Line Person/Cable Splicer

City of Palo Alto, CA Palo Alto, CA

REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Electrical Systems SUPERVISES: Non-supervisory position DEFINITION: Under general supervision performs at journey level in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems and performs other related work as required. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: The Lineperson/Cable Splicer classification is found in the Utilities Department. Lineperson/Cable Splicer can be distinguished from the lower level Lineperson/Cable Splicer Trainee by their rubber glove certification, administered by the City, in compliance with Title 8 - Electric Safety Orders

Essential Duties:

ESSENTIAL AND RELATED FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Essential Functions: Climbs power poles and steel towers. Works on energized lines, low voltage and high voltage. Constructs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical system and equipment up to 60 KV. Performs high voltage field switching, including working with energized high voltage equipment with approved hotline tools. Performs rubber glove work on voltages up to and including 21,000 volts. Drives and operates specialized vehicular equipment. Required to work on ladders, and at times, out of an aerial lift bucket. Working Conditions: Travel from site to site; exposure to high voltage; work at heights and below ground; moderate to heavy lifting; climbing and stooping; work in inclement weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of an apprenticeship as an electrical lineperson.

Ideal Candidate:

Special Requirements: Employees may be required to be available for standby after successfully completing the probationary period and/or considered qualified to do so by supervisory personnel. Employees may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours, to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work. Possession of a valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's License within first six months of appointment. Ability to become qualified to rubber glove voltages up to and including 21,000 volts within six months of employment.