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OTEC - Line Crew Working Foreman
Dec 01, 2021

Line Crew Working Foreman

Burns, Oregon

Wage or Salary:

$54.61 per hour

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Position Summary 

Under direction of the District Superintendent and/or the General Foreman, the Working Foreman directs and performs assigned work related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of the overheard and underground electric transmission and distribution system and related equipment.

• Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program for an electrical lineman
• Valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) and associated Medical Examiners Certification
• IBEW Journeyman Lineman status required before hire date
• Reside within 20 road miles door-to-door from home to their district office
• Union membership is required within 30 days after hire date as a condition of continued employment
• High school diploma or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Takes initiative/self-motivated
• Lift, carry, pull, and push items that can weigh as much as 100 pounds
• Ability to climb poles and other system structures proficiently
• Clear and thorough understanding of switching processes
• Troubleshoot the source of power outages
• Knowledge of technology related to job duties

• Safety Awareness and Participation
• Communication
• Adaptability
• Decision Making
• Leadership
• Member Focus
• Planning and Organizing
• Problem Solving/Analysis

Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the Journeyman Lineman, the Working Foreman will:
• Receive and communicate crew assignments; Plan work and coordinate teams.
• Accurately complete all required paperwork associated with assigned tasks and keep applicable OTEC manuals current.
• Ensure job task tailboards are completed and documented.
• Assure that safe work practices and safety rules are followed and in compliance with OSHA and cooperative policies.
• Inspect all safety and protective equipment, tools, materials etc., to confirm that they are in operational condition and properly maintained.
• Ensure that all work is performed safely and efficiently and in compliance with applicable codes, as well as cooperative standards and specifications.
• Report safety concerns, problems, and violations to management.
• Other duties as assigned and as qualified to perform.
• Participation in cooperative strategy and initiatives

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position. This position requires that the employee be available for work outside the normal daily work period. Travel may be required within the four-county service territory during the business day and infrequently overnight. Occasional out of the area travel is expected to attend various activities such as meetings, training and other events. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Any significant change in duties, responsibilities or activities will be bargained with the Union.


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