Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc., the 9th largest cooperative in the nation, located in Keystone Heights, Florida, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Lineworker in our Lake City District Office. Clay Electric is located in north Florida, with easy access to beaches, outdoor activities and both college sports and NFL.
Individuals in positions allocated to this class perform the most advanced and skilled work required in connection with the construction, maintenance, operations and service of transmission, overhead and underground distribution lines, protective equipment, substations and related equipment owned and operated by the Cooperative.
Work is performed under the supervision of the Crew Chief or Crew Leader who reviews work periodically to assure that the employee is meeting the performance level expected of a Lineworker and adhering to Clay Electric's Safety Manual.
Essential Job Functions include:
Construct and Maintain Power Lines. Installs, removes, inspects and maintains both overhead and underground lines and equipment.
Switching Operations. Performs switching operations on energized and de-energized lines and equipment, utilizing the Electric Systems Control Manual, UAI system and all safety precautions.
Troubleshooting and Outage Restoration. Working independently or with others, systematically performs all duties associated with troubleshooting lines and equipment to restore electric service.
Operation of Equipment. Operates construction equipment such as line truck, bucket truck, trenchers and other equipment as required. Complies with all traffic laws and related safety rules and safe work practices.
Promote Safety. Practice safe work habits in the performance of all job duties and be familiar with and strictly adhere to those portions of the Cooperative Safety Manual that pertain to his/her job and work area.
Use and Care of Tools and Equipment. Responsible for the use, care and security of tools, vehicles, equipment and materials utilized. Keeps vehicle and equipment clean and orderly, noting repairs as needed.
Supervision as Required. Provides supervision for crew members as assigned in the absences of Crew Leader or other supervisor.
Other Essential Duties. Each employee is responsible to perform other duties as required to benefit the Cooperative and its members.
Other Job Duties:
Completes paperwork associated with the job duties in a neat and timely manner.
Reports any hazards or damage to lines or equipment observed.
Assists in training Apprentice Lineworkers and other personnel in job-related operations.
Complies with all traffic laws and related safety rules and safe work practices in the Cooperative Safety Manual. Be familiar with and aware of all potential injury hazards that may exist while job duties are being performed and be familiar with and use accident and personal injury prevention methods, including the use of personal protective equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
This position requires the ability to perform on-call and/or back-up duties. These assignments will be made at the discretion of the supervisor and considered a part of accepting this position.
This position requires after hours work due to work load and/or emergency situations.
Ability to read and understand Clay Electric’s mapping system through the use of a personal computer or laptop computer.
Basic knowledge to understand and apply terms and conditions of service, applicable electric codes and Clay Electric drawings and specifications, safety rules, stringing charts and other related publications.
Knowledge of overhead line construction, underground construction, maintenance and service practices for various electric plant facilities.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus additional training consisting of the Clay Electric's Lineworker Development Training Program, or equivalent, and four (4) years of experience in an electric distribution utility preferably through the progression of Apprentice line work.
This position requires a valid Florida Class A commercial driver's license or a Florida Class A restricted commercial driver's license
Employees in this position shall comply with Policy 110 – “Residence Required in Districts and Operations Department”.
Internal Number: 2020-034
About Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Clay Electric Cooperative is an incorporated, member-owned, not-for-profit electric power supplier, democratically organized and controlled by those it serves. Formally organized in 1937, the co-op has traditionally been known for its excellent service. The co-op is also a Touchstone Energy cooperative- a national alliance of local, member-owned electric cooperatives committed to high standards of service. Headquartered in Keystone Heights, Florida, the electric co-op is one of the largest in the United States. There are six district offices (Keystone Heights, Orange Park, Lake City, Gainesville, Salt Springs and Palatka).