Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P), a municipally owned electric utility in Traverse City, Michigan, is seeking an experienced Journeyman Lineworker. TCL&P has been providing safe and reliable electricity to the residents and businesses of Traverse City for over 100 years. Traverse City is a destination town located in beautiful Northern Lower Michigan along the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay and West Grand Traverse Bay, both of which flow into Lake Michigan. This area is known for its beaches and extensive outdoor recreational opportunities.
The Journeyman Lineworker is responsible for the operation, maintenance and construction of electric distribution, transmission, and associated equipment.
OH/URD construction and maintenance work on poles and structures.
Installing, removing, replacing and maintaining all types of overhead wire and aerial and URD cables of all types as well as related equipment.
Investigate service failures or other trouble on OH/URD to maintain and repair service due to failure, storms or other emergency situations. Estimates time required to make repairs when service interruption is involved.
Inform Electric System Operators of progress of restoration. Perform temporary emergency repairs to pole riser cable as required. Repair and replace circuits, including wire of all types and voltages. Repair and replace all types of overhead system conductors, transformers, regulators, reclosers, fuse cutouts, capacitors, switches and similar equipment. Set, move, remove or brace poles. Make decision if poles need bracing because of excavation or damage.
Perform work by climbing poles, using aerial lifts, working in trenches, on ladders, platforms, towers or other such methods.
Use a wide variety of highly specialized tools and equipment such as, but not limited to hot sticks, hydraulic compression tools, hydraulic saw, impact drill and tension pulling machines.
Perform switching, phasing and grounding of high voltage circuits in accordance with company tagging procedures, specifications, standards, and OSHA rules and regulations.
Operate all distribution department vehicles and equipment in a safe manner, maintain safety records and correct any potentially hazardous conditions.
Perform administrative duties using computer software or other mechanism to include but not limited to written reports, tailboards, work evaluations, inspections and time sheet verifications.
Read blueprints, maps, construction drawing, schematics and specifications and prepares sketches showing field changes made to drawings.
Perform manual excavations at job site using required tools.
Educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must have all of the qualifications of a Journeyman Line Worker including a Journeyman Line Worker card.
Experience requirements include a minimum of two (2) years in the electric industry or related field.
Must have and maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) Class A with airbrake endorsement.
Possess an excellent working knowledge of all related Transmission and Distribution System Specifications, work procedures, operating and maintenance practices, etc.
Ability to perform proficiently in all phases of OH/URD work.
Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, schematic drawings, equipment diagrams, feeder maps, plats etc.
Ability to work aloft.
Ability to climb poles and towers.
Additional information including benefits offered can be viewed at http://www.tclp.org/Page/Careers. Residency requirement: 20-mile radius from nearest City limit within six (6) months of hire. Position is open until filled. EOE