|April 29, 2013 - May 22, 2013|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Department:||Electric Operations |
|Description:||Performs construction and maintenance of distribution lines, works energized lines up to 14,400/24,900 volts. |
|Duties:|| Replaces poles, cross arms, insulators and repairs conductors on distribution lines, under direction of a 1st Class Lineman or Foreman.|
Installs and connects transformers, oil circuit reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulator, switches and other related equipment.
Works energized conductors up to 14,400/24,900 volts when assisted and directed by First Class Lineman, in accordance with prescribed methods and procedures
Patrols distribution lines, inspecting conditions of line and structures as required.
Loads and unloads poles, transformers and other materials.
Install all types of transformers, primary metering equipment and make tap changes
Locate trouble and restore service on all class of lines, substations, sectionalizing equipment, etc.
Make underground and submarine cable installations, including the making of joints and installation of potheads.
Install pole type regulators and transformers to boost or buck line voltage.
Phase and check rotation in circuits, direct and with potential transformers.
Make field tests of distribution transformers.
Check for ground faults on circuits or equipment.
Performs switching and sectionalizing as required.
Trims trees and cuts brush as needed.
Reads meters as directed.
Performs all activities for the removal and retirement of distribution lines.
Makes trouble calls on outage reports and member complaints.
Operates and secures prevention maintenance services on assigned transportation and maintains adequate control of materials, tools and safety equipment ready for use.
Learns to read and interpret blueprints and any other specifications for construction of distribution lines.
Receives radio communications and directives and orally confirms understanding.
Responds regularly and promptly to work.
Performs other duties as required.
|Qualifications:|| High School Diploma or equivalency required|
Must have a valid Texas Class C or higher drivers license with a good driving record
Knowledge of the following:
Use of hot line tools and work on all types of energized conductors.
Be familiar with the hazards that exist, including falls, electric shock, electric flash, falling objects and traffic; and is familiar with the use of protection equipment, safety equipment and first aid.
Be able to read and understand all wiring diagrams and blueprints as related to transmission and distribution construction and maintenance.
Know Cooperatives safety rules and be able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation and be able to render practical first aid.
Know the locations of and be able to operate the assigned firefighting equipment. Know what kind of equipment to use on electrical, oil and other fires.
Have thorough knowledge of layout and characteristics of distribution and transmission lines in the area assigned.
Ability to multi-task and work in a high-energy, fast paced environment and adapt to constantly changing priorities and situations.
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