Lineworker Apprentice 1A

Liberty Hill, TX, US, 78642

 PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: 10625 W. Hwy 29, Liberty Hill, TX 78642 


 Minimum Starting Base Pay* + KPI Bonuses + Competitive Benefits

Qualifications may warrant greater starting base pay within the full pay range.  Individual base pay is determined by experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training.

Position Summary

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

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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 Apprentice 1B status
  • Demonstrate diligence in learning and adhering to safety regulations      
  • Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle
  • 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
  • Ability to 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 & 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 anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing

Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Obtain a valid Texas Class A CDL within first six months of employment
  • Valid Driver’s License

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 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.


Position Open Until Filled


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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