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Electric Line Worker Apprentice

DEPARTMENT: Public Services: Electric Division
REPORTS TO: Electric Line Crew Foreman
SUPERVISES: None
FLSA: Non-exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This is a semi-skilled to skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems. Employee is responsible for the performance of semi-skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices in transmission and distribution systems. Employee is responsible for assisting more experienced members of line crew. Work is normally performed under the guidance of an Electric Line Worker, the Electric Line Crew Foreman or Electric System Supervisor and is reviewed through observation, inspection and apprentice training programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Work in accordance with all safety rules and regulations.
Climbs poles, places cross arms, strings wire, sets transformers and pedestals.
Operates line construction equipment, such as digger derrick, bucket trucks, trenchers, backhoes, and other related construction equipment.
Assists lineman (under supervision) in placing poles, pulling wire, burying cables and supplying equipment to linemen.
Keeps crew truck stocked with necessary parts and materials.
May be assigned to operate line construction equipment including digger derrick, bucket truck, trenchers, and backhoe.
Responds to electric system trouble calls.
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)

MINIMUM Qualifications:
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in electric line worker work. Knowledge of the principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade. Knowledge of safety practices which pertain to electrical distribution and transmission line construction and maintenance. Ability to do heavy manual labor and to work under varying weather conditions. Ability to deal tactfully with the public. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to use distribution construction tools and testing equipment. Ability to climb poles and work with high tension wires and high voltage cables, exercising proper safety precautions. Must communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma and six (6) months of experience as groundsworker.
(A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:
Possession of a valid Florida Commercial Driver's License Class A


ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction).
Heavy (45 pounds and over) lifting and carrying.
Reaching, pulling, pushing.
Climbing, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, bending, balanc ing, stooping.
Distinguish colors.
Smelling.
Equipment Operation.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Works inside.
Works outside in various weather conditions with: noise, dust, fumes, grease or oils, electrical energy.
Slippery surfaces.
With moving objects or vehicles.
(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)


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