• Electric Lineworker A

    Posted: 05/19/2024

    The City of Bay City is seeking a skilled Lineworker A for our Bay City Electric Light & Power Department.

    This is skilled work of journeyman level position performing skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices in the maintenance, repair and construction of electric underground and overhead distribution facilities, sub-transmission facilities, transmission facilities and related electrical equipment.

    Work includes performing as a trouble-call worker seeking to restore electrical service to customers in the event of unusual problems. Work requires working with primary and secondary lines, sometimes under adverse weather conditions.

    ILLUSTRATIVE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Constructs, maintains and repairs underground and overhead electric distribution and transmission systems; including activities of installing poles, cross arms, anchors, underground conduit, wire, transformers, switches, arrestors, insulators, regulators, breakers, structures, lighting and other electric related devices.
    • Serves as trouble-call worker and works independently to make emergency repairs to restore electrical service to customers; calls for assistance if necessary; provides emergency stand-by service in evenings and on weekends.
    • Install and replace customer service drops. Performs reconnects and disconnects of customer services.
    • Assists with instructing and training of apprentices and other new employees.
    • Work in a manner that all City safety rules, regulations and policies are followed.
    • Occasionally assist with line clearance activities.

    The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and have successfully completed a recognized lineworker apprenticeship program in addition to the following:

    • Must have an understanding of construction and maintenance of electric underground and overhead distribution facilities, sub-transmission facilities, transmission facilities and related electrical equipment.
    • Knowledge of the principles involved in the operation of transformers, regulators and similar electrical devices and equipment.
    • Knowledge of the principles involved in the operation of transformers, regulators and similar electrical devices and equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to climb utility poles and work efficiently in climbing hooks.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and work effectively with other employees.
    • Ability to work with the public in a courteous and professional manner.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Michigan driver's license with appropriate CDL certification.

    Bay City Electric Light & Power (BCELP)

    Bay City Electric Light & Power is a municipal utility, owned by the City of Bay City, Michigan Bay City Electric Light & Power serves over 20,000 customers encompassing a service area that includes Bay City and the surrounding townships of Bangor, Frankenlust, Hampton, Monitor, and Portsmouth. Delivering service to BCELP customers requires more than 500 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines, fed from 10 distribution substations.