United Cooperative Services has an open position for a Lineman in our Burleson Operations Department.
Candidate should have a stable, verifiable work history, with an acceptable MVR and Class A CDL. A pre-employment drug and alcohol screen is required. This is a career job with progressive pay and an outstanding benefit package. This non-exempt position starts at $26.83 - $32.95 per hour depending on experience. United Cooperative Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
This position is responsible for the acquisition of the skills and knowledge necessary to perform all activities required for the construction, retirement, maintenance and operation of overhead and URD distribution lines and related activities without supervision in areas that position has been trained for under the Employee Development Program.
This position is the final step in the training process to develop a First Class Lineman. During the time spent in this portion, a lineman should complete the development of skills and knowledge to be able to perform all types of line work, both overhead and underground. He/she will be expected to perform work regularly on energized and secondary lines.
See attached Personal Development Plan – Lineman with complete list of knowledge and tasks required.
Acquires the skills and knowledge and to perform assigned duties in connection with the operation and maintenance of overhead and URD distribution lines utilizing safe working habits, along with the following activities:
The Lineman assumes RUS responsibility for completed pole work. He/she can be expected to work in the top position on both cold and hot poles.
The Lineman can be expected to perform all kinds of line work on both energized and de-energized lines. Some work on may require close supervision of a Foreman.
Duties, Materials and Equipment
The Lineman will be expected to perform any of the duties of his previous positions and, in addition, will be able to:
Operate and work from bucket trucks and use other special equipment on maintenance work on energized lines under supervision.
Help install capacitors, voltage regulators, instrument transformers and other line equipment.
Assist in substation maintenance.
Safety Practices and Training
He/she will complete the requirements for a first aid certificate or CPR training. By his/her own work practices, he/she should set an example of safe practices for other Apprentice Lineman.
Adhere to encourage United safety policies and procedures and offer recommendations to your supervisor to enhance the cooperative’s safety culture.
The Lineman will continue to receive advanced training in electrical theory with a focus on the understanding of wiring diagrams.
Records, Reports and Related Information
The Lineman will be familiar with the important provision of RUS specifications for all types of construction and maintenance.
Lineman and Apprentices are required to:
Collect delinquent accounts.
Assist with the annual physical inventory.
Perform all activities associated with right-of-way clearing.
Become familiar with policies and safety manuals and implement changes as appropriate.
Perform personally the following activities:
See that trucks, tools and equipment assigned is in good working order.
Participate in job safety and training.
Comply with safety rules and regulations, operates all transportation equipment in a safe manner and looks out for the safety of others.
Keep informed about the cooperative and its policies, plans and programs.
Exercise reasonable care in the use of and security of all cooperative-owned property.
Keeps supervisor informed of all activities.
Answer all member inquiries promptly or refers them to proper authority with the cooperative.
Make every effort at all times to be courteous to the members and to do all possible to develop their support for the cooperative.
Cooperate with all employees in maintaining good working relationships and high morale, exchange ideas, information and job experience.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
The Lineman will be required to perform any other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the Cooperative.
Job Knowledge, Training and Experience: Requires high school diploma or equivalent and successful completion of Apprentice Lineman I-III program. Must be able to learn perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Must acquire within a reasonable time span knowledge of appropriate cooperative safety rules and regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to their respective job assignments. Safety rules and regulations are detailed in the TJ&S Loss Control Program Safety Handbook, the American Public Power Association Safety manual and National Electric Safety Code.
Equipment Operated: Position will be trained to operate equipment used in line construction and maintenance including buckets, forklift, backhoe, trencher, winches and high compression tools. Must be able to obtain a valid Texas commercial driver license (CDL).
Abilities and Skills: Must be able to perform the activities necessary to complete work assignments described in the position description. Must be able to read and interpret maps, diagrams and technical information. Must be able to make mathematical calculations and complete reports with accuracy and detail.
Physical Effort: Must be able to perform all activities listed in the job description with or without reasonable accommodation. Position requires climbing and standing in hydraulic bucket to work at heights installing transformers on line, often working in awkward positions. Frequently moves materials and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds from one level to another. Occasionally lift and moves items that weigh up to 100 pounds from one level to another. Position occasionally requires taste and smell. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Visually inspects work for safe connections. Occasionally works with energized line that must be handled according to National Electrical Safety Code Specifications to avoid electric shock. Position typically utilizes trucks, and other equipment in the completion of duties.
Working Conditions: This position is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level is usually moderate. Irregular hours include nights, weekends and holidays.