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POSITION: Apprentice Lineman I 

LOCATION: Tideland EMC, Pantego.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalency required. Electric Line Construction Certificate preferred. Entry level position; however, any line work experience or completion of Electric Line Construction Certificate is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS/DUTIES: Actual job knowledge of overhead and underground line construction acquired through on the job training or schooling will be beneficial. Must be able to communicate effectively and work well with others. Must have or can obtain a valid NC 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. 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 for any reason after entering the Apprentice Program you choose not to proceed or are unable to proceed after proper training to Lineman status you will be terminated. Relocation may be necessary to meet 30 minute on-call response criteria. Normally works weekdays 8:00 am until 4:30 pm but is required to work overtime and take on call duty as needed. Must be able to work in all weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, and during weather emergencies which may include around-the-clock operations. Work environment includes risk of electrical shock. 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. Apprentice Lineman I through Journeyman Lineman must maintain a weight that allows them to work safely in a 400 lb capacity bucket with equipment weighing 136 lbs, this weight calculation includes lineman tools, materials, equipment, cross arm, boots, and bucket liner.

SALARY/BENEFITS: $17.88-21.77/hour with an excellent benefit package. 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 $29.53. Will continue to advance to Lineman and Journeyman Lineman with additional experience, job knowledge and tenure.

Apply with Beaufort County NC Works Career Center or by emailing myrabeasley@tidelandemc.com by April 19. Job Order #11065815.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

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