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POSITION: Apprentice Lineman I


REPORTS TO: Line Operations Superintendent

EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalency required. Electric Line Construction Certificate preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Entry level position; however, any line work experience or completion of Electric Line Construction Certificate is preferred.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Actual job knowledge of overhead and underground line construction acquired through on the job training or schooling will be beneficial.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Must be able to communicate effectively. Must have a valid N.C., CDL license Class A within six months of employment. Apprentice must demonstrate competencies through assessment and job evaluation to progress to the next level of the Apprentice Program.

Must have the physical ability to perform essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of job which include, but are not limited to, seeing, hearing, walking, sitting, climbing, bending, lifting, standing, grasping, balancing, kneeling, and crouching. Valid physical requirements of the position are as follows: 1) employee lifts/carries 75 lbs occasionally; 2) employee pulls 60 lbs/force occasionally, 3) employee pushes
110 lbs/force occasionally.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Normally works weekdays 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, but is required to work overtime and take on call duty as needed. Some local travel and overnight stays will be required. Must be available to work during adverse weather conditions. Subject to being called in to work during major outages. Relocation may be necessary to meet 30 minute, on call response criteria.

Candidate selected will be required to climb within approximately six months and be considered a qualified climber capable of performing pole top rescue within approximately one year; however, it is understood that applicants who hold their Electric Line Construction certificate met these requirements upon completion of the program. If individual is not able to meet these requirements employment will be terminated. If for any reason after entering into the Apprentice Program you choose not to proceed or are unable to proceed after proper training to Lineman status you will be terminated.

OPENING: Immediate

HIRING RANGE: $17.26-$19.76/hour

Individual selected for this position will be evaluated in six months and be eligible for up to a 3% increase.

Promotion opportunities available to Apprentice Lineman II, III, and IV with experience, satisfactory performance and adequate test scores. Apprentice Lineman IV top wage $28.27. Will continue to advance to Lineman and Journeyman Lineman with additional experience, job knowledge and tenure.


OBTAIN APPLICATION: Email Myra Beasley or call 252-944-2403

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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