Thursday , March 30 2023

City of Denton Hiring – Ground Tech thru Journey Lineman

City of Denton


Responsible for constructing, energizing, and maintaining electric distribution system for the City of Denton citizens and DME customers.


Essential Functions: Safely works on primary voltage ( >600 volts) without direct supervisionSafely works on secondary voltage (Safely installs or removes transformers and energized parts on energized circuits without direct supervisionTrouble shoots minor and major problems on distribution system with no supervisionClimbs poles and works at elevated heightsAssists in the continual training of employees: Ground Tech through Journeyman LinemanAssists Crew Foreman with job steps sequencing, layout, planning, and tailboard discussionsResponsible for their personal safety and the safety of the field work teamWorks with engineering installing switches, capacitor banks, and capacitor controllers and reconfigure feeder routes for maintaining balanced loading on the distribution system.Works with distribution customers and contractors in an cooperative and cost-effective mannerPortrays a positive image for the City of Denton and the Electric Department to employees, customers, developers, contractors and the general publicAssist with scheduling and arranging for all State of Texas required underground one-call locates in advance of project work occurringConstructs all projects in accordance with the electrical engineering job projects and drawings and works with engineering to find solutions to any unforeseen field changesNotes and completes all end of project redline as-built drawings and documentation for engineering and GIS use and master repository functionsEnforces departmental safety adherence to City and DME safety rules and regulations and instructs team members on proper work proceduresFollows all appropriate City of Denton and DME policies and proceduresDemonstrates CPR, First Aid and ability to perform pole top and bucket truck rescue and to follow approved DME safety rules and regulations.Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendanceAdditional Duties: Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency: High School diploma or GED equivalentFour years of electric utility experienceCompletion of a valid 4-year Lineman Apprenticeship program that is recognized by the US Department of labor or the equivalentORAny combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the jobCore Competencies: Ability to read, interpret, and construct new electric facilities from engineering blue prints or job work orders and document any and all adjustments that were necessary and approved to complete the projectAbility to perform electric utility construction and maintenance work safely on the electric distribution and transmission system in DentonDemonstrated ability to follow feeder route switching ordersAbility to check out materials from the warehouse using the JDE financial systemAbility to operate laptop computer for mapping, redlining, time keeping, and job ordersAbility to complete job orders and other paper work in timely mannerAbility to read and follow engineering projects, work orders, and blue printsDemonstrated ability to get along with customers and co-workersAbility to read, understand, and follow departmental safety rules and safe work proceduresAbility to work courteously with other employees and customersAbility to climb poles and work at heights greater than 30 feetAbility to work within enclosed spacesPreferences: Bilingual in Spanish and EnglishConditions of Employment: Must have and maintain a valid Class “C” Driver’s License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class “C” driver’s license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 90 days of hire per state law)Must obtain a Texas Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 6 months of employmentMust pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification checkMust pass a physical examinationMust be able to respond to call-in within 30 minutes and be responsible for call when your name comes up on rotation listApplicants must be available to be on stand-by and work emergency call-outsAbility to work standby every fifth week


Physical Requirements: Overall Strength Demands: The bold and italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.Sedentary – lifting no more than 10 poundsLight – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 poundsMedium – lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 poundsHeavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 poundsVery Heavy – lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.Codes for “how often”: Y = YesN = NoE = extensive (100-70%)M = moderate (60-30%)I = infrequent (20-10%)A = almost never ( Task: Code: Standing: ESitting: IWalking: ELifting: MCarrying: MPushing/Pulling: MOverhead Work: MFine Dexterity: MKneeling: MCrouching: MCrawling: IBending: MTwisting: MClimbing: MBalancing: EVision: EHearing: ETalking: EVideo Display: MOther: Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: The essential functions of this position require the daily use of various types of hand and power tools. Requires the ability to work in adverse weather conditions and wear protective gear such as steel toe boots, gloves, hard hat, safety goggles, and hearing protection. Environmental Factors: The essential functions of this position are primarily performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions. This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. ADA/EOE/ADEA

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