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Journeyman Lineman
Job Title:  Journeyman Lineman
Direct Supervisor:  Line Crew Foreman
Function:  Under the direction of the Line Crew Foreman or designated supervisor, this employee is to assist in the construction, maintenance, and operation of the PES and PES Energize electrical and fiber systems on overhead, underground, and energized facilities.
Position: Journeyman Lineman
Organization: Pulaski Electric System
Location: Pulaski,  TN 
United States
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posting Start Date: 5/12/2022
Date Posted: 5/12/2022
Requirements Company Wide Requirements
Essential Tasks
  1. Comply with and enforce all PES & PES Energize Safety Rules and Regulations.
  2. Understand and uphold all PES & PES Energize Policies and Operational Practices.
  3. Report all unsafe activities or situations to the Director of Safety and/or Human Resources.    
  1.       Represent PES & PES Energize to outside organizations and to the            public in a positive and professional manner.
  2.       Function as a member of a work unit, maintaining an effective and   cordial relationship with all other employees.
  3.       Maintain a commitment to excellence and promote the same commitment in coworkers.
  4.       Recognize and acknowledge our commitment to and the importance of all PES & PES Energize customers.
  5. Recognize oneself as an integral part of the organization that requires active cooperation with all other departments and employees.
  1. Must be able to communicate effectively with customers in a positive and respectful business manner.
  2. Must be capable of working extended hours as required. This includes but is not limited to periods of adverse weather.
  3. Must be able to work without direct supervision.
  4. Must be able to take instructions and understand directions.
  5. Must be able to understand and promptly carry out, visual and written instructions.
  6. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  7. Must be able to do any other work assigned by the immediate or designated supervisor.
  1. Must possess a valid driver’s License at the time of employment.
  2. Must possess at the time of employment or obtain at a time designated by Pulaski Electric System, a valid Red Cross or equivalent certification of proficiency in adult CPR and first aid.
  1. High school diploma is required.
Position Specific Requirements
Essential Tasks
  1. Complete yearly Pole -Top Rescue in 5 minutes or less.
  2. Climb a minimum of 24 poles annually, a record of which shall be logged and initialed by the Foreman or designated supervisor.
  3. Determine causes of electrical faults and outages and devise a safe and efficient remedy.
  4. Climb poles and structures using climbers or steps to perform framing and/or maintenance on electric distribution system.
  5. Assemble distribution construction units according to PES specification      system.
  6. Drive any PES owned vehicle as required.
  7. Efficiently utilize available work time.
  8. Must be capable of working outside of normal work hours when necessitated by work requirements.
  9. Employee shall be expected to participate in the “on-call” program after regular work hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotational basis.
  10. Operate any PES owned aerial device or digger derrick unit in a safe manner and in compliance with the manufactures operation limits.
  11. Perform switching on substation equipment by following written switching procedures.
  12. Make minor repairs on both pole-type and pad mount distribution transformers as necessary.
  13. Operate a two-way radio and/or cellular phone and speak in a clear and    understandable voice.
  14. Function as a groundman or truck operator when directed by Foreman or designated supervisor.
  15. Assume responsibility for vehicles, tools, equipment, or materials assigned.
  16. Assume responsibility for the care and safeguarding of customer’s property.
  17. Maintain inventory of truck stock materials, requesting replacement
  18. materials as required.
  19. Maintain first aid, fire extinguishers, drinking water, and other safety or personal comfort equipment on vehicles, replenishing or replacing as needed.
  20. Dig and backfill holes/trenches for poles, anchors and wire by hand when required.
  21. Assist other coworkers in framing, shoveling, tamping, cleanup of work site, conduit placement, wire pulling, guy tensioning, or other groundwork.
  1. Know the PES geographical service area and distribution circuit configuration.
  2. Know and understand PES construction specifications.
  3. Ability to read and interpret working plans and construction plans.
  4. Complete familiarity with the APPA Safety Manual for an electric utility.
  5. Familiarity with the National Electric Safety Code.
  6. Demonstrate complete fluency in both oral and written English.
  1. Must possess at the time of employment or obtain within six (6) months of hiring, a valid Class B Commercial Driver License allowing legal operation of a motor vehicle in Tennessee.  Maintaining of the Class B CDL or equivalent is a continuing condition of employment.
  1. Completion of Pre-Apprentice assessment workshop, Apprentice Lineman workshops and labs, Lineman Apprenticeship correspondence course, and on the job training.  Promotion to Journeyman Lineman shall be only at the recommendation of the Foreman or designated supervisor.  The final approval shall rest with management.  The employee may be required to demonstrate to his foreman that he has made substantial and significant progress in his present classification before being promoted to the next level.
Physical Requirements
  1. Capable of climbing poles using climbers and steps.
  2. Capable of bending, twisting, squatting and stooping repeatedly for entire workday.
  3. Must have 20/20 vision or correctable to 20/20.
  4. Capable of lifting and carrying a weight of 100 pounds a distance of 125 feet across an unpaved surface of earth and vegetation.
  5. Capable of lifting and placing a weight of 100 pounds on an elevated surface 50 inches high.
  6. Capable of working outdoors in all weather conditions, including periods of temperature extremes occurring in the PES service area.
  7. Capable of working outdoors during periods of night, sun, rain, sleet, snow, ice, wind, or other adverse conditions.
  8. Capable of working outdoors during periods of poor air quality resulting from pollen or dust contamination, which may contribute to allergic, or respirators distress.
  9. Capable of standing for 12-16 hours per day without rest.
PES Supplied Equipment
  1. Keys:
    1. Office keys: A, G, and key card
    2. Gate Keys: “A” gate key, TVA/NERC key
    3. Gate Opener: Warehouse and pole yard
  2. ID Badge
  3. Company Credit Card, held in Accounting
  4. PPE (Determined by the Director of Safety)
  5. Operating Policies Manual
  6. Safety Manual
  7. PES cell phone reimbursement Level 1
Note:  All equipment provided by PES to its employees is for the sole use of the employees.  It is not intended for any of this material to be given out to the general public, friends or family.  Any promotional items are distributed by PES Marketing Dept.
Statement of Position:
All duties and requirements listed in this job description are essential job
functions.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably
accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description in no way states
or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee
occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any job related
instructions and to perform all job related duties requested by his or her
immediate or designated supervisor.
Status: This listing expires on: 5/27/2022
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Organization Information
Pulaski Electric System
128 S 1st Street

Pulaski,  TN 38478
United States
(931) 363-7030
Samantha Williams