Electric Lineman-Natural Gas Operator

Full time position. Primary duties include operation and maintenance of electric distribution system and natural gas system for the City of Alton, Iowa.

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Alton City Hall
905 3rd Ave.
PO Box 910
Alton, IA 51003
712-756-4314
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Benefits

  • IPERS
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Employee AD&D Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Floating holiday
  • Educational opportunities

Job Purpose

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the electric distribution system, ensuring safety, efficiency, and dependability for customers of Alton. Under the direction of the electric department head construct, maintain and repair electric system components including but not limited to, substation, meter testing and repair, and other miscellaneous duties as required for the operation of the electric system and miscellaneous work assignments as required. Also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the natural gas distribution system, including construction, repair work and leak detection. Under the direction of the natural gas department head, cathodic protection, inspecting gas burning appliances and equipment, meter testing and repair, and miscellaneous work assignments as required.

Duties

Electric

Primary:
Assist in the operation and maintenance of the Electric Distribution System.
Install and connect single phase and three phase electric services.
Install and energize primary and secondary distribution including conduit, conductors, transformers and all other related material and equipment.
Operate construction equipment, machines and tools as required.
Inspect, test, clean, repair and program electric meters.
Practice safety in all duties for personal, public, and interdepartmental protection.
Perform tree trimming work as assigned.
Assist in substation maintenance as required.
Install and maintain streetlights.
Perform inspections and maintain system records as assigned.

Secondary:
Locate and mark underground utility lines on-site as requested.
Practice good public relations.
Assume on-call duty assignments for electric department as assigned.
Perform other duties in all departments as apparent, necessary or as determined from time to time by the electric department head.

Gas

Primary:
Operate construction equipment, machines, and tools.
Fuse gas pipeline for construction and maintenance.
Respond to gas leak calls, detect whether gas is present, ensure personal and public safety, then pursue the necessary repairs.
Inspect gas appliances and equipment as needed.
Inspect, test, repair and recalibrate gas meters and pressure regulators as required.
Make natural gas taps and connections.
Perform leak survey and repair work on gas distribution system.
Maintain and operate the gas odorization system and cathodic protection system.
Maintain gas records as required.
Practice safety in all duties for personal and public protection.

Secondary:
Locate and mark underground utility lines as requested.
Assume on-call duty assignments for Utility and Public Works departments as assigned.
Perform other duties in all departments as apparent, necessary or as determined from time to time by the natural gas department head.

Public Works

Assist with street snow removal as determined by the Street department head.
Maintain CPO status and conduct testing and reporting for the Alton Swimming Pool.
On-call assist with water and wastewater department with weekend duties.