Groundman

Job Details

Status

open

End Date

Until Filled

Job Type

Electric Distribution

Salary

33.03 per hour

Job Description

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:

Performs works in construction and maintenance of the electric distribution system, providing assistance to line workers in the performance of their work and operating all fleet vehicles, and heavy equipment, pulling trailers and hauling loads. Work is performed under the immediate direction of the Working Foreman and reports to the Operations Field Supervisor. This position is a full-time, non-exempt, and safety-sensitive position with no supervisory responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists the linemen in all aspects of line maintenance, repair, and construction, including supplying workers with materials and tools, running errands, and working around and near energized powerlines.
  • Digs holes and trenches for installing, removing, or replacing poles, guy anchors, conduit, and other utility-related projects using shovels, power tools, backhoes, and excavators.
  • Assists crew in setting up the job site and traffic control. Ensures unauthorized people are kept out of the work area at all times.
  • Assists crew in assembly and placement of conduit, pulling wire, and related materials for underground installation.
  • Assists crew when stringing overhead wire, setting power poles, guy anchors, and transformers. Operate controls on line trucks and verify proper grounding of line trucks. Helps to prepare transformers, cutouts, crossarms, and streetlights for installation.
  • Backfills, tamps fill material, and performs ground restoration of excavations.
  • Safely drive and operate all utility fleet vehicles, including a combination of truck and towing loads requiring a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Must be able to safely and proficiently maneuver trucks on the company and private property, roadways, and at job sites. Assists with the loading and unloading various materials and securing loads for travel.
  • Use power tools, hand tools, jackhammers, chainsaws, and other typical tools of the trade for the position. Assist with clearing protective equipment such as hotsticks. May also perform light maintenance on tools.
  • Assists in tree trimming by raking leaves, picking up limbs, chipping brush with a chipper, and other right-of-way clearing activities.
  • Stocks trucks with the required material, supplies, equipment, and tools commonly used daily or as the work requires.
  • Be alert and respond with sound judgment to unusual and hazardous circumstances.
  • Performs warehouse duties as needed or requested.
  • Ability to work before/after regular hours to meet utility needs, including emergency response.
  • Performs work in accordance with organizational, industry, and regulatory safety rules, regulations, and practices. Understands proper use and care of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Demonstrate ability to form and maintain positive and cohesive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, elected officials, and the public.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as needed, required, or assigned.

Job Related Qualifications

Mandatory Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Have and maintain a valid Oregon Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Have and maintain a satisfactory driving record and the ability to demonstrate safe and competent driving skills.
  • Reside within 60 minutes of the office within one year of the hire date.
  • Meet the physical demands of the position with or without accommodation.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Electric distribution utility work or closely related field. Familiarity with construction work, equipment, materials, and industry-adopted safety rules and regulations.
  • Trained in CPR, first aid, flagging, and competent person for soil evaluation, excavation, and shoring.
  • Experience operating forklifts, backhoes, and other construction equipment is highly desired.

Knowledge of:

  • The rules and requirements for operating such vehicles and maintaining compliance with Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles regulations, and all other applicable state and federal laws.
  • Safe operations of tools, power equipment, and heavy equipment

Ability to:

  • Read, write, communicate effectively, understand and follow oral and written instructions, perform manual tasks quickly and accurately, hear with background noise, make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions, and represent Canby Utility in a manner conducive to good public relations.

Physical Demands of the position:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee frequently must walk, jog, sit, stand, squat, lift, push, pull, twist, bend, crouch, climb, crawl and kneel, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or controls and operate motorized equipment and vehicles. The position requires the ability to occasionally lift, push and pull up to 80 pounds and carry up to 50 pounds for some distance regularly during a workday. This position also requires a pre-employment physical to ensure their ability to meet the physical requirements of the work performed.

Benefits Information

PERS – (Retirement)

Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).

  • Six (6) Month Waiting Period.  Effective the beginning of the Seventh (7th) Month. Active PERS members may not be required to meet a waiting period.
  • 6% Employee Contribution paid by Canby Utility for the PERS Individual Account Program (IAP).

OTHER VOLUNTARY DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAMS:

Empower – 401(k) Plan

Oregon Savings Growth Plan – 457 Plan

  • Deferred Compensation Plans are fully funded by the employee.

MEDICAL INSURANCE:

CIS Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plan Copay E with VSP Vision Plan

Kaiser Permanente Copay B with Kaiser Vision Plan

CIS Delta Dental

Willamette Dental

  • Effective the first of the month following employment.
  • The premium cost for employees and their eligible family members is shared between Canby Utility and the employee.  Canby Utility pays 95%, and the employee pays 5%, regardless of which plan type.

LIFE INSURANCE

The Hartford

  • .Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment for the employee, maximum $50,000 benefit.
  • Effective the beginning of the month following the date of hire.
  • Premiums paid by Canby Utility.
  • Additional voluntary life coverage is available at employees’ costs for employees, spouse, and dependents. The maximum benefit available for employees is $300,000, the spouse is 100,000, and $10,000 for dependents, subject to medical underwriting.

 SECTION 125 PLANS

ASI Flex

  • Premium Conversion Plan – The employee portion of health and dental premiums is deducted on a pre-tax basis.
  • Medical Reimbursement – Employees may set aside a portion of their annual pay on a pre-tax basis to cover out-of-pocket (allowed) medical expenses.
  • Dependent Care Plan – Employees may set aside a portion of their annual pay on a pre-tax basis to cover dependent care expenses.  IRS rules apply.

VEBA – Monthly contribution to the employee’s VEBA account (Health Reimbursement Account). Contributions paid by Canby Utility.

SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE:  Premiums paid for by the employee

Aflac

  • Accident Advantage
  • Cancer & Specified Disease
  • Critical Illness & Specified Health Event
  • Short-Term Disability

Metlife

  • Critical Illness
  • Accident & Health
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Trauma

Allstate Identity Protection

LegalShield Prepaid Legal Services

Hartford  - Short-Term Disability through City/County Insurance Services

PAID LEAVES:

HOLIDAY PAY – 9 days per year under the four 10-hour day schedule. Holidays that fall on a Saturday are banked.  This benefit is covered by a Memorandum of Understanding for the 4/10 workweek schedule.

SICK LEAVE – 8 hours per month, eligible to use beginning on the 91st day of employment.

VACATION – 40 hours per year at six months, then accruing 6.67 (80) hours per month.  See IBEW agreements, personnel handbook, employment contracts or Board adopted policy for accrual schedules.

*Benefits are subject to change in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Canby Utility and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.*

 

 

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We fully consider all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.