Pay Range 14 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$17.0237$25.5356
Hourly (42 hrs.)$16.2131$24.3196
Hourly (56 hrs.)$12.1598$18.2397

Line Technician I

Range: $35,409.35 - $53,114.03 (14)
Position Number: 6257

JOB TITLE:  LINE TECHNICIAN I                                                                                          JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the electrical distribution system.
Climbs utility poles to install hardware, fuses and transformers.
Maintains existing high and low voltage lines.
Performs switching and grounding of distribution lines.
Installs and removes crossarms, lighting arresters, primary and secondary lines, and span guys.
Operates a bucket truck and digger derrick.
Sets and pulls poles; installs anchors.
Performs regular inspections and maintenance of equipment.
Pulls wire to install electric utility distribution system.
Installs underground utility services.
Maintains and repairs substation equipment.
Responds to after-hours emergency calls.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the equipment, materials, principles and practices used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electric utilities.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to electric utilities.
Knowledge of safety procedures and guidelines.
Skill in the use of electric hot line tools and equipment.
Skill in climbing utility poles and repairing elevated distribution equipment.
Skill in the operation of a bucket truck and digger derrick.
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Electric Crew Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, the National Electric Safety Code, and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related technical duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution equipment. Work performed in inclement weather and with high voltage contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution equipment.  Success in this position provides for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of electric utilities.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders and utility poles, operates tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.