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Tideland Careers

POSITION: Apprentice Lineman IV or Lineman (One position vacancy)

LOCATION: Grantsboro, NC

REPORTS TO: Line Operations Superintendent

EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED required. Specialized technical training in Electrical Lineman Technology beneficial.

EXPERIENCE: Four to seven years related experience in power line distribution and maintenance. Must have a minimum of two-year’s experience leading a small crew with daily operations. Must be capable of directing and assisting with troubleshooting. Years of experience and job knowledge will be used to slot position.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of RUS specifications preferred. Needs to be familiar with National Electric Safety Code. Actual job knowledge of overhead and underground line construction acquired through on the job training required.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effectively respond to customer questions. First aid and CPR certifications desired. Must be trained in electric utility safety. Must be able to work on overhead and underground construction and maintenance of distribution and transmission system in a supervisory capacity, or under direction of a Crew Leader.


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. Must have a valid North Carolina CDL license Class A. Apprentice must demonstrate competencies through assessment and job evaluation to progress to the next level.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 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 will 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.

OPENING: Immediate


HIRING RANGE: $28.02- $30.52/hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 20, 2021


APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY WITH:

NC Works Career Center or
Email myrabeasley@tidelandemc.com for job application

POSITION: Apprentice Lineman I

OFFICE LOCATION: Pantego, NC

REPORTS TO: Line Operations Superintendent

EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalency required. Electric Line Construction Certificate preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Entry level position; however, any line work experience or completion of Electric Line Construction Certificate is preferred.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Actual job knowledge of overhead and underground line construction acquired through on the job training or schooling will be beneficial.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Must be able to communicate effectively. Must have a valid N.C., CDL license Class A within six months of employment. 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, 3) employee pushes
110 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. Must have a valid North Carolina CDL license Class A within six months of employment. Apprentice must demonstrate competencies through assessment and job evaluation to progress to the next level of the Apprentice program.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 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 will 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 minute 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 individual is not able to meet these requirements employment will be terminated. If for any reason after entering the Apprentice Program you choose not to proceed or are unable to proceed after proper training to Lineman status you will be terminated.

OPENING: Immediate

HIRING RANGE: $17.99-$20.60/hour based on experience

Individual selected for this position will be evaluated in six months and be eligible for up to a 5% increase.

Promotion opportunities available to Apprentice Lineman II, III, and IV with experience, satisfactory performance, and adequate test scores. Apprentice Lineman IV top wage $29.87. Will continue to advance to Lineman and Journeyman Lineman with additional experience, job knowledge and tenure.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10, 2021

APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY WITH: Beaufort County NC Works Career Center or by emailing myrabeasley@tidelandemc.com

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

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