United Cooperative Services has an open position for an Groundman/Apprentice Lineman I for our Burleson Operations Department. This position starts at $17.74/hour.
Candidate should have a stable, verifiable work history, must have a valid CDL with an acceptable MVR. A pre-employment physical and drug screen is required. This is a career job with progressive pay and an outstanding benefit package. Must be able to meet the response time requirements.
Positions are open until filled. United Cooperative Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
I. POSITION SUMMARY
Assists line crews in the construction, maintenance and operation of overhead and underground distribution lines. Operates vehicles, performs groundwork, and keeps informed on and complies with all safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
II. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: District Foreman
III. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is one of active training.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
The Groundman shall be required to perform any other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the cooperative.
IV. EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS
V. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
Job Knowledge, Training and Education: Requires high school diploma or equivalent and one to three months related experience and/or training. Must acquire within a reasonable time span knowledge of appropriate cooperative safety rules and regulations, RUS Material Specifications, policies and procedures pertaining to their respective job assignments. Safety rules and regulations are detailed in the TJ&S Loss Control Program Safety Handbook, the American Public Power Association Safety manual and the National Electric Safety Code.
Equipment Operated: Must be able to operate assigned equipment including buckets, forklift, backhoe, trencher, winches, drills, chainsaws and high compression tools. Must possess or obtain a valid Texas commercial driver's license.
Abilities and Skills: Must be able to learn and apply information from technical manuals in the completion of duties. Must be able to complete reports and other paperwork and should be able to perform mathematical calculations. Must be familiar with the National Electrical Safety Code and RUS Materials Specifications utilized in the construction and maintenance of underground and overhead distribution and transmission lines. Must know and practice first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Physical Effort: Must be able to perform all activities listed in the job description with or without reasonable accommodation. Position spends a major portion on the ground providing assistance to line personnel. Frequently lifts materials and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Shovels dirt, works around noisy equipment and visually inspects work for safe connections. Under direction of senior personnel may work around energized line which must be handled according to National Electrical Safety Code specifications to avoid electric shock.
Working Conditions: This position requires working outside in all kinds of weather. Irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Some overtime may be required.