Position Summary:The Groundman Transmission position is an entry level position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical transmission systems.
Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized transmission work.
Stringing overhead wire.
Setting poles and anchors.
Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
Does all other related work as required to complete the job.
Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
Understands proper use of company radio.
Understand basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying.
Understand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools.
Capable of receiving and following directions.
Capable of learning basic knowledge of materials used in line work.
Understands DOT requirements (pre-trip/post trip inspections, etc.)
Understands basic rigging techniques.
Understands proper use and maintenance of hand tools.
Possess a basic knowledge on safe use of chain saw, bush axe, etc.
Understands personal protective equipment requirements and wears PPE when and how it is needed.
Understands proper use and care of ladders.
Able to assist in pole framing, setting, and removal.
Understands the basic concepts of grounding procedures.
Understands how to safely set up a work zone.
Able to assist with structure assemble and disassembly.
Possesses a basic working knowledge of de-energized line work.
Must be familiar with induced voltage.
Capable of performing basic bucket rescue/escape.
Capable of safely setting a pole.
Understands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding.
Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
Possesses a basic knowledge of cover up.
Understands minimum approach distance.
Understands flag and tag procedures.
Possesses knowledge of proper work zone set up.
Possesses knowledge of pole framing, setting and removal.
Capable of properly inspecting rubber goods, covers and PPE.
Understands when to wear personnel protective equipment.
Able to learn to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so.
Capable of making up and using a hand line.
Understands how and when to use Kellum grips.
Able to identify different types of materials used in line work.
Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.
Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.
Able to obtain a Commercial Driver's License.
Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
Willing to work over-time when requested.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle to feel; and reach with hands and arms.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions.
Must be able to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Pike Electric, LLC is a Non-union Company
Pike Electric Company