Job Title: Lineman
Department: Electric Operations
Responsible To: Crew Supervisor
Job Content Performs all types of skilled work relative to the construction and maintenance of the Board’s overhead and underground electric system using the proper protective equipment to work on energized lines up to 15,000 volts and de-energized equipment up to 161,000 volts. Climbs poles or steel structures and works aloft from aerial lift devices to install conductor, transformers, crossarms, insulators, and other related equipment. Reads, interprets, and works from maps, sketches, or prints as required. This individual must be able to perform any work related to the maintenance and construction of the overhead an underground electric system with the proper responsibility for safety and in accordance with the Board’s standard practices and techniques and according to applicable codes with a minimum of supervision. This individual is expected to safely drive and operate trucks, vehicles, or other equipment as necessary to perform this job. This individual is subject to pre-employment drug screening, random drug testing, and is responsible for adhering to the Board’s standards for a drug-free workplace.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Climbs poles or steel structures and works from aerial lift devices to perform all types of work on energized or de-energized lines and equipment such as stringing wire or installing conductor on poles, hanging transformers, building transformer banks, installing padmounted transformer stations, installing switchgear, lightning arresters, crossarms, insulators, or other related equipment and hardware.
2. Uses a variety of hand tools, hydraulic, and air tools in installing electrical equipment and hardware.
3. Uses hot sticks, rubber gloves and sleeves, line hoses, and other personal protective equipment to work on or near energized conductor; works on or near energized conductor and equipment up to 15,000 volts.
4. Assists with installing underground electric facilities, digging holes, setting poles, framing poles, trimming trees, painting, etc., as necessary for the maintenance and construction of the overhead and underground electric system.
5. Reads, interprets, and works from maps, sketches, or prints as required.
6. Handles material, operates trucks or other equipment as necessary to perform the work.
7. Prepares field reports, material lists, service interruption reports, time sheets, etc. as required.
8. Maintains equipment in a clean, usable, and safe condition at all times.
9. Maintains a well-groomed, professional appearance and conducts himself/herself in a courteous manner.
10. Assists in training apprentice lineworkers and other new employees.
11. Performs other tasks and duties as directed.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May direct work of others in absence of Crew Supervisor.
Education and Training: Must have high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and four (4) years related experience. Must have the ability to receive and carry out both oral and written instructions safely and efficiently. Must have a thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used by the Board in the maintenance and construction of the overhead and underground electric system. Must be able to read and work from maps, sketches, or prints as required. Must have knowledge of current first aid practices.. Must have and maintain a valid Oklahoma Class A Commercial Driver’s Licence (CDL) when operating Board vehicles.
Responsibility: High degree of responsibility for performing work in such a manner as to assure personal safety and safety of others in the work area. Mistakes or errors in work performed could result in damages to equipment, failure of ta portion of the electric system, endanger the health and safety of people and result in added costs to the Board. Responsible for operating designated Board equipment on public roads in accordance with all applicable safety rules and regulations.
Internal and External Contacts: Daily contact with employees in the department both on a crew and individual basis. Regular contact with employees and supervisors in the department on a group basis. Occasional contact with employees and supervisors in other departments of the Board on a crew basis. Daily contact with the public.
Physical Demands of Job: Requires the ability to climb poles and work aloft from aerial equipment. Must have the physical stamina to work outside during all seasons of the year. Requires the physical ability to pull switches when necessary which are estimated to demand the same physical strength as needed to pull 100 lbs. force horizontally. Requires above normal mental and visual alertness almost constantly.
Working Conditions: Works outside during all seasons of the year. Normally does not work in heavy rain or snow except during emergency conditions when work is performed under all types of weather conditions. Required to work on-call duty for assigned periods of time on a rotating basis. Subject to call-in at any time for emergency work. Most work is performed on or near energized conductors or equipment.