Exhibiting stewardship for the cooperative, the Lineman professionally represents the cooperative in providing and maintaining safe and reliable electric service to the membership while carrying out the objectives of the System Operations department.
Standards of Excellence
The standards of excellence represent the code of conduct required of every employee to ensure a culture of excellence is maintained throughout the cooperative.
Supports the organization by having sufficient knowledge of programs and services offered, and professionally representing the organization in a positive manner. Contributing to high organizational and team performance through a commitment to excellence.
Accepts challenges and supports change within the organization. Demonstrates commitment, and overcomes resistance through resourcefulness and creative problem solving.
Allocates time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key goals and objectives.
Effectively organizes and balances tasks and priorities to keep multiple duties on track.
Demonstrates effective skills in obtaining and researching facts and information. Interprets and analyzes information, including instructions and guidelines to make appropriate decisions.
Selects and uses appropriate communication methods and demonstrates follow through with commitments.
Observes safety and security procedures and actively demonstrates safe work practices at all times.
Exhibits integrity and demonstrates ethical behavior in everyday business conduct.
The duties and responsibilities described below are the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be all inclusive for this position.
Perform outage restoration and service quality checks when required.
Construct and maintain overhead and underground line (single-phase, three-phase, double-circuit, energized or de-energized.)
Help with on the job training of apprentice linemen.
Install and maintain line apparatus; transformer, regulators, capacitors, metering, etc.…
Operate trucks and equipment to set poles, install underground wire, and perform hot work on live primary and secondary line.
Responsible for following all cooperative safety policies and procedures.
Interpret maps, staking sheets, specifications, blueprints, and diagrams.
Must know RUS specifications; inspect completed work to see that it meets all specifications and safety codes.
Dig pole and anchor holes; frame and set poles and anchors; install guy wire, sag and tie-in conductors.
Install yard-lights and street-lights; perform maintenance as required.
Install service drops; connect electrical services.
Investigate consumers’ complaints and outage reports; take necessary measures to restore service or to correct or repair service facilities.
Patrol, sectionalize, and clear line trouble. Fuse and change out transformers and oil circuit-reclosers.
Complete outage report forms and material tickets as required or directed
Serve as a lead lineman and direct a crew as required.
Perform periodic, scheduled stand-by duties. Perform emergency duty, as required.
Perform other work-related activities as requested by supervisor.
This is a safety sensitive position.
Reports directly to the Line Superintendent and/or the Line Foreman.
Decisions and duties are monitored and reviewed that have a distinct impact on the organization. Work requires a high degree of responsibility for information, technology and/or equipment.
Position has supervisory responsibility of other lineman and apprentices from time to time.
A successful candidate must believe in the core values of the cooperative and be driven by the mission. The qualifications below represent the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Specific requirements and competencies include:
Solid Educational Background - High-school diploma or equivalent. Courses in electricity are desirable.
Preference will be given to a person who has attended hot-line school. Must have completed an Apprentice Lineman Program
Must have completed Central’s Smart Grid training program or the ability to complete within one year of employment.
Must be CPR and First Aid certified or possess the ability to obtain such certification within one year of employment.
Must have and maintain a valid Oklahoma "Class A" Driver’s License and meet all D.O.T. requirements.
Must be able to pass required Cooperative and Department of Transportation physical examinations and drug testing.
Must have previous experience in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution line and service.
Must possess a working knowledge of the construction and maintenance of overhead and/or underground electric distribution lines and substations, including the installation of meters, transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, sectionalizes, and oil circuit-reclosers.
Must know RUS/CREC Construction Specifications and be familiar with the National Electric Safety Code.
Must know how to use tools and equipment safely on energized and de-energized line.
Must be proficient in pole-top and bucket rescue procedures.
Must be skilled at pole-climbing and in using lineman's tools while working on a pole.
Should be adept at working with all materials, equipment, and apparatus used in the construction and maintenance of electric distribution lines, substations, and consumer services, and be able to carry out those responsibilities without supervision.
Should be able to serve as a lead lineman and take a crew out at any time.
Must prepare or complete all required forms and reports.
Must have basic computer skills.
Must become familiar with all company policies and procedures.
Analytical Skills – collects and researches data, identifies data relationships and dependencies
Communication - Expresses ideas and thoughts both verbal and written, exhibits good listening and comprehension, keeps others adequately informed and selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Customer Service – Displays courtesy and sensitivity, manages difficult or emotional customer situations, meets commitments, responds promptly to customer needs and solicits customer feedback to improve service.
Excellent Problem Solving - Identifies problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, resolves problems in early stages and works well in group problem solving situations
Initiative – Volunteers readily, undertakes self-development activities, seeks increased responsibilities, takes independent actions and calculated risks, looks for and takes advantage of opportunities and asks for help when needed.
Self-Management - Regulates impact of own emotions upon others, remains focused and energized under stress, accepts criticism and recovers quickly from setbacks, projects realistic self confidence in abilities.
Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills, adapts to new technologies, troubleshoots technological problems, uses technology to increase productivity and keeps technical skills up to date.
Outside work environment; hazardous work
Exposure to some high voltage, working on elevated platforms and structures, extremes in noises, temperatures, distractions, etc. Exposure to hazards
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
This position is also required to drive company vehicle.