To ensure optimum results in providing prompt, efficient, reliable and courteous service on construction, operation and maintenance requirements of this position which will achieve the objectives of the Cooperative and the department or district to which assigned; to communicate and promote teamwork and cooperation in accordance with the Cooperative's mission, vision and values.
EDUCATION: Require High school diploma or equivalent. Prefer an Electrical Lineworker Certificate from an accredited technical college. Must possess or obtain a CDL Learner’s Permit within the first 6 months in the position, keep the learner’s permit for at least 6 months, and obtain a CDL within one year from the date of hire in the position.
EXPERIENCE: Require a minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in electric system line construction, operations, and maintenance in a line crew. Require a minimum of one (1) year experience in Lineman Helper or Groundman-type activities and two (2) years’ experience as a Lineman Apprentice or any combination of three (3) years of line crew experience with a minimum of one (1) years’ experience which emphasized the learning of lineman activities.
KNOWLEDGE: Require being in the process of developing the principles and practices in line construction, service, operation, and maintenance requirements in an electric distribution system. Knowledge requirements of basic electricity and transformers equivalent to that contained in the courses accepted by the industry will be met with evidence of successful completion of such courses, and with the successful completion of courses in Lineman’s work up to and including the written and competency level of the 300 series of the Jackson EMC Lineman’s Training Program. Requires an understanding of the operations, maintenance, and repair of switching and sectionalizing equipment. Requires an understanding of the installation of transformers, wiring of transformers, transformer banks, regulators, capacitors, and other distribution equipment. Requires knowledge of all hazards and shall conduct his/her work in a safe manner, observing all safety rules. Requires an understanding of RUS specifications, National Electric Code, and National Electric Safety Code. Require a willingness to pursue a continuous program of self-development both inside and outside of work hours in furthering his/her knowledge to develop in the job and accept increasing responsibilities.
About Jackson EMC
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, one of the largest electric cooperatives in Georgia and the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 226,194 meters. We have a strong market presence due to the reliable electric supply, personal customer service, high customer satisfaction and reasonable rates that we offer. Our ownership through Oglethorpe Power Corporation, in addition to strategic power contracts, gives us the ability to offer competitive rates.