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Department: Electrical

Reports to:    Electrical  Superintendent


Job Summary: Class A Lineman is a skilled position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems.  This position works at various locations and may also be required to travel to another state or counties and cities depending on customer demands.


Major Duties:

  • Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
  • Capable of leading crew members in the absence of the Foreman.
  • Strings overhead wire.
  • Set poles and anchors.
  • Installs transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, switches and switchgear
  • Troubleshoots trouble in primary and secondary systems.
  • Replaces cutout fuses and clears faulted circuits and systems.
  • 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.
  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Must be able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
  • Must be familiar with induced voltage.
  • Understands grounding procedures.
  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Capable of properly installing and removing PPE and cover up.
  • Must understand how to phase out a line using phasing sticks.
  • Capable of planning safe work based on a job print or work order.
  • Understands how to obtain a Hot Line Tag on a recloser and Substation.
  • Must be able to effectively conduct a pre-job to tailgate briefing.
  • Must be able to safely perform a reconductoring job.
  • Willingness to glove/work live high voltage distribution power lines.
  • Capable of safely installing and removing mechanical jumpers.
  • Understands how to use a load bust tool.
  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job.
  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather conditions.
  • Performs all other work as required to complete the job.
  • Operational experience of various types of heavy equipment.
    • Bucket, derrick and boom trucks
    • Backhoes, excavators and skid loaders.
    • Articulating Man-lifts
    • Pressure Diggers
    • Trenchers
    • Track Crawler Loader/Backhoe
    • Rough Terrain Telescopic Fork Lifts
    • Ability to drive and operate equipment safely : Bucket truck, Digger Derrick, Dump Trucks, Pull Pole trailer with poles or other material.
    • Operate Tractors


Physical Demands:


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 finger, handle , and feel, and reach with hands and arms.


Work Environment:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).  The employee may be subject to one or more of the following atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust mists, passes, or poor ventilation.

Must be able to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.


Minimum Requirements:


  • 5-year minimum of recent field experience.
  • Able to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Possess a Commercial Driver’s License permit.
  • Able to travel long distances on short notice when required.
  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations , when required.
  • Able to lift in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.
  • Willing to work over-time when requested.
  • Willingness to glove/work live high voltage distribution power lines.
  • Ability to read and understand prints and drawings of line design.




  • Self -Motivated
  • Team-Oriented
  • Customer Oriented


Full-time/Part-time:  Full-Time


Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt


EOE Statement


The City of Jackson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment to all people in aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, marital status gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or past or present membership in the Uniformed Services, applicants to the Uniformed Services, any protected concerted  activity or any other legally protected status. 




Hourly Rate of Pay


Competitive pay based on lineman classification ranging from $21.00 to $27.21 per hour.  Also includes excellent benefit package including generous Pension Plan.


About the Organization


The City of Jackson recognized that a quality, comprehensive pay and benefits package is a critical component in retaining skilled and seasoned employees, as well as recruiting new talent when needed.  If you are seeking a fulfilling and rewarding place to work and are willing to work hard, we are the place for you!




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