United Power is seeking 1 Journeyman Lineman to join our team as a Troubleshooter in our Coal Creek Canyon service territory.
Lineman carry out service and maintenance of the electric distribution system as necessary to provide the best possible service to our member owners. Successful candidates will have a HS Diploma or GED, completed a 4-year certified apprenticeship program, possess a Journey Lineworker Certificate, have experience in line construction and maintenance. Candidates must have a valid Colorado driver’s license prior to employment and a CDL license within 90 days of hire. Underground experience is preferred.
United Power offers excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, a pension plan, a 401(k) plan with a 7% company match, paid holidays and generous vacation and sick time. Alternative work schedules allow our lineman to work either Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday.
Please note, selection criteria will include an interview and pre-employment written and hands-on testing that will take place at our training facility (personal tools and equipment are not provided).
JOB TITLE:Troubleshooter – Coal Creek
Note: This job is covered by an agreement between United Power and Local 111, IBEW.
RATE OF PAY: $46.39 per hour + 3% Mountain differential = $47.78 per hour
WORK HOURS: 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., half-hour lunch, Mon–Thursday, or Tues-Friday.
Overtime as necessary. On-call per bargaining agreement
POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE
Works under the general supervision of the Manager of Operations/Engineering, Operations Superintendent, Metering, Substation and Special Equipment (MSSE) Superintendent, and District Manager. The Troubleshooter performs alone without direct supervision on a regular basis and performs a wide variety of maintenance, construction, operations and service work.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Frequently installs, removes and replaces meters as required. The Troubleshooter also reads meters, and performs connects and disconnects.
Frequently repairs overhead and underground wires, anchor guys, and service wires, as well as replacing transformers, fuses and other equipment responsible for service interruptions.
Patrols distribution and transmission lines frequently to record needed repairs or potentially faulty conditions in need of preventive maintenance work.
Investigates outages and service complaints frequently and makes necessary tests of voltage and corrects faults. Checks radio and television interference, and wiring conditions and makes temporary repairs as required in accordance with REA specifications, national or local electric codes and standards.
Frequently works with other departments and customers as necessary to provide continued electric service.
Must be able to react to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. plus completion of technical training in line maintenance, construction and safety. A Journeyman Lineworker certificate is required. It is also necessary to have three years’ experience as a Lineworker.
Must have a valid Colorado driver's license before employment, and a CDL license before the end of the 90-day probationary period.
Troubleshooter must live within 30 miles driving distance of the office from which they work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Knows, understands and applies all OSHA regulations and safety rules necessary to perform the job. Must be able to apply first aid/CPR techniques. It is important to understand how to operate a two-way radio under established procedure and FCC rules.
Understands and follows established electric construction and maintenance specifications including those adopted by United Power, Inc.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
Thirty percent (30%) of the time is spent standing, thirty percent (30%) sitting, and another forty percent (40%) walking. Troubleshooters will occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. Carrying up to 50 lbs. is done occasionally when carrying equipment from truck to work site. When doing pole work or moving a transformer, it may be necessary to push and pull approximately 150 lbs.
Operating controls is done constantly while sitting in a vehicle driving and operating machinery. Climbing poles or ladders using feet/legs and hands/arms is done frequently.
Balancing is done constantly while walking and standing on rough and uneven terrain. Occasionally, a Troubleshooter must stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Frequently reaching and handling. Fingering and feeling are occasionally necessary while installing/repairing lines.
Talking in order to exchange ideas over a two-way radio/cell phone and to communicate with other employees in the various offices is done frequently. A Troubleshooter is constantly required to hear radio transmissions. The Troubleshooter must also be able to hear faint arcing sounds or transformer humming to quickly determine how something is working.
The Troubleshooter will occasionally need to see "near" while working on lines. It is constantly necessary to see "far" while driving, patrolling line or constructing lines. Depth perception and color vision is essential to the Troubleshooter while driving. While constructing poles and lines, depth perception and field of vision is constantly necessary.
The job may occasionally require persuasiveness, analytic ability, auditory and tactile discrimination.
Due to the possible danger in a Troubleshooter’s job, it is extremely important that he/she is always alert, precise and patient. He/she must also have ingenuity while working under adverse weather conditions, problem-solving abilities, spatial perception, speaking ability, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, initiative, reasoning, imagination, and visual discrimination.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Troubleshooter's work is done outdoors under constant adverse weather conditions. Noise level is frequently 100-120 decibels.
Troubleshooters frequently work under various hazards such as dust in the air, exposure to sunlight and toxic chemicals. Various mechanical and electrical hazards are present. Explosives are used occasionally. Troubleshooters are highly exposed when working on a pole. Danger of electrical burns is a constant hazard.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled
Additional Salary Information: RATE OF PAY: $46.39 per hour + 3% Mountain differential = $47.78 per hour