Journeyman Lineman (Closes at midnight on July 1, 2014)
Chelan County Public Utility District - Wenatchee, WA

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CONTRACT RATE

$39.89 per hour

JOB POSTING

JOB PURPOSE:
Journeyman Lineman duties include construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems. Direct responsibility for completing assigned work in a safe and efficient manner and for the general condition of trucks, special equipment and tools.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability. In the aggregate, secondary functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope.

# EF/SF % of Time Job Functions
1. EF 85% Must efficiently construct all phases of overhead and underground line work according to District line construction standards and practices; must know and understand District operating instructions.
2. EF 10% Understand WAC 45 and OSHA 1910.269 rules and be responsible for tools and equipment needed to install and maintain the District's electrical system. This responsibility may include purchasing and inventory of new equipment, tools, and learning new technology.
3. EF 5% Will be required to fill-in as Temporary Foreman on an as-needed basis.
4. EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
5. EF Ongoing Is required to drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education:
High School diploma or general education degree (GED). Some College or Technical training preferred. Applicant must have completed a JATC or NJATC lineman apprenticeship school and have a valid lineman card through the IBEW union.

Experience:
Must have experience in line construction and maintenance, and be proficient in using tools and equipment of the trade on energized and de-energized systems. Must have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity as pertains to utility systems.

Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Candidate must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. Ability to communicate effectively with others; ability to use or learn to use desktop or laptop computers. Ability to operate all line equipment including, line trucks, bucket trucks, backhoes, and wire pulling equipment safely and proficiently. Ability to develop and maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, policies, practices and procedures. Must maintain a current flagging certification. Must maintain valid First Aid and CPR certification cards. Must maintain Forklift Certification for Forklift class 4&5 and Lift Code 3&4.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Must work in varied outdoor environments such as all weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on a full range of outdoor work surfaces. Must consistently use required protective clothing and/or all personal devices.

Employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Language Skills:
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment. Required to possess and maintain a valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the air brake restriction removed. If a CDL is required or is requested by the District on a voluntary basis, the individual will be subject to the applicable federal regulations, which include random drug testing.

BACKGROUND SCREENING

Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.

DISCLAIMER

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

EEO

Chelan PUD is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

SAFETY-SENSITIVE POSITIONS

Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug screening. An essential function of this job involves duties which categorize this position as safety-sensitive.

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