1st Year Apprentice Line Worker- ULCS Region 104
We are currently seeking a 1st Year Apprentice Line Worker to join our team.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- The employee performs routine work assigned by the General Foreperson, Foreperson, or person in charge of the job, involving all phases of overhead or underground line work within the scope of this job description.
- The employee must be enrolled in and meet the requirements of the Utility Lines Construction 1st Year Apprentice Line Worker Training Program.
- The employee must work in accordance with established safety rules and procedures
- The employee must be able to use all required P.P.E. and safety equipment as directed.
- The employee must have a valid CDL or be able to obtain a CDL within 90 days.
- Assists with installation, operation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical power lines and systems. Such work is generally performed on the ground.
- Assists in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of transmission and substation facilities.
- Assists with service calls concerning power outages and electrical problems.
- Receives training both in book/classroom skills and on the job skills. Must continue to pass ongoing training to proceed to higher skill/job levels.
- Learns to operate motorized equipment, use hand tools, and perform routine maintenance on electrical equipment, machinery, and tools. Performs janitorial duties in shop areas.
- Follows safety guidelines.
- May stock and service vehicles to be equipped to respond to emergency situations.
- Must be able to respond to calls within twenty (20) minutes.
- May be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays for extended periods; may be required to perform duties as part of recovery force during emergencies and disasters.
- Completes required on-the-job and online training criteria to advance to the 2nd Year Apprentice Line Worker level.
- Must be able to work with hands above head for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to walk, climb, and work from ladders, or at various heights, on uneven and slippery surfaces, performing mentally/physically demanding work under unfavorable weather conditions while handling equipment or material.
- Due to capacity of existing equipment the weight of the employee should not exceed approximately 300 pounds.
- Must be able to work safely and effectively from heights.
- Must be able to climb a power pole using climbing hooks and belt.
- Must be able to drive all vehicles assigned to the line crew, operate digger derrick to set poles, and use jackhammer, etc.
- Must be capable of pulling, pushing, bending, stooping, and kneeling on a frequent basis.
- Must be able to wear necessary PPE as necessary.
- Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.
- Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.
- Must be able to traverse various terrains.
- Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.
- Must be able to communicate with others.
- Must be able to maintain attention during dangerous tasks.
- Must be able to lift, move and maneuver up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, and up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis.
- Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies (including holidays, weekends, etc. Subject to call out work).
- Must have knowledge of heavy equipment.
- Must have sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.
- Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.
- Must have transportation to and from the show up location.
- Must be willing to travel out of state for emergency storm work.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
- Must be able to pass a background check.
- Must have a valid CDL or be able to obtain a CDL within 90 days.
Rarely = less than 10%
Occasionally = up to 33%
Frequently = up to 66%
Continuously = 67% to 100%
Range of Motion
Hearing – Speech Range
Sense of Touch
Climbing On/Off Truck
Lifting Up to 10 lbs.
Lifting Over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs.
Lifting Up to 50 lbs.
Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.