Lineworker

Print Job Opening posted on 04/24/2015

The City of Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has an immediate opening for a Lineworker. The BPU is a full service utility provider serving residents and businesses in Jamestown, N.Y. and surrounding communities with electric, water, wastewater, solid waste and district heating/chilling services.

Applicants must have graduated from high school or posses a high school equivalency diploma and three years of full-time paid experience in the installation and maintenance of overhead and underground power distribution systems; or two years of full-time paid experience as a lineworker on power distribution systems; or any equivalent combination of training and experience as described above.

The person in this position will sets poles, install wires, transformers, guys, crossarms, anchors, and other equipment; string electrical power lines on poles and pull underground cables; repair and replace Street lighting fixtures; run service lines from poles to customers’ buildings; perform journeyman-level substation transmission and distribution work; may contact customers regarding service interruptions caused by adverse weather conditions or construction requirements; may also be required to make cable splices and perform emergency repairs to consumer service lines.

The position requires a good knowledge of the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical power distribution systems and equipment; good knowledge of the theory and principles of electrical distribution systems, insulation and transformer hookups; good knowledge of the principles of electricity; good knowledge of the safety precautions involved in working with electrical distribution systems; ability to use tools and equipment of the trade; skill in making repairs to electrical equipment; ability to climb poles and work at high altitudes; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to splice wires or cables; willingness to perform arduous manual labor; ability to withstand adverse weather conditions and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job.

The BPU offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

The position of Lineworker falls in the Competitive Class of the Civil Service Commission Classification Plan. All applicable rules and regulations of the New York State Civil Service Commission (including all local rules and regulations) shall apply to this position.

Direct applications, resumes and letters of interest to:

Ross Snyder
Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
P.O. Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700

or by e-mail to:



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