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Journey Lineworker / Electric Department


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The City of Thomaston is accepting applications for the position of Journey Lineworker with the Electric Department

*The City of Thomaston offers a complete benefit package in addition to our new competitive hourly rates within our electric department with rates that could start at $39 an hour depending on prior experience, 100% paid medical and dental coverage for employee, City paid defined benefit plan, paid holidays, as well as vacation and sick pay*


This position participates in the installation, repair and maintenance of the city’s electric utility system.


  • Constructs, repairs and maintains high and low voltage electrical wiring systems and equipment, including motors, coils, transformers, meters, cross arms, lightning arrestors, insulators, traffic and street lights, test circuits, etc.
  • Sets and removes utility poles.
  • Maintains records and logs of repairs, maintenance and material used; maintains inventory logs.
  • Responds to trouble and emergency calls related to power outages, loose or downed wires, accidents, fires, and weather-related conditions.
  • Constructs, tests, and maintains electrical substations; tests and repairs airport runway beacons and director lights.
  • Operates heavy equipment, including bucket or derrick trucks.
  • Locates underground utilities.
  • Performs other assigned duties.


  • Knowledge of the practices, materials, tools, equipment, and safety principles used in the electrical trade.
  • Knowledge of electrical construction and maintenance principles.
  • Knowledge of pole line construction.
  • Knowledge of safety precautions involved in working on and in proximity to energized lines.
  • Knowledge of electric code requirements.
  • Skill in the operation of specialized vehicles, tools and equipment.
  • Skill in locating and correcting defects in electrical systems, devices, machines, and equipment.
  • Skill in reading and understanding manuals.
  • Skill in the operation of heavy equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


The Electric Superintendent assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include state, federal, and local laws and regulations; City policies; standard operating procedures; and electrical construction guidelines and best practices. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. 


  • The work consists of varied electric system construction, repair and maintenance duties. Inclement weather and hazardous work conditions contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to participate in the construction, repair and maintenance of the electric system. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of system operations.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, vendors, contractors, representatives of other public utilities, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, or to resolve problems.


  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in a stockroom, warehouse, and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Some of the work is performed on utility poles, in elevated buckets, and in the presence of electrified lines. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


This position may have functional supervision over assigned personnel.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated and possession of a motor vehicle record insurable under the city’s insurance plan.



Applicants must complete a City of Thomaston Employment Application which can be found on the City website, The City of Thomaston is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posting Open until the position is filled or pulled. Posted 1/2022

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