Apprentice Lineman

Covington Electric   Andalusia, AL   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 11, 2023
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Covington Electric Cooperative, Inc., is seeking an Apprentice Lineman
(Andalusia service area)

Under general supervision of the Construction Foreman, this job requires some use of judgment to comply with instructions and standard procedures; performs required work in connection with construction/maintenance of new distribution lines and/or services and works with "energized" lines.

Applicants wishing to apply should meet the following minimum requirements:

Must have high school education or its equivalent. Must possess or obtain within first six months of employment, a valid commercial driver's license (CDL Class A with air/power brake certification).
Consideration will be given to candidates with one to three years' experience in electric distribution service/construction work, or an appropriate combination of education, training and experience. Consideration will also be given to candidates who possess general knowledge of electrical safety codes (NESC, RUS Construction specifications, and OSHA Safety Code), power line construction, hotline work, and maintenance techniques. Preference will be given to candidate who has successfully completed a formal Introductory Electrical Lineworker Program, such as Wallace State in Dothan or Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia. Must be able to read and interpret staking sheets/work orders in connection with constructing new services or retiring old ones. Must be able to determine amount of wire needed, and load wire, poles, transformers, and other needed materials/equipment onto vehicles. Must be able to install and change-out transformers, T-Brackets, C.T.'s, connect transformer banks, oil circuit reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulators, security lights, and other distribution line equipment on both energized and de-energized lines, for both overhead/underground, primary/secondary construction and related equipment, under direction of supervision.

Must be able to operate bucket trucks, digger/derrick trucks, trencher, etc., in order to dig and set poles and anchors, install URD cable, and perform other construction jobs according to RUS specifications. Must be able to inspect all new service entrances to ensure conformance with National Electric Code and the Cooperative's wiring requirements; install blocks, regular equipment, and other heavy equipment as required for construction of lines; install wires of standard size, determines correct sag, installs armor rods, and ties conductor of any size on poles constructed for primary/secondary service lines; install overhead and down guys; energize or temporarily de-energize lines, and frame poles according to RUS specifications. Must be able to use power saw and bucket truck in trimming trees and cutting brush for right-of-way clearance as required. Must be able to perform emergency maintenance and repair lines, bypass regulators and change out transformers.

Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays in emergency situations, and participate in the scheduled rotation of stand-by crews for clearing trouble calls as required. Must be willing to live and/or relocate to the service area in which this position is available. Must be willing to participate in special training programs/classes as required. Perform other duties as assigned. Candidate may be required to successfully pass Drug Screen & Background check.

Interested applicants may apply online at or on Deadline to apply is Monday, May 22, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. If you need additional assistance or have questions, you may contact a Career Center Representative at (334) 328-6739

This institution is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Provider and Employer