Pay Range 18 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$20.7418$31.1126
Hourly (42 hrs.)$19.7541$29.6311
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.8155$22.2233

Lead Line Technician

Range: $43,142.87 - $64,714.30 (18)
Position Number: 62731

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for participating in the construction, operation and maintenance of the electric distribution system while energized at primary and secondary voltages. Incumbent assumes a supervisory role when electric crew supervisors are not present.

Specific Duties:
Climbs utility poles to install hardware, fuses and transformers;

Maintains existing high and low voltage lines;

Performs switching and grounding of distribution lines;

Installs and removes cross-arms, lightning arresters, primary and secondary lines and span guys;

Operates a bucket truck and digger derrick;

Pulls wire to install electric utility distribution system;

Installs underground utility services;

Maintains and repairs substation equipment;

Ties in conductors and changes insulators;

Maintains and repairs street and rental lights;

Responds to after-hours emergency calls;

Assists in directing the daily operation of the electric line crew;

Performs other related tasks as assigned.

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. The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold, hot or inclement weather and may require the use of protective devices.

Minimum Requirements and Experience (Including Licenses):
Knowledge of the equipment, materials, principles and practices used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electric utilities
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to electric utilities
Knowledge of safety procedures and guidelines
Skill in the use of electric hot line tools and equipment
Skill in climbing utility poles and repairing elevated distribution equipment
Skill in the operation of a bucket truck and digger derrick
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions, and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience as a Line Technician III
Possession of or the ability to readily obtain a valid Class A Driver’s License issued by the state of North Carolina within six months of hire.

Rev. 7/12