Apprentice Lineperson-Edgefield

Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Organization: Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Location: Edgefield

City: Aiken

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencie

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations.

Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit;  Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen – Learns business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals as they are communicated and understood.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Conserves organizational resources.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities

Judgment - Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

Planning/Organizing - Understands work activities; Uses time efficiently.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness with a safe work practice.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly with safe work practices.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

 Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                              

Two year technical degree in related field or completion of accredited lineperson training course is preferred. Specialized training to be received on the job.  High School Diploma or GED required. Experience in other capacities at the Cooperative or in related fields will be considered.  On-the-job training will be provided.  Prefer knowledge of RUS construction specifications.  Must have basic knowledge of electricity, first-aid, safety rules, CPR and an understanding of materials, tools, and their use.

Language Skills                                           

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business manuals, correspondence, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external customers of the Cooperative.

Mathematical Skills                                                 

Ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability                                                    

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills                                          

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Contact Management systems; Design software; Internet software; Payroll systems (such as UPN); Project Management software (such as Mapviewer); Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Commercial Driver’s License, CPR-First Aid Certified, Pole Climber Certified

Other Qualifications                                                

Must be interested in the Cooperative's programs and objectives.  Must have an interest in a program of self-development under supervision and be willing to accept increased responsibilities.  Must be willing to work overtime and be subject to "on call" scheduling.

Must be of high integrity and possess good personal habits. Must be able to pass required Cooperative physical examination and drug screen for the position.  Must progress at an acceptable pace through all four levels of apprenticeship to achieve First Class status.

Must have a valid SC driver's license and must qualify for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within three months after employment.  Must show promise of becoming proficient in all types of work required of a Lineperson.  Must demonstrate proficiency in the handling of all tools and equipment used in the trade.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. Occasional moderate noise exposure.

Note:  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.

Job Description:

Summary  Effectively and efficiently perform all duties required in constructions and maintenance of the distribution system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Digging pole and anchor holes.

Setting and aligning pole and anchors.         

Making up and installing all types of guys.

Stringing, sagging and tying-in conductors of all sizes and types.

Installing and connecting transformers, fuse cutouts, arrestor, switches, oil circuit reclosers and sectionalizers.

Framing and installing pole assemblies, on the ground or in the air, performing work in a trainee capacity in the construction, maintenance operations and retirement of electric distribution system, all in accordance with RUS specifications.

Loading and unloading poles, transformers, and other material.

Assisting in splicing broken conductors, resagging broken lines, replacing damaged electrical apparatus and facilities, and performing other construction retirements, and operation and maintenance work, as required.

Patrolling lines when required, replacing defective equipment, tightening hardware and guys and resagging secondary and services.

Learning to perform first-aid and artificial respiration and becoming familiar with pole-top rescue.

Staying alert for all hazards that exist in the form of falls, electric shock, electric flash, falling objects and traffic.

Keeping familiar with the use of safety equipment and at all times follows all safety procedures, rules and regulations.

Service work as required.

Participates in safety and job training meetings.

Participates in Annual Meeting as required.

Is subject to on-call scheduling and over time as required.

Establishes and maintains contacts and relationships for the purpose of coordination and communication with internal customers, external customers, government agencies and the general public as appropriate. 

Performs such other duties as required.


Application Process:
Apply on company website.

Employer Address:

2790 Wagener Rd,
Aiken, 29801
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.