Journey Line Worker

<strong>The Board of Water&nbsp;&amp; Light serves Lansing, Michigan, and surrounding areas with electricity, water, and steam. Lansing's city charter vests the BWL with full and exclusive management of water, steam, and electric services for the city. The American Public Power Association has honored the Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light as one of the country's best publicly-owned utilities.</strong>

Lansing, MI

Lansing Board of Water & Light

<h3>The Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light is a municipally owned public utility dating back to 1885, when Lansing citizens approved building a water system. Electricity was added to the list of utility services in 1892, steam heat in 1919 and chilled water in 2001. BWL&rsquo;s mission is to provide safe, reliable and affordable utility products and services to over 97,000 electric and 56,000 water customers throughout the greater Lansing area. For more information about the BWL and our community service, visit: <a href=""></a>.</h3>

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Overview: Responsible for performing all functions pertaining to overhead and URD distribution.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Uses all tools and equipment necessary for installation and maintenance of overhead and URD distribution lines. Operates equipment necessary for maintenance and installation of overhead and URD lines including trucks and trailers, winches, bucket truck controls, pulling machine, rope machine, forklift, road boring machine, minicrane, air compressors, flashing arrows, trenchers, backhoe, hydraulic cutting equipment, etc.</li> <li>Operates small tools necessary for construction and maintenance of overhead lines and URD including jackhammer, chipping hammer, rotohammer, chain saw, tree saw, electric hacksaw, hotsticks, tensioning machine, portable and truck-mounted generator, bolt-cutter, pliers, cable-stripping equipment, ground rod driver, Nico, Electric High and Burndy presses, status scopes, phasing sets, and primary and secondary voltmeters, etc.</li> <li>Works with various types of equipment including single- and three-phase transformers, capacitors, regulators, re-closers, switches, cutouts, pad-mount transformers, pad-mount switchgear, switching modules, concrete pads, etc.</li> <li>Climbs and works from wooden and steel poles and steel platforms, requiring wearing of line worker body belt, harness, and other safety equipment.</li> <li>Required to follow BWL safety manual and wear required personal protective equipment.</li> <li>Attends all training for safety awareness or skills improvement as directed by supervisor, BWL or governmental agency such as MIOSHA. Performs other related duties as necessitated by job responsibilities.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>Job Specifications</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Must be Journey Line Worker as indicated by completion of apprenticeship program or equivalent.</li> <li>Must have experience working primary voltages with rubber gloves and sleeves.</li> <li>Certificate of journey lineman status preferred.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Knowledge, Skills and Abilities</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Commercial Drivers License (CDL) - Candidates must possess a valid MI Driver&rsquo;s License with an acceptable driving record.</li> <li>Upon hire they must provide proof of successful completion of the State of MI written portion of the Commercial Driver&rsquo;s License (CDL) examination, and pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam.</li> <li>Within six months of the date of hire they must successfully pass the MI CDL skills/road test.</li> <li>Applicants must currently possess valid MI CDL with required endorsements or at minimum, pass DOT physical exam and State of MI written portion of CDL examination within 15 days of hire/transfer.</li> <li>Individuals will be subject to DOT requirements in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), including random testing for controlled substances and alcohol.</li> </ul> <strong>Physical Requirements:</strong> <br /><br />Works aloft 70% of time. Operates different types of trucks and equipment. Stands and walks on uneven terrain 20% of time. Must be able to communicate emergency information. Works with and around high voltages. Good peripheral vision and depth perception necessary to perform job. Considerable climbing and working from poles up to 130' and working from steel platforms. Lifts up to 100 pounds. Respirator certification for entry into confined spaces.<br /><br /><strong>Working Conditions:</strong> <br /><br />Temperature and humidity extremes. Dust and noise levels can be high. Must work in inclement weather. Occasional exposure to confined spaces.