The cooperative’s safety policies require that NGEMC employees are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, with only limited exceptions as defined by law. NGEMC is responsible for powering portions of seven counties throughout Northwest Georgia.
Line Worker Service Worker
West District (Trion and Fort Oglethorpe)
April 6, 2021
Open until filled
To perform line service maintenance and construction functions; to provide a high level of line construction and operations knowledge.
- High School Diploma/Equivalent
- Minimum of one year’s experience as an Apprentice Line Worker/Service Worker Level 4 or Journeyman Line Worker Certification or equivalent certification.
- Have and maintain a valid Georgia commercial driver’s license (Class A) and DOT certification.
- Demonstrates proficiency in ascending and descending poles and other structures.
- Safely operates and maintains company cars, trucks and other equipment.
- Ensures that assigned tools and working equipment are properly used and kept in good working condition and that any required repairs are promptly reported to the immediate supervisor.
- Keeps vehicles clean, orderly, and serviced according to manufacturer recommendations.
- Keeps vehicle stocked with appropriate material.
- Makes all types of single and polyphase transformer installations, rephasing and phase rotation on polyphase circuits.
- Installs, moves, and removes transformers, outdoor lighting, secondaries, service drops, OCB's, VWVE's, poles, conductors, capacitors, regulators or any other line equipment.
- Installs or removes instrument transformers, recording or indicating meters of all types; makes load and voltage tests.
- Patrols transmission and distribution lines; operates and maintains related equipment; learns distribution switching, sectionalizing and fusing.
- Properly operates radio equipment.
- Submits time, mileage, gas tickets, material charge‑outs and credit‑ins; other required forms.
- Ensures explosives for blasting are handling in accordance with designated safety precautions, as required.
- Reads and interprets staking sheets, all REA specifications and line construction assemblies; the NES and National Electric code.
- Ensures safety awareness and the maintenance of safety standards for self and fellow crew members.
- Performs "hot line" work on all voltages of the cooperative, following established procedures, OSHA guidelines and safe practices.
- Maintains compliance with flagging certification.
- Instructs trouble crew and line personnel assigned for assistance, observing safety rules, routing and executing service and work orders; trains line positions, as assigned.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices in line construction, service and operations, and maintenance requirements in an electric distribution system.
- Ability to read and interpret staking sheets, all REA specifications and line construction assemblies including the NES and National Electric Safety Code.
- Ability to learn the cooperative’s electrical and mechanical tagging and other numbering systems.
- Ability to learn the layout of electrical transmission and distribution lines.
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with members.
- Excellent demonstrated knowledge of the operations, maintenance and repair of switching sectionalizing equipment; the installation of transformers and wiring of transforming banks, regulators and capacitors.
- Safety: Continually adheres to regulations and ongoing training to ensure that he/she and his/her team are protected from an unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.
- Operational Excellence: Works smart and efficiently to provide exceptional reliability and is a sound financial and economic steward. Collaborates to develop the best solutions.
- Engagement and Growth: Takes responsibility for own actions, success and growth. Expresses commitment to work hard, with a positive attitude. Demonstrates good judgement and embraces constructive criticism and challenges. Seeks opportunities to learn and share knowledge.
- Integrity: Honest, respectful, kind and trustworthy. Brings a positive influence and values diversity. Eager to own, apologize and fix mistakes promptly and follow through timely on commitments. Maintains confidentiality.
- Teamwork: Provides assistance, information or other support for the team to build or maintain relationships with them.
- Customer Commitment: Puts the convenience of the members first; asks for and values members’ opinions. Provides solutions with a sense of urgency and concern while being present, open and empathetic.
- Community Minded: Desires to make a difference in the communities served by NGEMC.
- Change: Constantly seeks opportunities to develop better services and more efficient processes.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities (some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.). Require the physical ability in stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, ability to lift small objects with the fingers, grasping, talking, hearing, defined light work. Require visual acuity in machine operation.
Field work with exposure to adverse elements of weather; strenuous physical work, including heavy lifting. Requires the flexibility to work during emergency situations. Requires flexibility to work irregular hours for assignment completion. Requires the flexibility to be on call, as required.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO APPLICANTS
- All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, political affiliation, labor organization affiliation, marital status, or other non-merit factors.
- Travel expense will be paid by the applicant.
- Relocation expenses, if any, will not be paid by North Georgia EMC.