This position is responsible for a wide variety of construction and maintenance functions to support the operations of the cooperative. This includes working with poles, operating and maintaining manual and power tools, and excavating.
Ability to become certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and perform first aid.
Valid Driver’s License. Possess a valid Class A commercial driver’s license within 6 months of working in this position.
Basic computer skills.
Must have successfully completed the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program (REAP) or its equivalent and have at least one year of experience as an Apprentice Lineman IV.
Preferred: Experience with another rural electric co-op or distribution electric company.
Experience overseeing multiple crews.
Experience with substation construction, maintenance and switching.
Business Ethics - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times. Acts in line with those values. Rewards the right values and disapproves of others. Practices what he/she preaches.
Communication - Communication refers to the ability to inform orally and in writing, with clarity and good effect. Understand clearly and quickly when instructions or orders are received. Judgment about what information is important and what is not, and what should be communicated, how, to whom and when.
Cooperation - Refers to the ability to establish and maintain effective relations. Exhibits tact and consideration. Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner. Offers assistance and support to co-workers. Works cooperatively in group situations. Works actively to resolve conflicts.
Customer Service - Refers to the ability to satisfy the expectations and requirements of customers. Displays courtesy and sensitivity and responds promptly to service requests. Identifies customer needs and explains services clearly. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
Dependability - Refers to the ability to be trusted or relied upon to act in the way required or expected.
Initiative - Refers to the ability to act and make decisions without the help or advice of other people.
Job Knowledge - Job Knowledge refers to the amount of relevant knowledge and skill an employee has. Includes awareness and possession or mastery of special facts, practices, manual skills and techniques and decision-making methods.
Judgment - Refers to the ability to make decisions in a timely fashion that are sound, accurate and supported by the reasoning and inclusion of appropriate people.
Organization Support - The ability to follow policies and procedures. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Supports organization's goals and values. Benefits organization through outside activities. Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Planning & Organization - The ability to accurately scope the length and difficulty of tasks and projects, set objectives and goals and break down work into the steps necessary to get things done. Uses resources effectively and efficiently. Arranges information and files in a useful manner.
Safety Awareness - Observes safety and security procedures. Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines. Uses equipment and materials properly. Reports potentially unsafe conditions. Safety work rules and good general work practices are followed on a daily basis.
Work Quality - Work quality refers to the effort that consistently achieves desired outcomes with a minimum of avoidable errors and problems.
Perform construction and maintenance activities including climbing and working from poles and ladders.
Supervise line crew as assigned to ensure all job-related time is accurately reported.
Inspect completed construction and ensure that work was performed in accordance with staking sheets, National Electric Code and established procedures.
Make connections on all transformers including single and poly-phase, overhead and underground.
Install, remove and relocate transformers, primary lines, secondaries and service drops for both overhead and underground.
Maintain thorough knowledge of the functions of overhead and underground equipment.
Perform hot-line work on all lines and voltages following prescribed methods and procedures.
Patrol the distribution and transmission system—reporting and repairing unsafe or unsatisfactory conditions.
Be familiar with the National Electric Safety Code regarding line construction, operation and maintenance.
Install oil circuit reclosers, electronic reclosers, poles, capacitors, regulators, SCADA operated equipment, switch gear, vaults, manholes, conduits, security lights and other line equipment as needed.
Install, splice and terminate primary underground and secondary underground conduits of varying sizes.
Locate and repair primary and secondary underground faults.
Accept emergency 24-hour standby calls on off-duty hours according to weekly schedules per the “line service watch portion” of the Trades and Crafts Working Agreement.
Participate in, and promote a safe work environment.
Keep informed on a continuing basis of up-to-date methods and be able to perform first aid, CPR, pole-top and bucket rescue and obtain fork lift certification when training is provided.
Demonstrate general knowledge of Northeastern REMC operations, policies, products and services.
Thoroughly understand the work to be done and understand and adhere to the safety rules stated in the Northeastern REMC Safety Manual.
Supervise contractors working for Northeastern REMC.
Locate Northeastern REMC underground facilities when needed (after hours and on weekend in emergency situations).
Travel to and assist other electric utilities to restore service in emergency situations.
Assist the meter area.
Help install equipment for promotional programs.
Assist with snow removal and building maintenance.
Advise appropriate areas of any known need for their services, reporting any irregularities and/or abnormal conditions.
Advise the appropriate areas of need for promotional or public relation services, including locations of new home construction and remodeling. Promote increased use of electricity and adequate wiring.
Actively participate in civic and community affairs and projects in such a manner to bring respect and improve public relations for Northeastern REMC; seek every opportunity to obtain understanding, acceptance, and support for the REMC’s objectives, plans, and programs.
PHYSICAL DEMANDSReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.