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Tideland Careers

Apprentice Lineman I, Apprentice Lineman II, Apprentice Lineman III,
or Apprentice Lineman IV
(ONE position vacancy in Tideland’s Apprentice Lineman Program is available)

Grantsboro, NC

Crew Leader

High school diploma or equivalency desired. Electric Line Construction Certificate is beneficial.

One or more years in overhead line or underground construction preferred. Pole climbing experience desired. Completion of Electric Line Construction Certificate will count toward experience.

Knowledge of RUS specifications and National Electric Safety Code preferred. Actual job knowledge of overhead and underground line construction acquired through on the job training or schooling will be beneficial in determining job level.

Must be able to communicate effectively. Must have or can obtain a valid N.C. CDL license Class A within six months of employment. First aid and CPR certifications desired. Apprentice must demonstrate competencies through assessment and job evaluation to progress to the next level of the Apprentice Program.

Must have the physical ability to perform essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of job which include, but are not limited to, seeing, hearing, walking, sitting, climbing, bending, lifting, standing, grasping, balancing, kneeling, and crouching. Valid physical requirements of the position are as follows: 1) employee lifts/carries 75 lbs. occasionally; 2) employee pulls 60 lbs./force occasionally. Apprentice Lineman I through Journeyman Lineman must maintain a weight that allows them to work safely in a 400 lb. capacity bucket with equipment weighing 136 lbs., this weight calculation includes lineman tools, materials, equipment, cross arm, boots, and bucket liner.

Normally works weekdays 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, but is required to work overtime and take on call duty as needed. Some local travel and overnight stays may be required. Must be available to work during adverse weather conditions. Subject to being called in to work during major outages. Relocation may be necessary to meet 30 minutes
on-call response criteria. Work environment includes risk of electrical shock.

Candidate selected will be required to climb within approximately six months and be considered a qualified climber capable of performing pole top rescue within approximately one year; however, it is understood that applicants who hold their Electric Line Construction certificate met these requirements upon completion of the program. If employee is not able to meet these requirements employment will be terminated. If for any reason after entering the Apprentice Program employee chooses not to proceed or is unable to proceed after proper training to Lineman status they will be terminated.


Apprentice Lineman I $17.88 - $21.77
Apprentice Lineman II $19.95 - $24.36
Apprentice Lineman III $22.00 - $26.95
Apprentice Lineman IV $24.04 - $29.53
Apprentice/Lineman level which applicant qualifies to be placed in will determine salary level.

Individual selected for this position will be evaluated in six months and be eligible for up to a 3% increase. Excellent benefit package.

Promotion opportunities available from Apprentice Lineman I to Apprentice Lineman II, III, and IV with experience, satisfactory performance and adequate test scores. Will continue to advance to Lineman and Journeyman Lineman with additional experience, job knowledge and tenure.

May 4, 2020


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