CLASSIFICATION: Lineworker C-A, Electric Department
RATE OF PAY: $28.00-$33.29
PLACE OF WORK: Utility Service Center, 80 S. Franklin St
HOURS OF WORK: Generally Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm, subject to overtime
TYPE OF WORK:
Under general supervision of Electric Distribution Supervisor and Lead Lineworker.
Perform a wide range of electrical repair, maintenance, and installation duties on transmission (69 kV) and distribution (4 & 12 kV) systems and work to provide and maintain residential, commercial, and industrial lighting and power requirements.
Duties involve working normally scheduled hours, afterhours in event of emergencies, and scheduled overtime. Work from orders issued by the Electric Distribution Supervisor or designee. Use plans, diagrams, drawings, maps, electronic devices; work from manufacturer's instructions and manuals; consult with higher supervision as necessary. Advise or assist with other lineworkers, ground crews, meter tech, and others.
Use a variety of hand, portable power, specialty, and hydraulic tools and equipment; required to use various safety devices for climbing and performing work. Climb poles and ladders; work on platforms, from free climbing equipment, or aerial lift devices. Operate digger derricks for various tasks including drilling holes, setting poles, and lifting equipment.
Duties involve the repair, installation, and maintenance of transformers and hook-ups, feeders, switches, and other electrical service equipment; erect platforms and related construction together with various supports, insulators, and cable; position and connect transformers and other service equipment. Bend, splice, and make all types of cable connections. Regularly work on energized distribution and secondary conductors and components utilizing all standard safety measures. Participate in routine safety tailboards and meetings.
In the event of difficulties or unusual conditions, consult with higher supervision, engineers, or others as necessary. Deal with all types of emergencies. Safely perform difficult and hazardous work. Insure use of safety devices, use upmost caution, and insure ample protection of work area for self and fellow crew members.
Use and maintain tools and equipment in a prescribed condition. Initiate requests for new tools or replacement of defective tools. Properly account for all materials used on the job to include measuring all wire and cable and reporting footages as needed.
Keep abreast of latest methods and techniques, equipment and tools, first aid, and other requirements essential to safety, cost-effectiveness, and performance.
Subject to scheduled and unscheduled overtime, callout, and regular paid standby duty.
Perform tasks to support the Borough as a whole including work on traffic signals, street lights, downtown electrification, and decorations. Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
Must have a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License and have had a clean driving record for no less than three (3) years prior to hire. Within probationary period must obtain a Pennsylvania operator’s license of classification- Class A CDL with air brake endorsement.
Have or obtain current CPR/AED/First Aid certification within six (6) months of employment.
Borough employee must not have any disciplinary action (written or suspension) in their file during the preceding two (2) years.
Residency requirement – Must take up residency within 15 air miles of Borough Hall within 1 year of hire date and remain within designated area while employed.
Must have successfully completed:
Electrical Worker PPE and Required Safety Training
Basic Electric Theory Instruction (Borough or other)
Climbing and Basic Lineworker's Instruction
Basic Rubber Glove School (or equivalent)
Completed or enrolled in “Basic Lineman Skills - Unit 1” (TVPPA correspondence course or equivalent).
Minimum 1 year experience in electrical linework with a minimum 6 months in Driver-Groundworker A (or equivalent work experience) to include familiarity operating bucket and line trucks.
These are the minimum requirements for the position of a Lineworker C. If a candidate exceeds these requirements to the level of a higher classification then the department head may hire them in at a grade and pay commensurate with their level of experience and training.
Position is preparatory to eventual progression to Lineworker A. Advancement is at discretion of management and conditional on completing mandatory lineworker training. Appropriate training will be made available for the expected advancement.
To be considered for a Class A lineworker, Applicant must supply documentation of successful completion of a lineworker apprenticeship program acceptable to Borough management.
As a full service municipality, Chambersburg supplies a wide variety of services to its citizens and businesses; more services than any other municipality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Typical town functions include:
A highway department (over 58 miles of local streets)
A land use & community development department (including planning, zoning, property maintenance code enforcement, residential rental inspections, and economic development)
A local Police Department
A combination paid & volunteer Emergency Service Department (including fire fighting, basic life saving EMS service and commercial fire code inspections)
A Recreation Department (including acres of parkland, a downtown Recreation Center, and the development of a new regional family aquatics center)
A municipal parking, traffic, and street lights utility
A residential and commercial trash utility
A Main Street downtown revitalization effort, and
An Elm Street neighborhood preservation program
Chambersburg’s theme is “a clean, green, safe, and healthy community.”
Chambersburg also is the home to more municipal utilities than any other municipality in Pennsylvania. Chambersburg is one ...of 35 Boroughs in Pennsylvania to operate a municipal non-profit electric utility. Chambersburg is the largest municipal electric utility in the State, twice as large as the second largest, Ephrata, Lancaster County, and the only one to operate generation stations. Chambersburg is one of two municipalities in Pennsylvania to operate a natural gas utility. The other is Philadelphia, which does not operate an electric utility. Nationally, Chambersburg is one of 2,000 communities to have its own electric system and one of 800 communities to have a natural gas system but one of only about 50 to operate both. Chambersburg also manages a regional water system and a regional sanitary sewer system; not through an independent Authority or an intermunicipal board, but under Council control directly. Chambersburg also operates a new storm sewer utility; one of the first storm sewer utilities to form under the new Federal mandate to regulate stormwater.
Situated as the County Seat of Franklin County, Chambersburg is a large and diverse community. Sometimes dealing with city issues, Chambersburg Borough still maintains a small-town quality of life.
Local laws, rates, policies, etc., are decided by the elected Chambersburg Town Council. Chambersburg currently has 20,691 residents (2016).
Jeffrey M. Stonehill, Borough Manager & Director of Utilities