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Electric Lineman Apprentice

Fort Valley Utility Commission

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POSITION TITLE:  Lineman Apprentice (Electric) Non-exempt


REPORTS TO:  Electric Foreman



Under close supervision serves as a Lineman Apprentice.  Is responsible for learning to perform, and performing, a variety of functions involved in installing, repairing, maintaining or upgrading power lines.



  • Operate trenching machine to dig power line ditches or hydraulic derrick to set and align poles.  Operate back hoe and/or hoist or bucket. Makes up and installs downguys.
  • Pull conductor off reels and places in ditches or installs to poles according to specified directions.  Provides for proper conductor sag.  Frames and installs on the ground or on pads or poles various assemblies such as transformers, lightening arrestors, cut-off switches, etc.
  • Under close supervision works on hot lines up to 13,000 volts. Places protective insulation on lines and wears appropriate safety equipment following detailed established safety procedures.
  • Trained in all types of single phase and three phase transformer installation. Must gain knowledge of all distribution switching, sectionalizing and fusing.
  • May install electric services and meter; splice broken conductors, resagging broken lines and install security lights.
  • Periodically attend training sessions to stay proficient in such subjects as safety training, first aid and CPR training, live line training, equipment training, etc.
  • Operate all department equipment. 
  • Responsible for tools and equipment assigned; sees that the tools/equipment are properly maintained and that the required repairs are properly reported.
  • Must have a phone and be available for “on call” duty, special trouble calls and overtime as necessary.
  • As a public employee, responsible for maintaining good relations with the public served.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • The work requires some physical exertions, such as walking across rugged terrain, climbing wooden poles, lifting crossarms, x-braces, and associated hardware with assistance of cranes, and the use of hand-held power tools. 
  • The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
  • The physical requirements of the job require the ability to lift 50 pounds and on those occasions where lifting requirements may be higher, employee is required to notify supervisor of the need for assistance.
  • Vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.




  • The work involves high risks situations or unusual environmental stress, such as working with high-voltage electrical equipment, extreme outdoor weather conditions, and emergency situations at all hours of the day, and any day. 
  • Normal working hours (7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday) are expected; however, employee may be subject to call-outs at all times to perform emergency work and is encouraged to establish permanent residence within the service area.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Commercial drivers license (CDL) license required within 6 months of employment.
  • Possess demonstrable skills and be a team player.
  • Possess good reading, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to interface with customers and internal personnel.




If interested, please send resume by one of the methods below:


Mail: 500 Anthoine St

Fort Valley GA 31030

Fax: 478-825-7704

Open until filled



EOE/Drug Free/Smoke Free Environment

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