Power Lineman Foreman

Department: Power

Division: Operations

Effective Date: 11/27/18 | Closing Date: 12/21/18

Salary: $71,319 - $84,419

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of field supervisory and journey level, technicalduties related to performing and effecting power system installation, distribution, transmission and maintenance.

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Power Superintendent.

Supervision Exercised:

Provides close to general supervision to Journey and Apprentice Power Lineman, Groundsman and other assigned crew members.

Essential Functions:

Performs as lead worker; organizes work crew and determines necessary materials and equipment; directs work in progress to assure quality and timely completion; resolves field operation problems; responds to general public concerns and issues.

Conducts general technical analysis of line functions and operations as needed to anticipate and prevent line problems; makes recommendations for line specifications on new construction and circuit enhancements; prepares routine reports of activities; uses various equipment, tools and vehicles in maintaining an electrical distribution system to assure against loss of service.

Performs construction, installation, maintenance and repair of substations, and circuits for overhead and underground power lines; digs trenches and lays pipe for underground lines; assists in building new substations and maintains existing substations.

Performs connecting, installing, maintaining and repairing of energized overhead and underground power distribution and transmission lines; operates line trucks, line working apparatus and heavy equipment; digs pole holes and trenches, sets and frames poles; climbs poles, descends into vaults or trenches; strings lines; splices and sags wire on live or dead circuits; connects or disconnects transformers, cutouts, meters and guide wires, changes insulators on high voltage lines and taps into transmission lines; makes URD splicing and terminations; locates damaged lines and poles; trouble shoots power distribution equipment to determine problems; splices cables; repairs, sets and terminates transformers and regulators; conducts voltage and amperage checks and system tests ; replaces fixtures in cross arms; hangs insulators; replaces and repairs fuses, grounds, etc.

Responds to emergency calls, resolves power problems and restores power outages; makes connections and disconnections for customers; informs public of pending outages due to repair; repairs street lights, trims trees and removes other line obstructions; explains problems to public; requests cooperation during repair; uses various technical tools including crimpers, hot sticks, cutters, body belts, bucket truck, wire pullers, etc.

Assists to maintain inventory of instruments, meters, instrument transformers and related equipment, materials and supplies.

Performs a variety of maintenance testing, calibration and repair on electrical instruments including single phase, watt hour and demand meters, recording volt and amp meters, transformers, etc., used in electrical utility programs for testing equipment; tests and maintains equipment; determines cause of meter malfunction.

Tests personal protective equipment used in high voltage work, including rubber gloves, etc.; performs complex electrical maintenance projects on city buildings and facilities; runs power lines, installs breakers, installs main power boxes; installs and maintains plugs and related connections.

Operates chipper; performs routine service on all trucks; conducts safety meetings; performs tree trimming; operates backhoe, boom trucks, dump truck, etc.

Performs miscellaneous duties affecting the overall delivery and quality of power services; including, line locations for underground system; pulls wire; completes termination and performs shut-off's, utilizes rubber gloving methods; prepares rigging for poles; assists with electrical and GFI inspections; performs substation readings; performs permanent power and temporary power connections; responds to power outages; performs infrared imaging to locate temperate hot-spots.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education and Experience:
  1. Graduation from high school; plus four (4) years of specialized training provided through vocational college or professionally sponsored certificate programs;

    AND
  2. Five (5) years of experience performing above and related duties;

    OR
  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Considerable knowledge of general electrical engineering principles and practices; legal environment associated with power utility projects, construction and maintenance; modern methods, principles and practices of power transmission and distribution; operation of meters, gauges and instruments associated with electricity and electric power distribution; metering equipment maintenance; equipment and materials used in construction and maintenance operations; current codes, standards, safety practices and principles involved in power utility operations.

Journeyman Skill in the use of various heavy equipment, hand and power tools crimpers, hot sticks, cutters, body belts, bucket truck, line truck, wire pullers, etc.

Ability to keep operating records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

  1. Special Qualifications:
    Must be a certified journeyman power lineman.

Must possess a valid Utah Drivers Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

Must maintain annual continuing education requirements related to licenses and certifications.

Must be CPR certified.

Must be willing to accept on-call assignments

  1. Work Environment:
    Work normally performed in a comfortable, controlled work environment, occasional exposure to seasonal weather conditions. Tasks may require a variety of physical activities involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Daily travel required in normal course of job performance. Regular exposure to changing weather conditions and hazards common to high voltage power system.

Benefits:

Washington City provides full time employees with an excellent benefit package including a healthcare plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage), dental plan (no out of pocket expense for employee, out of pocket expense for dependents only), and a vision plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage). In addition, the City provides a $50,000 life insurance policy, AD&D, LTD, and an impressive retirement plan. Washington City also contributes 4.5% into a 401(K) plans for all eligible employees that are in the public employee fun. All benefits are effective on the1st day of work. The City also provides 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days per year plus vacation accruals.

It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.



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