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Line Technician 2nd Class

Company: SECO Energy
Location: Groveland
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:



Line Technician 2nd Class


R&O T&D Operations

Reports to:

T&D Line Supervisor


850 North Howey Rd

Groveland FL 34736

4872 Southwest 60th Avenue

Ocala FL 34474

293 South US Highway 301

Summerville FL 33585

Pay Rate:

Hourly: $35.36 - $40.67



Posting Date(s):

For Internal - Tuesday, April 4, 2023 through Thursday, April 13, 2023

External-Until Filled **

# of Vacancies:


* For Internal applicants only: Per Section 8.4 of the Labor agreement, "When a job becomes open in classifications except at the entry level, the Cooperative shall post a notice of the job openings for a seven (7) working day period. Employees who desire to be considered for assignments to said openings shall notify Human Resources in writing within the above-described time limit." Please apply in Jobvite.

- SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving over 200,000 families and businesses across seven counties in

Central Florida, making SECO Energy the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the sixth largest in the nation.

- SECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, genetics or individuals with disabilities, or protected veteran status.

- After conclusion of posting date for Internals, qualified employees will be considered on an equal basis with external applicants **This posting will be closed and no longer available to receive applications upon the discretion of SECO Energy.

General Purpose of Job

This position will assist skilled technicians in the installation, maintenance, removal, and repair of equipment on energized and de-energized overhead or underground distribution facilities; drive and operate line vehicles as well as assist in stocking trucks with tools, parts, and equipment in a safe, efficient, and reliable manner.

Minimum Required Qualifications and Competencies

The following includes the minimum job requirements and essential duties for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some job requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.



High School or GED


Diploma or GED




Line apprenticeship training or other related continuing education required for progression in classification.




Continuing education in electricity.



Two years progressive experience in the construction, maintenance, troubleshooting, installation/removal of equipment on overhead and underground distribution electric facilities with a distribution electric utility or related industry.

Other Requirements

  • Valid Florida Class A Commercial driver's license for regular driving privileges of cooperative vehicles; must have and maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by the Cooperative.
  • Extensive driving and field work in close p[proximity to hot line construction and confined spaces; frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions; exposure to electrical hazards.
  • Ability to work irregular hours for assignment completion and flexibility to change scheduling and report to work on short notice during emergency situations and outside of regular assigned shift; ability to work overtime, on-call and availability to respond to callouts and maintain an acceptable call out response. Irregular hours in evenings and on weekends are possible during peak business times and during storm season.
  • Ability to climb poles and work at elevated heights; physical strength and agility to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions; wear specialized protective or safety equipment; extensive driving and field work in close proximity to hot line construction, confined spaces, and energized conductors.
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including a personal computer, printers, copy machines, telephone, and fax machine.
  • Shift schedules may be changed by giving a 36-hour notice of the changed schedule.
  • The normal work week shall be five (5) consecutive eight (8) hour or four (4) ten (10) hour days excluding the thirty (30) minute meal period, beginning, and ending at midnight Monday (end of Sunday). Rest days shall be consecutive. The Cooperative shall establish the normal schedule of starting and quitting time. Based on the needs of the Cooperative, the starting time may be moved, with thirty-six (36) hours' notice. The Cooperative will determine if an eight (8) hour or ten (10) hour schedule will be used.
  • The Cooperative may schedule the Line Technician classifications for any eight (8) or ten (10) hour period, exclusive of mealtime, Monday through Sunday.
  • The Cooperative may deem it necessary to modify work schedules for this classification from time to time and offer various shifts as per the current labor agreement.
  • Frequent business travel to all areas of service territory required.

    Living Requirement

    To ensure timely response to Call outs, must live within 40 miles radius from the assigned reporting location. Employees who live more than a 40-mile radius from their assigned reporting location must relocate within 6 months of employment.

    All employees living within the thirty (30) mile radius and are subject to call-outs, are expected to meet the one (1) hour response requirement as stated in Article 10.5. Those employees living over thirty (30) miles but no more than forty (40) miles and subject to call-outs will be required to report within ninety (90) minutes. Regardless of the living distance, employees that are on-call and provided with a SECO vehicle are required to respond within forty-five (45) minutes as detailed in Article 10.5.

