The Utilities - Electric Operations team is recruiting for two Lineperson Cable Splicers who perform at journey level in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems and performs other related work as required.
The City of Palo Alto is the only city-owned utility in California that operates its own utilities including electric, fiber optic, natural gas, water and wastewater services and we have been providing quality services to the citizens and businesses of Palo Alto since 1896. The ideal candidate for this position will have the knowledge of the principles and practices of journey Lineperson work, ability to maintain good public relations, proven safety record, works well with others and maintains a positive attitude in the work place.
Some essential duties are as follows:
Climbs power poles and steel towers.
Works on energized lines, low voltage and high voltage.
Constructs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical system and equipment up to 60 KV.
Performs high voltage field switching, including working with energized high voltage equipment with approved hotline tools.
Performs rubber glove work on voltages up to and including 21,000 volts.
Drives and operates specialized vehicular equipment.
Required to work on ladders, and at times, out of an aerial lift bucket.
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through:
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
Completion of an apprenticeship as an electrical Lineperson.
You may be required to be available for standby after successfully completing the probationary period and/or considered qualified to do so by supervisory personnel.
You may be required to work outside regularly scheduled hours, to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work.
You must possess a valid California Driver's License, or the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's License within first six months of appointment.
You must have the ability to become qualified to rubber glove voltages up to and including 21,000 volts within six months of employment. Working Conditions / Physical Requirements Travel from site to site; exposure to high voltage; work at heights and below ground; moderate to heavy lifting; climbing and stooping; work in inclement weather conditions.
For more information about this position, please see the job description This is a Service Employee International Union (SEIU) position
City of Palo Alto - 2 years ago