Pay Range 10 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$13.9722$20.9583
Hourly (42 hrs.)$13.3068$19.9602
Hourly (56 hrs.)$9.9801$14.9702

Groundline Worker

Range: $29,062.11 - $43,593.16 (10)
Position Number: 6248

JOB SUMMARY:  This position provides support and assistance to the Line Technician in the installation, repair, and maintenance of the electric distribution system.
Supplies Line Technician with materials and tools.
Prepares conduit, cable, and related materials for installation.
Stocks trucks with required materials, supplies, and tools.
Prepares transformers, cut outs, crossarms, and streetlights for use in overhead line work.
Learn to climb poles or rides hydraulic lift to hang lights or transformers.
Installs poles and guy wires.
Uses line tools and equipment.
Responds to after-hours emergency calls.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the equipment and materials used in the repair and installation of overhead power lines.
Knowledge of relevant safety procedures and guidelines.
Skill in the use of line tools and equipment.
Skill in climbing and installing utility poles.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Line Technician assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, OSHA standards, and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related duties in the provision of ground support for the Line Technician.  Work performed under adverse weather and working conditions contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to assist the Line Technician in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electric distribution equipment.  Success in this position provides for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of electric utilities.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders and utility poles, operates tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
No experience requirements.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Rev. 5/06