    Driving Requirements

    Valid Florida Class A Commercial driver's license without air brakes restriction for regular driving privileges of cooperative vehicles; must have and maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by the Cooperative.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrated aptitude and commitment to successfully progress in the classification within prescribed time frame for qualification through testing and observation to advance to the position of Line Technician 1st Class within eighteen (18) months.
    • Ability to acquire and demonstrate acceptable knowledge and skill of the following, to include but not limited to:
      • Proficiency in electrical math, reading and writing skills and a clear understanding of electricity and distribution power.
      • Understanding of construction, operation and maintenance of energized and de-energized overhead and underground electrical distribution facilities; clearances and working space requirements by the National Electric Safety Code, OSHA requirements and familiarity with the National Electric Code.
      • Read and interpret line designs; knowledge of material components, assembly specifications and equipment utilized in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground construction.
      • Safely operate digger-derricks, bucket truck and other related electrical construction tools and equipment.
      • Skill and ability to perform productive line work on 600 volts and below, without supervision; and perform productive line work on voltages above 600 volts, with direct supervision.
      • Skill in pole climbing and working from a bucket; perform first aid, CPR, and pole-top and bucket rescue.
      • Acquire knowledge of SECO's switching and tagging procedures.
        • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including personal computers with ability to enter and extract data; printers, telephone, radio communications equipment; and ability to acquire skills in the use of applicable corporate software programs and Global Information Systems (GPS) as they relate to the position.
        • Effective communication skills including written, verbal and listening and a customer service attitude to interact with employees, management, contractors, customers, and the public.
        • Ability to work independently and in a team environment to accomplish established goals and meet deadlines; to manage stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment.
          • English is the primary business language. Second language in Spanish is desirable.

            Verification: The above qualifications and competencies for this position may be verified through a combination of education, experience, interview questions and technical skills exercise(s).

            Essential Duties and responsibilities

            This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.

            While receiving supervision, perform the following duties to include, but not limited to:
            • Assist journeyman technicians in the safe construction of all phases of electrical line construction which includes residential, commercial, overhead, and underground facilities, as directed.
            • Climb poles as needed and perform work off the pole including changing out cross-arms, transformers, conductors, etc. as needed.
            • Perform work on energized lines on 600 volts and below, without supervision as directed.
            • Perform work on energized line on voltages above 600 volts, with supervision as directed.
            • Drive and operate bucket truck, digger-derrick, trencher, forklift, and other equipment needed to frame and set poles, lay wire, tie wire, connect and disconnect services, etc.
            • Maintain line vehicle and ensure the truck is stocked with proper material.
            • Use specialized hot line tools and equipment with supervision, as directed.
            • Assume responsibility for assigned tools, materials and equipment and maintain in a safe and efficient condition.
            • Maintain adequate clothing and personal protective equipment for purposes of health and safety protection.
            • Ensure work locations are left in a condition appropriate for public safety and customer satisfaction.
              • Assist with completing paperwork and record keeping associated with job functions in a neat and timely manner, as directed.
              • Maintain required records, accurate daily time sheets and charge time to proper accounts.
                • Continue to obtain knowledge of equipment, RUS specifications, OSHA regulations, GIS/mapping system and other operational and regulatory systems related to the responsibilities of the position.
                  • Respond to customer inquiries in the field and refer them to the proper personnel for assistance, as needed.

                    Physical Demands and Work Environment

                    The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by or those an employee encounters to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

                    pole climbing equipment of 350 pounds loaded weight; physical ability is required to lift up to 75 lbs. shoulder-height and above; occasionally push and pull weight in excess of 50 lbs.; climb and work off of poles, ladders and other structures that may be 40 to 110 ft. high; work in and around energized lines with supervision; work long hours in adverse weather conditions with frequent and continuous standing/walking and occasional sitting; walk on uneven terrain that may involve wet, rocky or muddy conditions; bend, stoop, squat, crouch, crawl, get in and out of vehicles, twist and kneel; balance, reach, operate controls with hands; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

                    This position has extensive driving and field work and is required to climb poles and work at elevated heights; physical strength and ability to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions; wear specialized protective or safety equipment; operate heavy machines and equipment, power and hand tools. Work performed is in close proximity to hot line construction and maintenance of energized conductors and is occasionally exposed to inclement weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places or confined spaces.

                    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Keywords: SECO Energy, Orlando , Line Technician 2nd Class, Engineering , Groveland, Florida

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