Journey Lineworker

Organization : City of Santa Clara
Location: United States, California, Santa Clara
End of contest: May 30, 2014
Type (Full time / Part time): Full Time
Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.

Under general supervision:

  • Climbs power poles and steel towers, making repairs to energized lines;
  • Constructs new overhead and underground electric facilities, sets poles, installs cross arms and brackets, strings wire, and places equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, lightning arrestors and insulators;
  • Performs switching operations;
  • Runs new service lines from pole to consumer's premises;
  • Reconstructs existing overhead and underground electric facilities;
  • Phases out and cuts in new circuits;
  • Pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires;
  • Tests poles;
  • Inspects existing overhead and underground electric systems and other overhead and underground facilities;
  • Trims trees to clear wires;
  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical underground distribution equipment such as conduit duct systems, boxes, and vaults, switches, capacitors, transformers, street lights, concrete foundations;
  • Installs and maintains street light system;
  • Installs electrical cable in ducts or direct burial;
  • Installs cable risers;
  • Splices and terminates non-leaded high voltage cables;
  • Performs substation construction such as installation of structures, switches, insulators, buses, foundations and associated equipment;
  • Drives trucks and operates associated equipment as assigned;
  • Assists in the instruction and training of Journey Lineworker Apprentices, Electric Utility Helpers, Electric Helper/Drivers, and other new crew members in techniques of the trade;
  • May be required to perform maintenance of substation equipment and assist Electricians with wiring of substations; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D.; and
  • Completion of a recognized three-year apprenticeship program as a Lineworker is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in overhead and underground electrical installation and repair work and in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission lines and underground systems;
  • Safety practices and regulations applying to low and high voltage electrical wires;
  • Pertinent first-aid principles and techniques including resuscitation methods; and
  • General Order #95, "Rules for Overhead Line Constructing" and General Order #128, "Rules for Construction of Underground Electric Systems issued by California Public Utilities Commission.

Ability to:

  • Perform electrical installation and repair work and to construct and maintain overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission system;
  • Think and act appropriately and quickly in emergencies;
  • Maintain good public relations;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others:
  • Work from electrical plans and detailed drawings;
  • Input data using computer programs for documenting electric facility maintenance and inspection findings;
  • Effectively train and supervise others;
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public;
  • Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties;
  • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines; and
  • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
Salary & Benefits

$44.84 - $57.28 Hourly
$7,773.00 - $9,928.00 Monthly
$93,276.00 - $119,136.00 Annually


City of Santa Clara
1500 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara
California United States