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Tideland Careers

POSITION: Apprentice Lineman I

OFFICE LOCATION: Ocracoke, NC

REPORTS TO: Line Operations Superintendent

EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalency desired. Courses in electrical technology highly beneficial.

EXPERIENCE: Entry level position requiring no line construction experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Actual job knowledge of overhead and underground line construction acquired through on the job training will be beneficial but is not required.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Must be able to communicate effectively. Must have or can obtain a valid N.C. CDL license Class A. First aid and CPR certifications desired.

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. Must have a valid North Carolina CDL license Class A within six months of employment. 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. If individual is not able to meet these requirements employment will be terminated.

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. Must reside on Ocracoke Island.

OPENING: Immediate

RATE/BENEFITS: Apprentice Lineman I Starting Wage: $17.99/hour
Housing Allowance - $600.00/month

Individual selected for this position will be evaluated in six months and be eligible for up to a 5% increase.

Promotion opportunities available to Apprentice Lineman II, III, and IV with experience, satisfactory performance and adequate test scores. Apprentice Lineman IV top wage $29.87. Will continue to advance to Lineman and Journeyman Lineman with additional experience, job knowledge and tenure. If for any reason after entering in the Apprentice Lineman program employee chooses not to proceed or is unable to proceed after proper training to the next Apprentice Lineman Level through Lineman, they will be terminated.

An excellent benefit package is available with: 401k savings & investment plan, defined retirement & security plan, medical, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability. 15 days paid time off and 5 days catastrophic leave per year. On the job training and formal training program provided:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 22, 2021

HOW TO APPLY: Email Myra Beasley for an application packet

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

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