Chain Electric Corporate- Hattiesburg, MS

Lineman A - U/G- Corpus Christi, TX

US-Hattiesburg
3 days ago
ID
2017-2997
# of Openings
1
Category
Field

Overview

Lineman A- Underground- Corpus Christi, TX


POSITION SUMMARY

Safely performs skilled electrical work in the construction, maintenance and operation of underground electrical power lines and auxiliary equipment. The work involves the performance of skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices. Work conditions include exposure to many adverse elements of weather plus hazards of working around de-energized and occasionally energized lines and apparatus.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.
  • Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs.
  • Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.
  • Place insulating or fireproofing materials over conductors and joints.
  • Safely construct, maintain, and repair electrical overhead and underground distribution systems and substations, including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers, and switches.
  • Identify defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, switches, relays, or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments.
  • Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.
  • Coordinate work assignment preparation and completion with other workers.
  • Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment to locate and identify problems, using reading and testing instruments.
  • String wire conductors and cables between poles, towers, trenches, pylons, and buildings, setting lines in place and using winches to adjust tension.
  • Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.
  • Replace or straighten damaged poles.
  • Attach cross-arms, insulators, and auxiliary equipment to poles prior to installing them.
  • Travel in trucks, helicopters, airplanes, boats and air boats, to inspect lines for freedom from obstruction and adequacy of insulation.
  • Dig holes, using augers, and set poles, using cranes and power equipment.
  • Splice or solder cables together or to overhead transmission lines, customer service lines, or street light lines, using hand tools, epoxies, or specialized equipment.
  • Cut and peel lead sheathing and insulation from defective or newly installed cables and conduits prior to splicing.
  • Clean, tin, and splice corresponding conductors by twisting ends together or by joining ends with metal clamps and soldering connections.
  • Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks.
  • Lay underground cable directly in trenches, or string it through conduit running through the trenches.
  • Cut trenches for laying underground cables, using trenchers and cable plows.

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 4 years’ directly related experience.
  • Available to work irregular hours and travel at a moment’s notice, anytime
  • Possess a valid CDL-B license
  • Possess your own tools
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Ability to read and follow instructions
  • Ability to handle physically demanding construction duties in harsh weather conditions
  • Ability to hear long distances
  • Ability to see long distances and differentiate between colors, have clear depth perception, and peripheral vision ability
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Ability to communicate well with others

 

 

Chain Electric Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age (40 and above), religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status where otherwise qualified.

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