EDS Power Lineman  Foreman


Job Summary:  

The Lineman is responsible for performing diversified work related to the construction and maintenance of poles, power lines, auxiliary facilities, and equipment for the distribution of electricity. The Foreman is responsible to supervise, coordinate, and control a team, or several teams of workers at assigned worksites to achieve planned production rates in a safe, cost effective, and quality-focused manner. This is a working foreman position, and thus requires the foreman to have equivalent knowledge and to perform the same activities as those being supervised. Must understand how the job goes together and envision the work to be performed including a perception of difficulties that may be encountered. Must have the ability to direct the activities of all employees assigned, ensure sufficient labor, materials, and equipment is available to complete the planned work as scheduled.



  • Operate and maintain the transmission and distribution systems
  • Operate and maintain the underground distribution system
  • System restoration
  • Follow all safety


Required Skills/Abilities:    

  • Knowledge of approved methods, materials, and tools used in electric line work
  • Knowledge of the principles of electric theory which apply to electric distribution and transmission systems and the hazards of live line work and safety of the procedures to be used
  • Install electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables, wires, transformers, circuit breakers, and switches
  • Maintain and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables, wires, transformers, circuit breakers, and switches
  • Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment to locate and identify problems, using reading and testing instruments
  • String wire conductors and cables between poles, towers, trenches, pylons and buildings, setting lines in place and using wenches to adjust tension
  • Test voltage to ensure correct connections are made
  • Lay underground cable directly in trenches or string the cable through conduit running through the trenches
  • Ability to deal with the general public in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions
  • Ability to operate various types of industry-specific equipment such as, but not limited to, bucket trucks, material handlers, stake body trucks with lift gates and elevating platforms
  • Must be safety-minded and possess the knowledge of applicable laws, codes, and safety-related work practices common to electric utility work (i.e. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)2(iii), NESC). Be able to learn and apply Company rules and procedures (including company safety rules) to the job function
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervision, co-workers, contractors, and customers


Education and Experience:  

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Candidates must have completed a 15-week Electrical Lineman program
  • Proficient in safe rubber glove techniques


  • Knowledge of electric utility construction standards, National Electric Safety Code, and VOSHA/OSHA standards
  • Valid driver license
  • CDL class A license
  • Pole Top Rescue, Bucket Truck Rescue, CPR, First Aid, Equi-Potential Grounding, Buck Squeeze, OSHA 10
  • 1st class Journeyman Lineman Certificate and successful completion of a recognized Lineman Apprenticeship


Physical Requirements:    

  • Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas.
  • Must possess the coordination and manual dexterity necessary to climb poles, operate hand and power tools and equipment utilized in the upkeep, repair, and maintenance tasks
  • Must be able to stand and walk up to ten hours per day and climb multiple sets of stairs while carrying materials weighing between 40 and 60
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds at a time and push or pull 100-pound loads at a
  • Must be able to ride in a vehicle up to four hours to travel to and from job
  • Must be able to work in varying weather and
  • Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or
  • Exposure to characteristic construction site
  • Must have flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of the