TEMPORARY PRE-APPRENTICE GROUNDMAN

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STARTING HOURLY RATE: $34.43 PER HOUR (PAY RATE), $34.68 PER HOUR (CALCULATED RATE)

STATUS: TEMPORARY (SIX MONTHS)

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 6:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

REPORTS TO: GENERAL FOREMAN

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: UNION

DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: POSITION CLOSED - REVIEWING APPLICATIONS

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The pre-apprentice groundman classification is designed to be a feeder pool for the apprentice lineman selection process. The work is designed to assist line crew members by working on the ground, handing tools and heavy materials to workers. To dig holes and pad ditches and to perform other similar work in connection with the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground power lines. Perform all other job duties in a safe and efficient manner.

CORE COMPETENCIES

1. Quality Work: Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with all departments and co-workers to implement systematic changes.

2. Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate high level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products and/or processes involved. Duly perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

6. Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed. Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

7. Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers, board of trustees and membership.

8. Professionalism: Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

9. Support of Cooperative Goals: Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

10. Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists with all job-related material handling and loading.
     

  2. Assists with all ground framing and hardware dismantling of power poles.
     

  3. Sending material to and from the ground to personnel in elevated positions.
     

  4. Assist with the installation of power poles and overhead equipment.
     

  5. Assist with the installation of all underground cable and equipment.
     

  6. Assist with moving material to and from vehicles.
     

  7. Assist with all vehicle housekeeping.
     

  8. Assist with all ground preparation to the installation of overhead and underground equipment.
     

  9.  May practice, under supervision, to become qualified in pole climbing
     

  10. Perform other tasks as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

The pre-apprentice groundman shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the cooperative.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • One year of experience working in an outside environment doing physical labor.

  • Must have a valid driver's license with Class “A” CDL endorsement.

  • Must have or obtain a first aid card within one month.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of all types of physical labor.

  • Must have communication skills and the ability to work with other employees.

  • Must be able to read and write English and perform basic arithmetic calculations.

  • Must be courteous and respectful to fellow employees.

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects and do hard physical labor.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Completion of line school preferred.

Mental Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Working in an environment in all types of weather.

  • Working long and irregular shifts as needed.

  • Must be available for unscheduled work as needed.

  • Must be able to work in excess of 12 hours during extreme outage situations.

Physical Demands: The physical 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 regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Other specific abilities required are ability to talk using the telephone and hear within normal range.

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