Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt, safety sensitive position to maintain and construct overhead and underground power distribution facilities.

Duties and responsibilities include the following: construct, install, and maintain overhead and underground primary facilities per CPWS specifications and standards; construct, install, and maintain overhead and underground secondary facilities and services per CPWS specifications and standards; climb poles to perform maintenance; cover up high voltage; perform cut-ins and cut-outs; patrol all power lines; trim trees and cut rights-of-ways; work on substations and power transmission lines; operate aerial device or digger derrick unit in a safe manner and in compliance with the manufacturer’s operation limits; drive company vehicles; assemble materials and assist other employees; subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out; and other duties as assigned.

Required skills and abilities include the following: regular attendance at work; acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies; perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public; ability to read and understand instructions and job-related material (blueprints, drawings, orders, safety data sheets, distribution maps, manuals, etc.); ability to use mathematical skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure; ability to work with the general public; ability to write; ability to follow instructions; ability to skillfully use tools or machines needed on the job; possess basic knowledge of linework and operation of power equipment; ability to work inside and outside and be exposed to noisy places, fumes, chemicals, toxic substances, and machinery; and the ability to be exposed to weather conditions that are cold, hot, rainy, and windy.

Physical requirements include the following: ability to climb poles up to 100 feet; ability to lift 0 – 100 pounds for 2 hours a day; ability to lift and/or carry objects weighing 0 – 25 pounds for 6 hours a day; ability to walk; ability to stand for 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch for long periods of time; and the ability to talk, see, hear, reach, handle, and feel.

Education, experience, and qualifications include the following: high school diploma or equivalent required; a valid State of Tennessee Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License required; previous experience as a Lineworker required; and must obtain State of Tennessee Blaster License within one year from date of hire and maintain license.

Residency requirement includes residing within a CPWS service territory or Maury County due to the position being subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out.

Resumes may be submitted by visiting CPWS’ Career Page on-line at Applications are available by visiting our website at If not submitting a resume on-line

through CPWS’ Career Page on, CPWS will only consider fully completed, original applications that are either hand delivered to the 201 Pickens Lane address or mailed to Columbia Power and Water Systems, ATTN: Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 379, Columbia, TN 38402-0379. On-line resumes and/or completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications will be discussedonlyatinterview.Excellentbenefitpackage. Drug-FreeWorkplace. Drugtesting is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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