Position Summary: Serves as an apprentice to a first class line technician to learn construction and maintenance of electric distribution lines and equipment.
Follows all safety rules and procedures.
Performs maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, and repairs of distribution line and equipment.
Climbs and works from elevated positions on utility poles.
Operates and works from aerial bucket trucks and digger derrick trucks.
Erects poles, installs hardware and equipment associated with electrical utility installation.
Performs work on de-energized power lines and equipment
Performs work on lines and equipment energized at 600 volts or above under the direct supervision of a first class line technician
Complies with Cooperative’s policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination. Complies with Cooperative’s Drug Free Workplace policy, and complies with all policies, safety rules and procedures; and immediately reports possible violations to department VP and VP of HR and Benefits.
Attends safety meetings as required. Participates in other training to stay abreast of best practices.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Equipment Requirements (must be able to effectively use):
Enrollment in TVPPA Apprenticeship lineman program
Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License
Valid CPR/First-Aid/AED Certification
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret electrical/distribution circuits, staking sheets and work orders
Ability to climb utility poles and work from elevated surfaces
Ability to work for prolonged periods of time in personal protective equipment
Ability to effectively communicate with crews, members and the public
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Knowledgeable of RUS specifications and materials used in construction, maintenance and operation of a distribution system
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
Ability to successfully complete the requirements of the Cooperative’s Apprentice Job Competency checklist requirements for a 1st Year Apprentice Line Technician
Knowledgeable of service territory, GPS mapping system and TWACS AMR.
Knowledgeable of National Electric Safety Code, OSHA and DOT regulations
Ability to safely and properly use tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment required for maintenance and repairs
Ability to exercise independent judgement within parameters of the Cooperative’s policies/procedures
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, both internally and externally
Physical Requirements (must be able to):
Use both hands and fingers; grip; twist; reach above the head; bend, balance or stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and sit and stand for long periods of time; lift, carry, push and pull weights up to 100 lbs.
Working Conditions (must be able to):
Work eight hours per day, five days a week
Work overtime as needed, including weekends, nights and holidays
Regularly works outside and is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions
Participate in on-call rotation
Residence Requirements (must be able to):
Must live within 30 minutes from the respective operations center to which you are assigned, by the shortest route, or agree to move within a 30-minute response time and continue to live within it, prior to the termination of the six (6) months’ qualification period.
This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive; other duties may be required as assigned. Pennyrile RECC reserves the right to revise this position description as needed. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
About Pennyrile Electric
Empower our members and communities to enhance their quality of life
Pursue integrated technologies and innovative solutions to promote:
•Employee and member safety
•Reliable service and competitive rates
•Community and economic development
•Responsive and well trained workforce
•Member education to help manage cost
We serve more than 48,000 members in parts of nine counties which include Christian, Trigg, Logan, Todd, Muhlenberg, Lyon, Caldwell, Butler, and Simpson counties.
We maintain 5,146 miles of distribution line supported by 99,317 poles. There are 9 members per mile of distribution line.
We have 111 employees who operate from the main office in Hopkinsville, and from branch offices in Cadiz, Elkton, and Russellville.
We are one of 154 municipals and electric cooperatives served by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
PRECC is an equal opportunity provider and employer