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Job Opening: First Class Lineman

Below is a list of typical duties for which the First Class Lineman will be accountable/ responsible. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Safety of assigned crew personnel and fellow employees affected by assignments; understanding and personally performing all duties in accordance with applicable safety and Cooperative policy manuals, as well as reporting to Supervisor hazardous conditions for the safety of the employees, member consumers and general public; performance and productivity of the crew; ability to perform the following, include but is not limited to: lead lineman for outage restoration, bank transformers together, install capacitors, install and connect 3 phase metering equipment, work from bucket truck on energized lines, performing load and voltage checks on all applicable voltages, install substation voltage regulators, install line regulators, post sketch sheets to detail maps, connects temporary and converts temporary service to permanent service, sag conductor to proper charts, frame and make all 3 phase transformer connections, framing poles by A, B and C specifications, perform all duties of subordinate line positions. Performing as acting supervisor for next higher level during absence of immediate supervisor; acting as crew leader during the absence of immediate supervisor, including but not limited to:  preparation of staking sheets, preparation of meter records, acquisition of Right of Way Easements for assigned staking projects,  preparation of material sheets for assigned projects. Working as a single serviceman, when necessary; having knowledge of practical electrical theory; providing on the site job training for subordinate line positions; knowing locations of electrical equipment and facilities; maintenance of assigned vehicle, equipment and tools; appearance of assigned vehicle and work equipment; individual adherence to applicable standards and specifications in projects and assignments, include but are not limited to:RUS specifications, OSHA regulations, other operational and regulatory systems. Pole top and bucket truck techniques; maintaining current knowledge of equipment, mapping system and other operational and regulatory systems related to the responsibilities of the position; operating two-way radio by regulations, rules and laws; working knowledge of SREMC guidelines during 3 way switching procedures; acquiring and maintaining first aid/CPR certification; quality and neatness of work performed; response time to assigned locations; reporting to supervisor regarding progress, problems or any deviation from or of assignments and projects; personal work planning and scheduling;  control of costs of assignments; assisting in troubleshooting assigned problems; quality and neatness of work performed; providing assistance to other service personnel and helping maintain good departmental morale;  completing annual personal and departmental goals assigned by management. Participating and assisting with the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting as needed; reporting problems and conditions promptly which warrant immediate resolution; attending scheduled meetings; personal productivity and adherence to schedules and deadlines for assigned work; keeping assigned work area clean, neat and organized at all times; performance of related duties as assigned or necessary.

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For more information contact Human Resources at or 910-892-8071.

Return completed application, forms, resume, cover letter and three references by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20.

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South River EMC does not accept unsolicited applications or resumes. When positions become available, they are posted with the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and on their Web site. We encourage you to periodically check the NC ESC site to see if there are any available positions. If you are specifically interested in a job at a cooperative, please visit the Touchstone Energy careers section to find jobs at Touchstone Energy cooperatives across the country.

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