Under direction of a Line Crew Supervisor, performs unskilled and semiskilled line work in construction and maintenance of the City of St. George’s power system transmission and distribution 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.)
Apprentice Lineworker III or IV
1. Assists in framing and erecting overhead and underground lines and structures, stringing conductors, and placing rubber and fiber covering on lines.
2. Installs, when determined through apprenticeship to be qualified, transformers, capacitors, line switches, and related line materials, and assists journey lineworker by lifting various tools. Lays conduit and pulls and terminates underground high and low voltage wire cable.
3. Watches and assists journey lineworker and, under close supervision, works with hot lines as a training experience. Assists in after hours troubleshooting and maintenance of lines.
4. Digs trenches; runs backhoe, boom truck, trenchers, etc.; and cleans up after completion of project.
5. Responsible for progressing through four-year apprentice training program requiring training experience, classroom, and correspondence schooling.
6. Performs other related duties as required.
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
Heavy physical activity. May exert up to 50-100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 20-50 pounds of force frequently. Physical demands include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, fingering, and feeling. Has to stand, walk, or sit uncomfortably for extended periods. Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather. Exposure to non-weather related hot and cold temperatures. Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds at a pitch or level sufficient to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss. Exposure to a shaking object or surface. Exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes, or skin. Risk of bodily injury is moderate under controlled safety conditions. Occasional exposure to stress as a result of human behavior and extended work hours under emergency situations.
Note: Employees in this classification are required to be on periodic standby and/or respond to emergencies.
Education and Experience:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Level III: Successful completion of 2nd year requirements and testing through the Intermountain Power Superintendents (IPSA) Examining Board. Accumulation of 4,000 hours of on-the-job work experience performing the essential functions listed in the job description.
Level IV: Successful completion of 3rd year requirements and testing through the Intermountain Power Superintendents (IPSA) Examining Board. Accumulation of 6,000 hours of on-the-job work experience performing the essential functions listed in the job description.
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.
Licenses and/or Certifications (must be obtained within 6 months of hire):
• Must possess a valid commercial driver license (CDL). A valid Utah Commercial (CDL) Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
• Certified U.D.O.T. Flagger.
• Certification in First Aid and CPR.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Apprentice Lineworker III or IV
• Mathematics, including algebra.
• Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
• Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about them.
• Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
• Perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials.
• Dig trenches and run backhoe, boom truck, trenchers, etc.
• Learn to service, repair, calibrate, regulate, fine-tune, or test machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
• Learn the materials, methods, and tools involved in the installation or repair of cables or wires used in electrical power distribution systems.
• Learn the relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies used in the installation or repair of cables or wires used in electrical power distribution systems.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• 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. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.