Lineworker Apprentice 3

Kyle, TX, US, 78640

Position Open Until Filled

Minimum starting pay for this position is $37.26 per hour. 


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:

  • Demonstrate mastery and continue duties of Apprentice 1 and Apprentice 2
  • Construct and maintain overhead and underground electric lines and equipment
  • Work lines and equipment energized with higher voltage only after successful completion of Apprentice 2, after successfully completing hot line training with recommendation of the supervisor and the approval of the manager
  • Inspect existing primary and secondary power lines and substation equipment
  • Correct and report problems and hazards observed
  • Maintain and operate vehicles and equipment
  • Investigate trouble on lines and locate cause of power outages
  • Maintain and service, including cleaning and repairing, all tools and equipment
  • Perform rubber glove work on energized lines from an aerial device
  • Work on de-energized or grounded lines or equipment, both from the pole or an  aerial device
  • Perform the more complex duties of a Lineman under general supervision with some instruction
  • Participate in and successfully complete training as scheduled
  • Demonstrate diligence in learning and adhering to safety regulations
  • Collect delinquent accounts
  • Must be available for Call-Out duty
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:

May be called upon to direct the work of others in emergency situation. May be called upon to facilitate meetings and speak in front of large groups of people.


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
  • Knowledge of hand tools
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in utilization of hand tools
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
  • Ability to climb poles
  • Ability to retain knowledge and information
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing


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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Department of Labor approved Lineman Apprenticeship Program requirements for Apprentice Level 2
  • 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

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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