Standard and accepted methods, tools, and equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical transmission/distribution lines, related equipment and facilities.
Standard and accepted principles and techniques in the construction and repair of high-voltage overhead and underground electrical lines, equipment and facilities.
Standard and accepted operation and maintenance of a variety of power equipment and vehicles.
National electric codes and safety orders.
Standard and accepted safety practices and standards applicable to high voltage and electrical linework.
Understand and carry out a variety of oral and written instructions in an independent manner.
Learn the City’s operations, policies and procedures as they relate to assigned duties.
Operate a variety of hand powered electrical maintenance and construction equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Operate a variety of motorized power equipment utilized in the maintenance, construction and repair of electrical distribution lines, equipment, substations and related facilities in a safe and effective manner.
Perform mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Maintain routine records and logs and prepare routine reports.
Communicate orally and in writing in an effective and tactful manner.
Provide courteous and positive customer service.
Perform assigned duties on high poles, in confined spaces, and among high voltage/energized power lines in a safe and effective manner.
Perform assigned duties to include heavy and continuous physical labor in a safe and effective manner for self and others.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid and appropriate California state driver’s license.
Possession of a safe driving record per the City’s driving standard policy.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and ability would be:
The successful completion of the twelfth grade to include the ability to read and write at a level required for successful job performance.
The successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program as an electrical lineworker.
Prior experience working in electrical utility services.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the essential functions of this job class, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to operate a variety of objects, tools, equipment, vehicles, and other motorized equipment; flexibility and endurance to stand, climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, bend, walk, reach, and crouch; talk and hear clearly and concisely to communicate with customers, supervisors, and fellow employees on a continuous basis. Employee is regularly required to frequently lift and/or carry and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 100 pounds. Employee’s vision requirements for the performance of required duties include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. In the performance of essential and required duties, an employee is required to climb electric poles and perform duties up to 90 feet above the ground; an employee is required to work around and on live (hot) wires.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Employee performs many assigned duties outdoors in a variety of climatic conditions including exposure to hot and cold temperatures, working in cramped spaces, in traffic, at heights, and underground. Continuous contact with staff and service users; occasional contact with other agencies and businesses as well as the general public.