Groundman is an entry level position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems.
Duties & Responsibilities
•Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
•Stringing overhead wire.
•Setting poles and anchors.
•Assists with installing transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, switches and switchgear.
•Assists in replacing fuses in transformers and clears faulted circuits and systems.
•Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
•Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
•Does all other related work as required to complete the job.
•Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
•Understands proper use of company radio.
•Understand basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying.
•Understand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools.
•Capable of receiving and following directions.
•Possess a basic knowledge of materials used in line work.
•Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
•Must be familiar with induced voltage.
•Capable of assisting with the installation and hook up of a single phase transformer.
•Capable of performing basic bucket rescue/escape.
•Understands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding.
•Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
•Understands minimum approach distance.
•Understands excavation and shoring requirements.
•Capable of checking voltage on transformers.
•Capable of installing and removing a service.
•Capable of properly inspecting rubber goods and PPE.
•Understands when to wear personnel protective equipment.
•Must be able to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so.
•Understands how and when to use Kellum grips.
•Able to identify different types of materials used in line work.
•Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.
•Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.
•Able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.
•A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.
•Ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
•Must be able to to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
•Willing towork over-time when requested.
•Must be able to follow sCompany safety rules and all other Company policies
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negogiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Pike is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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