Journeyman Lineman

 

The Journeyman Lineman is responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining overhead and underground electrical power lines and auxiliary equipment. The position is the highest of a multi-step progression from Apprentice Lineman to Journeyman Lineman and is expected to know all aspects of Journeyman Lineman duties. The Journeyman Lineman regularly works above ground on poles or steel towers operating man lift equipment, boom truck or other specialized equipment, as well as uses a variety of underground locating and fault finding equipment. The Journeyman Lineman works with distribution and low voltages.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Install, remove, transfer, maintain and/or repair cross arms, pins, insulators, guys, transformer and switch racks and other overhead pole equipment using a variety of hand tools, equipment and power tools
  • Install and remove transformers and self-contained meters; cut-outs, disconnecting switches, circuit breakers and other overhead line devices, rigging block and tackle where necessary or working with ground crew and winch to raise or lower equipment
  • Perform emergency repairs; performs load checks and balances feeders
  • Inspect lines, poles and equipment for signs of damage or wear and reports deficiencies
  • Carry poles, dig holes, guy poles and other such operations involved in the setting or replacing of poles; may erect steel towers
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems on company and customer equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION:

  • Successful completion and graduation from a 4-year apprenticeship program - Preferred
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training courses

EXPERIENCE:

  • 4+ years of experience

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • DOL (Department of Labor) Journeyman Lineman Certification - Preferred
  • Valid Commercial Driver License (CDL)
  • First Aid certification
  • 10-hour Transmission & Distribution certification and other credentials - Preferred

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Works overhead and underground construction and maintenance of distribution and/or transmission lines
  • Familiar with Electrical Utility Construction Specifications, National Electric Code and OSHA Rules and Regulations
  • Ability to perform all activities required in the construction and maintenance of transmission and distribution lines
  • Instruct others in a clear concise manner regarding work diagrams and expectations
  • Interpret electrical designs, sketches and diagrams
  • Track jobs

 

Company Name:
PLH Group
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Kermit, Texas
Country:
United States
Industry:
Lineman/Lineworker - Journey Level
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
ID
17052
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