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LINE WORKER HELPER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is routine manual work of a repetitive nature involving responsibility for assisting a Line Worker when working on overhead and underground electric power lines by performing a variety of ground operations. Incumbents must be able to learn tools and terminology of the trade in order to supply Line Workers with tools and equipment in the shortest possible time. Work is performed under direct supervision and requires little independent judgment. An employee in this class is required to climb poles and trees and to be able to work effectively at considerable heights in adverse weather conditions. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Digs holes for power lines.
Assists in setting and equipping poles.
Assists with tree trimming.
Supplies Line Workers with materials, tools, equipment and devices.
Loads and unloads equipment trucks.
Operates automotive equipment and hydraulic equipment, such as winch booms, line trucks, buckets and digger derricks.
Assists in splicing cables, running, poling and stringing of wire.
Assists Line Workers in maintaining electrical system (ground work).
Makes repairs on traffic and caution lights.
Occasionally, assists in the installation and removal of electric meters on consumer's premises.
Transports materials from stockroom to truck and job site; assists with record keeping and inventory control.
Performs routine maintenance as assigned.
Performs routine vehicle maintenance such as checking oil, water and battery.
Operates hand and power tools.
Observes and maintains safety procedures.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of the basic concepts of electric power distribution, including terminology, tools and materials of the trade.
Working knowledge of standard first aid procedures and techniques including artificial respiration.
Ability to follow simple oral and written directions.
Ability to work safely and follow safety rules.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
None. SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid non-CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.