Lineworker Apprentice 1A

Kyle, TX, US, 78640

Position open until filled.

PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Kyle District Office – 1810 FM 150 West, Kyle, TX 78640


$26.46 Minimum Starting Base Pay + KPI Bonuses + Competitive Benefits


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing duties required in the operation, maintenance, construction and repair of transmission and distribution systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Climb poles and work on de-energized poles and lines
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with the operation and maintenance of the boom truck, digger and bucket truck and various pulling units
  • Assist in digging holes and setting poles
  • Assist experienced Linemen as needed
  • Study and complete training manual
  • Attend and successfully complete climbing school within six months of hire date
  • Participate in and successfully complete training as scheduled in order to progress to Lineman Apprentice 2 status
  • Demonstrate diligence in learning and adhering to safety regulations
  • Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle
  • Must be available for Call-Out duty
  • Operate equipment and hydraulic tamp
  • Prepare materials for each project including cutouts, arrestors and transformers
  • Load and unload vehicles
  • Prepare vehicles for daily projects
  • Clean cover up materials, repair, clean and inspect tools on the vehicles
  • Assist with material stocking, pulling of stock for projects
  • Must not be afraid of heights
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing and retain the information
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems


Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Department of Labor approved Apprenticeship Program requirements for Apprentice Level 1A
  • Valid Texas Class A CDL


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 100 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • The employee will routinely utilize Personal Protective Equipment
  • The employee must be available for call out duty and participate in emergency restoration
  • The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions including wet and humid conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week


This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Pedernales Electric Cooperative will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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