Skip to Main Content

Line Foreman - W & L

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. To email this position to a friend, click on the Email to a Friend link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

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

Oversee and assist in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines and Fiber Optic Cable.

Essential Job Functions

•Oversee and participate in the construction, repair, replacement, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric transmission and distribution lines; coordinate work with other utilities.

•Ensure all safety procedures are followed and tools/equipment are used properly.

•Ensure conduits, street lights, transformer vaults, switch gears, pull boxes, and cables are installed per electrical diagram.

•Locate source of electrical and streetlight power; troubleshoot, repair, and replace overhead and underground electric transmission and distribution lines.

•Turn on electricity and water for new customers and delinquent payers.

Ancillary Job Functions

•Maintain and complete records, timesheets, work reports, charge outs, and material form requests.

•Receive and handle emergency/trouble calls during power outages.

•Use power and hand saws, pruners, etc., to trim trees and bushes interfering with power lines.

•Participate in safety, training, and on-the-job meetings.

•Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered

•High school diploma or equivalent; some coursework in electricity and electrical transmission/distribution preferred.

•Successful completion of a four year accredited lineworker apprentice program that includes at least 7,500 hours of on-the-job training.

•Minimum of five years of journey level experience in electric line work.

•Must possess and maintain a valid CDL, Class A.

•Must possess and maintain CPR certification within 6 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position

•Considerable working knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used with electrical work; considerable knowledge of heavy and medium sized equipment operation.

•Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safe work practices connected with high-voltage electrical work.

•Thorough knowledge of state and federal standards governing the safe and effective distribution of electrical power.

•Ability to plan, organize, and implement effective electric service maintenance and repair.

•Ability to diagnose and assess electric service problems and take appropriate actions.

•Ability to establish and maintain effective work contacts with contractors, other staff, and the general public.

•Ability to follow oral and written directions and to interpret electrical diagrams and plans.

•Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.

•Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions.

•Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.

•Excellent written and oral communication skills.

•Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

•Ability to climb poles in all conditions.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job

•May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.

•May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, vibration, extreme temperatures, mechanical oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals, or loud noise levels.

•May be required to wear a respirator in certain situations.

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

•Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.

•Regularly required to talk and listen.

•Must be able to grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb poles, balance, and operate mechanical equipment.

•Required to use repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement.

•Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and ability to identify and distinguish colors.

•Must be able to lift up 100 or more pounds.

•Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

Supervision Exercised

None