Transmission Journeyperson / Apprentice Line Worker ULCS Region 112
English Job Description:
We are currently seeking an Apprentice Line Worker to join our Utility Lines Construction Services, Inc. team in the Transmission Construction Department.
We offer excellent opportunities for career oriented individuals that want to be a part of our team. Our goal is to provide a safe work environment for all of our employees to perform quality work with our many clients. ULCS employees share in Productivity and Safety Incentive programs. We have an excellent compensation package that includes per diem allowance for employees that travel over 50 miles to and from work, health and dental benefits, paid life insurance, short/long term disability, matching 401(k) plan, paid holidays, and paid vacation. Flame Retardant clothing is provided for all employees at no cost to them. There is also an annual work boot allowance!
Our company performs work in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Many projects have immediate openings. Our home office is located in Reserve, Louisiana and we also have an office in Jacksonville, Arkansas, but our clients are located throughout the Southern Region. We offer year round employment with a company that values the team approach toward building quality projects. If you are looking for your next career advancement and are a goal oriented person that wants to work for a company that values safety and appreciates good employees, please apply today.
- The ideal candidate will have experience in the installation and maintenance of wood poles, H-frames, steel poles, lattice towers, and concrete poles.
- Hot stick work and/or Distribution experience are considered a plus.
- Assists with installation, operation, maintenance and repair of overhead electrical power lines and systems.
- Assists in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of transmission and substation facilities.
- Participates in both on the job training along with continued education training in the classroom to improve on their job skills. In order to advance to higher skills and job levels the employee must continue to pass ongoing training.
- Operates motorized equipment and uses hand tools to perform routine maintenance on electrical equipment, machinery and tools.
- Participates in company training of all regional safety guidelines and is required to perform all work by the regional safety policies.
- Occasionally able to work nights, weekends and holidays for extended periods; may be required to perform duties as part of recovery force during emergencies and disasters.
- Works around hazardous equipment.
- Works with energized parts or equipment.
- Works on various structure types of transmission lines at voltages from 69kV to 500kV.
- Works in all temperatures and will be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects.
- Works around excessive noise form machines, jackhammers, chain saws and other equipment, with proper hearing protection.
- Works at varying heights above ground with proper Personal Protective Equipment.
- All other duties as requested by Supervisors.
- Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to climb wood poles, steel poles and lattice steel towers without the assistance of a Boom or Bucket Truck.
- Must be experienced in wire stringing operations, wire sagging methods, assembly and installation of the many different types of hardware assemblies, fiber optic installations.
- Must be able to work with hands above head for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to walk, climb and work from ladders, or at various heights, on uneven and slippery surfaces, performing mentally/physically demanding work under unfavorable weather conditions while handling equipment or material.
- Must have no fear of heights and must be able to work efficiently and effectively while working at extreme heights.
- Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights of up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
- Must be able to drive all vehicles assigned to the line crew, operate digger derrick to set poles and use jackhammer, etc.
- Must be capable of pulling, pushing, bending, stooping and kneeling on a frequent basis.
- Must have sufficient eye sight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools and assist other line repairers.
- Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight (8) or ten (10) hour day according to the schedule.
- Must be able to work long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends, etc. Subject to call out work.
- Must be able to meet and maintain weight restrictions for bucket truck as identified by truck manufacturer.
- Must have transportation to and from the show up location.
- Must have a valid CDL license or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.
- Must pass a background check and pass a motor vehicle records check.
- Must be able to pass a DOT physical in order to obtain a DOT medical card.
- Must be able to wear all PPE as necessary.
Range of Motion
Hearing – Speech Range
Sense of Touch
Climbing On/Off Truck
Lifting Up to 10 lbs.
Lifting Over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs.
Lifting Up to 50 lbs.
Meaning of Terms:
- Rarely = less than 10%
- Occasionally = up to 33%
- Frequently = up to 66%
- Continuously = from 67% to 100%
Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.