The City of Oak Ridge is currently accepting applications for Electric Line Technician Trainee.
Position: Electric Line Technician Trainee
Salary: Step 1: $17.39 per hour
This is the entrance level of the Electric Line Technician career progression. Successfully trained employees will leave this classification for the Electric Line Technician Apprenticeship Program after two (2) years. Failure to successfully complete the requirements of the Electric Department Apprenticeship program in a timely manner will result in removal from the program and probable termination of City employment.
- Assists Electric Line Technicians and Supervisors in the installation, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground lines transmission, distribution, and secondary systems progressing to low-voltage work.
- Maintains work area and equipment in clean and orderly manner.
- Operates trucks and equipment such as line truck, backhoe, and bucket truck, and hauls equipment and trailers to and from job site.
- Performs manual labor including shoveling, lifting, and carrying tools, supplies, and equipment for use by line crews.
- Utilizes chainsaws and tree trimmers to clear branches and limbs from lines, poles, and transformers, and specialized test equipment such as locators and meters.
- Ensures proper use, care, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
- Reviews assignments and layout of assignment with supervisors and line technicians.
- Receives direct instructions and completes work
- Completes class assignments, books, labs, and training exercises as directed by supervisor.
- Secures required licensing and certifications as required in the Department’s Apprenticeship and Training Program.
- Assists other crewmembers as necessary to complete duties within scope of abilities.
- Ensures all activities are carried out in a safe manner; adheres to all safety regulations; ensures equipment is safely operated and driving laws are obeyed; ensures all regulations pertaining to the safe use of equipment are followed.
- Reports all accidents to the appropriate authority. Follows all policies for incident reporting.
- Reports to work within specified time limits when serving “on call.” Responds to emergency conditions twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year regardless of weather conditions as required by system demands whether on-call or not.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures, and all other regulatory requirements and codes.
- Knowledge of basic electrical theory and practical applications.
- Knowledge of electric distribution line construction and maintenance.
- Ability to learn the operation of electrical service vehicles, aerial lifts devices, and vehicle apparatus used in the maintenance of lines and the setting of poles.
- Ability to learn proper utilization of maintenance and test equipment, tools, transformers, various meters, and an array of other materials used in electrical line duties.
- Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
- Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
- Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.
- Ability to receive relevant information effectively from various sources.
- Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form.
- Must be proficient in workplace English and spelling
- Ability to read City policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; SDS sheets, safety manuals, maps, etc.
- Ability to perform mathematical calculations, including high school level algebra and trigonometry.
- Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
- Ability to develop, interpret, and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
- Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
- Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
- Ability to maintain discretion regarding business-related files, reports and conversations, within the provision of open records law and other applicable State and Federal Statutes and Regulations.
- Organizational and time management skills needed to meet deadlines.
- Must have ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
- Ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
Required Education, Experience, Licensing, and Certifications
- High School diploma/equivalent. Associates Degree Preferred.
- Must possess State of Tennessee Class A CDL Driver’s license within six (6) months from date of hire.
- Must successfully complete program benchmarks from sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Apprenticeship (TVPPAA) Training program or equivalent as outlined in the City’s Apprenticeship and Training Program.
- Because of United States Department of Energy Regulations, must be a citizen of the United States.
Physical and Work Environment
- This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 75 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle, or feel and repetitive motions and requires walking on uneven terrain, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing electric power structures, poles stairs and ladders, and reaching with hands and arms.
- Must be able to comfortably hold 50 pounds at shoulder level while performing work.
- Work may involve mobility over rough or difficult terrain. Work is performed daily both in and outdoors under all weather conditions and includes exposure to inclement weather, noise, vibrations, airborne materials, and active construction sites, dangerous equipment.
- May be subject to potential physical harm from electric shock.
- May be subject to working in radioactive or mercury contaminated areas.
- May be exposed to high intensity electromagnetic fields.
- May be subject to hazardous chemicals.
- May be subject to diseases transmitted by insects or animal contact.
- Work has standard vision requirements.
- Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
- Work frequently requires dealing with persons who are hostile, aggressive, abusive or violent, posing threatening conditions.
- Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
- Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
All parties interested in this position should have an application and/or resume on file with the Personnel Department no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, April 13, 2018.
See the City of Oak Ridge website for more information and to download an employment application.