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Electric Distribution Technician III

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$21.24 per hour minimum rate
  • Posted Date:07/27/2018

Performs difficult skilled trades work overseeing and participating in the construction, maintenance, and operation of an electric distribution system, installing, maintaining, and repairing overhead and underground power lines and related facilities and operating equipment. Responsible for these typical tasks: climbs poles, operates bucket and line trucks, and various pieces of equipment; frames poles, installs hardware, fuses, transformers, and pulls wires; ties in conductors and changes insulators; performs electrical hot line work; operates hotline equipment and tools; takes clearances and occasionally performs switching at unattended substations and line sectionalizing disconnect switches; installs single phase and multi-phase underground and overhead services; maintains and assists in repairs of various substation equipment; installs and removes cross arms, cutouts, lighting arresters, primary and secondary lines, span guys, breaker bars, etc; maintains and repairs street and rental lights; maintains necessary paperwork and transformer card data; initiates and disconnects services at the pole; checks voltage and rotation; installs voltage and current transformers; wires transformer rated meters; diagnoses problems in the field, responds with sound judgment to unusual and hazardous circumstances and determines action and restores service; maintains and installs underground services;; participates in job briefings; conducts and attends safety meetings.

Hours:  Full-time, first shift hours.  Will be required to work outside of normal working hours in stand-by, on-call or other emergency situations.

To Compete in the Selection Process:

High school diplomas or equivalent with considerable experience in electric line construction and maintenance.  Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, equipment, materials and tools used in the erection and maintenance of electrical lines; occupational hazards & safety precautions connected with the work; use and care of tools; standard practices applicable in making electric service connections and the location/areas of service of the distribution system; and in the use of line tools and equipment (including hot lines), including working aloft in a bucket truck.  Must be able to climb poles and work with efficiency and safety; understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; establish and maintain good working relationships; make proper service connections with speed and accuracy; and train and supervise.

Special requirement:  Possession of a North Carolina commercial driver's license.  Completion of Advanced Lineman, Underground, and Meter courses, Competent Person, and Confined Space training upon hire. Complete Advanced Underground School, Advanced Lineman School, and Advance Meter School within 24 months of hire. Successfully complete Pole Top Rescue and Bucket Rescue upon hire and each year thereafter. Completion of the following Electricities schools: Intermediate Lineman School, Trouble Shooting School, and Transformer School. Completion of Lineman Career Development Program Level II preferred.
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