The class of Electrical Line Worker is the skilled journey level class in this series. Under general supervision, incumbents perform journey level skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of energized and de-energized electric distribution lines and related equipment/facilities; assists in the training and directs the work of lower electrical classifications; and perform other specifically related work as required.
The class of 12-kV Electrical Line Worker performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of energized and de-energized electrical distribution lines and related equipment/facilities, up to 12-kV.
Additionally, incumbents of either job class may direct the work of an assigned helper; however, supervisory functions are not required.
Include any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position. The typical qualifying entrance background is:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Journey level line worker status attained through serving an apprenticeship.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Operating commercial vehicles and/or trailers is an essential function of the position. Possession of an appropriate and valid commercial driver's license; minimum of class "B" commercial driver's license. Applicants are required to submit a satisfactory driving history, from the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV printout), dated within the last six months.
12-kV Electrical Line Workers shall be rubber glove certified for 12-kV Live-line work on energized overhead and underground distribution feeders/cables and equipment/facilities at time of appointment.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Construction rules such as GO 95 and GO 128; proper methods, procedures, materials, tools and equipment used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of energized and de-energized overhead electrical distribution lines, underground cable feeders, and related equipment/facilities up to 12-kV; applicable electrical codes, such as State Electrical Safety Orders, and fundamental safety regulations, first aid and the methods of applying resuscitation; basic math; simple record keeping; general principles of training; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
ABILITY TO: Skillfully use and operate line workers' tools and equipment in performing all phases of line construction, operation, and maintenance work; climb and work on high poles in a confined area among high voltage energized lines; read, write and perform mathematical calculations at the level required for successful job performance; maintain simple records; direct the work of others; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL DEMANDS: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL: Strength: Heavy - Exert force of 50-100 pounds occasionally, or 25-50 pounds frequently, or 10-20 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects. Constantly handle, grip, and grasp. Constantly reach above, at, or below shoulder level. Frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop, crouch, push/pull, climb poles, and twist at the waist. Occasionally climb stairs, ladders, and scaffolding; crawl and kneel. Rarely sit. Vision: Visual acuity which could be corrected sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position; average depth perception needed. Hearing: Hearing ability to effectively hear and comprehend oral instructions and communication.
MENTAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL: Work cooperatively and interact appropriately with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public; read/comprehend simple material; utilize simple math skills; utilize simple writing skills; understand, remember and carry out complex job instructions; respond quickly to changing situations under emergency pressures; deal with the general public; communicate effectively orally; ability to work under pressure; work within deadlines; train other workers.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Constantly work outdoors, occasionally indoors. Constantly work outdoors, occasionally indoors; work around machinery. Frequent exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, odors and high voltage electricity. Frequently work at unprotected heights above the ground and underground. Frequently works while distribution primaries are energized. Occasional exposure to excessive noises, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, chemicals, solvents, grease or oil. Frequently drives equipment/vehicles. Rarely uses a computer. Constantly works with others; rarely works alone. Exposed to large machinery and traffic noise. Rarely exposed to extreme temperatures, flames or smoke.
Incumbents must perform hazardous work on energized and de-energized overhead electrical distribution lines, underground cable feeders, and equipment/facilities, under emergency and all weather conditions.