Line Technician - Transmission Maintenance

Duke Energy
Crawfordville, Florida
18 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is the top craft level of the Line progression hierarchy. A Lineman will assist and safely lead lower level Apprentices and Groundmen in activities associated with line construction and maintenance. Incumbents are expected to have advanced technical and leadership skills and the ability to work independently and lead medium to large construction and maintenance activities. Capable of serving on committees and resolving advanced technical matters. Minimum travel required.

POSITION BASED: Duke Energy Florida

Lineman performs the following with Minimal Supervision and Increased Latitude for Un-Reviewed Work:
  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of company safety rules and work practices
  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of Human Performance practices
  • Exhibits the capacity to safely lead small jobs and work independent of direct leadership
  • Advanced understanding of the processes needed to organize construction and maintenance work and create over all implementation/maintenance plans
  • Advanced understanding of the processes needed to methodically/logically organize line work activities
  • Advanced understanding of the processes needed to operate bucket, digger derrick truck, pressure digger, backhoe, forklift, wire stringing equipment, and other aerial devices.
  • Ability to respond to all call outs
  • Advanced understanding of limitations, never assumes, and will STOP to seek help
  • Experience leading complex maintenance or construction projects
  • Advanced understanding of regulatory compliance and the importance for accurate data and timely completion of assigned work
  • Has the experience to complete the requirements for Switching and Tagging on the Transmission system
  • Advanced understanding of the processes needed to complete maintenance/construction activities on all line equipment
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, comprehend and complete construction activities as stated in the engineering work order plans and profiles
  • Demonstrates superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to sit for 2-3 hours; may be driving a truck or sitting on transmission class equipment
  • Ability to move frequently to unload equipment and to install/maintain/repair equipment
  • Ability to frequently climb or use authorized equipment to reach various heights
  • Ability to frequently and repetitively bend/stoop/squat
  • Ability to distinguish colors

Key Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to pass panel review by meeting or exceeding requirements for step progression
  • Demonstrated availability for after- hour's and call out work
  • Advanced technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance. Frequently leads others
  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities with internal and external customers
  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally
  • Provides coaching and mentors other employees
  • Provides high level of leadership and sets a positive example for others to follow

Minimum Requirements:
  • Valid CDL Class A Driver's License with Tractor/Trailer and Tank vehicle endorsements.
  • Ability to pass any required back ground check for NERC/CIP/Nuclear compliance
  • Must pass appropriate level of Duke aptitude test
  • Ability to lift and carry 75 lbs.
  • High School diploma or equivalent and minimum 5 years of Transmission or Distribution substation maintenance or construction experience or equivalent job-related and educational experience
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with individuals from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Must be capable of working on elevated work surfaces
  • Demonstrated ongoing leadership skills development
  • Must be available for minimum travel

Desired Requirements:
  • Software skills including word process, email, spreadsheets etc.

Specific Requirement:
  • This position contains a weight restriction of 275 pounds as an essential function of the job.
  • Must live within 60 minutes of the assigned Operations Center and within the service area
  • This position requires successful completion of the Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST) and (PAT)

Travel Requirements

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)

Represented/Union Position
Main IBEW Florida Union

Visa Sponsored Position

Posting Expiration Date
Thursday, October 3, 2019
All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.