Every day at SMUD, we deliver power to more than 1.4 million customers throughout the Sacramento area. As a community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, we have been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for over 70 years.
We are a recognized industry leader and award winner for our innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for our sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Through the efforts of the 2,200 people that power us, we work 24/7 to keep the lights on and provide our customers with innovative energy solutions.
We’re one of the region’s largest employers, with a reputation for attracting, developing and retaining some of the most talented employees around.
The Position An employee of this classification does skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead or underground subtransmission and distribution electrical lines and does related work as required.
Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
Retirement through Public Employees Retirement System
457 and 401(k) plans available
Flexible Savings Account
Short and Long Term Disability
Employee and Spouse Life Insurance
THIS IS A JOURNEY-LEVEL EXPERIENCED POSITION. YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A FORMAL LINEMAN/LINEWOMAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY PLEASE INCLUDE DOCUMENTATION OF THE FORMAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM YOU COMPLETED.
You will have the opportunity to attach your documentation during the application process online. If you fail to provide proof of a formal LINEMAN/LINEWOMAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM you will be considered not qualified for this position.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Work includes but is not limited to the following: (Note: While in general all functions/duties are essential, individual positions within this class may not require all.) This list is not intended to be complete or exhaustive.
Frames, sets, removes, poles and associated anchors and guys
Performs work on lines energized @ 120V through 230 KV; tests on high voltage circuits
Constructs/removes/maintains transmission towers/lines and distribution lines
Climbs poles, structures or ladders
Installs/removes cross-arms and various pole top apparatus; types of cable; streetlight equipment; work site protection devices; residential and commercial meters; various excavations; overhead & underground residential & commercial services
Assists electricians in wiring electric substations
Assists cable splicers in network underground systems.
Operates various types of equipment and vehicles (may require class A license); mobile data terminals
Installs/repairs cubicle/transformer wells, transformers, capacitors & related line apparatus, sprinkler systems, landscaping
Inspects trench, pull box and vault installation; customer service facilities
Instructs & directs sub-ordinates
Knowledge of: Basic safety rules, standards and procedures, use of hand & power tools; Cal/OSHA laws relative to line construction; State & Federal safety rules & regulations; Hazard identification; Basic math; Line construction methods, techniques & standards (G.O. 95 & 128); Rigging practices/principles/procedures; Material & tool nomenclature; Electrical theory/knowledge relative to line construction/phasing/grounding/line voltage/transformers; circuit labeling; Materials/methods/equipment used in high/low voltage line construction/maintenance & repair; Mobile data terminals; residential meters, street & dusk to dawn lights and their application.
Skill to: Read & understand job & training manuals, safety procedures and their application on and around high voltage conductors & equipment; Read, interpret and follow written and oral instructions; Climb poles/structures/ladders; Maintain a positive work relationship/environment with peers & public; Perform physically demanding work for extended time periods; Work safely at heights; Operate motor vehicles, SMUD radios & mobile data terminals.
Education and Experience: Must possess the same knowledge, skills, experience, etc. as an Apprentice Lineman/Woman as well as completion of an approved Lineman/Woman Apprentice program including three years climbing experience in overhead electrical distribution work; Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record; Obtaining a Class A Driver’s License after completion of the required driver training class may be required; Reside in a location close enough to their reporting headquarters to allow a reasonable response time from residence under normal driving conditions within posted speed limits; Work overtime and emergencies; Be “On Call” and respond immediately to emergency call-outs; Work special schedules as required.
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the necessary knowledge and skills will be considered qualifying.
Must be able to possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Sacramento - Bradshaw
50083464 LINEMN/WN W/CL A
Additional Posting Info for Candidate
The purpose of this posting is to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill current and future Journey Lineworker vacancies. This list may also be used to fill Advanced Apprentice Lineworker, or Line Inspector I vacancies.
This is an open/continuous posting and will remain open until enough qualified candidates are identified.
Candidates from this process may be invited to a performance exam which will be held to determine levels of skill and ability. The performance exam is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 14th and/or Sunday, December 15th 2019.