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Line Foreman - W & L

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Position Details

Position Information

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Position Title Line Foreman - W & L
Job Code 02706
Pay Grade A14
FLSA Non-Exempt
Job Description Summary

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Line Superintendent. This is skilled and lead electrical work in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines. Work often involves physical labor and personal danger working around live, high voltage electric lines.

Essential Job Functions

Supervises and participates in the construction, repair, replacement, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric transmission and distribution lines; coordinates work with other utilities. Supervises the work of a lineworker and may direct others when work requires; ensures work efficiency and adherence to safe working practices; maintains records and time sheets. Locates source of electrical and streetlight power; troubleshoots, repairs and replaces overhead and underground electric transmission and distribution lines. Reaches/lifts/hangs and repairs street lights weighing up to 50 pounds, replaces and repairs damaged wire and underground cable; replaces transformers and control systems; checks voltage/amperage of lines; replaces bulbs and photocells. Maintains and completes records, timesheets, daily work reports, chargeouts, and requests for material forms. Splices overhead and underground primaries. Climbs in and out of ditches, stands in confined area containing mud or water to install/repair underground. Uses prescribed line and safety procedures to check capacitors and oil switches for location number and for PCB; replaces damaged capacitors. Turns on electricity and water for new customers and delinquent payers. Strings primary and secondary lines; takes rotations of primary and secondary voltage to make sure they are in phase; uses hot horn to determine if cable is energized. Connects and disconnects transformers; confirms correct service voltages; changes, reconnects, and disconnects house meters. Installs conductors on insulators by means of aerial bucket and rubber gloves or climbing tools and fiberglass sticks off the bakerboard. Changes crossarms, braces, bells, and insulators; connects or disconnects transformers; repairs damaged wire. Works in 13,800 volts lines; converts 2400 volt lines to 13800/800 volts. Receives/handles emergency/trouble calls during power outages, blinking lights, radio noise. Performs maintenance work on 161K and 69K volt transmission lines. Stocks truck with crossarms, switchgear, wire, other heavy material and equipment. Uses power and hand saws, pruners, etc. to trim trees and bushes interfering with power lines. Climbs poles and operates controls on aerial bucket. Digs holes and sets poles by hand or machine. Performs related duties as needed or assigned.

Ancillary Job Functions
Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position

Graduation from high school, including course work in electricity and electrical transmission and distribution, and six years experience with line work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Considerable working knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used with electrical work. Considerable working knowledge of electricity pertaining to transmission and distribution systems. Considerable working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safe work practices connected with high voltage electrical work. Strong feet, knees and back to permit climbing of poles, ladders, steel structures, and working from bucket trucks to lift and make installations. Skill in working energized lines. Skill in the proper use of all line, construction and maintenance tools and equipment. Ability to lead, assign, and review the work of others. Ability to work precisely under extreme weather conditions. Ability to follow oral and written directions, interpret electrical diagrams and plans. Ability to establish and maintain effective work contacts with contractors, other staff, and the general public. Ability to twist 45ø, lean back 45ø, lift and reach overhead to effect installations/repairs from ladders/bucket trucks. Ability to twist 45ø and bend forward to effectively install/repair underground electric cable. Ability to routinely carry set of tools, wear body belt/gloves, and to bear the weight of crossarms, switchgears, etc. (up to 100 pounds) in emergency situations while on ground, on pole, or in bucket truck. Ability to work with arms above head for extended periods of time, using hot sticks. Excellent work history and attendance record. Possess and maintain a valid Missouri Commercial Driver’s License, Class A and an excellent driving record.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job
Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below 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 essential functions
Supervision Exercised