Apprentice Lineman

Wake Electric Membership Cooperative
January 10, 2022
Job Type
1 to 3 years experience in electric system line construction, operations, and maintenance in a line crew
Education Requirements
High School Diploma, or Equivalent, and graduate of an approved Power Lineman Vocational School/Training Program
Street Address
228 Park Avenue


About Us:
Wake Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative owned and controlled by thousands of people just like you—the consumer-members. Wake EMC provides reliable, safe, and affordable energy and related services. We operate as a cooperative business and continually improve our services to meet the needs of our members and enhance their quality of life.


     Apprentice lineman with 4th through 1st class experience in electric utility system construction, maintenance, and working on a line crew. Must be able to perform numerous duties involved in the maintenance and construction of overhead and underground power lines in both energized and de-energized states. Improve climbing skills, operate digger equipment and begin to learn to operate an aerial device to maintain and install overhead lines and line equipment. Adhere to all safety regulations, standards and procedures. It is essential for the candidate to be proficient in climbing and have a thorough knowledge of electricity and related principles. Gain a working knowledge of Wake Electric's distribution system and electrical equipment. Must be able to maintain and install equipment. Must be certified and able to perform bucket rescues and pole top rescues, as well as CPR and first aid. Available 24/7 to respond to outages. Will be expected to learn advanced Lineman skills through on-the-job training as well as through classroom-type training provided by Wake Electric.

*This position reports to Maintenance Superintendent

Principal Duties and/or Requirements:

  • Properly utilize safety equipment and PPE.
  • Recognize hazards with all job assignments.
  • Observe Lineman work on pole and anticipate Lineman's need for material and tools.
  • Assist Lineman in preparing materials for use at work site and equipment maintenance duties.
  • Perform tasks and manual labor such as cleaning truck, loading material, digging ditches, tamping, cutting brush and moving materials as assigned by Crew Leader or Foreman.
  • Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Excellent hand and eye coordination is a must.
  • Train for advanced Lineman positions.
  • Maintain ability to administer First Aid; Maintain own tools and Wake Electric's tools and equipment in good working order.
  • Develop knowledge of all relevant electronic systems.
  • Attend regularly scheduled safety meetings, vendor schools and special training and safety sessions, as assigned.
  • Attend in-house training classes in preparation for job progression.
  • Must possess, or obtain, and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of hire date.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must pass a drug screening, background check and post offer Fit for Duty test.


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