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LINEMAN (Deming, NM)

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Job ID: 6087177
Date: 07/14/2021
Location: PNM, Deming, NM
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Applications must be submitted by: August 1, 2021
Department: Deming Line Department
Must be willing to take and must successfully complete 80 hour PNM Barehand Certification program working energized circuits and equipment with voltages from 46kV to 345kV.

Previous transmission live line maintenance experience or certification utilizing the barehand technique on voltages up to 345kV a plus.

DUTIES: Under general directive supervision of working foreman or district foreman depending on assignment and location.

Directs apprentices, skilled, and semi-skilled workers engaged in the construction, operation, and maintenance of overhead transmission and distribution lines and substations; may perform various duties by being assigned to investigating and correcting customer complaints; installing or cutting out service or meters; setting special meters as voltage, current, demand, or others; maintenance of street lights or other related duties which are consistent with his qualifications. Receives work instructions of a general nature and performs all assignments with established procedures.

Performs construction duties by erecting and setting poles and towers; attaching necessary crossarms, transformers, circuit breakers, cut-outs, lightning arrestors, anchors, guys; stringing, sagging, insulating, attaching, and connecting conductors; installation of underground systems including circuit, laterals, vaults, and grounds; installation of underground cable, transformers, switch boxes, and similar equipment.

Installs or may assist in cable construction by testing and tracing circuits in power systems; makes various types of connections between electrical conductors; insulates conductors properly for the voltage conditions under which they are to operate; seals cable joints within a waterproof housing such as lead sleeve wiped onto the lead-sheathed cables entering the joint; bonds and grounds lead-sheathed cables of all voltages; makes electrical connections between conductors and various types of equipment such as transformers, potheads, and terminal boxes; as required, may weatherproof or fireproof cables.

Performs various distribution duties by testing for and locating electrical trouble on circuits; makes permanent or temporary repairs to restore services as quickly as is consistent with safety; restores equipment to normal operating condition; patrols and inspects equipment, making minor repairs and reporting equipment in need of major repairs; makes emergency cut-ins and cut-outs.

Installs and removes lightening arrestors; fuses disconnecting switches, oil and air breakers switches, and related overhead line devices.

Installs and services transformers; tests transformers in service by induction coil devices and makes replacement when necessary.

Installs street lighting equipment and replaces cables, poles, conduits, and auxiliary equipment.

Instructs personnel in the proper and safe way to perform their duties and instructs and trains new men in the use of tools and equipment; provides safety training instructions and is responsible for the general safety of personnel and in the administering of first aid to injured persons when necessary; caution and use of safety devices such as rubber protective equipment and hot-line tools; conforms with all safety rules and policies as established by the Company.

Performs other related and assigned duties.


•High School diploma or equivalent.

•Must be a journeyman lineman who has completed an accredited, minimum 3-year apprenticeship program with an electric- power organization utilizing an active high-voltage transmission line hotstick maintenance program; or equivalent documented training or work experience with a properly licensed contractor or labor organization.

•Ability to use aerial lifts and line trucks.

•Ability to read switching procedures and electrical one line.

•Ability to successfully complete written and practical skills assessment evaluation.

•Experience in rubber glove and hot stick live line work.

•Basic knowledge of wire stringing and associated equipment.

•Basic knowledge of rigging.

•Ability to read and relate to construction drawings and specifications.

•Must pass a background check.

•Must have a valid Commercial Drivers Class A License and insurable driving record.

• Candidates must also pass required DOT employment tests, e.g. physical examinations.

Previous transmission live line maintenance experience or certification utilizing the barehand technique on voltages up to 345kV a plus

Environmental/Physical Demands :

This position requires frequent standing, walking, lifting/carrying (up to 50 pounds frequently, up to 100 pounds occasionally), pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, use of fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, and climbing. Occasional balancing and rarely requires sitting; continuous balancing required climbing poles 90ft plus in height, towers, ladders and in other aspects of the job. May be required to work in all weather conditions.

This position performs one or more covered tasks that are regulated by 49 CFR Part 192 (Pipeline Safety Regulations). The regulations require all individuals to complete the qualification process on covered tasks, prior to working on any gas pipeline facility without direct supervision. Continued employment depends on successful completion of assigned covered task training. Candidates must also pass required DOT pre-employment tests, e.g. physical examinations.
This job description must be read in concert with the Administrative Section of the Union Job Description Manual.
Salary Grade: U32
$44.73 per hour
This position performs one or more covered or “safety sensitive” tasks that are regulated by the Department of Transportations (DOT) natural gas pipeline or commercial motor vehicle driver related regulations. Both types of jobs require that all individuals meet specific criteria, training, and pre-employment qualifications as defined by the DOT, which may include physical examinations and/or successful background information as required for the specific job.
PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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