Under direct or general supervision regularly and customarily performs work required for the construction and maintenance of all types of dead or energized conductors, structures, and equipment used in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy. Installs, maintains, removes or replaces underground and overhead systems, including the splicing of rubber insulated non-leaded cable, does phasing and phase rotation on polyphase circuits. Installs or assists in installing, instrument transformers, removes and connects electric meters.
Experience demonstrating skill performing construction and maintenance work on overhead and underground dead or energized conductors, structures and equipment.
Experience demonstrating skill installing, testing and maintaining electrical equipment (for example, regulators, reclosures, capacitors, transformers, electric meters).
Experience demonstrating skill performing load and voltage tests on conductors and equipment.
Knowledge of fundamentals of electricity related to the construction, maintenance and operation of distribution and transmission lines and equipment.
Experience demonstrating skill installing and maintaining overhead electrical systems.
Experience demonstrating skill performing switching, grounding and tagging procedures.
Experience demonstrating skill operating:
construction equipment such as, but not limited to, aerial lifts, digger derricks, cranes, trenchers, shovels, puller tensioners;
cable locating and electrical test equipment; and
hand and power tools.
Experience demonstrating skill directing/training others (for example, linemen apprentices).
Ability and willingness to work in a variety of work environments including outdoors in all weather conditions, on or around energized electrical equipment, in confined spaces, underground and in noisy and dirty environments with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Ability and willingness to perform physically challenging tasks for extended periods of time (for example, entering/exiting manholes, climbing poles and structures, scaffolding, bending, twisting, kneeling, crawling, pulling/pushing, standing, walking, and squatting).
Ability and willingness to work at various locations as required.
Ability and willingness to work overtime, alternative/various shifts, holidays and weekends as required.
Ability and willingness to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (for example, substance abuse testing, satisfactory driving record).
Ability and willingness to adhere to federal, state, local and company safety regulations in addition to PHI’s policies and values.
Ability and willingness to apply resuscitation on or off ground and be able to render practical first aid as required.
Must pass qualification tests.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must possess a Class A CDL and medical card OR be able to obtain each within 6 months of entry into the position.
Must possess a 7D Steam license OR be able to obtain one within 6 months of entry into the position.
Must have completed a Lineman Apprenticeship or currently be at the level of a 1st Class Journeyman Lineman OR possess a journeyman card.
Must successfully pass Criminal History Records Check.
This position is a NERC Regulated position. As such, a background check will be conducted on the incumbent every seven years. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to complete annual NERC compliance training.
Must successfully pass a medical screening to include a drug test.
Experience demonstrating skill performing excavation, conduit installation, simple concrete work (e.g., break up concrete) and/or painting of electrical equipment.
Experience demonstrating skill trimming trees and/or brush from right of ways.
Experience demonstrating skill installing and maintaining underground electrical systems.
PHI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.