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Greystone Power Lineman in Douglasville, Georgia


Job Code: 2021-400-009

Division: Operations

FT/PT Status: Regular Full Time

Position Based In: Hiram

Apply Before: 05/19/2021

Job Summary:

To perform all aspects of distribution line construction, maintenance and troubleshooting on both overhead and underground lines operating at up to 25KV.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Work on energized lines at voltages up to 25KV from bucket truck.

2. Participates in the construction and maintenance of distribution lines, performs the following: frames poles, sets poles, changes out poles, pulls and ties in wire, climbs and trims trees, uses a chain saw and cuts r-o-w, installs transformers, switches and other line devices, terminates and splices URD cable, builds riser poles, test phasing and rotation, takes voltage and current measurements, sets, meters, provides accurate written information on work performed and any associated tasks involved in line work.

3. Writes and/or executes switching orders on overhead and underground lines and substations.

4. Troubleshoots outages and restores service. Troubleshoot problems on three phase transformer banks.

5. Directs Apprentice Lineman III/Equipment Operator in the set up of vehicles at work site.

6. Assists Foreman and Apprentice Lineman III/Equipment Operator in ensuring that vehicles, equipment and tools are in proper condition.

7. Perform in the capacity of crew leader during the absence of the Foreman and while working On-Call.

8. Assist Foreman in the development of proper work skills/procedures for Apprentice Linemen.

9. Keeps up to date on circuit feeds.

10. Work safely. Follow all safety rules.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Require high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Requires experience in distribution line work with a minimum of twenty-four months in the position of Apprentice Lineman IV or (6) six years experience in electrical distribution construction and maintenance with at least two of those years in a position equivalent to an Apprentice Lineman IV or Lineman.
  • Must have completed all required training elements of Apprentice Lineman IV or have the equivalent in time and work experience in the field of electric utility line construction and maintenance.
  • Require a valid Georgia Commercial Drivers License. Require OPC certification as an Integrated Transmission System Operator.
  • Requires forklift certification and D.O.T. certification in traffic flagging and control.
  • Must have the necessary hand tools and climbing tools required by the position.
  • Must be able to climb.
  • Must possess those mental and physical abilities necessary to perform hot line work.
  • Place of residence must be either within GreyStone's service area or not to exceed 15 miles from the center of reporting activity in order to meet the requirement for serving On-Call.
  • Applicants hired into this position have a weight restriction due to safety equipment limitations. Weight cannot exceed 285 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work after hours to assist in service restoration.
  • Must be willing to serve regularly in the on-call rotation schedule for restoring service after hours. Must successfully pass medical and physical, including a hearing and vision test, and drug screening as required.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Physical Activity of the position includes:

A. Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs,scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.

B. Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

C. Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

D. Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

E. Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

F. Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

G. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

H. Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

I. Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

J. Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

K. Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

L. Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

M. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers, rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

N. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

O. Feeling: Perceiving attributes or objects, such as size, shape, temperature, texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

P. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Q. Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 db loss ยง 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz and 2,000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through verbal communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.R. Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.Physical Conditions of the position includes:

A. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

B. The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

C. The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

D. The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

E. The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

F. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

G. The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

H. The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

I. The worker is required to wear a respirator in certain situations.Visual acuity requirements of the position includes:The worker is required to have the visual acuity (color, depth perception, and field vision) to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment.

Our employees enjoy an array of benefits, including the following:

Health, Dental, and Vision Plan

GreyStone Pension/Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan

Short and Long Term Disability

GreyStone University

Attractive Leave Plan with paid holidays and paid time off

Tuition Reimbursement

Life Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Health Savings Account & Flexible Spending Account options

Employee Assistance Program