The Journeyman Lineman will perform the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground high voltage power lines. This position will set poles and change pole equipment; string and sag wire; handle oil-filled equipment; pull, lay, and terminate underground cable; install pad-mounted equipment; work on poles, in bucket trucks, in heights and close proximity to high voltages, in trenches, in vaults; and operate and work around heavy equipment. This position works with other departments and assists other employees as directed within the scope of their qualifications.
Assists the Crew Leader or Supervisor in detailed job planning and work toward the efficient completion of the projects.
Frames and sets poles, inspects trenches lay terminate and splice primary and secondary underground cable.
Installs and maintains all types of pad-mounted, underground, and vault-mounted equipment.
Observes and assists other Linemen, and workers in the area.
Patrols lines and prepares proper records of patrol and findings.
Sectionalizes and switches both overhead and underground lines according to proper operational procedures.
Performs trouble shooting and all types of maintenance on both overhead and underground systems.
Performs duties following principles, practices, and equipment and construction methods established by the Cooperative.
Ability to fulfill the responsibilities of a Crew Leader for short periods without full promotion.
Performs other duties as required and/or assigned.
A high school degree or equivalent with the completion of a formal Journeyman Apprenticeship Program for the trade of Journeyman Lineman.
Strong knowledge of transformer impedance, voltage ratios and polarities.
Current and valid CDL License with Medical certification, certifications in First Aid, CPR and Forklift.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and work irregular and overtime hours as needed.
About Trico Electric Cooperative
Trico is a non-profit electric distribution cooperative located in Marana, Arizona, serving more than 44,000 customers in seven districts including, northwest Tucson, Marana, Three Points, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Arivaca, Sasabe, Corona de Tucson, Vail, Mt. Lemmon and Saddlebrooke.
Area farmers and ranchers organized Trico in 1945 under the Rural Electrification Act that was enacted to bring electricity to the rural areas of the United States. Three years later, Trico’s first electrical lines were energized.