City of Farmington
  • 22-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 47.1235
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time



JOB POSITION #60: Journeyman Lineman


DEPARTMENT: Electric Utility


SALARY RANGE: $47.1235 / Hour

PAY GRADE: U-4/620 Non-Exempt

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

DAYS WORKED: Monday - Friday

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


Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.



Determines work to be performed from work orders or instructions from Maintenance Superintendent, Construction Superintendent, or Working Foreman of Line Division.

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

Works under the general supervision of the Working Foreman.

Promotes and follows safe practices, procedures, and safety rules and participates in scheduled Safety Meetings.

Demonstrates honesty, integrity, confidentiality, dependability, and flexibility along with initiative and motivation to organize and complete tasks and meet deadlines.

Performs duties and assignments and conducts self in such a manner as to reflect credit on the Utility.

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. This work is done both 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 hotsticks.

Assists in development of apprentices and helpers.

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

Operates all mobile equipment used in line maintenance and construction.

Assists in the Construction and maintenance of 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.

Is knowledgeable of and responsible for related City equipment and insures its efficient use.

Work is performed outside in all types of weather conditions.

Reasonable and necessary overtime work will be required.


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's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes, pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

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

Must have graduated from an approved apprentice program or have equivalent on the job training, and 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 Driver's License required with the ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License within three (3) month after hire.

Ability to climb to heights over 100 feet.

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

Knowledgeable 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. A post-offer, job related background, physical and drug screen is required.


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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