Brackettville Groundman or Lineman

Job Details

Status

open

End Date

Until Filled

Job Type

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Job Description

Groundman

Groundman Job Knowledge, Training and Experience

Must become familiar in a reasonable time span with RUS Materials utilized in the construction and maintenance of underground and overhead distribution and transmission lines. Must be or become certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Must be able to learn system area in a reasonable time span. Must complete TEEX Introductory Module Courses (1 “Electric Power Fundamentals” and 2 “Principals of Grounding”) within six months from hire. Must learn and practice Cooperative’s Safety Rules and Procedures.

Groundman Abilities and Skills

The primary duties of this position will be on- the-ground providing assistance to line personnel. Must learn to climb utility poles and perform pole top rescue procedures within six months from hire. Must be able to learn to operate assigned equipment including bucket trucks, digger trucks, lift trucks, forklift, trencher, winches, drills, chainsaws and high compression tools. Must be able to communicate via satellite radio. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License and be insurable with the Cooperative's insurance carrier. Must have or obtain a Class “A” Interstate CDL within six months from hire. Must possess oral and written communications skills in the English language. Must possess good interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with all cooperative personnel and the members. Frequently lifts materials and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds. Occasionally lifts items that weigh up to 100 pounds. Shovels dirt, works around noisy equipment and visually inspects work for safe connections. Must demonstrate knowledge and willingness to advance into Apprenticeship Program after six months.

Groundman Working Conditions

Must be able to work under adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold, high winds or stormy conditions. Non-exempt position. Must be able to work stand by and during emergencies. Irregular hour s including nights, weekends and holidays. To ensure all employees are drug and alcohol free, pre-employment, post accident, reasonable cause and random drug and alcohol tests are conducted in compliance with Department of Transportation regulations.

Is there anything that would keep you from meeting the job requirements as outlined above?
      Yes     or      No
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Lineman Apprentice I

Lineman Apprentice I Job Knowledge, Education and Training

Lineman certificate or equivalent experience required. Successful completion of each phase of the apprenticeship program is required. Must be able to learn and apply information from technical manuals in the completion of duties. Must be able to complete reports and other paperwork and be able to perform basic mathematical calculations. Must complete TEEX Introductory Modules 1 & 2 within six months from hire. Must complete Northwest Lineman College (NLC) Lineman Certification Program (LCP) Module I, tests 1 thru 5. Must acquire a working knowledge of construction, maintenance and service of electric distribution facilities within a reason able time span as determined by Cooperative apprenticeship program achieving 1,000 hours of “On the Job Learning” (OJL). Must learn and practice Cooperative’s Safety Rule s and Procedures. Must learn RUS Materials
and the National Electrical Safety Code® as required for each phase of the apprenticeship program. Must be or become certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Lineman Apprentice I Abilities and Skills

Position requires climbing utility pol es and/or standing in a hydraulic bucket to work at heights installing transformers and other hardware, on lines, often working in awkward positions. Must be able to learn to operate assigned equipment including bucket trucks, digger trucks, lift trucks, trencher s, winches, drills and high compression tools. Must possess good interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with all cooperative personnel and the member s. Must possess oral and written communications skills in the English language. Must be able to communicate via satellite radio. Must learn to utilize computer terminals, navigate the internet, and receive e-mail. Must be able to learn new computer software programs as they come into use for daily work. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License and be insurable with the Cooperative's insurance carrier. Must hold or obtain a Class “A” Interstate CDL and successfully complete DDC within six months from hire. As individual progresses through the apprenticeship program they must be able to perform pole top rescue. Frequently moves and/or carries mate rials and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds. Occasionally moves and/or carries items that weigh up to 100 pounds. Shovels dirt, works around noisy equipment and visually inspects work for safe connections.

Lineman Apprentice I Working Conditions

Activities are performed on energized lines and de-energized lines. Non-exempt position. Irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Overtime is required.Must be able to work standby and during emergencies. Must be able to work under adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold, high winds or stormy conditions. To ensure all employees are drug and alcohol free, pre-employment, post accident, reasonable cause and random drug and alcohol tests are conducted in compliance with Department of Transportation regulations.

Is there anything that would keep you from meeting the job requirements as outlined above?
      Yes     or      No
_____________________     ___________________
Signature                                Date

 

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We fully consider all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.