Apprentice 1St Year - Journeyman Lineman

Entergy Laredo , TX 78043

Posted 7 days ago

  • This posting is scheduled to close on 07/30/2021.*
  • This position will be filled as an Apprentice 1st Year
  • Journeyman Lineman, depending upon experience*

2 Positions Available

APPRENTICE 1ST YEAR

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Under close supervision, as an apprentice in training, must be willing and able to perform the less difficult tasks and assist others in high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution conductors, structures, underground systems, and related equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

1.Use pole climbing equipment and have ability to handle self on pole in safe and efficient manner.

2.Handle poles, install poles, assist in the erection of wood and steel structures, including foundations.

3.Make up and install guys and install secondaries.

4.Connect services on energized conductors up to 600 volts.

5.Install secondary racks and clevis, anchors, miscellaneous hardware, grounds, fittings for vertical type construction, buss supports, and conductors on dead circuits.

6.Perform simple transmission and distribution switching (qualified lineman assistance).

7.Tie knots and splice rope.

8.Assist in trimming trees.

9.Assist qualified lineman or mechanic in simple routine inspection and maintenance.



  1. Assist in the installation of all types of conduit systems.

  2. Assist in the handling, moving and installation of all transmission, distribution and plant equipment, machinery, etc.

  3. Prepare reports and records.

  4. Operate Company's trucks and automobiles.

  5. Obtain/Maintain a valid Class A CDL


APPRENTICE 2ND YEAR

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under close supervision, must know, understand and be willing and able to apply all applicable Company construction specifications in order to perform

the less complicated tasks on high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution

conductors, structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

1.Install crossarms, secondary racks and clevis, anchors and guys, and install hardware and fittings for vertical type construction, including

conductors, single phase transformers, lightning arresters, grounds, cutouts, etc., on dead circuits.

2.Trim trees.

3.Under close supervision may be allowed to cover and work energized circuits when they and their supervisor are confident that this can be done

safely.

4.Assist in the installation, maintenance and repair of street lighting equipment and fixtures.

5.Direct work of helpers and apprentices as required.

APPRENTICE 3RD YEAR

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under close and/or directive supervision, and following prescribed routine and instructions as to methods and working details of average difficulty and

importance, must know, understand and be willing and able to apply all applicable Company construction specifications in order to perform the less

complicated tasks on high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution conductors,

structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

1.Use hot line tools under close supervision of qualified workman.

2.Under close and/or directive supervision may be allowed to cover and work energized circuits when they and their supervisor are confident that this

can be done safely.

3.Fuse transformers and sectionalizing fuses.

4.String, sag and tie in conductors on dead lines of all classes.

5.Install all types of transformer installations, make tap changes and install primary metering equipment under supervision of qualified workman.

6.Install, maintain, and repair street lighting equipment and fixtures.

7.Assist in making aerial and submarine cable installations, including the making of joints and installing potheads.

8.Assist in the installation of pole type regulators and transformers to boost or buck line voltage.

9.Assist in phasing and checking rotation in circuits direct and with potential transformers.



  1. Assist in erecting and maintaining steel towers and outdoor substations.

  2. Assist in receiving blocks.

  3. Direct work of helpers, apprentices, and underclassmen as required.


APPRENTICE 4TH YEAR

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under directive supervision, with limited latitude for planning or laying out of working details, must know, understand, and be willing and able to apply all

applicable Company construction specifications in order to perform high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of

electric transmission, underground and distribution dead or energized conductors, structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and

related work as assigned:

1.Use hot line tools.

2.Work on all types of conductors.

3.Install all types of transformer installations, make tap changes and install primary metering equipment.

4.Locate trouble and restore service on all classes of lines, substations, sectionalizing equipment, etc.

5.Make underground and submarine cable installations, including the making of joints and installation of potheads.

6.Install pole type regulators and transformers to boost or buck line voltage.

7.Phase and check rotation in circuits direct and with potential transformers.

8.Make field tests of distribution transformers.

9.Check for ground faults on circuits or equipment.



  1. Erect and maintain steel towers and substations.

  2. Direct work of assistants, instruct and train other employees.


JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under directive supervision, with some latitude for planning or lying out of working details, must know, understand and be willing and able to apply all

applicable Company construction specification in order to complete the most complicated construction and maintenance work on dead or energized

transmission and underground or overhead distribution conductors, structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as

assigned:

1.Make all types of transformer installations; do phasing and check rotation on circuits; trace and clear grounds and opens on series circuits.

2.Do all classes of hot line tool work.

3.Reeve blocks.

4.Plan and lay out all work in a safe and efficient manner.

5.Check, handle and be responsible for all material removed from and returned to stock, and prepare reports and records.

6.Act in leadership capacity as required.

7.Direct work of assistants, instruct and train new employees.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Must be willing and able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents.

  • Be willing and able to attend and take part in safety meetings.

  • Be willing and able to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.

  • Be willing and able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both superiors and subordinates.

  • Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person.

  • Be willing and able to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner.

  • Understand importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers.

Journeyman Lineman

  • 5+ years of demonstrated linework experience required

Apprentice 4th Year

  • 4+ years demonstrated linework experience required

Apprentice 3rd Year

  • 3+ years demonstrated linework experience required

Apprentice 2nd Year

  • 2+ years demonstrated linework experience required

Apprentice 1st Year: Completion of an accredited Lineworker Training program OR prior demonstrated linework experience required

As a condition of employment this position requires a pre-employment Fitness for Duty exam.

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Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function: Skilled / Craft

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code: GTX Utility Ops-U05

Number of Openings: 1

Req ID: 103261

Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and Pre-employment Testing: of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, number

Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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Apprentice 1St Year - Journeyman Lineman

Entergy