Electric Line Worker

Company Name: City of Gridley
Phone Number: (530) 846-3631
City: Gridley
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95948
Job Title: Electric Line Worker
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: January 1, 2018
Salary: $7,860
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time: 5
Work Time Type: Days


To install, construct, maintain and repair City’s overhead and underground electric distribution lines, and substations; to perform skilled and technical work in support of the City’s electrical utility services; to perform a variety of manual labor in the accomplishment of assigned duties; to perform other responsible and specialized tasks related to customer services and/or in support of the City organization; and to function as a positive and cooperative team member.


This job class functions at the journey level of job performance and are expected to perform the full range of assigned duties in an independent manner. Incumbents perform a variety of skilled and technical activities in the maintenance, construction, and repair of electrical distribution facilities and equipment. Incumbents in this classification receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully competent and knowledgeable of industry standards as well as the operating procedures and policies within the Electric Department.


Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Electric Supervisor within a framework of established policies and standard operating procedures.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Performs a wide range of skilled and technical tasks in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution lines, substations, electrical services equipment and related facilities.

Climbs poles, works from aerial tower truck and underground to install and replace primary and secondary lines and related equipment.

Sets and guys poles, installs cross arms and brackets, strings lines.

Installs line equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, disconnects, lighting arrestors, insulators, circuit breakers, street light fixtures, and other line apparatus.

Installs, hooks-up and maintains pole mounted transformer banks or stations serving industrial, commercial and residential customers.

Reconstructs existing primary lines, hardware and transformers.

Phases out and cuts in new circuits.

Switches load from one primary to another by closing and opening switches and disconnects.

Tests pole lines and other facilities.

Removes, tests, calibrates and replaces electrical meters.

Trims trees to line clearance standards.

Performs a variety of maintenance, testing and repair work on live wires and power lines utilizing hotstick in a safe and effective manner.

Provides training and direction to other unit staff on an as needed basis; acts as a resource in areas of expertise or the more routine operations and procedures.

Operates a variety of motorized, power, and hand-powered machines and equipment to include line truck, backhoe, front loader, aerial tower truck, jackhammer, tamper, compressor, trencher and forklift.

Responds to emergency calls on weekends, holidays and evenings as well as being available for standby duty as assigned and as necessary.

Performs related duties as required.

Experience Required:

Knowledge of:

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.

Ability to:

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.


Possession of a valid and appropriate California state driver’s license.

Possession of a safe driving record per the City’s driving standard policy.


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.


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.


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.

How to Apply:

Submit a completed City of Gridley application by mail or in person to Jodi Molinari, Administrative Assistant, at 685 Kentucky Street, Gridley, CA  95948 or by email at jmolinari@gridley.ca.us or by fax at 530-846-3229.

Applications can be found by using this link: http://gridley.ca.us/public/uploads/pdfs/COG_Employment_Application.pdf

Posting End Date: January 31, 2018