The Lineman, Class Groundman Trainee (GT) is an entry-level position in the line of progression for Journeyman Lineman. Work is frequently performed near energized conductors and equipment requiring skill and safe work practices and procedures.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Wears appropriate PPE and other safety equipment as necessary.
Follows OSHA, NESC, CoServ specifications, safety procedures, and all federal, state and local standards.
Installs, maintains, and operates the electric distribution system.
Operates utility vehicles, including bucket trucks, digger trucks, boom trucks, and other specialized equipment and machinery used in the electric industry.
Installs, maintains, and removes wood poles including setting, framing, and installing hardware, guys, and other related materials.
Installs, maintains, removes and operates transformers, capacitors, switches, conductors, and other similar equipment.
Installs, maintains and removes underground conductors, conduits, vaults, transformers, elbows, terminators, splices including secondary conductors and connections.
Attends safety, classroom and field training provided by CoServ.
Maintains vehicles and tools as assigned.
Provides and updates GIS with the necessary field data to keep system maps current.
Complies with established CoServ safety and operating rules, procedures and guidelines including reporting unsafe practices to a supervisor.
Complies with established CoServ Information Security Handbook, policies, procedures, and guidelines including reporting suspected information security incidents to Tech Support.
Secondary Position Responsibilities
Must maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
Must maintain pole top, bucket, and vault rescue certifications.
Completes the necessary documentation regarding construction and maintenance projects.
Attends CoServ University and industry training as required.
Maintains daily timesheet.
Reports hazards, injuries, illnesses, property damage and near misses to their supervisor.
Attends regularly scheduled safety meetings.
Performs other duties and activities as directed.
Education and Certifications Required
High School Diploma or G.E.D equivalency.
Education and Certifications Preferred
Skills and Abilities Required
Must demonstrate proficiency and job knowledge to advance to the next level in job progression through competency assessment and/or performance evaluation through the task manual and recommendation of the supervisor.
Skills to utilize Microsoft Office and IBM Maximo.
Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities.
Ability to understand and follow CoServ maps, CoServ safety manual, work orders, staking sheets, and any type of CoServ forms related to work being performed.
Ability to learn CoServ’s service area and distribution system.
Ability to learn CoServ's tariff policies that apply to lineman duties.
Skills and Abilities Preferred
Works outdoors 95% of the time in all types of weather conditions and environmental conditions such as fallen branches, rough terrain, heavy underbrush, etc.
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
Drives company vehicle.
Works extended hours as needed or directed.
Works at heights up to 100 feet above ground.
Works in no or low light conditions – using handheld lantern or spotlights.
Works in potentially hazardous conditions caused by pets and wildlife in or near the work site.
Works in areas with possible exposure to poison oak, poison ivy, and insect stings.
Climbs a pole with belt and equipment or hand tools weighing 40-50 pounds.
Performs call out duties.
Works in underground confined spaces.
Operates office equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, etc.
Must reside within the CoServ operations residential boundary.
Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Texas Class A commercial driver’s license.
CoServ is an electric and gas distribution company serving North Texas since 1937. Doing business as CoServ Electric since 1998, we now have over 9,800 miles of electric infrastructure serving more than 240,000 meters across Denton, Collin, Cooke, Grayson, Tarrant and Wise counties. Our natural gas affiliate, CoServ Gas, was established in 1998 and serves more than 125,000 gas meters in Denton, Collin and Kaufman counties.
North Texas is growing, and so is CoServ. We value innovative and dedicated Employees and are committed to providing them with a stable work environment filled with opportunities to learn and grow. Guided by our Core Values—Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Safety—we serve each other as we serve our Members and Customers. We offer a wide variety of careers—from Customer Care Representatives and Billing Clerks to Linemen and Engineers. CoServ is a company you can believe in.