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
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.