City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020Full Time
Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 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. Minimum Qualifications 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. LICENSE & CERTIFICATION Possession of a valid California Class A Driver's license is required, or Possession of a valid Class C license at the time of appointment and the ability to obtain a Class A license within six months of employment Incumbents in this position are required to become rubber glove certified as a condition of holding the classification of Journey Lineworker within nine (9) months of appointment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS Incumbents of this classification may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours, and to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work whenever called upon. Incumbents of this classification may be subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as mandated by federal regulations. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: 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. Ability to: 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.