KPP News
Posted on June 22, 2018


Under the supervision of the electric distribution superintendent, provides ground support for linemen. Responsible for exercising judgment as to the details of assigned work within prescribed operating procedures. Following 6 months – 1 year in position, eligible for Electric Lineman Apprentice Program.


•Assists linemen in:

Setting and changing out electric poles

Setting pad mounts and hanging transformers

Hanging capacitor banks

Hooking up primary and secondary meters

Installing and repairing street light poles

Installing and repairing street lights and wiring

Repairing meters

May cover on call duties outside normal working hours

•Operates a trencher and backhoe for installation

•Backfills ground and yard work

•Trims trees for line clearance

•Runs chipper for branch disposal

•Performs other duties as assigned

•Prompt and regular attendance is required for this position


•Performs tasks such as running errands and retrieving additional parts and equipment

•Assures equipment is maintained safely and properly

•Attends monthly safety meetings

•Helps other team members accomplish tasks

•Wears Personal Protective Equipment, as required

•Abides by all standards, conduct and policies, as stated in Employee Handbook

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Education, Licensure, or Certification

•High School Diploma or GED required

•Kansas Class A CDL with airbrakes required within three months

Experience, Specialized Knowledge, and Other Requirements

•Advanced math skills

•Mechanical aptitude

•Ability to troubleshoot and anticipate issues

•Safe driving practices and knowledge of state and local laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles on streets, roads and highways

Skills and Abilities – With or without reasonable accommodations


•Has ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing, twisting, squatting, reaching overhead, grasping, lifting, balancing, kneeling, pushing, pulling and handling of objects; is on feet most of shift

•Has the ability of frequently lifting up to 50 pounds, occasionally 75 pounds with assistance

•Has normal eyesight and depth perception, with or without correction. Ability to see and read instructions, meters, gauges, and technical materials. Must be able to distinguish between colors

•Must possess hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to operate equipment controls

•Must hear normal tones, with or without correction

•Has ability to work within environment described below


•Ability to work under supervision and cooperatively with other employees

•Ability to listen, understand, read and communicate information

•Ability to react quickly, calmly and logically in emergencies

•Ability to perform tasks accurately, meeting precise tolerances and standards

•Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environments, performing a variety of frequently changing tasks

The physical and cognitive demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including temperature extremes. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes, diesel fuel, and other chemicals and toxins. The employee will be exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; is occasionally loud.

Vacancy Number: ED-18-G1

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