City of Garland, TX

  • Powerline Technician

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/29/2019 4:48 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Electric Distribution
    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.


    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

    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.


    Models Organizational Values
    Customer Service
    Interpersonal Skills
    Problem Solving
    Technical Skills
    Work Environment Safety
    Managing Conflict
    Negotiation Skills


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