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Electric Lineman

City of Fairburn

Listing Summary

The City of Fairburn is seeking an experienced, skilled lineman professional that has extensive experience with the installation, maintenance and repairs of the electrical system in the City of Fairburn. Local or county government is preferred.  This position reports to the Electric Superintendent.


Hiring Range:            $25.72 - $28.29 Hourly Rate (Depending on qualifications)
Work Days/Hours:    Monday – Friday
                                    7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Posting Start:          04/16/24

Posting End:           open until filled


The Electric Lineman is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repairs of the electrical system in the City of Fairburn.



  • Climbs power poles and steel towers, splicing and making repairs to energized lines.
  • Constructs new overhead lines, setting poles, installing cross arms and brackets, stringing wire, and placing equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, lightning arrestors and insulators.
  • Performs switching operations as a member of a line crew.
  • Runs new service lines from pole or transformer to consumer’s premises.
  • Reconstructs existing lines and related fittings.
  • Phases out and cuts in new circuits; pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires; tests poles, lines and other facilities.
  • Trims trees to clear wires.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical underground distribution equipment such as conduit duct systems, boxes, and vaults, switches, capacitors, transformers, street lights, concrete foundations.
  • Installs electrical cable in ducts or direct burial; installs cable risers; splices and terminates non-leaded high voltage cables
  • Drives trucks and operates associated equipment as assigned; assists in the instruction and training of other new crew members in techniques of the trade.
  • Responds to emergency calls during hurricanes, inclement weather, or other emergency situations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED and three-year apprenticeship program; supplemented by five (5) years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licenses or Certifications:

Valid State of Georgia Class A or B CDL driver’s license required

Class A CDL driver's license is a plus

Special Requirements:

Requires an acceptable general background check to include a local and state criminal history check and an acceptable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of methods, tools, equipment and materials used in electrical installation and repair work and/or in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission lines.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and regulations applying to low and high voltage electrical wires.
  • Knowledge of pertinent first-aid principles and techniques including resuscitation methods.
  • Ability to perform electrical installation and repair work and construct and maintain electric distribution and transmission lines.
  • Ability to think and act quickly and appropriately in emergencies.
  • Ability to Work from electrical plans and detailed drawings.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in person and over the phone.
  • Ability to train and supervise others.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to use protective clothing and equipment such as masks, coats, vests, hard hats, boots, goggles, gloves, reflective vest and other safety devices.
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate personal computer hardware and software associated with UPC locate activities.
  • Skill in use of operating hand and power tools, vehicles, and related light & medium duty equipment in a safe and efficient manner.




The work is moderate work which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force. Work requires regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.


Work is performed in an outdoor environment. Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances. May be required to work outside regularly scheduled hours and be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work when called upon.


The City of Fairburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss accommodations with the employer. 

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