Apprentice 1st Year - Journeyman Lineman

Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: Dayton, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 01/30/2023 

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX 

***This position will be filled as an Apprentice 1st Year - Journeyman Lineman, depending upon experience***

 

APPRENTICE 1ST YEAR

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Under close supervision, as an apprentice in training, must be willing and able to perform the less difficult tasks and assist others in high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution conductors, structures, underground systems, and related equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

1. Use pole climbing equipment and have ability to handle self on pole in safe and efficient manner.

2. Handle poles, install poles, assist in the erection of wood and steel structures, including foundations.

3. Make up and install guys and install secondaries.

4. Connect services on energized conductors up to 600 volts.

5. Install secondary racks and clevis, anchors, miscellaneous hardware, grounds, fittings for vertical type construction, buss supports, and conductors on dead circuits.

6. Perform simple transmission and distribution switching (qualified lineman assistance).

7. Tie knots and splice rope.

8. Assist in trimming trees.

9. Assist qualified lineman or mechanic in simple routine inspection and maintenance.

10. Assist in the installation of all types of conduit systems.

11. Assist in the handling, moving and installation of all transmission, distribution and plant equipment, machinery, etc.

12. Prepare reports and records.

13. Operate Company’s trucks and automobiles.

14. Obtain/Maintain a valid Class A CDL

 

APPRENTICE 2ND YEAR

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under close supervision, must know, understand and be willing and able to apply all applicable Company construction specifications in order to perform

the less complicated tasks on high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution

conductors, structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

1. Install crossarms, secondary racks and clevis, anchors and guys, and install hardware and fittings for vertical type construction, including

conductors, single phase transformers, lightning arresters, grounds, cutouts, etc., on dead circuits.

2. Trim trees.

3. Under close supervision may be allowed to cover and work energized circuits when they and their supervisor are confident that this can be done

safely.

4. Assist in the installation, maintenance and repair of street lighting equipment and fixtures.

5. Direct work of helpers and apprentices as required.

 

APPRENTICE 3RD YEAR

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under close and/or directive supervision, and following prescribed routine and instructions as to methods and working details of average difficulty and

importance, must know, understand and be willing and able to apply all applicable Company construction specifications in order to perform the less

complicated tasks on high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution conductors,

structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

1. Use hot line tools under close supervision of qualified workman.

2. Under close and/or directive supervision may be allowed to cover and work energized circuits when they and their supervisor are confident that this

can be done safely.

3. Fuse transformers and sectionalizing fuses.

4. String, sag and tie in conductors on dead lines of all classes.

5. Install all types of transformer installations, make tap changes and install primary metering equipment under supervision of qualified workman.

6. Install, maintain, and repair street lighting equipment and fixtures.

7. Assist in making aerial and submarine cable installations, including the making of joints and installing potheads.

8. Assist in the installation of pole type regulators and transformers to boost or buck line voltage.

9. Assist in phasing and checking rotation in circuits direct and with potential transformers.

10. Assist in erecting and maintaining steel towers and outdoor substations.

11. Assist in receiving blocks.

12. Direct work of helpers, apprentices, and underclassmen as required.

 

 

APPRENTICE 4TH YEAR

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under directive supervision, with limited latitude for planning or laying out of working details, must know, understand, and be willing and able to apply all

applicable Company construction specifications in order to perform high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of

electric transmission, underground and distribution dead or energized conductors, structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and

related work as assigned:

1. Use hot line tools.

2. Work on all types of conductors.

3. Install all types of transformer installations, make tap changes and install primary metering equipment.

4. Locate trouble and restore service on all classes of lines, substations, sectionalizing equipment, etc.

5. Make underground and submarine cable installations, including the making of joints and installation of potheads.

6. Install pole type regulators and transformers to boost or buck line voltage.

7. Phase and check rotation in circuits direct and with potential transformers.

8. Make field tests of distribution transformers.

9. Check for ground faults on circuits or equipment.

10. Erect and maintain steel towers and substations.

11. Direct work of assistants, instruct and train other employees.

 

JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under directive supervision, with some latitude for planning or lying out of working details, must know, understand and be willing and able to apply all

applicable Company construction specification in order to complete the most complicated construction and maintenance work on dead or energized

transmission and underground or overhead distribution conductors, structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as

assigned:

1. Make all types of transformer installations; do phasing and check rotation on circuits; trace and clear grounds and opens on series circuits.

2. Do all classes of hot line tool work.

3. Reeve blocks.

4. Plan and lay out all work in a safe and efficient manner.

5. Check, handle and be responsible for all material removed from and returned to stock, and prepare reports and records.

6. Act in leadership capacity as required.

7. Direct work of assistants, instruct and train new employees.

 

Essential Functions of the Linemen Position:

  • Must be able to traverse uneven terrain (including, but not limited to, wet, muddy and/or slippery terrain, concrete or asphalt) with a full complement of tools weighing up to fifty pounds.
  • Must be able to work in extreme weather, including, extreme heat and cold.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to work alone when performing restoration services.
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks, including digging, pulling, pushing, carrying and lifting up to 115 pounds.
  • Maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to safely operate trucks and heavy equipment and safely work around energized lines and equipment.
  • Must be able to work at heights for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work overhead from a bucket truck (perform work above shoulders on energized overhead lines).
  • Must be able to climb up and descend from wooden/steel structures, poles and ladders and be able to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, grip, handle and feel.
  • Must have the ability to perform emergency rescue operations, including bringing unconscious or injured co-worker down from significant height or elevated area.
  • Must have sound judgment necessary to work safely in inherently dangerous environment.
  • Must be able to understand and follow safety rules.
  • Must be able to work up to 16 continuous hours per day.
  • Must have the ability to wear required personal protection equipment.
  • Must be able to perform basic computer tasks, such as entering time worked, noting beginning and completion of assigned task, checking and responding to emails, completing computer-based training, and other similar tasks.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and interact with a team.
  • Must have the ability to manage stress and handle tense situations.
  • Must have regular and reliable attendance.
  • Must be able to work overtime when necessary.

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must be willing and able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents.
  2. Be willing and able to attend and take part in safety meetings.
  3. Be willing and able to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.
  4. Be willing and able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both superiors and subordinates.
  5. Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person.
  6. Be willing and able to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner.
  7. Understand importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers.

 

Journeyman Lineman -  5+ years of demonstrated linework experience required

Apprentice 4th Year -  4+ years demonstrated linework experience required

Apprentice 3rd Year - 3+ years demonstrated linework  experience required

Apprentice 2nd Year -  2+ years demonstrated linework  experience required

Apprentice 1st Year: Completion of an accredited Lineworker Training program OR prior demonstrated linework experience required

 

 

As a condition of employment this position requires a pre-employment Fitness for Duty exam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Dayton Texas : Dayton 
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: GTX Utility Ops-U05
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 110187
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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