Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.
Under general supervision:
- Climbs power poles and steel towers, making repairs to energized lines;
- Constructs new overhead and underground electric facilities, sets poles, installs cross arms and brackets, strings wire, and places equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, lightning arrestors and insulators;
- Performs switching operations;
- Runs new service lines from pole to consumer's premises;
- Reconstructs existing overhead and underground electric facilities;
- Phases out and cuts in new circuits;
- Pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires;
- Tests poles;
- Inspects existing overhead and underground electric systems and other overhead and underground facilities;
- Trims trees to clear wires;
- Installs, maintains and repairs electrical underground distribution equipment such as conduit duct systems, boxes, and vaults, switches, capacitors, transformers, street lights, concrete foundations;
- Installs and maintains street light system;
- Installs electrical cable in ducts or direct burial;
- Installs cable risers;
- Splices and terminates non-leaded high voltage cables;
- Performs substation construction such as installation of structures, switches, insulators, buses, foundations and associated equipment;
- Drives trucks and operates associated equipment as assigned;
- Assists in the instruction and training of Journey Lineworker Apprentices, Electric Utility Helpers, Electric Helper/Drivers, and other new crew members in techniques of the trade;
- May be required to perform maintenance of substation equipment and assist Electricians with wiring of substations; and
- Performs related duties as required.
- Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D.; and
- Completion of a recognized three-year apprenticeship program as a Lineworker is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in overhead and underground electrical installation and repair work and in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission lines and underground systems;
- Safety practices and regulations applying to low and high voltage electrical wires;
- Pertinent first-aid principles and techniques including resuscitation methods; and
- General Order #95, "Rules for Overhead Line Constructing" and General Order #128, "Rules for Construction of Underground Electric Systems issued by California Public Utilities Commission.
- Perform electrical installation and repair work and to construct and maintain overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission system;
- Think and act appropriately and quickly in emergencies;
- Maintain good public relations;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others:
- Work from electrical plans and detailed drawings;
- Input data using computer programs for documenting electric facility maintenance and inspection findings;
- Effectively train and supervise others;
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public;
- Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties;
- Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines; and
- Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
Salary & Benefits
$44.84 - $57.28 Hourly
$7,773.00 - $9,928.00 Monthly
$93,276.00 - $119,136.00 Annually
City of Santa Clara
1500 Warburton Ave.
California United States