Second Class Line Technician

POSITION:                            Second Class Line Technician


DEPARTMENT:                    Construction


REPORTS TO:                       Line Crew Leader


EFFECTIVE DATE:              09-07-2022


DIRECTS:                              None


LEVEL:                                  Non-Exempt



To receive on-the-job training and mandatory structured training courses and experience for performing line service maintenance and construction functions.



The following requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.



Requires High School Diploma/Equivalent. Requires a minimum of three years’ experience in supervised line construction functions. Requires meeting all Second Class Line Technicians certifications. Requires ability to pass Second Class Line Technician skills test.



Requires knowledge of the principles and practices in line construction service and operations and maintenance requirements in an electric distribution system; knowledge of reading and interpret staking sheets, all RUS specifications and line construction assemblies. Requires knowledge of the Cooperative’s electrical and mechanical tagging and other numbering systems; the layout of electrical transmission and distribution lines. Requires the ability to be knowledgeable of Hart EMC’s policies and procedures. Requires excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with members; flexibility to work varied hours. Requires the ability to maintain current American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Adult CPR certification administered by the Cooperative.



Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Requires a valid Georgia Commercial Class A Driver’s License and a DOT Medical Card. Requires the ability to successfully pass Hart EMC’s employment entrance examination and drug screen. Requires residency within Hart EMC’s service area.



Field work with exposure to adverse elements of weather; strenuous physical work, including heavy lifting; requires flexibility to work overtime on short notice; flexibility to work during emergency situations. Requires physical ability in climbing, balancing, stooping, pushing, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and defined very heavy work. Visual acuity required as machine operator (b) and as mobile equipment operators (c). Adverse weather conditions include defined (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i) and (j).




Internal:  Two-way communication with the immediate supervisor on work related plans and approvals; to receive direction and guidance as needed for performance improvement.

External:  Demonstrates an awareness that the job exists to effectively serve each and every member, and at every opportunity, to achieve increased member and public understanding for support of the Cooperative.






The following are the essential duties and performance standards of this position. The essential duties do not include marginal functions that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. The scope and duties of a given position may change or be temporarily altered based on the business needs of Hart EMC. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.




The Second Class Line Technician:


  1. Provides assistance to other Crew Members as directed.


  1. Safely operates and maintains company cars, trucks and other equipment.
  2. Ensures that assigned trucks, tools and working equipment are properly used and kept in good

working condition and that any required repairs are promptly reported to the immediate



  1. Performs the following line duties under close supervision and as assigned:
  2. Makes all types of single and polyphase transformer installations, rephasing and phase rotation

on polyphase circuits.

  1. Installs, moves, and removes transformers, secondaries, service drops, poles, conductors,

capacitors, regulators or any other line equipment.

  1. Installs or removes instrument transformers, recording or indicating meters of all types; makes

load and voltage tests.

  1. Patrols transmission and distribution lines; operates and maintains related equipment;

distribution and transmission switching, sectionizing and fusing.

  1. Properly operates radio equipment.
  2. Submits time, mileage, material charge-outs and credit-ins; other required forms.


  1. Performs the following staking and line layout duties, as assigned and under close supervision.
  2. Reads and interprets staking sheets, all RUS specifications and line construction assemblies; the NESC and National Electric code.
  3. Reads and interprets the Cooperative’s electrical and mechanical tagging and other numbering systems; the layout of electrical transmission and distribution lines.


  1. Ensures safety awareness and the maintenance of safety standards for self and fellow Line

crew members.

  1. Maintains current knowledge of Hart EMC’s safety regulations and ensures line crew

compliance; takes corrective action, as needed.

  1. Maintains current knowledge of first aid, artificial respiration, and pole resuscitation.
  2. Maintains compliance with traffic laws, safety rules and regulations.
  3. Ensures compliance with Federal motor carrier regulations and state DOT/Public Service

Commission requirements.

  1. Ensures that assigned vehicles and equipment are operated and maintained in accordance with

safety procedures, operators manual and state law.




In addition to performing the essential duties of the position, the Second Class Line Technician:


  1. Interpersonal Skills
  2. Demonstrates effective employee relations skills when interacting with other personnel

without regard to race, sex, disability, national origin, color, religion, age, or veteran status.

  1. Maintains a professional and courteous manner.
  2. Participation, teamwork, and an open and cohesive work environment are supported.


  1. Attendance and Promptness
  2. Reports to work at designated time and has regular acceptable attendance.
  3. Provides availability for extra duty as required.
  4. Volunteers for overtime when needed.


  1. Work Quality
  2. Accurately and thoroughly performs job duties.
  3. Completes work with a minimum or no errors.
  4. Evaluates and considers results of job responsibilities.


  1. Business Appearance
  2. Dresses appropriately for the position based on Cooperative standards.


  1. Job Effectiveness
  2.   Demonstrates self-motivation.
  3. Demonstrates effective planning and organizing skills.
  4. Effectively sets priorities and performs in an efficient manner.
  5. Completes primary job functions without duplication of efforts.
  6.   Demonstrates self-discipline without supervision.


  1. Self-Development/Technical Knowledge and Skills
  2. Demonstrates current technical job knowledge and skills for effective performance of position


  1. Progresses in previously communicated performance improvement.
  2. Demonstrates initiative to acquire additional knowledge for effective job performance.


  1. Effective Communication
  2. Demonstrates proficient oral and written communication skills.
  3. Demonstrates effective listening skills prior to taking action.
  4. Communicates to supervisor in all matters which affect their duties.
  5. Effectively learns and accepts the Cooperative’s practices, concepts, policies, and procedures.


  1. Decision Making
  2. Analyzes all factors and alternatives prior to reaching conclusions.
  3. Performs in a timely manner for effective results.
  4.   Demonstrates accountability for difficult decision-making.
  5. Demonstrates excellent stress and pressure skills if confronted with temporary setbacks.


  1. Safety Awareness
  2. Establishes and maintains acceptable safety standards.
  3. Maintains current knowledge of Cooperative’s safety regulations and evaluation of personal


  1. Performs in accordance with established safe working environment.
  2.   Actively participates in department safety meetings.

Job Details

Job ID
September 21, 2022
October 05, 2022