City of Farmington
  • 26-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 44.1756
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT: Electric / T&D

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time


PAY CLASS: U-4/620 Non-Exempt

HIRING RANGE: $44.1756 / Hour

DAYS WORKED: Mon.-Thurs.; Tues.-Fri.

HOURS WORKED: 6:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.




Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Determines work to be performed from work orders or instructions from Maintenance Superintendent, Construction Superintendent, or T&D Working Foreman.

Works under the general supervision of the Working Foreman.

Installs service drops and meters.

Works as a troubleman in locating and repairing faults with power lines and related devices; sometimes works alone in finding problems on the line.

Performs work on line protective devices.

Performs electrical line construction and/or maintenance consisting of setting and framing poles, stringing conductors, splicing and terminating conductors, hanging and setting transformers and devices, and working on energized conductors and equipment and devices; work is done off the pole and/or from an aerial device.

Performs maintenance and construction on low and high voltage transmission and distribution lines, using rubber gloves and hot sticks.

Assists in the training of apprentices and helpers.

When applicable, maintains accurate daily records such as time sheets, charges for damages to system and inventory control (ensures all materials are correctly charged to each job); notes any changes to a work order on the print before it is turned in as complete.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Operates all mobile equipment used in line maintenance and construction.

Constructs and maintains substations.

Installs and maintains street lighting, industrial lighting, and park lighting.

Installs underground conduit and conductors.

Required to work out of insulated aerial devices that have a standard rating of 300 lbs. maximum per platform.

Using a truck with winch, transports poles and materials, pulls wire, sets transformers and poles.

Knowledge of and responsibility for related City equipment and ensures its efficient use.

Reasonable and necessary overtime work will be required.

Strict adherence to the American Public Power Association (APPA) Safety Manual and FEUS procedures is required.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy, which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Extensive background checks required.

A post-offer physical and drug/alcohol test is required for this position.

High school diploma or GED equivalent, with additional training in basic electricity and high voltage work procedures.

Must have graduated from an approved apprentice lineman program, or have equivalent on-the-job training; must qualify as Journeyman Lineman with physical ability to work pole line and high voltage construction and maintenance, both off the pole and from aerial trucks.

Valid New Mexico Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required.

Corrected visual acuity to accurately discern the primary colors.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency of pole top and bucket truck hurt man rescue on an annual basis.

Knowledge in use of specially designed tools for H.V. work.

Ability to drive trucks in excess of 26,000 GVW.

Ability to work with others and follow directions from supervisor.

Must have a telephone at residence and be willing to be on 24-hour call; must be able to report to the Municipal Operations Center (MOC) within thirty minutes after receiving a call.


Written test, oral board interview, and a skills test may be part of the overall scoring process.


8" or 10" crescent wrench; 12" crescent wrench; large screw driver; 9" pliers - Klein offset or equal; Hammer - 28 oz. minimum; skinning hook; lineman climbing tools.


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 frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. Employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 to 65 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 to 90 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.

The employee must be able to climb poles from 20' to 100' with full climbing gear and tools weighing approximately 15 to 20 pounds at least 25% of the time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, traffic, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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