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Electric Lineworker

City of Fairburn

Posted: Dec. 4, 2018

End Date: Dec. 21, 2018

The City of Fairburn has the following position available:
                                   Electric Lineworker   
                             Annual Salary: $60,320.00

REPORTS TO:          Electric Division Superintendent
This is a non-exempt, hourly position responsible for installation, maintenance and repairs to the electrical system in the City of Fairburn.
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 direct supervision:
  • Climbs power poles and steel towers, splicing and making repairs to energized lines;
  • Constructs new overhead lines, setting poles, installing cross arms and brackets, stringing wire, and placing equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, lightning arrestors and insulators;
  • Performs switching operations as a member of a line crew.
  • Runs new service lines from pole or transformer to consumer's premises.
  • Reconstructs existing lines and related fittings.
  • Phases out and cuts in new circuits; pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires; tests poles, lines and other 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 electrical cable in ducts or direct burial; installs cable risers; splices and terminates non-leaded high voltage cables.
  • Drives trucks and operates associated equipment as assigned; assists in the instruction and training of other new crew members in techniques of the trade.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised:
May be required to supervise Apprentice Lineworkers, Grounds workers, Utility workers, and other personnel as assigned.
Education and Experience
  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and
  • Completion of a recognized three-year apprenticeship program as a Lineman/Linewoman is required.
  • Five (5) years of electric utility experience.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Considerable knowledge of:
  • The methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in electrical installation and repair work and in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission lines, safety practices and regulations applying to low and high voltage electrical wires.
  • Pertinent first-aid principles and techniques including resuscitation methods.Good ability to:
  • Perform electrical installation and repair work and to construct and maintain electric distribution and transmission lines.
  • Think and act appropriately and quickly in emergencies.
  • Follow complex oral instructions.
  • Maintain good public relations.
  • And establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.Satisfactory ability to:
  • Work from electrical plans and detailed drawings, effectively train and supervise others.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in English in person, and over the telephone.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, tact, and excellent customer service while interacting with others. Ability to:
  • Learn to operate personal computer hardware and software associated with UPC locate activities.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Exercise sound and effective judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organize, coordinate, and complete duties to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Perform routine arithmetic calculations.
  • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
The Lineman has a primary focus on installing, maintaining, and servicing the electrical system for the citizens and customers of the City of Fairburn. Incumbents in this classification must possess and maintain a valid class B Georgia drivers license; maintain professionalism and courtesy when exposed to stressful situations; and may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours, and to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work whenever called upon.

Please go to our website www.fairburn.com to apply for the position, should you have any questions please contact Abril Montano in the HR Dept. 770 964-2244 x111.
Position closes 12/21/2018