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.

Applicants may submit resumes and/or applications. Resumes may be submitted by visiting CPWS’ Career Page on-line at -water-systems. Applications are available on our website at If not submitting a resume on-line, fully completed applications can be mailed to CPWS, ATTN: Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 379, Columbia, TN 38402-0379 or dropped off at CPWS at 201 Pickens Lane, Columbia, TN. On-line resumes and/or completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications will be discussed only during interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug-Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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