Line Inspector I

Company Name: SMUD
Phone Number: (916) 732-7097
City: Sacramento
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95817
Job Title: Line Inspector I
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: June 13, 2016
Salary: 44.56
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

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Performs high voltage line inspection work requiring knowledge of construction standards and work procedures including GO95 128 & 165. Ensures job site safety.  Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, repair and inspection of the District’s transmission and distribution systems.

*Major Duties & Responsibilities

Work includes but is not limited to the following: (Note: While in general all functions/duties are essential, individual positions within this class may not require all.)  This list is not intended to be complete or exhaustive. Inspectors will perform these duties as a fully qualified and experienced journey level:   Inspects high voltage distribution construction work for compliance       with contract and local, state and federal laws.

  •  Performs construction reviews of design documents and provides       estimates for field changes.
  •  Prepares job site records and progress reports.
  •  Ensures technical adequacy of construction methods and techniques.
  •  Document site as built conditions.
  •  Work as qualified electrical worker to access energized equipment, analyze schematic diagrams, blue lining wiring diagrams, schedule and apply for clearances, perform primary switching, etc.
  • Performs work on lines energized @ 120V through 21 KV; tests on high voltage circuits; environmental clean-up and transports hazardous material
  • Installs/removes/terminates/splices  various types of cable; streetlight equipment; work site protection devices; residential and commercial meters; various excavations; overhead & underground residential & commercial services
  • Connects transformers
  • Assists electricians in wiring electric substations
  • Assists cable splicers in network underground systems.
  • Operates various types of equipment and vehicles (may require class A license); mobile data terminals
  • Installs/repairs cubicle/transformer wells, transformers, capacitors & related line apparatus, sprinkler systems, landscaping
  • Inspects trench, pull box and vault installation; customer service facilities
  • Instructs & directs sub-ordinates

*Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of the Districts construction standards and  work procedures: Basic safety rules, standards and procedures, use of hand & power tools; Cal/OSHA laws relative to line construction; State & Federal safety rules & regulations; Hazard identification; Basic math; Line construction methods, techniques & standards (G.O. 95 & 128); Rigging practices/principles/procedures; Material & tool nomenclature; Electrical theory/knowledge relative to line construction/phasing/grounding/line voltage/transformers; circuit labeling; Materials/methods/equipment used in high/low voltage line construction/maintenance & repair; Mobile data terminals; residential meters, street & dusk to dawn lights and their application.   Skill to:  Inspect line construction work for compliance to District standards Read & understand job & training manuals, safety procedures and their application on and around high voltage conductors & equipment; Read, interpret and follow written and oral instructions; Climb ladders; Maintain a positive work relationship/environment with peers & public; Perform physically demanding work for extended time periods;; Operate motor vehicles, District radios & mobile data terminals. utilize computer applications for electronic mail, recordkeeping, word processing, spreadsheets and databases; work rotating shifts including weekends and holidays to facilitate workload; work in remote location and hazardous areas; use protective clothing and follow safety procedures; and, respond to emergency call out.   Education and Experience:  Must possess the same knowledge, skills, experience, etc. as an Lineman/Woman as well as completion of an approved Lineman/Woman Apprentice program including three years climbing experience in overhead electrical distribution work; Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record; Obtain a Class A Driver’s License with tanker endorsement after completion of the required driver training class; Reside in a location close enough to their reporting headquarters to allow a reasonable response time from residence under normal driving conditions within posted speed limits; Work overtime and emergencies; Be “On Call” and respond immediately to emergency call-outs; Work special schedules as required.


Successful completion of an approved high voltage electrical worker apprenticeship program. Possession of a valid California Driver License.

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Posting End Date: July 11, 2016