supervision.
  5. Assist members/troubleshoot with minor usage complaints.
  6. In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the Metering Superintendent and/or Director of Operations and Engineering to perform other duties from time to time.

 

Education:

High school diploma or equivalency is required.

 

Experience:

Familiarity with computers helpful.  Prefer the individual to possess a minimum of one year experience as a Meter Reader or one year experience in maintaining and installing meters and metering equipment.

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Prefer the completion of a minimum of 20 credit hours in the study of electronics or related field at a vocational/technical school or equivalent education.

 

Job Knowledge:

Must possess basic knowledge of all types of electrical meters and electrical recording instruments.  Must possess basic knowledge of electricity and electrical distribution systems.  Knowledge of local and county area is preferred.

 

Abilities and Skills:

  1. Must possess valid Texas driver license with good driving record.
  2. Must possess skills in map reading.
  3. Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.
  4. Must be able to accurately enter information into a handheld computer.
  5. Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds or more, as necessary without external assistance of personnel or mechanical aids.
  6. Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time, sometimes in uneven terrain.
  7. Must be able to effectively utilize a two-way radio to communicate duties and location.
  8. Must have sight to be able to see working conditions from a safety standpoint.
  9. Must be able to work with deadlines.

 

Working Environment:

The majority of the work schedule will be performed traveling to and working at various locations within the service territory each day.  The individual must be willing to work in all adverse weather conditions.  The position also requires working inside an office building with the usual office conditions.

 


 

Position:          Right of Way Specialist I (Crew Helper)

Reports to:       District Operations Supervisor

FLSA Status:    Non-exempt

 

Position Summary:

Responsible for the cutting, clearing, trimming, and spraying of trees, shrubs, and brush for construction and maintenance of power lines.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform manual labor type tasks such as cutting down trees and trimming brush, spraying trees and brush, and chipping up cut brush.
  2. Operate vehicles and heavy equipment including P/U trucks, bucket trucks, possibly bulldozer, and other associated equipment in a safe and proficient manner.
  3. Set up and remove barricades, flags, and signs for traffic control and work zone protection in compliance with safety procedures.
  4. Ensures all tools, equipment, and unused materials are returned and replaced on the truck after the completion of a job or the day’s work.
  5. Operate and maintain transportation equipment, tools, and working equipment in proper condition, and report deficiencies or repairs needed.
  6. Responsible for compliance with the Cooperative's safety rules, safety policies, and safety procedures.
  7. In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the District Operations Supervisor or Foreman to perform other duties from time to time.

 

Education:

High school diploma or equivalency is required.

 

Experience:

Previous experience working with chainsaws, chippers, and power trimmers preferred.

 

Job Knowledge:

Prefer individual to have prior knowledge of operations and proper procedures for the use of chainsaws, chippers, and power trimmers.

 

Abilities and Skills:

  1. Must possess valid Texas driver license with good driving record.
  2. Must possess a valid Texas Class A CDL license with good driving record, or be able to obtain within 90 days.
  3. Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.
  4. Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds or more, as necessary without external assistance of personnel or mechanical aids.
  5. Must be able to operate or learn to operate equipment including bucket trucks, chainsaws, power trimmers, chippers, and other related equipment.
  6. Must be able to perform manual digging with a pick and shovel.
  7. Must be able to walk distances up to one mile in uneven terrain.
  8. Must be able to effectively utilize a two-way radio to communicate duties and location.
  9. Must have sight to be able to see working conditions from a safety standpoint.

 

Working Environment:

This position requires the individual to perform a variety of tasks with the majority of the work schedule being performed outdoors at various field locations within the service territory each day.  Must be willing to work in all adverse and inclement weather conditions.  Overtime may be required at times of heavy workload.

 

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