Lineworker Apprentice IV

  • San Marcos, TX
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $29.81 Hourly USD

Job Description


Position is 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, directs lower level crew members and works under the direction of Lineworkers and Electric Distribution Supervisors.

The Lineworker Apprentice IV is authorized to work on energized primary voltages "Rubber Glove" with appropriate PPE, as long as a Lineworker is working in another Aerial Bucket on the same structure.

Performs all duties as assigned to Lineworker Helpers and Apprentice I's, Apprentice II's, and Apprentice III's plus the following functions:


  1. Assist is writing a switching order
  2. Be able to correctly read a job drawing.
  3. Safely add or remove electrical equipment on poles.
  4. Install and remove grounds on both underground and overhead systems.
  5. Terminate URD Risers and install jumpers to overhead conductors.
  6. Terminate and Install Ct Metering
  7. Is required to be "on call" on a rotating basis or as needed to meet business needs.
  8. Performs a variety of duties associated with the restoration of electric services:
    • Troubleshoots and assists in resolving unplanned power outages.
    • Participates in restoring power services in a safe and timely manner.
    • Communicates with utility customers regarding electrical complaints, planned outages, and potential electric hazards.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

This position works under general and direct supervision

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  2. Must have successfully completed SMEU Apprentice I, II, and III program requirements, or equivalent
  3. A Class (A) Texas Commercial Driver's License is required or must be obtained within 90 days of employment.
  4. Must maintain a valid Texas Class (A) Commercial Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  5. Basic computer skills to check emails and enter time worked are required.
  6. Must be able to lawfully report to duty within one hour.
  7. Must reply to calls for assistance on nights and weekends within one 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 Four
    • Safety 4
    • Communication Systems
    • Special Elements 2
    • Vegetation Management
    • System Operations
    • System Automation
    • Overhead Line Design
    • Underground Line Design
    • Trouble Investigation
    • Crew Leadership
  3. TEEX Level Four Apprentice Program
    • Module 0 Orientation
    • Module 1 Rubber Gloving III Emergency Procedures
    • Module 2 10 Hour Outreach for the Construction ET&D Industry
    • Module 3 Troubleshooting Overhead and Underground Systems
    • Module 4 Leadership essentials
  4. Written Test
  5. Hands on Skills Test administered by the Electric Distribution Supervisors.


  1. Must be able to read/comprehend job orders and specifications. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Maintaining positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, outside agencies, electrical contractors, and utility customers.
  4. Working safely, professionally and productively.
  5. This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week and may require reporting in 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: Continuous

Job Address

San Marcos, Texas United States View Map