Line Person/Cable Splicer

Job Description



REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Electrical Systems SUPERVISES: Non-supervisory position
DEFINITION: Under general supervision performs at journey level in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems and performs other related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: The Lineperson/Cable Splicer classification is found in the Utilities Department. Lineperson/Cable Splicer can be distinguished from the lower level Lineperson/Cable Splicer Trainee by their rubber glove certification, administered by the City, in compliance with Title 8 - Electric Safety Orders    


ESSENTIAL AND RELATED FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:    Essential Functions:
  • Climbs power poles and steel towers.
  • Works on energized lines, low voltage and high voltage.
  • Constructs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical system and equipment up to 60 KV.
  • Performs high voltage field switching, including working with energized high voltage equipment with approved hotline tools.
  • Performs rubber glove work on voltages up to and including 21,000 volts.
  • Drives and operates specialized vehicular equipment.
  • Required to work on ladders, and at times, out of an aerial lift bucket.
Working Conditions:  Travel from site to site; exposure to high voltage; work at heights and below ground; moderate to heavy lifting; climbing and stooping; work in inclement weather conditions.     


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through:
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Completion of an apprenticeship as an electrical lineperson.


Special Requirements:
  • Employees may be required to be available for standby after successfully completing the probationary period and/or considered qualified to do so by supervisory personnel.
  • Employees may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours, to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's License within first six months of appointment.
  • Ability to become qualified to rubber glove voltages up to and including 21,000 volts within six months of employment.


Company Name:
City of Palo Alto
Approximate Salary:
42.81 - 52.00 Per Hour
Palo Alto, CA
United States
Lineman/Lineworker - Journey Level
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level - Groundman
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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