The South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for an Apprentice Lineman at the Nursery location. The Apprentice Lineman constructs, repairs, inspects and maintains transmission line and substation facilities, both energized and de-energized. Performs installation, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead electric distribution, service lines, transformers, meters, metering equipment and related equipment. Must meet required quality and construction standards. Maintains a daily work log and assists in training apprentices and new hires. This position reports to the Line Crew Foreman.
Lifts and carries up to 50 pounds and pulls, pushes or drags up to 75 pounds with or without assistance.
Sits, stands, stoops or twists for extended periods of time.
Works both indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, humidity, temperature swings and inclement weather, frequent exposure to dust, odor, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, loud noise and toxic hazards.
Operates or drives hand tools, light trucks, power tools and other equipment.
20/20 corrected vision is required to perform visual inspection of small defects, small parts and operation of measurement devices and assembly of fabricated parts.
Ability to travel to and from business-related locations.
May be required to work after hours, weekends and holidays and respond timely to urgent or emergency situations.
Typical duties include:
Safely and efficiently operates and utilizes tools and machinery in the installation and removal of transmission line materials and substation equipment.
Performs work in an elevated position on wood, concrete, steel and lattice tower structures.
Installs, repairs and replaces switches including single and gang-operated, transformers, steel structures, hardware, regulators, breakers, instrument transformers and other substation equipment.
Performs switching, energized maintenance, repair and instillation utilizing appropriate hot stick, glove, and barehand techniques for 2.4 kV through 345 kV rated facilities.
Transports permitted loads needed for transmission line and substation maintenance, repairs and construction.
Ensures that coworkers and apprentice lineman are properly knowledgeable in all aspects of assigned work.
Participates in tailgate, company and departmental safety meetings including impromptu site meetings with fellow crewmen.
Assists with the training of new hires.
Performs mandatory Department of Transportation inspections and switching at the direction of some System Operations.
Participates in call-out rotation.
Performs other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.
The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V
Qualified candidates will have:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Lineman Apprenticeship Program Diploma, preferred
4-year Apprenticeship Program or acceptable experience
Class A CDL or ability to obtain license within 180 days of employment
Acceptable MVR, background check and pre-employment testing
About South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
South Texas Electric Cooperative is a cutting-edge Generation and Transmission Cooperative and a leader in providing a diverse portfolio of affordable energy, a reliable power delivery system, and services customized to the needs of the members. STEC was formed in 1944 to provide wholesale electric services to member distribution cooperatives. STEC’s membership consists of 8 distribution cooperatives that serve over 241,000 members in forty-two South Texas counties.
STEC's headquarters facility is located at the Sam Rayburn Power Plant Complex on the Guadalupe River just outside Nursery, Texas. Transmission line and substation service facilities are also located in Pearsall, Texas and Donna, Texas.
Power provided by STEC to its members is generated from a variety of energy sources, including wind, lignite, natural gas (NG), diesel fuel, and hydroelectric.