Journey Lineworker Starting Salary: 61 ($79,098.90/year)
Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $99,914/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2018.
Under general direction from Line Crew Supervisor, performs skilled journey level line work in construction and maintenance of City of St. George power lines.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Installs, removes, maintains, and repairs poles, cross arms, insulators, hardware, guys, transformer racks, switch racks, and outdoor substation structures in connection with construction, operation, and maintenance work on dead or energized overhead transmission and distribution lines. Works rubber gloving high voltage up to 13,200 volts. Does hot stick work up to 138,000 volts from a bucket truck or while climbing on pole up to 150 feet height.
2. Installs, maintains, and operates underground and overhead distribution systems using rubber or synthetic insulation material. Replaces transformers, temporary services, switching, and related items.
3. Instructs and trains apprentices in all phases of overhead and underground work performed by a journey lineworker.
4. Performs switching services, paralleling, and breaking parallel of circuits in the system.
5. Handles emergency calls such as power line failures, downed lines, and other emergencies which may arise. Troubleshoots accurately and safely to get power restored in outage situation.
6. Installs and removes transformers, lightning arresters, fuses, cutouts, disconnecting switches, oil and air break switches, and other overhead line devices.
7. Collects, inspects, and submits completed change notices.
8. Operates light or heavy equipment related to projects, i.e., bucket truck, line truck, backhoe, wire pulling equipment, dump truck, and phase meter.
9. Locates underground power lines for Blue Stakes.
10. Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Physical demands (strength) includes exerting up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands (movement) includes climbing poles and trees, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, fingering, and feeling. Physical demands (auditory) includes talking and hearing. Physical demands (vision) includes near and far acuity, depth perception, accommodation, color vision, and field of vision. Environmental conditions and physical surroundings includes exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather. Exposure to high voltages and other dangerous conditions. Exposure to noise, vibration, atmospheric conditions, and confined/restricted work environments. Occasional exposure to stress as a result of human behavior and emergency situations.
Note: Employees in this position are required to be on periodic standby and/or to respond to emergencies.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
• Must possess a valid commercial driver license (CDL). A valid Utah Commercial Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
• Graduation from a Lineworker Apprentice program accredited by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprentice and Training.
• Certification as a Journey Lineworker through an accredited program such as IBEW or IPSA which must be maintained throughout employment.
• Certified in First Aid and CPR which must be maintained throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Line work, electricity, and all circuits of the city’s system.
• Functions, operation, and repair of electrical power distribution systems.
• Method and techniques of power distribution equipment installation and repair.
• Related laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
• Operations, functions, and terminology common to power line operations.
• Explain technical material in lay terms.
• Use all hand and power tools and equipment used on power lines.
• Make quick and accurate mathematical calculations.
• Interpret and properly follow written and verbal instructions.
• Work effectively on individual or team projects.
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Maintain calmness and clear-headedness during emergency situations.
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, supervisors, co-workers, the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.
• Operate and maintain city equipment used in line work, i.e., bucket truck, line truck, backhoe, wire pulling equipment, dump truck, and phase meter.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position is open until filled. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.