At Nueces Electric Cooperative, we thrive on being the organization that people love to work at. Come join our team as our Journey Line Worker in our Robstown/Calallen, TX., location today! We are committed to providing a full benefits package to include medical, retirement, holiday pay, vacation and sick leave pay, and life insurance.
Reports to: Line Superintendent
Hourly Pay: $42.02 per hour
Industry: Electric Utility
Summary: This position will perform electrical distribution line construction and maintenance work; rebuilding, improving and maintaining lines and equipment. Work will be performed on energized and non-energized lines up to an including 14.4 / 24.9V. This position teaches job skills and safety to personnel in the Operations Dept. and may direct crews when required as a Journey Line Worker.
Journey Line Worker Primary Responsibilities: Able to perform energized workup to 25kV and be familiar with proper safety and work procedures, including required PPE. Manage daily operations of service-related jobs and the coordination of the same. Able to climb poles efficiently. Adhere to maintenance plan to include preventative maintenance (PM) of oil filled equipment, primary meters, and the general condition of the system to improve reliability. Installs, replaces, or retires poles, cross-arms, insulators; repairs conductors; and replaces or repairs other equipment or materials as necessary. Installs, replaces or retires transformers, oil circuit reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulators, switches, and other related equipment. Journey Line Worker patrols distribution lines, performs maintenance inspections, and prepares all necessary paperwork such as drawing staking sheets, patrol and maintenance reports, etc. Repairs outages when notified and reports to the Line Superintendent or others on duty for NEC when severe weather warnings occur. Journey Line Worker performs other related duties, as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent
3-5 years of experience as a Journey Line Worker with experience in construction and maintenance of electric distribution system
Class A Commercial Drivers' License (CDL)
Department of Labor (DOL) Certification or must be willing to pursue by completion of refresher course
CPR and First Aid Certifications
Must have expert climbing skills
Must be available to work nights and weekends
Must be able to perform work during extreme weather situations (heat/rain/storm/cold, etc.)
Must reside within 30 minutes from assigned office
Department of Labor (DOL) Certification
Eight (8) Years' experience in Journey Line Work
Ability to utilize web-based performance management, time tracking systems, email software such as MS outlook, internet software, word processing software such as MS Word and can use customer information systems and utility specific work and service order applications.
Nueces Electric Cooperative (NEC) is more than a non-profit, customer-owned, "at cost" electric utility. Founded in 1938, today NEC serves over 19,000 electric meters for consumers in eight South Texas counties surrounding the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast. Nueces Electric Cooperative is a proactive cooperative who is paving ways in the cooperative industry. In 2005, Nueces Electric Cooperative became the first electric cooperative to voluntarily deregulate. We are the only deregulated electric Co-op in Texas and only one of a handful in the United States. NEC leadership started the conversation in 1999, and NEC membership voted to open to the electric choice market in 2000. In 2005, parent company, Nueces Electric Cooperative, officially introduced NEC Retail, the Co-op's competitive retail subsidiary. Today, NEC Retail serves the retail electric needs of over 32,000 consumers across Texas.
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
EEO/AA-M/F/disability/protected veteran status