Journeyman Lineman Job Description

Journeyman Lineman Job Description

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Journeyman lineman provides the needed services for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the customer’s electrical distribution underground system.

Journeyman Lineman Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assists in stocking trucks with tools, parts, and equipment
Drives truck and is responsible for truck, tools, and equipment carried thereon
Placing, rearranging and removing outside telephone plant, including aerial, underground, submarine, buried, block and house cables, poles, and associated hardware fixtures and equipment
Installs, changes, transfers, moves and removes poles, poles line hardware, guys, transformers, lightning arresters, streetlight equipment, electrical cable, gas pipe, cross-arms, energized conductors, insulators, conduit, capacitor bank controls and any and all forms of electrical material and accessories utilized in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric circuits
Installs, uses and removes protective equipment and devices on energized electric circuits of all voltages
Performs steel tower structural work including the erection and removal and repair of steel towers and electrical equipment used in connection therewith
Must be familiar with and capable of operating all types of equipment associated with the work being performed
Operates construction vehicles (up to 1,200 lbs.) in addition to vehicle auxiliaries and other powered equipment
Provide for connecting, disconnecting, installation, removal, and relocation of various electrical devices on customer’s facilities, switch cabinets, transformers
Assume full responsibility for completed work, complete work with quality and timeliness

Journeyman Lineman Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Journeyman Lineman

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: GED, CPR, OSHA

Education for Journeyman Lineman

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Employers hiring for the journeyman lineman job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Supervision, Technical, Continuing Education, Wildlife, Music, Recreation, Construction, Electrician

Skills for Journeyman Lineman

Desired skills for journeyman lineman include:

Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
Be capable of operating equipment necessary to complete jobs
Customer’s specifications
Associated construction methods and standards
Be proficient in all phases of line construction
Equipment
Overhead and underground materials
Tools
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Fundamentals of electricity as applied to electric circuitry and operation of electrical equipment

Desired experience for journeyman lineman includes:

Provide for connecting and disconnecting, installing and removal, moving and transferring of various electrical devices on customers facilities, transformers, transformer banks, regulators, switches, switching devices, capacitor banks
Completing all related administrative paperwork, time and material reporting (time sheets), inspection reports, inventory reports
Substation operations - reads 230 KV subs and makes out reports/inspects and reports targets on all subs, re-sets alarms, sync lines
Must live within 30 miles and 30 minutes of the Cheyenne Service Center
Physical ability to lift 50lbs and move object
Be a proficient pole climber

