Journeyworker (DOL Journeyman Lineman)

Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Austin, TX, USA · Austin, TX, USA · Texas, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Position Open Until Filled

$39.73 per hour Minimum Starting Base Pay* + KPI Bonuses + Competitive Benefits

Qualifications may warrant greater starting base pay within the full pay range.  Individual base pay is determined by experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training.


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing duties required in the operation, maintenance, construction and repair of transmission and distribution systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate mastery and continue duties of Apprentice 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Construct and maintain overhead and underground electric lines and equipment
  • Inspect existing primary and secondary power lines and substation equipment
  • Correct and/or report problems and observed hazards
  • Maintain and operate vehicles and equipment
  • Investigate trouble on lines and locate cause of power outages
  • Maintain and service, including cleaning and repairing, all tools and equipment
  • Perform rubber glove work on energized lines from aerial device
  • Work on de-energized or grounded lines or equipment, both from the pole or an aerial device
  • Participate in and successfully complete scheduled training
  • Assist in the training of others
  • Demonstrate diligence in learning and adhering to safety regulations
  • Collect delinquent accounts
  • Must be available for and participate in Call-Out duty
  • Must be available to work various shifts
  • Responsible for construction and maintenance of overhead and underground lines
  • Maintain construction standards and acceptable specifications
  • Lead and/or monitor job briefings and tail board meetings
  • Approve purchasing invoices, work orders and focus on efficiency and cost controls
  • Maintain a safe and reliable system for members and the general public
  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment for employees
  • Manage construction project completion
  • Participate in emergency restoration and call-out duty
  • Update the UC mapping system
  • Participate in the process for damage claims
  • Resolve customer complaints and answer customers' questions
  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving escalated complaints or disputes
  • Implement corporate and departmental policies, procedures and service standards in conjunction with management
  • Discuss job performance problems with supervisor to identify causes and issues and  work to resolve problems
  • Teach and instruct employees in job duties and company policies Instruct and supervise subordinates in the absence of the Construction/Service Supervisor
  • Interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff
  • Develop and review operating procedures
  • Establish work priorities and activities
  • Coordinate activities with other departments
  • Conduct and participate in safety meetings
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:

A range of leadership activities, training, effectively communicating organizational policies and other information to subordinates, and ensuring that employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and budgeting
  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of principles of electricity, safety practices and codes
  • Knowledge of electric power industry construction standards
  • Knowledge of voltage testing equipment
  • Skilled in monitoring and managing performance
  • Skilled in establishing and communicating performance expectations and metrics
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model and mentor to assigned apprentice
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to teach employees to set up and disseminate information from various types of voltage testing equipment
  • Ability to train and teach employees the art of troubleshooting and the safe, timely manner of power restoration; including substation, distribution lines and residential lines


Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of DOL program requirements for Journeyworker
  • Valid Texas Class A CDL  




Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity.