Responsible for satisfactorily performing the following duties, including all types of work involved in the installation, rearrangement, operation, maintenance and removal of electrical transmission and distribution facilities. All work must be performed in accordance with Company safety rules and practices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Installs, and maintains, with assistance underground equipment, cable and special underground switches.
Installs, with assistance, transformers, transformer banks, breakers, take-off assemblies, services, regulators, street lights and related equipment, meters, lightning arrester equipment, etc. on energized or de-energized lines.
Patrolling transmission and distribution lines, checks defective materials, equipment or unsafe conditions and notifies (verbally and in writing), foremen or first class power line technician of problem areas.
Frame and set poles and anchors.
Makes up and installs down guys by stringing, sagging, installing armor rods, and tying in conductors.
Locates and determines sources of power outages.
Consults with foreman and first class line technician concerning problems which hinder efficient completion of the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Effectively and efficiently uses the GIS Mapping systems.
Maintains and repairs OCRs, transformers, and regulators. Performs tests and repairs as directed.
Assists in the maintenance and repair of Cooperative communication and SCADA equipment.
Provides assistance in the construction of substations. Assists in the installation of equipment in substations.
Performs switching functions along with qualified Journeyman or above on transmission and distribution apparatus as directed.
On occasion, may handle member complaint to resolve electric service trouble calls.
Required to perform any other duties assigned in order to fulfill the objectives of the Cooperative.
Education, Experience, and Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent required. Completion of an apprenticeship lineman program or power line apprentice course is preferred.
Minimum of four years in electric utility distribution operations, including distribution system construction and maintenance experience is required.
A thorough knowledge of both overhead and underground construction and maintenance of distribution lines is required.
Understands considerable hazards that exist, including falls, electric shock, electric flash, automobile traffic and falling objects.
Understands and utilizes safety and protective equipment.
Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, to convey detailed or instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
Develop and maintaining a high level of productivity, morale and safe working practices among employees of the Cooperative.
Available as required on an on-call basis to perform the functions of the various construction and maintenance responsibilities when so requested.
Must have an understanding of the National Electric Safety Code, and OSHA Rules and Regulations.
Must be certified or be able to obtain First Aid and CPR/AED certifications.
Manual dexterity is required to maintain proper safety while performing line construction work, while performing work from the pole in hooks or in the bucket, while driving the line truck to and from the job and in normal operation of a winch truck or line construction vehicle.
Manual dexterity is required in electrical construction and/or maintenance to move materials, to manipulate work materials both bare handed and working in electrically tested rubber gloves, to draw work orders, and to complete necessary paperwork to comply with RUS specifications.
Must be thoroughly familiar with or be able to become familiar with system routes and geography.
Must be able to organize work to meet deadlines.
Must be able to work independently under pressure.
Must have good oral and written communication skills in order to convey detailed instructions to other workers or members accurately.
Must assure the availability of high quality electric service in unlimited quantity to all members.
Develops and maintains a high level of productivity, morale and safe working practices among employees of the Cooperative.
Presents a favorable image of the Cooperative, its employees and programs in all member and public contacts.
A valid Class “A” Commercial Driver's License is required.
The activities of this position require frequent standing, walking for distances exceeding two miles, stooping, reaching and grasping depending on the task being accomplished over the course of a work day.
Position also requires kneeling, twisting and crawling.
Must possess the ability to climb structures and equipment in excess of 10 feet in height for the purpose of inspection, repair and evaluation.
Must possess visual acuity and physical dexterity and efficient coordination are required for the operation of machinery involved with the duties of the position.
Frequently lifts and carries between 50-100 pounds, which consists of coil wire, miscellaneous framing equipment to frame a pole, and other line construction or service items. Occasionally transformers will have to be lifted; however, they are usually lifted by line trucks and placed into position. Occasionally boxes of meters and individual meters for installation and/or removal from meter bases will be lifted.
Must possess the ability to listen and communicate orally and in writing.
The duties of the position are primarily performed outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions for extended periods of time.
On an average day, the employee will be standing 80% of the time, walking 10% of the time, and sitting 10% of the time.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, or requirements for personnel in this position.
Lumbee River EMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Internal Number: 45-003-20
About Lumbee River EMC
Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation is a not for profit electric utility owned by the more than 60,000 members that we serve in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson and Scotland counties. We currently serve more than 61,000 accounts, over 77,000 power poles, spanning more than 5,600 miles across those four eastern North Carolina counties.