Journeyman linemen are electricians work on power lines that originate from power plants and extend to individual homes or buildings. They install power lines, repair overhead and underground electrical cables, and perform maintenance on power lines. They may work at utility companies, energy companies, or telecommunications companies.
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Journeyman Lineman Job Description Template
We are looking for a highly skilled journeyman lineman to join our company. You will be running overhead and underground electrical cables, installing electricity meters, and inspecting power lines and wiring for repair or replacement.
To ensure success as a journeyman lineman, you should possess extensive experience as a lineman and the ability to work independently. A top-notch journeyman lineman will be someone whose expertise results in the safe and efficient provision of power supply to our customers.
Journeyman Lineman Responsibilities:
- Installing transmission and distribution lines between power plants and individual buildings or homes.
- Reading and interpreting electrical wiring diagrams.
- Digging trenches or climbing poles to repair or maintain underground and overhead electrical cables.
- Installing electricity meters at residential homes and buildings.
- Performing inspections to prevent power outages by replacing or repairing components.
- Clearing away tree branches or other hazards near live power installations.
- Troubleshooting power outages and problems with electrical lines and wires.
- Attending to call-outs and performing repairs in an efficient and timely manner.
- Reporting progress, complications, concerns, and delays to the supervisor.
- Adhering to safety standards at all times, as well as complying with company and industry regulations.
Journeyman Lineman Requirements:
- One-year certificate in electrical repair, or similar.
- Demonstrable apprenticeship under a senior journeyman lineman.
- At least 2 years' post-training work experience in a related role.
- Extensive experience with climbing gear, digger derricks, aerial lifts, backhoes, tensioners, pullers, and cranes.
- In-depth knowledge of federal safety regulations and guidelines, including those outlined by OSHA.
- Knowledge of wiring diagrams, as well as electrical and building codes.
- Superb troubleshooting abilities.
- Great organizational and time-management skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Availability to perform repairs outside of business hours.
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