Journeyman Lineman Examples

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Journeyman Lineman Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of journeyman lineman. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for journeyman lineman
  • Responds to emergency calls regarding power generation equipment breakdowns and unit outages
  • Builds and maintains distribution and/or transmissions facilities
  • Drives and operates line vehicles, such as line trucks and bucket trucks, snow cats, snowmobiles, four-wheeler, and backhoes
  • Works with "On-Demand" or "Project Teams" as required by management
  • Works independently as part of the rotation on the assigned team, including emergency response
  • Works with rubber goods and hot sticks on energized lines
  • Assists in planning jobs to ensure compliance with safety and construction standards
  • Teaches and mentors Apprentice Lineman
  • Works with electrical instruments such as voltmeters, ammeters, fault locators, Reads meters
  • Operates switches and cutouts in transmission and distribution circuits
Qualifications for journeyman lineman
  • Must be familiar with use of rubber gloves, sleeves, line hose, switching procedures, in the use of PPE in accordance with Company and OSHA requirements
  • Must presently be qualified to be a Journeyman Lineman
  • Must presently hold a Journeyman Lineman Certificate
  • Must live within 20 miles of the assigned service center
  • Applicable years of experience will determine appropriate classification
  • Gripping and pulling with both hands up to 120lbs of force
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a journeyman lineman. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for journeyman lineman
  • Maintaining and repairing overhead/underground transmission or distribution lines
  • Installing and maintaining underground distribution systems
  • Position will be performed at a Company designated project site
  • Understanding of related laws, codes, and regulations
  • Ability to train and instruct in all aspects of the Line trade
  • Must be able to perform diversified work construction
  • Must be able to troubleshoot systems
  • Must be capable and prepared to perform the various duties of a groundman
  • Lineman Apprentice A should be able to temporarily fill in for the Foreman
  • Fully understand and comply with Company, Customer, and OSHA safety policies and procedures
Qualifications for journeyman lineman
  • Hand-eye coordination, lifting, one arm carry, overhead lifting and reaching, repetitive wrist twisting motion
  • Must have acute vision with or without correction
  • Ability to pull downward, horizontal, overhead reach and downward vertical
  • Upper extremity coordination to prepare materials for installs
  • Must live within 20 miles of work location
  • Ability to use physical strength to perform required tasks in all weather conditions
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of journeyman lineman. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for journeyman lineman
  • Requires extended periods of bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting in awkward positions, standing, twisting, reaching above should level, working in confined spaces, working off a pole or in a bucket
  • 50-65/hr (I am considering those with 3 plus years in distribution and/or transmission but not substation)
  • Client will want to phone screen candidates
  • Performs hands on routine preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance and emergency repair activities to keep the 11 kV electric distribution systems in working order
  • Performs hands on inspection, maintenance and repair of the electric distribution system to include troubleshooting, fault detection, live line testing, splicing, terminating low voltage wiring and medium voltage power cabling, live line switching and sectionalizing
  • Hands on working knowledge to inspect, operate and monitor paralleling and main medium voltage switchgear systems, Eaton VCP-W, with local and remote monitor and metering capabilities, SCADA and PLC control systems, alarm response to ensure maximum system reliability
  • Repair lines by adding or removing cabling, using a variety of types of splices, connectors, sleeves, clamps, or elbows
  • Hands on working knowledge to work in close proximity to energized lines
  • Installs and removes transformers, including primary and secondary current transformers and self-contained meters
  • Performs emergency repairs, phases and connects circuits under load
Qualifications for journeyman lineman
  • Ability to work irregular hours and out of town assignments as required
  • Ability to take and understand directives and complete tasks with limited supervision
  • Additional safety related training may be required
  • Successful candidate must live or relocate within 20 minutes of assigned location
  • Must abide by Idaho Power Company's Safety Rules and Regulations
  • The successful candidate will be required to work non-traditional hours, including daytime or evenings, weekdays and/or weekends
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a journeyman lineman. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for journeyman lineman
  • Repair and maintain lightning protection systems
  • Reviews and approves recommendations concerning alterations and improvements to the facility
  • Responsible for data collection and facility record keeping of various systems in operation according to prescribed schedules
  • Manage, and schedule multi-skilled level operations and maintenance team members electrical switchgear and relay technicians and administrative/support personnel
  • Responsible for department communications activities – attend/participate in department meetings
  • Must show proof of Lineman certification or completion of lineman school and any previous apprenticeship hours
  • Conduct Job Task Safety Analysis (JTSA) as required
  • Perform work in a safe manner on energized and de-energized distribution systems
  • Safely install and remove cover up material
  • Able to string, sag, and dead-end conductor
Qualifications for journeyman lineman
  • Must be available for scheduled or emergency call out which could include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must be available to travel outside of the state for storm restoration as needed
  • Valid CDL is strongly desired OR candidate must be able to obtain a commercial driver's license within a limited period of time upon hire
  • Max weight - 280 lbs
  • Must reside withing 20 miles of the reporting Headquarters
  • A high school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a journeyman lineman. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for journeyman lineman
  • Installs, tests, maintains, removes or replaces transformers, regulators, relays, lightning arresters, and other allied equipment and control apparatus
  • Operates automotive equipment when required
  • Pole/tower climbing using fall protection systems
  • Understands procedures to safely dig holes in the presence of underground utilities
  • Ability to safely set/replace poles (wooden, steel, concrete) on an energized distribution system
  • Safely perform a re-conductor job
  • Understand minimum approach distances
  • Capable of properly inspecting rubber goods, cover materials, and PPE
  • Safely operate a digger derrick and bucket truck
  • Safely install and remove mechanical jumpers
Qualifications for journeyman lineman
  • Experience as a Journeyman Lineman, Journeyman Lineman certification
  • Must meet examining board review of skills and experience
  • Candidate must have formal hot stick training and experience
  • Must own, or be able to obtain, a Class A Commercial Driver's License
  • Upon selection, the successful applicant will be required to pass UWUA 127 testing in their third month of employment
  • This position requires a post-offer, pre-placement physical capacity screening, conducted by a licensed physical therapist, to assure the candidate meets the physical demands of the job

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