Truck Operator

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt Truck Operator to support Lineworkers by preparing material and operating bucket and/or digger derrick trucks for setting poles and lifting Lineworkers to work area.

Duties and responsibilities include the following: operating digger derrick trucks and hydraulic equipment; responsible for safety of Lineworker while in bucket; assisting in moving wire; assisting in hooking up house services; setting up materials for Lineworkers; preparing transformers for hanging; running air compressor; assisting in running underground wire; working on transmission lines; digging rock holes; changing out damaged and/or bad poles and setting new poles; using chainsaw to cut out right- of-ways; keeping truck clean; subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or 24-hour emergency call out; completing apprentice truck operator program; and other work as assigned.

Required skills and abilities include the following: acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies; regular attendance at work; perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public; ability to read and write; ability to read and understand instructions and job-related materials; ability to follow instructions; ability to deal with the general public; ability to skillfully use hand tools or machines needed on the job; ability to work 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 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; ability to climb off and on digger derrick trucks; and the ability to talk, see, and hear.

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

Residency requirements include 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.

To apply for the position, interested applicants must submit an application. Applications can be submitted by visiting our website at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and will only be discussed at interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug- Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

For the complete job description click here

To download a job application PDF click here

To fill out a job application online click here