Distribution Lineman

**Looking for candidates from the Northwest & Southwest region** 
Install, operate and maintain the Company's electric system under direct supervision; operate tools and equipment necessary to accomplish the work; perform other related duties as required or assigned. Work on poles up 100 feet and Steel Structures on lines up to 230 kilovolts (kV). Use of Live Line Tools up to 69 kV and rubber gloving method may be used up to 12 kV. May work from bucket of aerial lift truck. Will operate mechanized line truck or other trucks. Install electric meters rated less than 200 amperes. 

Distribution Lineman – install and maintain electric service lines and metering equipment, primary and secondary voltages. Install and make repairs to Overhead & Underground lines carrying primary and secondary voltages. Install fuses, services drops and electric meters. Operate line switches. On new installations, climb poles and attach building service wires to overhead electric distribution lines and install electric meters on customers' premises by attaching meter to ring socket meter base previously installed by building electrician. Connect service wire leads, insert fuses and test meter for proper voltage and operation. For customer remodeling, move electric meters to new locations provided by building electrician. Shorten or lengthen building service wires as needed. On removal orders, remove electric meters and climb poles to remove service wires. Set poles and anchors. Install cross arms, insulators, conductors, switches, transformers and other equipment on both overhead and underground system. 

Essential Functions 
Climb and descend 100-foot wooden pole wearing four-pound metal climbing gaffs on each boot plus body belt with tools weighing 25 pounds 
Attach one end of 28-pound jumper cable onto a conductor with eight-foot fiberglass hotstick - requires standing in climbing gaffs on wooden pole while supported by body belt/safety strap and rotating torso 60degrees, extending hotstick out and above the shoulders at approximately 45-degree angle 
Lift onto mounting bolt from belt height an assembled 10-foot crossarm weighing 80 pounds with hardware while standing in climbing gaffs on pole supported by body belt and safety strap 
Open or remove substructure covers - rectangular metal handhole “door” or round metal manhole cover up to 108 pounds (lifting tool for manhole) 
Pull loadbreak elbow from padmount or rack-mounted equipment using hotstick 
Train (bend) 1-1/2 inch diameter plastic-insulated cable into position for making connections in underground structures; 
Cut/remove cable semiconductor/insulation or retape conductors for lead splicing while sitting for extended period of time. Requires repetitive, forceful use of fingers and hands during peeling of plastic jacket. Requires forceful tension of tape as it is wrapped around conductors. Forward flexion at waist while sitting on short stool or crate 
Lift and carry 60-75 pound tools, materials or equipment from ground to truck bed 
Work in a variety of terrain, weather and other conditions including ambient temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Work in daylight and at night with limited auxiliary lighting. Periodically work extended overtime shifts. 

External Qualifications:
Must be a journeyman lineman possessing a journeyman lineman card in good standing, and be a qualified journeyman electrical worker that has completed an accredited apprenticeship program. 
Must possess a current valid California Driver's License. Will be required to obtain & maintain a Class A Driver's license. 
Must be able to do heavy manual labor lifting a minimum of 60 - 75 pounds. 
Will be required to work on steel poles, prior experience climbing steel poles is highly desirable. 
Underground system experience desirable. 
Must have demonstrated ability to absorb formal training and schooling. 
Must demonstrate & maintain good safety habits. 
Must have the ability to maintain a good attendance record. 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the California Public Utilities Commission have adopted regulations governing the control of drug use by persons in certain job classifications. Certain job duties in this position are classified as being covered by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) (Title 49 CFR Part 382) and candidates who are not already in a DOT covered job classification must pass a pre-employment drug test. Candidates who do not successfully pass the FMCSA pre-employment drug test will be required to enter a drug rehabilitation program as a condition of returning to their present jobs. Once in the job and driving/ licensure/ permitting requirements are met, successful bidders will be subject to FMCSA mandated testing. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. 

Company Name:
San Diego Gas & Electric
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
San Diego, California
United States
Transmission & Distribution
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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