City of Santa Clara, CA
Typical DutiesDuties 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.Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge 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.