Coweta-Fayette EMC, to include its subsidiaries True Natural Gas and Relyco Security Resources, is an equal opportunity employer and is recognized as one of the most progressive electric membership cooperatives serving customers in portions of six counties. Coweta-Fayette EMC offers a competitive wage and benefits package for full-time employees.

As part of our efforts to extend employment opportunities within our recruitment area, we encourage applicants to submit applications that meet the minimum job specifications for the following position(s):

Power Line Technician Apprentice I

Role and Responsibilities

To participate in the Power Line Technician Apprenticeship Program consisting of progressive classroom and on-the-job training that will result in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to safely construct, repair, and maintain a reliable electric distribution system.

The minimum job qualifications for this position are:

  • High School graduate or equivalent required.
  • Electrical Line Worker Program diploma or certificate or previous utility experience preferred.
  • One year of experience as a Utility Groundman or similar position related to utility construction required to enter the program as a Power Line Technician Apprentice I.
  • Class A CDL License required to enter the program as a Power Line Technician Apprentice I.
  • Required to live within Coweta-Fayette EMC’s service territory or willing to move into service territory within twelve months of hire.
  • Progression is subject to participation and successful completion of each program level.
  • Power Line Technician Apprentice I-IV required to be available for pre-arranged stand-by duty according to schedules established by management.
  • Effectively and accurately performs the following functions:

  • Safely construct, repair, and maintain electrical distribution lines and equipment according to staking sheets, sag charts, National Electric Safety Code, and any other applicable rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of work orders, work sketches, maps, and other records related to job performance.
  • Utilize and maintain the equipment, metering devices, and other necessary tools in a safe and operable condition.
  • Immediately correct and report any safety rule violations as established by the National Electric Safety Code and the Cooperative’s safety rules and procedures.
  • Assist with record preparation for all utilized material and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge and use of the tools, equipment, and material required to construct and maintain an electric distribution system.
  • Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Very Heavy Work. Exerts force in excess of 100 pounds occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Reaches and lifts overhead.
  • Ascends and descends electric poles frequently using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Must maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling.
  • Bends body downward and forward frequently by bending spine at the waist requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Bends legs at knee and moves about on hands and knees.
  • Uses upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward and to exert force to draw, drag, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Majority of time spend outdoors.
  • Exposure to varying temperature conditions including cold below 32 degrees and heat above 100 degrees.
  • The use of PPE and safety equipment required (i.e. climbing harness and FR clothing).
  • Must be able to communicate listening and speaking accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Works on uneven terrain in areas along and off-road rights-of-way often encountering vehicular traffic.
  • Works frequently with or near energized lines.
  • Works around noisy construction machinery.
  • Visually inspects work for safety connection and compliant design.
  • Must be able to read, write, and do arithmetic.
  • Must be able to weigh and measure.
  • The deadline to apply for this position is by 5pm on August 15th.
  • It is the practice of Coweta-Fayette EMC to accept applications for existing vacancies only. Individuals can apply by downloading and completing the application linked above and returning it by email to apply@utility.org, by mail or in-person via our drive-thru during business hours to 807 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto, GA 30268.

    The job description is an overview of the major responsibilities of the position. It is not intended to cover each aspect of the position as duties may be temporarily altered based on the business needs of Coweta-Fayette EMC. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned by your supervisor. All employees of Coweta-Fayette EMC are expected to demonstrate an awareness that each job exists to effectively serve each and every member.

    Coweta-Fayette EMC is a Drug Free Workplace. All new hires are required to successfully pass Coweta-Fayette EMC’s pre-employment physical exam and drug screen as well as a background check.

    Applicants with disabilities who need assistance with the application process and interested persons with questions can contact Melissa Watson at (770) 252-7419, or mwatson@utility.org

    Coweta-Fayette EMC is an Equal Opportunity Provider Employer, including disbility/vets

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