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Journeyman Lineman

at City of Fountain, CO

Pay: $41.88 to $46.17/hour
$41.88 - $46.17
Posted: 7/24/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2805064
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Under the supervision of the Line Crew Foreman/Electric General Foreman, the incumbent conducts journeyman level work in the installation and repair of the City's electrical systems.
General Purpose
The purpose of this position is to conduct skilled, detailed work at the Journey Level in the installation, maintenance, and repair of all primary and secondary electric transmission and distribution lines.  Ensures construction and maintenance of service lines are executed within safety, service delivery, and all other standards established by the Division.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains and supports a positive, collaborative culture within the City organization as a whole, fully embracing the cultural and values statements espoused by the City.
  • Installs, maintains, repairs and removes overhead and underground distribution lines in accordance with systems and Division standards.
  • Responds to emergency calls, operating equipment as required; responds to after-hours call-outs within 45 minutes. 
  • Locates faulted primary and secondary cable and lines, and repairs and restores to original or upgrading state upon completion of maintenance; ensures compliance with Division standards.
  • Locates energized primary and secondary lines and cables for private entities, other departments, and customers involved in construction and pre-construction preparations.
  • Pulls wire and connects transformers; erects and sets poles, sets meter sockets, transformers, and switching gear; troubleshoots issues related to these operations.
  • Terminates all classes of lines, transformers, and meters.
  • Installs, maintains repairs, operates, and reads all functions of switching and other equipment system wide.
  • Clears right-of-ways of all obstructions for installation and maintenance of lines.
  • Inspects substation records, and conducts monthly maintenance checks for abnormal conditions.
  • Operates a wide range of heavy and light equipment and conducts the needed tasks associated with installation, replacement and maintenance of lines.
  • Responds to emergency calls, and coordinates personnel during power outages operating equipment as required.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with citizens and co-workers.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for standby rotation and after hour call-outs.
  • Conducts training and awareness presentations concerning power line safety for other departments within the City as well as the public at large as assigned.
  • Attends training and educational programs to remain current of the latest equipment and technology.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as requested by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent.
  • Requires a four-year trade apprenticeship
Certificate or licenses
  • Requires an Electrical Journeyman certification
  • Requires a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License
  • Requires First Aid and CPR certification
Other Requirements
  • Considerable knowledge of electric distribution system construction and maintenance,
  • Considerable knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting of overhead and underground electric distribution and substation systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles of electrical theory as applied to power systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of transformer and other equipment connections for various applications.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable electrical codes and regulations, such as the NESC (National Electric Code), etc.
  • Considerable knowledge of the necessary precautions in working high-voltage lines.
  • Considerable knowledge of safe work practices and procedures including first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Able to obtain the following ICS Certifications: IS100 & 700.

Supplemental Information

Tools and Equipment Used
Supervises the handling/use of machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving extensive latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items.
Physical Demands
Performs medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, digging, pushing climbing and raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position's duties require performance both in-and out-of-doors.  This position is subjected to situations of extreme heat or cold, and/or wet/humid conditions.
Incumbent may encounter loud and/or irritating noises such as engines and generators and equipment vibration on a limited basis.  May be exposed to fumes, odors, dust, mists, and gases in a poorly ventilated environment on a moderate basis.
Moderate to substantial exposure to working at heights, burns, radiant energy, explosives, toxic/caustic chemicals, and electrical and mechanical hazards.
Impact of Errors
The impact of errors is extremely serious -- affects the entire organization and impacts other activities/organizations and the general public or loss of life and/or damage could occur and is highly likely.
Communication Requirements
Reads journals, manuals, and professional publications; speaks informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, and people in other organizations and presents training; composes original reports, training, and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.
Judgment Requirements
Decision-making is a significant part of the job, affecting a large segment of the organization and the general public; works in a dynamic environment, responsible to assist in developing policies and practices.
Complexity of Work
Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
All job descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the position. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive. Supervisors as deemed appropriate may assign additional functions and requirements.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodation will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which may pose undue hardships on the organization.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the need of the employer and requirements of the job change.