Job Requirements: Applicant for this position must have a minimum of 3 years continuous experience associated with working either Overhead Distribution or Overhead Transmission line work. Candidate must currently hold one of the following job titles, Troubleshooter HV (Overhead), Line Constructor HV or Chief Line Constructor HV and must currently be working in one of those titles. Selected applicant must possess or be capable of obtaining a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and must be capable of successfully completing specific construction activities on transmission structures. Class A CDL, backhoe qualification and overhead transmission experience are desirable. If required, appropriate training in these areas shall be provided once candidate is accepted into the department. Applicant will be selected based upon an interview and a 2 week evaluation of their ability to complete standard construction and maintenance activities on transmission structures at various heights. Upon satisfactory evaluation, candidate will gain hands on experience working in both TLM and Overhead Distribution (if required) in their current title. Overhead Distribution training shall be provided to those candidates who have not yet attained a Line Constructor title. After successful completion of all Line Constructor classroom and field training, plus the successful completion of the written and practical exams, candidate will then continue training in TLM as a Chief Line Constructor Special (CLCS). Once all applicable training and testing is completed successfully, candidate will be given the Chief Line Constructor Special (CLCS) title. ALL training previously mentioned must be completed within 24 months of the candidates' first day in the TLM section.
DUTIES: Chief Line Constructor Specials (CLCS) perform maintenance, construction, and emergency work on the company's 138KV, 230KV, and 345KV overhead transmission feeders, support structures, and rights-of-way. These facilities exist mainly in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Richmond, and Queens counties but Substation and other transmission support work may be required throughout the five boroughs as well. Reporting location is typically located in Westchester County; however, specific project work may require the individual to report directly to the field. The work involves structures that typically are approximately 125 feet high, but can be as high as 475 feet. It is necessary to climb most structures but large platform lifts are used on occasion. Primary work functions involve rigging, hoisting, installing anchors and guys, replacing insulators, installing conductors, performing climbing inspections of transmission structures, patrolling rights-of-way, repairing access roads and gates, and manually and/or electronically recording data in the field. All personnel will qualify in, and perform 345KV live line hot stick work and will be required to work with a portable protective air gap device (PPAG). Candidate should be highly motivated, flexible, responsible individuals capable of handling responsibility without continuous supervision. Candidate will be required to obtain additional qualifications in backhoe operation, bulldozer operation, welding, Class A CDL, and other areas once accepted into the department.
Physical Requirements: Selected candidate must be physically able to perform the duties involved with this position and must be capable of gradually adjusting to working on high structures with proper training. The ability to perform heavy pushing, pulling, and lifting (up to 75 lbs.) is also required for this position. Candidate is required to respond to system emergencies in all types of weather conditions and on any shift; must be capable of driving through severe off-road conditions, and must be medically approved to wear a face respirator.
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