City of Garland, TX

Powerline Technician

US-TX-Garland
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-5156
# of Openings Remaining
1
Department
Electric Distribution
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Electric Utilities

Position Summary

Responsible for building and maintaining dependable electric service in the GP&L area including overhead, underground, transmission and light system. Also, responsible for installing, removing, and maintaining transmission, distribution and service lines/ equipment.

Essential Job Functions

1) Repair and replace T&D power lines between generating stations, substations and customers/owners.

2) Build and maintain transmission/distribution electric system facilities.

3) Prepare service requests to identify locations and/or causes of malfunctions or problems.

4) Attend on-site and off-site safety training classes as scheduled by Training Manager.

 

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

 

Education/ Experience:     

  • Up to 1 year experience with power line work, construction and transformer loading/banking

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

  • Basic understanding of power line construction methods and practices
  • Basic understanding of electric transmission and distribution system operations
  • Basic understanding of transformer theory, loading and connectivity
  • Skill with office equipment and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with field crews to ensure safe work practices are followed at all times

Licenses & Certifications

 Commercial Driver’s License
 Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside at construction sites and/or power line locations.

Competencies

Adaptability/Flexibility
Communication
Customer Service
Dependability
Personal Organization
Problem Solving/Analysis
Quality
Technical Skills

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
 No experience required
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job

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