This is a highly skilled, labor intense and hazardous position that requires individual to work outdoors and perform electrical work relating to overhead and underground electrical facilities in a variety of voltages from 110 to 230,000 volts. This position normally reports directly to the Line Crew Foreman.
Examples of Duties:
Performs construction and maintenance job tasks associated with electrical lines. Operates bucket trucks, derricks, trenchers, hydraulic tools, chain saws, other tools and equipment as may be required. Conforms to policies and procedures for safe work practices, area protection, proper use of vehicles, tools, and equipment associated with accepted line work practices.
Visually and audibly detects malfunctions of equipment and safety hazards. Works on energized electrical power lines, equipment, and devices without interruption of normal electric service.
Physical strength and endurance to operate tools and equipment for extended periods from bucket, poles, ladders, vaults, trenches or confined space.
Communicates with other employees in person and by two-way radio, politely and clearly and also communicates in person at job sites to customers.
Assists in training and instruction of other personnel. Provides "on the job" training in the field to fellow crew members on proper use and operation of equipment, climbing techniques and proper procedures and safety practices.
Availability during emergencies is required with rotation to stand-by on a regular rotation.
High school graduate or GED. A minimum of 4 years experience in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution power systems. Successful completions of related electrical courses (apprentice program) or equivalent combination of training and related experience.
Must obtain a valid Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL CLASS A) within 90 days of employment.
Class A Lineman certification.
The employee must, within one year of date of hire or promotion to this position, reside with 30 minutes of the assigned work facility.
OEU has earned a Diamond Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation for the second time from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The Diamond RP3® designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and
a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. OEU joins more than 220 public power utilities
nationwide that hold the RP3® designation.
As a locally owned and operated utility, we provide safe, reliable and affordable power. Our service area is 160 square miles. We maintain 1,184 miles of power lines and have over 38,000 power poles. There are 20 substations located within our service territory, servicing over 50,000 homes and businesses. We are delighted to be Ocala's hometown public power provider.