Utility Line Clearance Ground Man

City of Claremore   Claremore, OK   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
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Posted on July 16, 2021

Job Title: Utility Line Clearance Ground Man                                 FLSA: Hourly/Non-Exempt

Department: Electric                                                                         Reports to: Public Works Director

Salary Range: $15.00

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


General Purpose:

Under the general supervision of the Public Works Director and performs


Essential Functions:

  • Providing line clearing and tree trimming for City of Claremore Electric Department
  • Work as apprentice, with Foreman and Trimmers as member of crew Trimming or removal of trees in the electric easements
  • Help maintain equipment with maintenance and repair
  • Reports all damaged electrical equipment with in the system.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to learn to work from a bucket truck at heights up to 75 feet.
  • Ability to work around and near power lines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn the use of climbing equipment, climbs and works at heights of up to a 100 feet, cutting trimming and pruning trees.
  • Be willing and able to work extra and irregular hours as the utility needs may require, and be willing to work under unusual or special working conditions; storms, extreme temperatures and winds, darkness, etc.
  • Must be willing to operate chainsaws and other power equipment.
  • Must possess a Valid Oklahoma State Driver's License, and must have a valid State Class “A” CDL with air brake and standard transmission endorsement or the ability to obtain within 90 days from the date of hire; must be insurable with City’s insurance carrier; CPR, First Aid, and AED certification or the ability to obtain one within 30 days from the date of hire.


This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug testing. Safety sensitive positions must comply to federal regulations where marijuana still remains illegal. Possession of a medical marijuana license does not exempt safety sensitive positions from federal regulations. Should one of these safety sensitive positions test positive on a drug test and lose the ability to perform within the job description outline, the City of Claremore will implement the zero tolerance policy resulting in immediate termination.




Tools and Equipment:

Pickup, Dump Truck, Man Lift (bucket truck), Digger Derrick, Backhoe, Chipper, Pole Climbing Equipment, Wire Cutters, Heat Sensors, Power Tools, Electrical Testing Equipment, Hotline Tools, Clamp Sticks, Portable Generator, Chainsaw, Line Tracer, Cable Tensioner, Hydraulic Pole Jack, Hydraulic Compression Tools, Phase Rotation Meters, Fault Locators, Cable Pullers, or any equipment designated as necessary to complete the tasks assigned.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Employee must be able to manage a fear of heights; must be mentally and physically prepared for unforeseen emergencies at all times. Good physical condition and sufficient strength and agility to climb poles and trees; must pass a physical examination at a facility designated by the City of Claremore; must be able to wear the appropriate protective clothing/gear to complete assigned tasks in accordance with the APPA safety manual that will be given to the employee at the time of employment; must be willing to remove all jewelry, including wedding ring, while in the performance of job duties, as required by department safety guidelines.


 Must be able to communicate and receive verbal instructions at distances of up to 300 feet due to power signals and communications from those on the pole or at the source of work and those on the ground near shut off.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, machinery, or in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to offensive smells, dust, dirt and water, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, traffic, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration; works around hazardous equipment and electricity.  Must observe safety concerns and assist other repairers to be working in safe environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with the potential to be excessive.