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Groundsman Job in Kenya

Raton Public Service
Job Description
General Duties:

  • Assist the lineman is the various aspects of line maintenance, repair and construction.
  • Groundsman will be required to hand lineman necessary protective equipment needed for work being done ie. (hotsticks, rubber goods, blankets, gloves, etc)
  • Prepare and assemble various line apparatus required for particular work being performed.
  • Drive and operate the various RPS vehicles.
  • Keep work areas clean and organized. Pickup scrap wire, boxes, and other discarded materials.
  • Communicate with power plant dispatch regarding opening/closing and tagging/un-tagging of circuits while work is being performed.
  • Will be assigned various meter reading routes.
  • Keep unauthorized people away from work area.
  • Stock trucks with material commonly used on a daily basis.
  • Assist with cleaning warehouse and storage yard area.
  • Assist with washing and maintaining equipment in proper working order.
  • Assist with cleaning protective equipment (hotsticks and rubber goods).
  • Use of various hand and power tools.
  • Assist with loading of various materials onto trucks and/or trailers.
  • Any and all others duties assigned by line supervisor.
Overhead Duties:
  • Employee will be in close proximity to work area in case on emergency. ie. must be able to operate lower controls on line truck.
  • Must verify proper grounding of line truck.
  • May be required to assist lineman in second bucket while working on lines.
  • Prepare pole mount transformers and assist with installation.
Underground Duties:
  • Assemble conduit and place in trench.
  • Assist with installation of various underground apparatuses.
  • Assist with pulling wire.
  • Must be knowledgeable with the materials needed and process to strip and terminate underground cables.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability to work outside their regular scheduled hours, to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work.
  • Ability to perform duties involving prolonged standing, sitting, crouching and/or stooping.
  • Ability to push, pull, and position tools, equipment, and structural material weighing in excess of 100 pounds.
  • Ability to lift loads weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to work from ladders and at heights up to 100 feet.
  • Ability to work on smooth or uneven surfaces and under varying climatic conditions.
  • Ability to work with both arms overhead.
  • Ability to grip and hold lines and ropes with up to 75 pounds weight.
  • Ability to work with small components.
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Ability to accurately read and record meter data..
Other Requirements:
  • Possession of a valid commercial drivers license with the State of New Mexico or be able to obtain such a license within six (6) month of employment.
  • Ability to respond to after hours outages, emergencies or other situations within twenty (20) minutes.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

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