Apprentice Lineworker III

Energy: Energy Resources


$68274 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package
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Job Description

Position Summary

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.)

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.


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.

Minimum Qualifications


Education and Experience:

         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.

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

Knowledge of:

         Mathematics, including algebra.

Skills in:

         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.

Ability to:

         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.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 06/20/2021 05:00 PM. 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.