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Job Title: Electric Line Technician II
Salary: $45,911.08 - $73,916.83
Notes: *(2) Vacancies* As per job description
General Definition and Conditions of Work: Installs, maintains and repairs electric utility transmission and distribution systems and a variety of other electrical services and equipment; uses hot line equipment and tools; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Line Construction Crew Leader. May lead other line crew personnel in the absence of the Crew Leader.
Requires the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some very heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to outside environmental conditions, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. The worker may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Installing, maintaining and repairing overhead and underground power transmission and distribution lines and related facilities; operating equipment.
Climbs poles, operates bucket truck, installs hardware, fuses transformers and pulls wires;
Assembles and fastens cross-arm sets on poles;
Installs, repairs and maintains street lights, traffic signals, stadium lighting; works on fiber optics and control cables;
Maintains existing high and low voltage lines;
Strings and splices wire and fastens insulators on poles;
Uses hot line equipment and tools;
Replaces malfunctioning equipment on poles;
Installs, repairs and maintains underground service;
Installs transformers and other auxiliary equipment;
Reconnects lines and fastens guy wires;
Ensures current and on-going safety training, maintenance of standards, equipment checks and maintenance;
Operates a variety of utility vehicles and equipment including bucket truck, digger, boom, compressor, test equipment, etc.;
Installs and removes cross arms cutouts, lightning arrestors, primary and secondary lines, span guys, etc.;
Carries out requisite ground work in preparation for and at the conclusion of a job and maintains appropriate records and files;
Leads a line crew in absence of Line Construction Crew Leader;
Required to be on stand-by, work trouble calls and handle a variety of emergency problems;
Trains new and junior employees;
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, equipment, materials and tools used in the erection and maintenance of electric lines; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with the work and the safety precautions to be taken; skill in the use and care of tools; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and subordinates.
Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) and some related experience, or successful completion of an approved electrical apprenticeship program, and two years of experience working with power lines or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Special Requirements: A Class B Commercial Driver\'s License, with air brake and trailer endorsements, valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Current certification in CPR, basic first aid training and flagging is required
Job code: 615
Posted on: Jun 5, 2018
Closes on: July 2, 2018