Apprentice Lineman (Underground)

Under supervision, learns and performs electrical line construction, maintenance and repair. 


  • Assists in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground systems from either pole or aerial lift device;
  • Assists in restoring overhead and underground outages;
  • Assists in performing line patrol;
  • Assists with the installation of transformers, switches, reclosers, capacitors, meters and other electrical apparatus;
  • Digs poles and anchor holes, frames and sets poles and anchors, installs guy wires, sags, and ties in conductors;
  • Installs service. Connects, disconnects and reconnects as assigned;
  • Assists with streetlight installation and maintenance;
  • Repairs and replaces service drops as required;
  • Reads, changes, installs and seals meters as assigned;
  • Becomes familiar with the electric distribution system feeds and circuits;
  • Trims trees and cuts brush on right of way as assigned;
  • Completes outage reports; material tickets; connects, disconnects, or reconnects orders as required;
  • Operates equipment as needed;
  • Requires to oversee the safe work practices of employees of lower classification assigned to work with this position;
  • Perform on call duty as required;
  • Responsible for following all safety policies and procedures;
  • Other duties as required.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of a high school diploma with an additional one year of experience as a helper on a power line construction and maintenance crew or any combination of relevant education and experience which provides the following:

Physical Exam Required
Valid Current Class A Commercial Driver's License

Preferred qualifications:

  • Basic courses in lineman school and electricity is desirable;
  • Knowledge of one line diagrams is desirable;
  • A minimum of six months experience in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution line is desirable.


Knowledge of:

  • Electrical Codes;
  • Precautions to be taken in working with high voltage lines.

Ability to:

  • Ability to service electrical power lines.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently climb ladders, stairs, poles, or inclined surfaces;
  • Occasionally bend and kneel during the shift;
  • Frequently pull wires towards oneself;
  • Rotate trunk to the right or left from a sitting or standing position;
  • Continuously lift up to 25 pounds, frequently lift up to 50 pounds;
  • Occasionally lift up to 100 pounds;
  • Place arms above, at, and below shoulder height;
  • Coordinate eye, hand, and foot movement in order to drive a vehicle and operate a bucket truck.


Company Name:
City of Lubbock
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Lubbock, Texas
United States
Lineman/Lineworker - Apprentice
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
< 2 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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