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Line Mechanic

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City Of Anaheim Anaheim , CA 92808

Posted 4 months ago


The City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department is seeking a highly experienced and team oriented Line Mechanic to install, remove, maintain, operate, repair and test overhead and underground high and low voltage electrical distribution systems and sub-transmission electrical systems. The ideal candidate is team-oriented, customer-service driven, and is technically intuitive.

Employees who meet qualifications, training, and certification requirements may be eligible to receive high voltage rubber gloving assignment pay of 6% and/or high voltage hazard pay of 4%.

The Anaheim Public Utilities mission is to add value to the community through a customer-focused approach to providing reliable, high-quality water and power at competitive rates. In keeping with the City of Anaheim's core values of vision, responsibility, pride and service, Anaheim Public Utilities has developed the following department goals:

  • Enhance and maintain our competitive and financial position;

  • Enhance community aesthetics;

  • Enhance service delivery, service options and service quality;

  • Ensure balanced, diverse and cost-effective resource supply; and

  • Strengthen system infrastructure.

Essential Functions

  • Drive and operate line and bucket trucks and other equipment used in the maintenance of high and low voltage electrical distribution systems.

  • Frame, erect and climb poles; install wire, cable, cutouts, switches, transformers, utility communication cables and other equipment to construct and maintain high and low voltage electrical distribution systems and sub-transmission electrical systems.

  • Install meters and current transformers; transfer high and low voltage conductors from one structure to another.

  • Cut gains and install cross arms, pins and insulators.

  • Use live line tools and high voltage electrical distribution and utility communications circuits by removing poles, cable, conductors, cross arms, and transformers using a variety of tools and equipment including skids, derricks, and hoists.

  • Repair street light standards and wires and install new lights and fixtures.

  • Install and remove services from poles and transformers; Install and terminate synthetic cable.

  • Interpret electrical plans, drawings, prints and joint pole authorization.

  • Use hoist, grip, rope, block, baker board (insulated platform) and other tools.

  • Take oil samples from high and low voltage electrical distribution equipment for testing.

  • Arrange material pulled up by helper or winch.

  • Account for material and time.

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Candidates must have journey-level experience as an Electrical Line Mechanic.

Candidates must possess extensive knowledge of the principles of electrical distribution, sub-transmission; the operation, construction, repair and maintenance of distribution and sub-transmission lines, cables, transformers and related equipment; the tools, practices, terminology and the safety precautions for the line mechanic trade; electrical theory as applied to circuits and wiring systems, with the ability to interpret electrical plans and prints.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to operate line trucks and auxiliary hydraulic equipment attached to line trucks and bucket trucks; use hot sticks on 12 KV and above voltages; climb and work alone if necessary; climb poles, splice wires, use hotline tools and work in aerial devices; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees and the public.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to stand, use hands, arms, and legs, stoop, and bend, and lift up to 100 pounds.

Candidates must be in possession of, or ability to obtain a valid Commercial Class "A" California Driver's License, with Air Brakes endorsement, within 12 months of appointment.

Candidates must obtain a Rubber Gloving Certification within 12 months of appointment.

Candidates must be in possession of a Journeyman Certificate.

This position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing required by the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.).

Candidates must be willing to participate in after hours, planned and emergency work. May be assigned (but not limited to) to work Tuesday through Saturday shift or Monday through Friday shift.

Supplemental Information


Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:00PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The selection process will consist of an oral interview and a practical pole climbing exam.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.

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Line Mechanic

Expired Job

City Of Anaheim