Apprentice Lineman 4th Year or Journeyman Lineman

Job descriptions:
Apprentice Lineman 4th Year
is a team player willing and able to learn from peers and supervisors. .  This position is expected to perform work regularly on energized primary and secondary lines and assumes greater responsibilities for completed pole work without supervision.

Internal Responsibilities – In a courteous and professional manner consistent with DREMC policies, work with and learn from crew members of their assigned crew.  Taking the initiative to speak up for matters relating to safety.
External Responsibilities – Communicate with members explaining the Cooperative’s plans, procedures, service programs, and objectives as necessary; to provide efficient and courteous service, resulting in good member relations

The Journeyman Lineman position performs the construction, operation, and maintenance of electric distribution lines for the efficient, reliable distribution of electricity to members.

Location: Shelbyville, TN

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES FOR APPRENTICE LINEMAN 4th Year:

Must meet accountabilities of Apprentice Lineman 3rd Year position and is responsible for following:

    1. Follows established safety rules and safety precautions, studies the American Public Power Association safety manual, and attends scheduled safety training sessions.
    2. Constructs single-phase tap lines, lift-pole service extensions, and other initial service facilities without direct observation when requested.
    3. Metering single-phase, instrument transformer, and/or self-contained meter locations and acquiring knowledge of three-phase instrument transformer metering.
    4. Understanding operational functions of sectionalizing equipment including automatic reclosing devices and sequences utilized equipment.
    5. Testing line sections for fault locations, patrolling lines, and isolating/repairing trouble causes without direct field observation when capable.
    6. Performing substation switching and maintenance under observation when required.
    7. Successfully climb 50 poles during the year and must demonstrate the ability to perform pole top and bucket rescue.
    8. Must reside within a twenty (20) statute-mile radius of the assigned office.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPRENTICE LINEMAN 4th Year:

Education — High school diploma or equivalent required.
Experience — Must have completed Apprentice Lineman 3rd Year curriculum or equivalent.  Must complete TVPPA Lineman Apprenticeship Program: Troubleshooting Lab 5 and the TVPPA Lineworker Apprenticeship Final Exam or equivalent.
Certification/License, etc. — Commercial Driver’s License with Class A or B endorsement required.  Must be eligible and remain insured as a driver by the Cooperative’s group liability policy for the automotive fleet. TVPPA or equivalent Journeyman certification.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Ability to maintain a continued education that supports the maintenance of the Cooperative’s distribution equipment and practices. Must be able to exercise discretion and use sound judgment in dealing with people and confidential information.  Possesses effective oral and written communications skills.  Ability to frequently lift and carry 75-100 pounds.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES FOR JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN:

Must meet accountabilities of Apprentice Lineman position and responsible for following:

  1. Follows established safety rules and safety precautions, studies the safety American Public Power Association manual, and attends scheduled safety training sessions.
  2. Operates and maintains vehicles and hydraulic equipment/tools and other special equipment including chain saws and other hand-operated tools.
  3. Constructs all required specifications safely and in a professional manner without supervision.
  4. Assumes foreman duties, such as directing line crews, as needed.
  5. Works energized lines with hot-line tools or with an aerial bucket truck.
  6. Performs switching assignments on the distribution system or in substations, as needed.
  7. Investigates and corrects equipment and/or control malfunctions or makes temporary by-pass adjustments until proper repair/replacement can be scheduled.
  8. Keeps constantly aware of the system feeds and alerts other personnel of changes in the line feed direction, location of open points, installed grounds, joint-use hazards, and other conditions necessary for safely working lines.
  9. Completes material records, enters time worked electronically, and other forms of paperwork related to work orders, transformers, oil circuit breaker/reclosers, meters, vehicle reports, and other equipment/facilities, as needed.
  10. Trains and/or assists with the training of Apprentice Lineman, Groundmen, as needed.
  11. Stakes minor service extensions, replaces missing pole/anchor-guy stakes, and makes necessary field revisions to work orders, as needed.
  12. Responsible for stocking and maintaining warehouse and other Cooperative related facilities and assisting with construction material inventory.
  13. Expected to be available for emergency-related work after regular business hours and required to participate in Cooperative’s mandatory on-call program.
  14. Must reside within a twenty (20) statute-mile radius of the assigned office.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN:
Education — High school diploma or equivalent required.
Experience — Must have completed Apprentice Lineman IV curriculum or equivalent with a minimum of four (4) years experience in linework.
Certification/License, etc. — Commercial Driver’s License with Class A or B endorsement required. Must be eligible and remain insured as a driver by the Cooperative’s group liability policy for the automotive fleet. TVPPA or equivalent Journeyman certification.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — A broad understanding of the utility industry is desired. Ability to maintain a continued education that supports the maintenance of the Cooperative’s distribution equipment and practices. Must be able to exercise discretion and use sound judgment in dealing with people and confidential information. Possesses effective oral and written communications skills. Ability to frequently lift and carry 75-100 pounds.

BENEFITS: DREMC provides a comprehensive program of employee benefits, including group medical, dental, vision, employer-sponsored medical clinic, life and long-term disability insurance programs, defined benefit retirement and 401K savings plans, tuition reimbursement.

TO APPLY:

  1. Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Send resume to employment@dremc.com.
  2. Candidates must also complete and submit the DREMC Employment Application, and email the form here.
  3. Complete the Voluntary Self ID of Disability Form, Self Identify Protected Veteran, & Voluntary Self Identification Form found here and submit the form to self-ID@dremc.com.

DREMC does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/AA M/F/D/V