Equipment Repairs and Operations, Power Delivery, Power Production
We seek an Apprentice Lineman level III to join our team!
Qualified applicants should be on the 5th step of an 8 step apprentice programs with at least 4,000 on the job training hours. The Apprentice Lineman III position is the third year of a four-year program to become a Journeyman Lineman.
We believe cooperatives build a better world, and we are looking for talented people to join us. We are a mission-driven cooperative, dedicated to providing safe and reliable energy to our member owners, enhancing their lives and the lives of our employees and communities. This makes our work more personal and rewarding.
The Apprentice will be required to enter into an agreement for the line worker certification program, complying with the apprenticeship standards and training program. Apprentices shall be selected and approved by Management and supported by the Cooperative’s Apprenticeship Committee. In addition to maintaining passing grades in the related training portion of the program, the Apprentice will be required to complete on the job training hours.
The Apprentice Lineman III position is the third year of a four-year program to become a Journeyman Lineman. Under the direction of a Journeyman Lineman, the Apprentice Lineman III will work on enhancing their skill set and become proficient with the lineman duties within the scope of their qualifications. This position will work on hot secondary poles and may begin work in the lower position on hot primary poles. By the second six months apprentice will perform work out of the bucket truck in the second position on energized primary poles with the focus being to develop their ability to start hot line training.
Performs all the required Apprentice standards and training curriculum/schedule.
Wears and utilizes personal protective equipment at all times while performing duties.
Continues to learn the specific materials and equipment used to construct, maintain and repair lines, both overhead (OH) and underground (UG).
Performs Apprentice lineman I and II duties, including on call duties.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reads staking sheets and applicable specification books to guide in proper construction.
Continues to learn and understand Cooperative procedures and standards such as name and use of materials and equipment, achieving proficiency by second six months.
Reads various types of flow meters, and system maps and line feeds.
Following Duties are performed under observation of a Journeyman Lineman:
Climbs primary and secondary poles and structures of all types. Begins work on energized primary poles in the lower position the second six months.
Starts performing hot line work out of a bucket in the second position, by the second six months.
Assists with UG switching on energized primary systems and assists with URD installations using proper equipment.
Splices underground (UG) cable and terminates transformer connections on de-energized systems. Continues knowledge on making connections on hot secondary cables in transformers pedestals, achieving proficiency by second six months.
High School Diploma or equivalent, with completion of a two year (Apprentice II) approved line certification program.
Current and valid CDL License.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and work irregular and/or overtime hours as needed. Out of town travel to attend schooling and/or meeting/conferences is required.
Previous experience with an electric utility
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is predominantly performed outdoors and includes exposure to environmental conditions (hot, cold, and inclement weather) chemicals, fumes or airborne particles. This position operates with hand and motorized equipment, which requires repetitive motion of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. This position is subject to hazardous conditions such as loud noises and proximity to moving mechanical parts and high voltage energized equipment. This position is physically demanding and requires the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time as well as kneeling, crawling, pulling and grasping. This position will need to ascend and descend ladders and/or poles, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Lifting is required, must be able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
Statements included in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee(s) assigned to the job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. The employee(s) may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
We are located in Marana, Arizona where we enjoy 300+ days of sunshine each year, majestic mountain ranges, and mild winters perfect for cycling, hiking, and golfing. Visit our website to learn more about Trico Electric Cooperative and job description details https://www.trico.coop/about/careers.
Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc.
is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
M / F / VET / DISABLED and a Drug Free Workplace
About Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Trico is a non-profit electric distribution cooperative located in Marana, Arizona, serving more than 44,000 customers in seven districts including, northwest Tucson, Marana, Three Points, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Arivaca, Sasabe, Corona de Tucson, Vail, Mt. Lemmon and Saddlebrooke.
Area farmers and ranchers organized Trico in 1945 under the Rural Electrification Act that was enacted to bring electricity to the rural areas of the United States. Three years later, Trico’s first electrical lines were energized.