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MasTec Utility Services UG Lineman B in Gainesville, Texas

MasTec North America, Inc. is a leading national infrastructure construction company operating throughout the United States. MasTec – Utility Services' activities include the installation, maintenance and upgrade of communication and utility infrastructure, including but not limited to: communications, electrical and natural gas distribution infrastructure.

At MasTec you’ll be joining a family, where we are dedicated to supporting each other and building an atmosphere of teamwork. As part of our team, your opportunities are limitless.

In addition to the valuable skills gained through training and on-the-job experience, MasTec offers competitive pay, including medical, vision and dental coverage, 401K and employee stock discounts.

MasTec Utility Services Group is a proud supporter of our U.S. military, veterans and their families - Thank You for Your Service! Active military, transitioning service members and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. MOS Codes 12N, 12Q, 91C, 1141, 1100, 1169, 3E0X1, BU, CE, and UT relate well to this position.

Job Purpose

The Apprentice Lineman B assists Journeyman Lineman and the Foreman while in training and learning the trade. Responsible for performing work related to the construction and maintain of poles, power lines, auxiliary facilities and equipment for the transmission and distribution of electricity. This position supports and learns from the Lineman team and works with other personnel from the department.

Essential Functions

  • Understand and perform switching procedures to isolate and insulate underground power lines.

  • Splice and terminate underground power lines following proper procedures.

  • Set and work on underground transformers and other devices.

  • Properly phase and mark or tag underground equipment.

  • Function as a senior hands-on employee working on or around energized lines.

  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This job operates in a field environment. This role routinely requires extended periods of bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, lifting in awkward positions, standing, twisting, reaching above shoulder level, working in confined spaces, working off a pole or in a bucket. Also, working in inclement weather conditions, such as extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, ice, snow, and wind for 10 hour work days, with breaks. During storms this may work in these conditions from 10 to 15 hours daily, breaks included.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This position is physically active, with lifting required. Must be able to bend and lift and carry up to 100 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A High School Degree, or equivalent, with 2 years of experience.

  2. Valid driver’s license.

  3. Understanding of basic and/or advanced electrical principles, including knowledge of switching and grounding as well as electricity and how to safely work around it.

  4. Ability to deal with consumers and customers.

  5. Knowledge of customer’s specifications and proficiency in all phases of line construction.

  6. Ability to assume full responsibility for completed work, perform routine line work without close supervision, and complete work with quality and timeliness.

  7. Ability to comply with proper safety standards, procedures and work practices.

  8. Ability to see colors of phases up close as well as up a power pole.

  9. Ability to see small markings on cable and measuring devices.

  10. Ability to read and interpret construction prints, plans and specifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. 3 or more years of experience.

  2. OSHA 10 Certification.

Don’t miss this great opportunity!

All applicants must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen. Benefits available include Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance, a 401k plan and Employee Stock Purchase plan. MasTec is a publically traded company MTZ (NYSE).

MasTec, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also MasTec’s policy to comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Title: UG Lineman B

Location: TX-Gainesville

Requisition ID: 42985