Overhead Line Worker

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority - San Jose, CA (30+ days ago)3.7


Definition

Under general supervision, the Overhead Line Worker performs journey level inspections, maintains and repairs overhead lines, power distribution cables, communication cables and overhead signal cables.

Classification Bargaining Unit: ATU

Essential Job Functions Typical Tasks
  • Performs inspections and repairs of all overhead contact wires, poles, support, distribution, communication and signal cables, insulators and switch gears;
  • Performs inspections and repairs of lighting and other electrical systems;
  • Operates boom and tower trucks and other equipment and tools;
  • Operates welding equipment;
  • Keeps tools and equipment clean and in good condition;
  • Keeps records of work performed;
  • May provide lead supervision and assist in training other workers;
  • Prepares written reports, documents defects and repairs on inspection forms, work orders, or designated computer programs;
  • Operates computer for related data input and retrieval;
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications Employment Standards

Training and education equivalent to a high school diploma and the following experience:

Two (2) years of verifiable experience as a journey level transit electrical line worker, working with over 600 Volts D.C.

OR

Two (2) years of verifiable experience as a journey level electrical line worker working with over 750 Volts A.C. in the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground lines.

Completion of a state certified electrical line worker apprenticeship program or equivalent is preferred.

Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and the ability to qualify for and maintain a Class A license. Applicants must obtain a Class A driver's license within 6 months of appointment. Failure to obtain a Class A driver license will be cause for termination.

Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and odd and unusual hours.

Supplemental Information Knowledge of:
  • Methods and procedures used to repair and maintain high voltage electrical systems;
  • Theory and principles of electrical and electronic equipment and circuits;
  • Tools and equipment used in the testing and repair of electrical and electronic equipment and installations;
  • Principles and practices of electrical construction and installation;
  • Proper tensioning and positioning of catenary wires;
  • Welding procedures used in electrical work;
  • General shop safety procedures;
  • Laws, ordinances, and regulations governing electrical installation, maintenance, safety, and accident prevention.

Ability to:
  • Test and repair electrical and electronic equipment and installations;
  • Work independently and safely with 750 volt DC power;
  • Work in high places;
  • Operate welding equipment used in electrical work;
  • Perform work in compliance with safety rules and regulations;
  • Read and interpret construction plans, specification and electronic schematics, diagrams, and maintenance manuals;
  • Estimate costs for time, labor, and materials;
  • Maintain records;
  • Assign, review the work of, and train others;
  • Prepare written reports, document defects and repairs on inspection forms, work orders, or designated computer programs;
  • Perform computer-related functions that allow for data input and retrieval;
  • Learn and stay current on all new technologies introduced into the transit industry as it relates to electrified rail;
  • Effectively read, understand, and use technical information found in repair manuals, service change bulletins, and applicable technical documents, including parts and supply manuals;
  • Establish and maintain effective relations with those encountered in day-to-day performance of tasks.