27 Jan 2014

Full-Time Journey LineWorker

Lansing Board Of Water and Light – Posted by joywagnerLansing, Michigan, United States

Job Description

Uses all tools and equipment necessary for installation and maintenance of overhead and URD distribution lines.  Operates equipment necessary for maintenance and installation of overhead and URD lines including trucks and trailers, winches, bucket truck controls, pulling machine, rope machine, forklift, road boring machine, minicrane, air compressors, flashing arrows, trenchers, backhoe, hydraulic cutting equipment, etc.  Operates small tools necessary for construction and maintenance of overhead lines and URD including jackhammer, chipping hammer, rotohammer, chain saw, tree saw, electric hacksaw, hotsticks, tensioning machine, portable and truck-mounted generator, bolt-cutter, pliers, cable-stripping equipment, ground rod driver, Nico, Electric High and Burndy presses, status scopes, phasing sets, and primary and secondary voltmeters, etc.  Works with various types of equipment including single- and three-phase transformers, capacitors, regulators, re-closers, switches, cutouts, pad-mount transformers, pad-mount switchgear, switching modules, concrete pads, etc.  Climbs and works from wooden and steel poles and steel platforms, requiring wearing of line worker body belt, harness, and other safety equipment.  Required to follow BWL safety manual and wear required personal protective equipment.  Attends all training for safety awareness or skills improvement as directed by supervisor, BWL or governmental agency such as MIOSHA.  Performs other related duties as necessitated by job responsibilities.

Must be Journey Line Worker as indicated by completion of apprenticeship program or equivalent.   Must have experience working primary voltages with rubber gloves and sleeves.  Must have 2 or more years Journey line experience, with a certificate of journey lineman status preferred.

Candidates must possess a valid MI License with an acceptable driving record.  Upon hire they must provide proof of successful completion of the State of MI written portion of the Commercial Drivers License (CDL) examination, and pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam.  Within 6 months of the date of hire they must successfully pass the MI CDL skills/road test.  Applicants must currently possess valid MI CDL with required endorsements or at minimum, pass DOT physical exam and State of MI written portion of CDL examination within 15 days of transfer.  Individuals will be subject to DOT requirements in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), including random testing for controlled substances and alcohol.

Works aloft 70% of time.  Operates different types of trucks and equipment.   Stands and walks on uneven terrain 20% of time.  Must be able to communicate emergency information.  Works with and around high voltages.  Good peripheral vision and depth perception necessary to perform job.  Considerable climbing and working from poles up to 130′ and working from steel platforms.  Lifts up to 100 pounds.   Respirator certification for entry into confined spaces.

How to Apply

Email application and resume to bwljobs@lbwl.com with “Lineworker” in subject line or mail to Human Resources, 1201 Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910.   Applications may be downloaded from BWL website, www.lbwl.com.  Applications received later than 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 22nd, 2014 will not be considered.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Journey, Line, Lineman, and Worker. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000. Job expires in Endless.

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