Transmission Equipment (Crane) Operator

Hartselle, AL posted on December 22

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Position Summary: This is a position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical transmission systems. This position works at various locations. The position may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands.

Essential Functions:

  • Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work. •Stringing overhead wire. •Setting poles and anchors. •Assists with installing transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, cross arms, insulators, switches and switchgear. •Assists in replacing fuses in transformers and clears faulted circuits and systems. •Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others. •Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
  • Capable of checking voltage on transformers. •Understands flag and tag procedures. •Capable of installing and removing a service. •Capable of properly inspecting rubber goods and PPE. •Understands when to wear personnel protective equipment. •Capable of making up and using a hand line. •Understands how and when to use Kellum grips. •Able to identify different types of materials used in line work. •Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather. •Willingness to glove/work high voltage transmission lines.
  • Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order. •Able to perform rigorous physical labor. •Understands proper use of company radio. •Understands operation of heavy equipment. •Understand basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying. •Understand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools. •Capable of receiving and following directions. •Capable of learning basic knowledge of materials used in line work. •Possess a basic knowledge of materials used in line work. •Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit. •Must be familiar with induced voltage. •Capable of assisting with the installation and hook up of a single phase transformer. •Capable of performing basic bucket rescue/escape. •Understands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding. •Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces. •Understands minimum approach distance.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

The right candidate has to be able to pass a background check, physical exam, drug and alcohol testing.

PowerGrid Services, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. We do reserve the right to refuse to hire or discontinue the employment of undocumented workers.