Position Summary: Groundman is an entry level position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems. This position works at various locations and may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands.
Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
Strings overhead wire.
Sets poles and anchors.
Assists with installing transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, switches and switchgear.
Assists in replacing fuses in transformers and clears faulted circuits and systems.
Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
Understands proper use of company radio.
Understand basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying.
Understand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools.
Capable of receiving and following directions.
Possess a basic knowledge of materials used in line work.
Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
Must be familiar with induced voltage.
Capable of assisting with the installation and hook up of a single phase transformer.
Capable of performing basic bucket rescue/escape.
Understands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding.
Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
Understands minimum approach distance.
Understands excavation and shoring requirements.
Capable of checking voltage on transformers.
Capable of installing and removing a service.
Understands when to wear personnel protective equipment.
Must be able to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so.
Understands how and when to use Kellum grips.
Able to identify different types of materials used in line work.
Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
Capable of properly inspecting rubber goods and PPE.
Willingness to glove/work live high voltage distribution lines.Does all other related work as required to complete the job.