Apprentice Lineman (High-Step)

Company Name: Idaho Power Company
Phone Number: (208) 388-2025
City: Boise
State/Provence: Idaho
Zip: 83702
Job Title: Apprentice Lineman (High-Step)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: October 20, 2017
Salary: $29.18-$35.15
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Days
Duties:

Apprentice Lineman (High-Step)

Tracking Code 0189

Job Location Gooding, ID

Wage $29.18-35.15 ( Non-Exempt)

Application Deadline 11/2/2017

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Apprentice will perform construction and maintenance work on overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines. Other duties include:

  • Assists in planning jobs to ensure compliance with safety and construction standards.
  • Assists in stocking line trucks with tools, parts, and equipment.
  • Drives and operates lines vehicles.
  • Builds and maintains distribution overhead and underground and/or transmission facilities.
  • Works with rubber goods and hot sticks on energized lines.
  • Works with On-Demand or Project Teams as required by management.
  • Works overtime at the discretion of the supervisor

 REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of: ·         Lines core processes of new business operations, emergency response, and unplanned maintenance; Lines construction methods, materials, standards, and equipment; chemical safety; and the Company safety program
Skills in: ·         The use of personal computers, Microsoft® products, and time entry software.
Ability to: ·         Read and understand construction drawings and diagrams, plat maps, feeder maps, and Work Order maps; establish a positive working relationship with all team members and leadership; work on-call rotation; work overtime when needed and respond to emergencies outside of normal working hours.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

·         Have greater than 4,680 hours of documented OJT hours as part of a U.S. Department of Labor recognized, registered apprenticeship program
AND·         Have successfully completed coursework and be able to demonstrate knowledge in the areas of equipment operations and climbing skills as well as rigging, rubber gloving, hot sticks, and transformer connections through a skills assessment and a written exam

All Apprentices

In addition, ALL apprentices must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following minimum qualifications:

·         Education: High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).

·         Licenses and Certifications: Valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position, and be capable of acquiring tanker, doubles, and hazardous materials endorsements.

·         Physical Ability: Be physically able to perform all essential job functions without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

The Lineman-Demand/Distribution position involves maintenance and repair of transformers at ground level and vault. This can require up to 150 lbs. push/pull activities, lifts up to 50 lbs., frequent kneeling, standing and crouching, as well as climbing into the vault. This job also involves climbing (up to) 50 ft. utility poles to install/repair, while carrying 40 lbs. safety gear. Mechanical and hand tools are used to dig holes up to 14 feet in which poles are placed via team lift. Cross arms, which require a team lift of 120 lbs., and other equipment will be installed/replaced on poles using a mag drill. Other activities required are loading and unloading ATV’s using a ramp, attaching wire, hotstick/shotgun use, hiking/carrying tools up to several miles per day, occasional digging and frequent above shoulder work including the use of a manual trimmer. Data entry is also required for up to 3 consecutive days to input all field work into record keeping software. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment physical evaluations, including a Post-Offer Employment Test (POET) and Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate exam. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

 JOB COMPETENCIES

·         Safety Focus, Collaborating, Communication, Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills, Work Standards, Adaptability, and Decision Making.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

·         The successful candidate for this position will be required to live or relocate within 25 minutes of the Gooding Operations Center.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

·         Enroll in, and successfully progress through, Idaho Power Company-sponsored Lineman Apprentice Training Program (as outlined in Idaho Power Company Lineman Apprentice Program Guide).

·         Must abide by Idaho Power Company’s safety rules and regulations.

·         To ensure the manufacturer’s rated capacity of climbing hooks are not exceeded, applicants body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs.

 Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.

If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at:
Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email: jobs@idahopower.com

 

Experience Required:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

·         Have greater than 4,680 hours of documented OJT hours as part of a U.S. Department of Labor recognized, registered apprenticeship program
AND·         Have successfully completed coursework and be able to demonstrate knowledge in the areas of equipment operations and climbing skills as well as rigging, rubber gloving, hot sticks, and transformer connections through a skills assessment and a written exam 

All Apprentices

In addition, ALL apprentices must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following minimum qualifications:

·         Education: High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).

·         Licenses and Certifications: Valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position, and be capable of acquiring tanker, doubles, and hazardous materials endorsements.

·         Physical Ability: Be physically able to perform all essential job functions without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property.

 

How to Apply:

Instructions on How to Apply

Please review the attached job posting.  If you are interested in being considered for this position, please visit our website at www.idahopower.com/careers.  Please note that all applications must be received prior to 11:59 p.m. (MST) on the closing date of the position.

If you require accommodation or assistance in completing the application, please contact our recruiting team at 208-388-2965, or e-mail Jobs@IdahoPower.com.

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.

If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at:
Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email: jobs@idahopower.com

Posting End Date: November 2, 2017