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Electric Line Worker


Salary Range

$45,614.40 to $69,014.40 DOQ

Job FLSA Status


Public Safety


Job Details

This is skilled journeyworker level electrical work involved in the installation, maintenance, alteration and repair of overhead electrical lines, underground lines and electrical substations. An employee in this class works under the direction of the crew supervisor or lead line worker on electric power lines typically up to 15,000 volts. Employee is responsible for performing job in a safe and workmanlike manner. Work is assigned through oral and/or written instructions and is reviewed based on the safe, proper and effective operation of assigned projects. Independent judgment is required in analyzing and estimation projects.

Job Duties

Performs skilled work in the reconstructing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems and equipment, including substation, distribution systems, transformers, and power lines. Performs skilled work in placing and removing crossarms, stringing wires, tapping wires, repairing crossarms and wires, placing and replacing insulators and setting transformers. Digs holes, frames poles, sets poles, strings wire, hangs transformers, sags up wire, energizes power lines. Digs trenches and lays conduit and vaults. Splices wire and cable. Inspects, tests, calibrates and adjusts various controls or meters used in the electrical system. Operates a variety of equipment and trucks, and the use of attached equipment such as power diggers, winches or cranes. Installs and maintains underground or overhead wiring systems as required. Provides temporary power connection for contractors. Installs and connects wire, meters and other electrical services on customer premises. Sets poles, anchors and guys. Trims trees and branches. Maintains safety practices and procedures. Keeps inventory, time and material records, as assigned; stocks service vehicles as required.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Working knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in electrical distribution system maintenance work; Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade; Considerable knowledge of the principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems and ability to apply this knowledge to work situations.
(B) Skill in operation of the listed tools and equipment; Skill in the operation of first aid methods including artificial respiration and CPR.
(C) Ability to follow proper methods, procedures and safety precautions of line work; Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; Ability to work under varying weather conditions and extended hours of work.


Valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License Class A or ability to obtain one, with proper endorsement.  A journeyman line workers license or certification.

Job Education

(A) Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and

(B) Certification as a journey line worker, and

(C) A minimum of 5 years experience in "HOT LINE" work including new construction and overhead primary line reconductoring with "Underground" experience desirable.

Job Computer Skills

City Of Covington Department


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