General Summary: • To provide for a position classification to perform line maintenance, construction, and service functions that set forth training and experience requirements to assure appropriate performance for achievement of results desired to meet system objectives and standards. • To provide for a high level of trained line construction and operations personnel that can perform part-time supervision and the development of other line personnel classifications. • To assure continuity of service with experienced attention to the construction, installation, and maintenance of all plant facilities and equipment.
Accountability: • reports to the Electric Operations Manager or other designated supervisor. • is accountable to the Electric Operations Manager for achieving the agreed upon performance results of the position. • has limited authority to establish or revise work methods and practices within the established standards, specifications, policies, procedures, and safety rules and regulations of the Cooperative; such limited revision authority to apply only in emergency situations and to be consistent with experience and knowledge qualifications. • shall complete the 4 year REAP curriculum and the 8000 hours of on the job training, also completing the Ivy Tech Classes required to obtain an Associate Degree.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Assist the line personnel, observe safety rules and execute service and work orders. 2. Work with your classifications in the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program, or as assigned specifically for development of abilities or skills. 3. Perform the complicated line construction and maintenance work on energized secondary's and on dead primary conductor structures and equipment in accordance with approved specifications. 4. Perform the complicated work on energized primary conductors and equipment instruction and training. 5. Carry out service and work order assignments, interpret staking sheets, and prepare daily time sheets, material tickets, and field and inspection reports. 6. Observe safety rules at all times when assigned to a construction or maintenance work group. 7. Maintain the ability to perform pole top rescue and bucket truck rescue. 8. Serve as member services representative in all outside (external) contacts. 9. Maintain courteous relationship with members while making connects, disconnects, installing services, collection accounts, reading meters, etc. when assigned. 10. Participate in job training and safety meetings. 11. Complete scheduled tool and equipment inspection. 12. Perform "service watch" duty assignments starting the 6th step of the apprenticeship. As a condition of employment when scheduled and which is required to maintain continuity of service after regular working hours and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays observed by Cooperative. 13. Possess a valid Indiana Class A Commercial Driver's License and operate automotive and power-driven equipment. 14. Perform other duties as needed including abiding by and adhering to all policies and guidelines of the NineStar Connect employee handbook. *
*These tasks do not meet the Americans with Disabilities Act definition of essential job functions and are usually less than 5% of time spent. However, these tasks still constitute important performance aspects of the job.
Education and Experience: A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Experience and Knowledge: Should meet all knowledge requirements for Apprentice Lineman. Should possess a good workable knowledge of principles and practices in line construction, service, operation, and maintenance requirements in an electric distribution system. Must have an understanding of the operations, maintenance, and repair of switching and sectionalizing equipment. Must have an understanding of the installation of transformers, wiring of transformer banks, regulators, capacitors, and other complicated equipment. Must become familiar with all hazards and shall conduct his work in a safe manner, observing all safety rules. Must have an understanding of RUS specifications, National Electric Code, and National Electric Safety Code.
Abilities and Skills: • Possess and promote the understanding and appreciation of the cooperative form of business enterprise and the role that the membership plays in such an organization. • Develop and stimulate the use of training required for individual growth and development. Build aggressive and agreeable team spirit among the employees assigned to work with. • Possess the ability to constructively participate with the Electric Operations Manager in developing work programs and safety programs. • In addition to those abilities and skills required of an Apprentice Lineman, must possess the abilities and skills to perform the following depending on the step of apprenticeship you are in. Duties required: • Climb poles and perform work on energized lines of single phase lines of 7200v under the direct supervision of a journeyman lineman. • May assist journeyman lineman in work of 3 phase primary circuits. • Frame and set poles and structures on de-energized lines. • Strings, splices, sags, and ties electric conducts on energized lines. • Installs and changes out meters, transformers, cutouts, reclosers, breakers, sectionalizes and other associated apparatus on lines not to exceed 7200v under direct supervision of a journeyman lineman. • Learn the use of hot line tools and cover-ups. • Perform and develop basic skills in hot line work using hot line tools in accordance with prescribed procedures and good safety practices • Perform all duties for retirement and removal of electric lines, account for all materials removed, and see that retired materials are disassembled fully before checking them into the warehouse. • Participate in emergency on-call (providing service at times other than normal working hours). • Preform all other duties assigned by the Line Superintendent. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Working Conditions: • Must be willing to: o work under all weather conditions. o away from home to technical schools. o work outside of regular business hours as required.
Non-Exempt Status: This position is a non-exempt and subject to the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act as amended.
Position Level: This is a trades and/or craft position covered by the contract between Central Indiana Power and IBEW.
Union Membership: This is a bargaining unit position.
Residency Requirements: Operations policy states all trades and crafts employees who are subject to "call-in" duty must reside (bonafide residence) within a 15-mile radius of NineStar's South Campus.
Working Conditions: This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc. Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable conditions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use computer. Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers. Standing/Walking: Climbing/Stoop/Kneeling: Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system.
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