Electrical Lineman


Position summary:


Responsible for installation, repair and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical power lines and auxiliary equipment.




  • Strings, splices, transfers and sags wire in energized or de-energized circuits and connects wires and transformers as specified or directed. Shortens or lengthens lines by adding or removing wire, using a variety of tyeps of splices, connectors, sleeves or clamps. Regularly works above ground on poles or steel towers using climbers and safety belt or operating man lift equipment, boom truck or other specialized equipment. Uses a variety of underground locating and fault finding equipment..
  • Routes or re-routes power lines over, under or around existing lines and structures, regularly working above, on, or in close proximity to energized lines. Selects and uses a variety of “hot line” tools and makes use of rubber gloves, line hoses, mechanical jumpers, fiber guards, blankets and other protective devices as specified. Works on all voltages as required throughout the system.
  • Installs, removes, transfers, maintains and/or repairs cross arms, pins, insulators, guys, transformer and switch racks and other overhead pole equipment using a variety of hand tools, equipment and power tools.
  • Installs and removes transformers, including primary and secondary current transformers and self-contained meters; cut-outs, disconnecting switches, circuit breakers and other over line devices, rigging block and tackle where necessary or working with ground crew and winch to raise or lower equipment. May change transformer locations.
  • Performs line switching or sectionalizing as directed. Performs emergency repairs, phases and connects circuits under load, performs load checks and balances feeders as required.
  • Inspects lines, poles and equipment for signs of damage or wear and reports deficiencies.
  • May troubleshoot electrical problems on company and customer equipment.

Required Skills



  • Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Repairing - Repairing lines or systems using the needed tools.






  • Follow the rules of safe conduct at all times.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively utilize materials/resources in cost-effective manner.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.


Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Required Experience

Knowledge Requirements:


  • Post-Secondary Certificate desirable- awarded for training completed after high school. Minimum 5 years in craft, including helper and apprentice roles. Minimum 2 years as journeyman electrician working in industrial environment




  • READING: The employee must have the ability to read safety requirements, instructions in the correct use and maintenance of shop tools, be able to read and understand methods and procedures that are present on drawings, layout work, and specifications.
  • WRITING: Must have the ability to write simple reports with the correct format using spelling and grammar. (English
  • SPEAKING: Must have the ability to speak using correct English with a well modulated voice.
  • The minimum math ability usually associated with this classification is the ability to calculate material requirements, load charts and translate these figures into a bill of material which can be used to complete a specific job. Employees must be able to use variable and formulas which are normally found in most industry approved trade hand books. Also, employees must be familiar with the NEC and O.S.H.A. requirements for the type work that is being performed.




Physical Requirements:


  • Positions require working in: climbing, bending, sitting, walking, kneeling, crawling, standing, lifting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Good hand eye balance and the ability to distinguish colors are required in order to use the tools that are necessary to perform the required work.
  • Employees must have vision which has good depth perception in order to judge distance and space relationships.
  • The employee must be able to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • The ability to work in elevated positions is a must.
  • The employee must be able to work in confined spaces as well as wear the following safety equipment when need be: life vests, ear protection, rubber gloves, leather gloves, hard hat, slicker suit, acid suit, rubber gloves, full face breathing mask, wearing full safety harness, or wearing a face shield.
  • The heavy work will require the employee to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally: The medium work will require the exerting of 50 pounds of frequently: The remainder of the work should require the exertion of 20 pounds of force to constantly move an object.




Other Requirements:


The employee must have a telephone. The employee is expected to work overtime in order to maintain the plant in a safe and productive state. The employee is expected to make call outs when such work is available and the employee’s services are needed.


The employee must have a valid Texas Electrical License, current driver’s license and have permission prior to operate any TIG vehicle. The requirements for operating a company vehicle are as follows: In the past three (3) years the employee can have had only 4 moving violations, no more than 2 chargeable accidents, and no D.W.I.


Company Name:
Wood Group
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Clute, Texas
United States
Lineman/Lineworker - Journey Level
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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