Apprentice Lineman
Mid-South Synergy - Montgomery, TX

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DESCRIPTION

Performs construction and maintenance of distribution lines, works energized lines up to 14,400/24,900 volts.

DUTIES

  • Replaces poles, cross arms, insulators and repairs conductors on distribution lines, under direction of a 1st Class Lineman or Foreman.
  • Installs and connects transformers, oil circuit reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulator, switches and other related equipment.
  • Works energized conductors up to 14,400/24,900 volts when assisted and directed by First Class Lineman, in accordance with prescribed methods and procedures
  • Patrols distribution lines, inspecting conditions of line and structures as required.
  • Loads and unloads poles, transformers and other materials.
  • Install all types of transformers, primary metering equipment and make tap changes
  • Locate trouble and restore service on all class of lines, substations, sectionalizing equipment, etc.
  • Make underground and submarine cable installations, including the making of joints and installation of potheads.
  • Install pole type regulators and transformers to boost or buck line voltage.
  • Phase and check rotation in circuits, direct and with potential transformers.
  • Make field tests of distribution transformers.
  • Check for ground faults on circuits or equipment.
  • Performs switching and sectionalizing as required.
  • Trims trees and cuts brush as needed.
  • Reads meters as directed.
  • Performs all activities for the removal and retirement of distribution lines.
  • Makes trouble calls on outage reports and member complaints.
  • Operates and secures prevention maintenance services on assigned transportation and maintains adequate control of materials, tools and safety equipment ready for use.
  • Learns to read and interpret blueprints and any other specifications for construction of distribution lines.
  • Receives radio communications and directives and orally confirms understanding.
  • Responds regularly and promptly to work.
  • Performs other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalency required
  • Must have a valid Texas Class C or higher driver's license with a good driving record
Knowledge of the following:
  • Use of hot line tools and work on all types of energized conductors.
  • Be familiar with the hazards that exist, including falls, electric shock, electric flash, falling objects and traffic; and is familiar with the use of protection equipment, safety equipment and first aid.
  • Be able to read and understand all wiring diagrams and blueprints as related to transmission and distribution construction and maintenance.
  • Know Cooperative's safety rules and be able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation and be able to render practical first aid.
  • Know the locations of and be able to operate the assigned firefighting equipment. Know what kind of equipment to use on electrical, oil and other fires.
  • Have thorough knowledge of layout and characteristics of distribution and transmission lines in the area assigned.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a high-energy, fast paced environment and adapt to constantly changing priorities and situations.
  • Replaces poles, cross arms, insulators and repairs conductors on distribution lines, under direction of a 1st Class Lineman or Foreman.
  • Installs and connects transformers, oil circuit reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulator, switches and other related equipment.
  • Works energized conductors up to 14,400/24,900 volts when assisted and directed by First Class Lineman, in accordance with prescribed methods and procedures
  • Patrols distribution lines, inspecting conditions of line and structures as required.
  • Loads and unloads poles, transformers and other materials.
  • Install all types of transformers, primary metering equipment and make tap changes
  • Locate trouble and restore service on all class of lines, substations, sectionalizing equipment, etc.
  • Make underground and submarine cable installations, including the making of joints and installation of potheads.
  • Install pole type regulators and transformers to boost or buck line voltage.
  • Phase and check rotation in circuits, direct and with potential transformers.
  • Make field tests of distribution transformers.
  • Check for ground faults on circuits or equipment.
  • Performs switching and sectionalizing as required.
  • Trims trees and cuts brush as needed.
  • Reads meters as directed.
  • Performs all activities for the removal and retirement of distribution lines.
  • Makes trouble calls on outage reports and member complaints.
  • Operates and secures prevention maintenance services on assigned transportation and maintains adequate control of materials, tools and safety equipment ready for use.
  • Learns to read and interpret blueprints and any other specifications for construction of distribution lines.
  • Receives radio communications and directives and orally confirms understanding.
  • Responds regularly and promptly to work.
  • Performs other duties as required.

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