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Journeyman (A) Lineman - UG
Title:Journeyman (A) Lineman - UG
Department:Underground Distribution
Job Type:Non-exempt (hourly)
Location:Western NC (Asheville, Franklin, Hendersonville)

Sumter Utilities, Inc. (a Quanta Services company) seeks Distribution A Class Linemen for long term expansion on the Duke Energy System in Western North Carolina.  Successful candidates will possess existing Underground Distribution experience as a Journeyman Lineman or long-term experience as an Apprentice Lineman able to demonstrate readiness to grow into a greater role.  Preference may be given to candidates who are able to bring along additional qualified candidates to form entire crews.  SAFETY IS A CORE VALUE FOR OUR COMPANY so substantial weight will be given in the selection process to candidates demonstrating their shared commitment to safe operations.

We offer competitive wages, paid vacation & holidays and a full benefit package including Health, Dental, Vision, both Company Paid & Supplemental Life Insurance as well as Optional Critical Care Insurance and LifeLock Identity Protection.  For any employee hired in 2017, benefits are available beginning January 1, 2018.  For any employee hired in 2018, benefits are available the 1st day of the next month following their hire date.  We also offer a 401k Plan with a substantial company match.

Possession of a valid Class A CDL is PREFERRED.  Those hired without a CDL may be required to obtain within 90 days of employment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

•Able to perform rigorous physical labor as required. Including but not limited to digging, rigging, lifting, rescue operations, etc.
•Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
•Possess working knowledge of OSHA Shoring & Trenching Standards.
•Proficient in all aspects of working with energized enclosures.
•Possess professional demeanor and interact in positive way with fellow crew members, general public and customer representatives.
•Proficient in understanding and reading blueprints.
•Able to properly pull in UG conductors.
•Capable of leading crew in preparation/installation of pad mount transformers & enclosures, in absence of Crew Foreman or with minimal supervision.
•Comprehensive knowledge of operations in terminating UG conductors & secondaries.
•Capable of executing live switching on UG loops.
•Proficient at operation of Digger Derrick, Backhoe, Trencher, Mini-Excavator, Knuckle Crane, etc.
•Proficient in all aspects of heavy lifting and rigging.
•Must be familiar with induced voltage.
•Proficient in grounding procedures.
•Capable of working in confined spaces.
•Posses knowledge to properly install, remove and inspect Rubber Goods / Cover Up / PPE.
•Understands how to phase out a line using phasing sticks.
•Understands proper use of phasing sticks
•Able/willing to function within a Team environment and share knowledge with fellow crew members as appropriate.
•Capable of planning safe work based on a job print or work order.
•Understands minimum approach distance.
•Understands flag and tag procedures.
•Capable of performing basic bucket rescue/escape.
•Must be able to effectively lead a Job Task Safety Analysis (JTSA) meeting or tailgate briefing.
•Capable of safely installing and removing mechanical jumpers.
•Able/willing to travel long distances on short notice, when required.
•Able/willing to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.
•Able/willing to lift in excess of 50 lbs, when required.
•Able/willing to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
•Able/willing to work Overtime, when required.

Sumter Utilities Inc. is an Equal Opportunity - Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace Employer

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class
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