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Electric Lineman

Fort Valley Utility Commission

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POSITION TITLE: Lineman (Electric) Non-exempt


REPORTS TO:  Electric Foreman



Under the supervision of the Electric Foreman and Electric Superintendent, performs a variety of duties relevant to the Utility Commission’s electrical power lines.



  • Performs or gives work direction and/or training to Utility Commission employees engaged in installing, repairing, maintaining or upgrading power lines according to Utility Commission specifications.
  • Operates trenching machine to dig power line ditches or hydraulic derrick to set and align poles. Operates back hoe and/or hoist or bucket. Makes up and install down guys.
  • Pulls conductor off reels’ ad places in ditches or installs to poles.  According to specified directions provides for proper conductor sag.
  • Frames and installs on the ground, on pads or on poles, various assemblies such as transformers, lightning arrestors, cut-off switches, etc.
  • Works on hot (energized) lines up to 13,000 volts. Places protective insulation on lines.  Wears and / or uses appropriate safety equipment (hotline tools, rubber gloves, mats, etc.) following established detailed safety procedures. 
  • Monitors supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to properly operate system and to manage electrical load.
  • Must be knowledgeable of all types of single phase and three phase transformer installation.  Must be knowledgeable of all distribution switching, sectionalizing and fusing.
  • Erects power lines consisting of supporting structures, conductors, insulators, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Replaces or installs poles, crossarms, insulators, line hardware, guys and anchors, overhead ground wires, braces, dampers, lightning arrestors, transformers, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Strings conductors from structure to structure, clamping or tying insulators with or without armor rod, in such a manner as to maintain proper sag.
  • Installs electric services and meters, resags broken lines, and install security lights.  Splices wire or conductor when broken and reinstalls.
  • Investigates, as requested, transmission line equipment failures/interruptions, diagnoses problems, and determines remedies.
  • Periodically attend training sessions to stay proficient in subjects such as, but not limited to: safety training, first aid, CPR, live line training, equipment training, etc.
  • Operates and maintains all department equipment and equipment common to the utility trade including, but not limited to, multiple drive vehicles, bull dozers, truck-mounted earth augers, compressors, winch trucks, bucket and/or crane or boom trucks, and truck/trailer combinations.
  • Responsible for tools and equipment assigned.  Ensures that all tools/equipment are properly maintained and that required repairs are properly reported.
  • Performs other duties as required in the daily work, which may include patrolling lines, digging pole and anchor holes, back filling, banking poles, and cutting brush, weeds, and trees.

Perform other duties as assigned


  • The work requires some physical exertions, such as walking across rugged terrain, climbing wooden poles, lifting crossarms, x-braces, and associated hardware with assistance of cranes, and the use of hand-held power tools. 
  • The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
  • The physical requirements of the job require the ability to lift 50 pounds and on those occasions where lifting requirements may be higher, employee is required to notify supervisor of the need for assistance.
  • Vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



  • The work involves high risks situations or unusual environmental stress, such as working with high-voltage electrical equipment, extreme outdoor weather conditions, and emergency situations at all hours of the day, and any day. 
  • Normal working hours (7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday) are expected; however, employee may be subject to call-outs at all times to perform emergency work and is encouraged to establish permanent residence within the service area.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess demonstrated lineman skills with progressive experience.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Commercial drivers license (CDL) license and ITS certification required.
  • Possess demonstrable skills and be a team player.
  • Possess good reading, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to interface with customers and internal personnel.




If Interested Please Send Resume to:

Fort Valley Utility Commission

500 Anthoine Street, Fort Valley, GA  31030

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