Lineworker Apprentice I

  • San Marcos, TX
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $23.19 Hourly USD

Job Description


*Open Until filled - Applications will be reviewed weekly*

Performs routine work under direct supervision involving the installation and maintenance of the City's electric utility system; helps Lineworkers; trims trees; operates various types of work equipment and tools; assists in responding to electrical emergencies; and performs other related duties. Rotates crews regularly and works under the direction of crew members and Electric Distribution Supervisors.

The Lineworker Apprentice I shall work on the ground or climb only. The Lineworker Apprentice I may only operate an aerial bucket truck during training.

The Lineworker Apprentice I may work on voltages up to 240 volts with appropriate PPE. Performs all duties assigned to a Lineworker Helper plus the following functions.


  1. Climbs poles to assist Lineworkers in grounding poles, hanging transformers and services.
  2. Climbs poles to hang and maintain street lights.
  3. Perform voltage and meter can checks and set single phase electric meters.
  4. Makes energized connections at the weather head on customer's services.
  5. Is required to be "on call" on a rotating basis or as needed to meet business needs.
  6. Miscellaneous:
    • Prepares time sheets, and other routine paper work.
    • Obtains and records transformer and meter information.
  7. Cleans and tests hot sticks.
  8. Assists in training helpers as assigned.
  9. Performs other related duties as required.

This position works under direct supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Minimum one year experience working as a Lineworker Helper.
  3. Must have successfully completed TEEX climbing class or equivalent
  4. A Class (A) Texas Commercial Driver's License is required or must be obtained within 90 days of employment.
  5. Must maintain a valid Texas Class (A) Commercial Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  6. Basic computer skills to check emails and enter time worked are required.
  7. Shall be required to be "on call" on a rotating basis or as needed to meet business needs.
Must be able to lawfully report to duty within 1 hour.


Successfully complete the following criteria to be eligible to advance to the next level.
  1. One year On-the-Job-Training at SMEU in this position.
  2. Northwest Lineman's College Module One
    • Safety 1
    • Working in Elevated Positions.
    • Knots, Splices and Ropes
    • Electric Systems
    • First Aid
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Basic Electrical Theory
    • Transformer Basics
    • OSHA 1
  3. TEEX Hands on Training
    • EPP009 - Electric Power Principles
    • EPP011 - Electrical Utilities Personal Protective Grounding
    • EPP025 - Bucket and Digger Truck Operations
  4. Written Test
  5. Hands on Skills Test administered by the Electric Distribution Supervisors


  1. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Maintaining positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, outside agencies, electrical contractors, and utility customers.
  3. Working safely, professionally and productively.
  4. This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week and may require responding to work on an "On Call" basis.

Physical requirements include lifting up to 100 pounds occasionally. Subject to vision and hearing constantly; standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling and balancing frequently; sitting, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, climbing to heights over thirty- five (35) feet high, talking and foot controls occasionally; crawling rarely.

Working conditions can involves exposure to variable and/or extreme weather conditions, heavy equipment/vehicles, high/low voltage electrical currents, hazardous chemicals/materials, wild life, working at heights or confined spaces.
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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