This position is responsible for the performance of a variety of physical tasks involving the construction, maintenance, or repair of electric utility facilities and equipment. Also assists in the collection of consumption data from electric meters.
Operates equipment such as bucket trucks, line trucks, trenchers, backhoes, underground locators and various power and hand tools.
Constructs, maintains, and/or repairs electric utility facilities and equipment including, but not limited to, meters, poles, towers, and cables as directed.
Reads and interprets electrical prints, maps, and schematics
Responsible for the preventative maintenance program for the department’s equipments and tools.
Performs the duties of the Board’s electrical inspector including trench inspections for underground electric and electric utility installation with subdivisions.
Responsible for the electric utility locates as required by Miss Utility.
Responsible for maintenance of records for substations and related equipment including actual pole and substation inspections, clearing vegetation in the Board’s right-of-ways and substation areas and coordinating the tree trimming program each year
Knowledge of traffic laws for motorized vehicles.
Assists in handling multiple priorities and projects.
Shares the responsibility for the preparation of material specifications as required.
Trains electric personnel.
Responsibly enforces the safety rules, including the determination that proper clearance and grounding for the protection of his crew have been established.
Performs any necessary clerical work incidental to the job.
Trains staff personnel as needed.
Assists in recording consumption data from electric meters as directed.
Assists in checking electric meters for proper functioning, tampering, or other operational problems.
Connects and disconnects meters as directed.
Installs, maintains and repairs streetlights.
Troubleshoots electrical system problems.
Deals courteously and diplomatically with the general public.
Performs other related duties as assigned by Electric Supervisor.
Performs Service Orders as directed by Electric Supervisor.
Abides by all Safety rules and Incident Investigations outlined in the BPW Safety Procedures and/or the safety procedures outlined in the Individual Departmental Manual.
Job requires incumbent to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and lift up to 50 pounds. Work also requires walking, talking/hearing, climbing/balancing and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling.
Work is typically performed outdoors, in all weather conditions, in awkward or cramped positions with moderate contact with the Lewes BPW customers and the general public. The incumbent works at heights and around electrical hazards.
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Possession of a valid Class A CDL Delaware driver’s license and a good driving record.
Successful completion of an accredited lineman apprenticeship program.
Extensive experience and knowledge in the field of electric distribution and transmission.
Must respond to customer calls within thirty minutes.
Extensive knowledge and experience with the use of the NATIONAL ELECTRIC SAFETY CODE.
Any combination of experience and training which provides an equivalent to the minimum desirable employment standards.
NIMS Training which will be completed after hiring.
Employee must use reasonable care, judgment, and application of their knowledge in the performance of his/her duties.
Employee must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
Additional Salary Information: Starting base salary is $35.00 an hour and is negotiable with experience. The Lewes BPW also offers a generous benefits package.
About Lewes Board of Public Works
The Lewes Board of Public Works is a small utility with about 3500 customers located on the Delaware Coast. We have a lot to offer as an organization including competitive wages, generous benefits package and a family-oriented atmosphere. To learn more about the Lewes Board of Public Works, please visit our website: https://lewesbpw.delaware.gov/