Overhead Distribution C Lineperson - ULCS

Utilities Service, LLC

Burlington, NC 27216

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Overhead Distribution C Lineperson

A entry-level line worker that installs and fixes overhead distribution and transmission systems, which includes poles, cables, and electrical systems. Line Workers also fit, repair, and maintain underground cables and electrical equipment.

**Pay** : Competitive/Hourly (more detail during your interview process)

**Benefits** :

+ Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

+ Short/Long Term Disability

+ Matching 401(k) Plan

+ Paid Holidays and Vacation

+ FR Clothing Provided

+ Employee Payroll Deduction Program

**Make a difference. Join us.**

In states from DE to TX, ULCS needs people with a variety of skills and capabilities to help us build smarter more resilient energy grids and futures for our customers and communities. It’s important work that communities increasingly depend on for their quality of life and we are making a difference for the customers and communities and growing as more customers discover the ULCS difference. It’s rewarding work and a career that can support you on your life’s journey. If you’d like to make a difference too, then own your career.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

+ Installing transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, cross-arms, insulators, switches, and switchgear.

+ Setting poles and anchors, stringing overhead wire, proper sagging techniques.

+ Troubleshooting trouble in primary and secondary systems.

+ Replacing cutout fuses and clearing faulted circuits and systems.

+ Ability to problem solve with unidentified circumstances on any particular job.

+ Ensure daily testing and inspection of assigned tools and equipment.

+ Will have contact with public and private property owners to professionally communicate work to be performed.

+ Maintain company equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

+ General duties related to the installation of overhead power supply.

+ Perform new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead line work following company established Safety and Health standards.

+ All other duties as required or requested by Supervisors.

+ Reports all potential equipment and crew safety hazards to Foreperson.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Must be 18 years of age or older.

+ Some proven previous Overhead Maintenance experience.

+ Must possess ability, knowledge or specific skill to:

+ work with energized high voltage systems

+ work with and around heavy equipment.

+ install and remove a service

+ tie in a primary conductor, phase a circuit through a substation, and identify induced voltage.

+ check voltage on transformers, one shot on a recloser and grounding procedures.

+ May possess:

+ knowledge of proper sagging techniques.

+ ability to identify primary and secondary voltage.

+ some understanding of flag and tag procedures.

+ ability to identify different materials used in linework.

+ ability to inspect/use proper cover up.

+ bucket rescue know-how.

+ ability to climb different structures and possess the tools to do the climb.

+ ability to operate and service all required tools and equipment.

+ Must have some knowledge of:

+ Kellum grips and phasing sticks.

+ load break tool and reconductoring job.

+ trenching and shoring, rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying and making and using a hand line

+ assisting hooking up a single or three phase transformers.

+ minimum approach distance.

+ safely installing and removing a mechanical jumper.

+ Ability to identify, operate and service all required tools and equipment. (i.e., bucket truck, digger derrick truck, tensioners, puller, rollers, hand tamp, chain saw, concrete saw, shovel)

+ Must be able to work long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends, etc.

Education & Experience

+ Must have a minimum of 1+ years experience in the electrical power line construction industry.

+ Ability to provide proof of work experience, schooling, and other certifications obtained during career.


+ Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

+ Driver License Required, willingness to obtain a valid CDL within 90 days of employment preferred.

Travel Requirements:

+ Willing to travel out of state for emergency storm work.

Physical Requirements:

+ **OCCASIONAL** (up to 33%): Sitting, Kneeling, and Crawling

+ **FREQUENT** (up to 66 %): Stooping, Squatting, Body Twisting, Manual Dexterity, Reading, Climbing Ladders, Climbing On/Off Truck, Climbing Poles, Gripping, and Climbing Stairs

+ **CONTINUOUS** (up to 100%): Standing, Walking, Sense of Touch, Speaking Clearly, Seeing Distant, Seeing, Reaching, Range of Motion, Hearing-Speech Range, Depth Perception, Color Vision, Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting Over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., Balancing, Lifting Up to 10 lbs., and Lifting Up to 50 lbs.


Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

About Us:

Utility Lines Construction Services (ULCS) delivers electric and gas utility construction and maintenance services for investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, municipalities, large industrial manufacturers, government, general contractors, developers and EPC firms. Formed in 2000 from small beginnings, ULCS now boasts more than 2,300 non-union employees in 15 states safely performing utility transmission and distribution infrastructure work throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the Delmarva Peninsula, the Southeast and the South regions of the United States.

**Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without 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.**

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