Aerial Groundman (Agriculture)
To assist line crew or network crew members by working on the ground, handing tools and heavy materials to workers. To dig holes and pad ditches, and to perform other similar work in connection with the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground power lines. This position is the highest of a multi-step progression and is expected to know all aspects of Groundman duties for the Company. Lower steps in this classification are expected to progress into all aspects of these duties.
• Passes tools to line crew or network crew members by acting as a general helper on the ground. Handles cables, conduit and other materials as directed. Glues conduits together. Assists in setting transformers.
• Assists line crew with setting poles by shoveling or piking; fills anchor holes.
• Clears undergrowth from right-of-way by using hand tools or saws. Piles debris to clear path. Performs general clean-up of job sites following completion of work.
• Positions reels of electric cable beside trenches and lays heavy residential underground distribution (URD) cables in ditches and pads by shoveling fine sand around cable.
• Assists network crew top man with lowering and raising molten metals and other heavy materials to the cable splicer working below in the vault.
• Operates roto hammer to access vaults.
• Notifies customers of impending disruption of service while lines are under repair.
• Flags traffic to protect employees and the public from injury.
• May assist Powder man as directed, operating jackhammer or digging bars to break concrete or rocks. May drive 3/4-ton or 1-ton pickup truck to job site or to obtain supplies.
• Performs other duties as assigned. Job duties are subject to change as directed by management.
Requires good mechanical and electrical aptitude; communication skills and electricity training helpful. Valid commercial driver's license is preferred. Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) OPERATIONS