Apprentice 3rd-4th year Lineman

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation

BE A PART OF POWERING MIDDLE TENNESSEE!

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) is a member-owned electric cooperative, serving an area of approximately 2,500 square miles across 16 counties in southern middle Tennessee. Our amazing team at DREMC distributes safe and reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost, promotes and facilitates economic development, and enhances the quality of life for 79,000 members across 6,500 miles of line.

Location:
Sewanee, TN – Apprentice 3rd-4th year Lineman (1 available position) (must meet residency requirement to Sewanee Office)

Job descriptions:
Apprentice Lineman 3rd – 4th Year is a team player willing and able to learn from peers and supervisors. This position begins actively training in linework with a focus on line construction.  Requirements include assisting a crew to ensure proper construction, service, and maintenance of electrical distribution services.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES FOR APPRENTICE 3rd YEAR LINEMAN:

Must meet accountabilities of Apprentice Lineman 2nd Year position and is responsible for following:

1.       Consistently demonstrates a behavioral pattern that supports DREMC’s 11 Essential Attributes.

2.       Follows established safety rules and safety precautions, studies the American Public Power Association safety manual and attends scheduled safety training sessions.

3.       Installing and/or changing out transformers and other equipment on energized lines when work is outside the minimum approach distance of primary energized lines.

4.       Maintaining energized line components such as changing insulators, crossarms and poles with use of hot sticks and related equipment under direct observation.

5.       Clearing trouble on the distribution system disconnect/gang-type airbrake switches, underground elbow connections/terminators and other system devices used for line sectionalizing under observation.

6.       Developing knowledge of multi-phase transformer bank connections and pole framing procedures, and the basic principles of voltage regulation and metering.

7.       Increase knowledge of RUS/DREMC specifications on both single and three-phase units/drawings and learning all basic NEC/NESC clearance requirements for constructing overhead lines.

8.       Increasing overall knowledge of system maps, switch number locations, substations and relating this knowledge to actual circuit sectionalizing points in the field.

9.       Successfully climb 50 poles during the year and must demonstrate the ability to perform pole top and bucket rescue.

10.   Must reside within a twenty (20) statute mile radius of assigned office.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPRENTICE 3rd YEAR LINEMAN:

Education —High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience — Must have completed Apprentice Lineman 2nd Year curriculum or equivalent.  Must complete TVPPA Lineman Apprenticeship Program: Operations Lab 3 and Underground Lab 4 or equivalent.

Certification/License, etc. — Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License with Class A or B endorsement. Must be eligible and remain insured as a driver by the Cooperative’s group liability policy for the automotive fleet.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES FOR APPRENTICE 4th YEAR LINEMAN:

Must meet accountabilities of Apprentice Lineman 3rd Year position and is responsible for following:

1.       Consistently demonstrates a behavioral pattern that supports DREMC’s 11 Essential Attributes.

2.       Follows established safety rules and safety precautions, studies the American Public Power Association safety manual and attends scheduled safety training sessions.

3.       Constructs single-phase tap lines, lift-pole service extensions and other initial service facilities without direct observation when requested.

4.       Metering single-phase, instrument transformer and/or self-contained meter locations and acquiring knowledge of three-phase instrument transformer metering.

5.       Understanding operational functions of sectionalizing equipment including automatic reclosing devices and sequences utilized equipment.

6.       Testing line sections for fault locations, patrolling lines and isolating/repairing trouble causes without direct field observation when capable.

7.       Performing substation switching and maintenance under observation when required.

8.       Successfully climb 50 poles during the year and must demonstrate the ability to perform pole top and bucket rescue.

9.       Must reside within a twenty (20) statute mile radius of assigned office.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPRENTICE 4th YEAR LINEMAN:

Education — High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience — Must have completed Apprentice Lineman 3rd Year curriculum or equivalent.  Must complete TVPPA Lineman Apprenticeship Program: Troubleshooting Lab 5 and the TVPPA Lineworker Apprenticeship Final Exam or equivalent.

Certification/License, etc. — Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License with Class A or B endorsement. Must be
eligible and remain insured as a driver by the Cooperative’s group liability policy for the automotive fleet.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Ability to maintain a continued education that supports the maintenance of the Cooperative’s distribution equipment and practices. Must be able to exercise discretion and use sound judgment in dealing with people and confidential information. Possesses effective oral and written communications skills. Ability to frequently lift and carry 75-100 pounds.

BENEFITS: DREMC provides a comprehensive program of employee benefits, including group medical, dental, vision, employer-sponsored medical clinic, life and long-term disability insurance programs, defined benefit retirement and 401K savings plans, tuition reimbursement.

Reports To: Area Manager

Qualified candidates should apply at www.dremc.com under careers. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and complete application form to be considered.

DREMC does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/AA M/F/D/V

To apply for this job please visit www.dremc.com.