Locate nature of trouble on Board of Public Utilities' electric lines or customer side of meter.*
Responsible for safe operation and proper use of motor vehicles, tools and equipment.*
Respond to all trouble calls assigned by Trouble Clerk and Superintendent.*
Perform connections and disconnections as assigned.*
Perform tree trimming as needed or assigned.*
Patrol lines on foot or in vehicle.*
Patrol and repair streetlight circuits as assigned.*
Make repairs on BPU lines, temporary or permanent.*
Keep truck stocked with tools, supplies and equipment.*
Patrol electric circuits, analyze trouble problems and make recommendations.*
Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by Superintendent of Electric Distribution.
* Denotes essential function
Education / Experience: High School Diploma/GED, a Journeyman Lineman or completion of an approved Apprentice Lineman school.
Position Requirements (Abilities):Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as required by the state of Kansas for vehicle(s) operated. Must have a good attendance and safety record. Should be able to attend school during off duty hours as required. Must be familiar with city streets and possess a working knowledge of material and equipment used in line department. Must be able to work various shifts, overtime and holidays as required.
Prerequisite Skills: All applicants for this position who do not presently hold a safety sensitive position will be required to submit to a drug test after successful bid and before actual appointment.
Incumbent must be skilled in use of tools, materials, or equipment to perform necessary analysis and repairs.
Physical Requirements: Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
OPEN DATE: 11/03/2020
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES: THREE (3)
Conditions of Employment
All BPU employees, at the inception of their employment, shall have a period of 12 months after employment begins to establish and maintain a legal primary residence within the legally defined boundaries of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Board of Public Utilities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Internal Number: 4624
About Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
For more than 100 years, the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has provided safe, dependable water and electric services across Kansas City, Kansas. As a non-profit public utility, we are fully committed to serving our customers and the community as a whole. It’s more than simply providing a service. It’s a commitment to a better quality of life. That’s why BPU has been recognized as one of the top public utilities in the country. That’s the Power of Community.