Groundworker/Apprentice Trainee-Level 3 or 4, Nueces Electric Cooperative, Inc. Orange Grove, Texas-HQ
We offer great benefits, including Medical, Retirement, Holiday Pay, Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, and Life Insurance. This position is non-exempt at $27.80-$30.47 per hr. DOE and placement as an apprentice. Come join our team at our Head Quarters located in Corpus Christi, TX. today! This position may advance through the Apprentice Lineman Program, governed and certified by the U.S. Department of Labor. This position will perform the preparatory work and ground tasks supporting Lineworkers following safe working procedures, rules and regulations. Ground Workers/Apprentices will work under the supervision of a skilled worker while performing the work of the trade. Position will advance through the Apprentice Lineman Program, governed and certified by the US Department of Labor. Must also meet the employment minimum requirements and complete probationary period. Level of placement may depend on the candidate's certifications, experience, and documented OJT (on the job training) documents.
Essential Job Functions: Learn material, lifting, using shovel, hammer, hydraulic tamp, driving truck with CDL Class A license Load poles and transformers on trucks and trailers. Assist Journey Lineworkers with assigned duties and help Lineworkers frame poles on ground. Ensure trucks are fueled and clean. Have tools and equipment ready for Lineworkers. Stock material on trucks for new construction jobs. Dispose of retired materials in a safe manner and make sure trucks are restocked.
Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent Graduate of an Apprentice Lineman College or equivalent experience of 3-5 years as a Lineworker (certifications, training and professional experience records will need to be provided for verification). Must be able to work nights and weekends and reside within 30 minutes from assigned office. Must be self-motivated, mechanically inclined and learn procedures in a timely manner. Must be able to work with mathematical concepts such as the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry, able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations. Must have experience working outdoors in extreme weather conditions and work with circuitry, lines and equipment. Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence while being speak effectively to groups of customers, employees or organizations.
Preferred Skills/Education: 3-5 years Lineworker experience. Ability to utilize web-based performance management, time tracking systems, email software such as MS Outlook, internet software, word processing software such as MS Word and can use customer information systems and utility specific work and service order applications. Texas Drivers License is required: Commercial Class A license or permit is preferred. CPR, First Aid, Confined Space and Pole Climbing (must obtain upon hired).
Internal Number: 82
About Nueces Electric Cooperative
Nueces Electric Cooperative (NEC) is more than a non-profit, customer-owned, "at cost" electric utility. Founded in 1938, today NEC serves over 19,000 electric meters for consumers in eight South Texas counties surrounding the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast. Nueces Electric Cooperative is a proactive cooperative who is paving ways in the cooperative industry. In 2005, Nueces Electric Cooperative became the first electric cooperative to voluntarily deregulate. We are the only deregulated electric Co-op in Texas and only one of a handful in the United States. NEC leadership started the conversation in 1999, and NEC membership voted to open to the electric choice market in 2000. In 2005, parent company, Nueces Electric Cooperative, officially introduced NEC Retail, the Co-op's competitive retail subsidiary. Today, NEC Retail serves the retail electric needs of over 32,000 consumers across Texas.
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
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