DEFINITION Under direction, performs skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines and does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a journey level class position. Positions in this class perform skilled tasks under supervision, but may work independently. This position is subject to emergency call back for after-hours work.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Receives supervision from the Electric Foreman/Forewoman or from other supervisors as conditions require. May supervise other Electric Linemen/Linewomen.
EXAPLES OF DUTIES: Constructs and maintains overhead and underground distribution circuits, subtransmission circuits and substations; Installs and connects equipment on lines such as transformers, switches, cutouts, capacitors, lightning arresters, streetlights, etc.;
Installs poles, anchors, crossarms, insulators and strings wire; installs vaults, conduits and pulls conductor; Terminates cable systems on poles, transformers, switching equipment and in vaults; installs distribution substation equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers, disconnects, buswork, etc.;
Runs new services from poles or service boxes to customer facilities; connects and disconnects services; troubleshoots and tests individual customer services; reconstructs existing overhead and underground distribution lines; performs testing, phasing and energization of new and reconstructed circuits;
Performs maintenance functions such as inspections, pole testing, resagging, cleaning of vaults and enclosures and necessary repairs and corrections; trims trees to clear wires;
Diagnoses, locates and clears trouble on primary and secondary overhead and underground lines and streetlighting systems;
Maintains good housekeeping in the job, around the yard and on the vehicles; Participates in switching operations of the system and obtains loading data for system studies;
Performs many of the above functions on energized lines, utilizing appropriate hot line tools;
Maintains tools and equipment in clean and workable condition and assures that all tools from the tool room are returned after each use;
Performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the city, including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.
Knowledge of: Methods, materials and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines.
Principles of electrical theory as applied to power systems; transformer connections for various applications.
Applicable electrical codes such as State electrical safety orders (e.g. G.O. 95 & 128).
Fundamental safety regulations, first aid and methods of applying resuscitation; necessary precautions to be taken in working high voltage lines.
Ability to: Climb poles and use aerial buckets in confined areas among energized overhead lines and equipment at a considerable distance above ground.
Work with energized underground 15-kv materials and methods.
Work proficiently with hot line tools, i.e. sticks under energized conditions on both 15-kv overhead and underground systems.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination equivalent to education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical combination is: Education: Equivalent to completion of high school.
Experience: Possession of journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman status obtained as follows:
Three and one-half (3-1/2) years training/experience in line work and successful completion of the journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman examination administered by the I.B.E.W. or equivalent; Or Minimum five (5) years experience in line work and successful petitioning for journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman status with I.B.E.W.; Or Certification from California-Nevada Joint Apprenticeship Committee that applicant has passed the apprenticeship and examination for journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman; Or Possession of journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman status granted by the I.B.E.W. or equivalent.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid Driver's License (Class C) issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (Class A) issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles within 12 months of hire.