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City of Garland

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Job title: Powerline Technician
Job location: Garland, TX 75040 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/05/15
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Public Works/Utilities

Job Description

Job description:
Position Summary:
Responsible for building and maintaining dependable electric service in the GP&L area including overhead, underground, transmission and light system. Also, responsible for installing, removing, and maintaining transmission, distribution and service lines/ equipment.

Essential Job Functions:
1) Repair and replace T&D power lines between generating stations, substations and customers/owners.
2) Build and maintain transmission/distribution electric system facilities.
3) Prepare service requests to identify locations and/or causes of malfunctions or problems.
4) Attend on-site and off-site safety training classes as scheduled by Training Manager.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:

Education/ Experience:
-Up to 1 year experience with power line work, construction and transformer loading/banking

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Basic understanding of power line construction methods and practices
-Basic understanding of electric transmission and distribution system operations
-Basic understanding of transformer theory, loading and connectivity
-Skill with office equipment and Microsoft Office
-Ability to work with field crews to ensure safe work practices are followed at all times

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions:
The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside at construction sites and/or power line locations.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Minimum Education & Work Experience:
-High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
-No experience required
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job

Licenses & Certifications:
-Commercial Driver’s License
-Valid Class C Texas driver's license

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