Touchstone Energy Blue Ridge Energy Apprentice Line Tech I-II in Boone, North Carolina

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To provide outstanding customer service to the members of Blue Ridge Energy by constructing, operating, maintaining and repairing the cooperative's overhead and underground electric utility distribution and transmission power lines and their associated equipment (fuses, OCRs, OCBs transformers, poles, and other pole/line hardware, etc.) and to restore electric service promptly, safely, and efficiently when interrupted regardless of time of day, night, or weather conditions.


After having demonstrated the abilities to work effectively as an Apprentice Line Tech I on the job, the Apprentice Line Technician II receives progressively more challenging assignments toward achieving the skills and knowledge necessary for a Line Technician. During this year, he/she does the first planned work in proximity with energized secondary lines. He/she shall be expected to continue to perform duties of his/her previous positions as necessary and as assigned.

Nature of Work - The Apprentice II will continue to climb on a regular basis in a learning situation, but still only and at all times with another qualified Line Technician.

Line Conditions - The Apprentice II will do work on secondary voltages under the close supervision of a qualified Line Technician. The major part of the work will be upon construction work or short extension lines.

Materials and Equipment - He/she will continue to develop skills in the safe handling of equipment and the various materials used in line construction and maintenance.

Safety Practices and Training - The safety training for the Apprentice II will include techniques of working on hot lines, continuing practice in first aid skills and pole-top and bucket rescues, and emergency use of radio.

Electrical Theory - The Apprentice II will during this time gain a working understanding of the feeds throughout the work center service area and the directions in which each section can be fed. The Apprentice II will also become familiar with the theory relating to low voltage connections and basic knowledge of a distribution substation and a URD system.

Records, Reports, and Related Information - In addition to gaining knowledge and skill in understanding and using the information from the previous steps, the Apprentice II will learn Blue Ridge Energy and RUS's specifications for single-phase and three-phase line construction and maintenance during this period.

Supervision, Training Period and Progression - The Apprentice II is under the direction of a qualified Line Technician on the crew to which he/she is assigned for work and training activities, and will remain in this classification for a period of twelve months. At the end of that time, a decision will be made by the Operations Manager as to whether he/she can be advanced to the next training step - Apprentice Line Technician III. Before advancement, he/she shall demonstrate the skills and knowledge expected of an Apprentice II.


Candidate must have a positive attitude toward the delivery of the highest level of service possible to Blue Ridge members.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Must have 1 to 2 years of related work experience in the utility industry.

Must have knowledge of electric power distribution lines, National Electric Safety Code, electrical theory, system service rules and regulations and pertinent policies and practices.

Must reside within 30 minutes of the Watauga district office.

Must have a current, valid, commercial Class A driver's license at all times and a safe driving record.

Must be able to work overtime and on-call.

Physical Activity Requirements (Type): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R

Physical Demands Requirements (Degree): E

Visual Acuity Requirements: C

Working Condition Requirements: C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J

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Job Information

  • Location:Boone, North Carolina, 28607, United States

  • Job ID:39299128

  • Posted:February 6, 2018

  • Position Title:Blue Ridge Energy Apprentice Line Tech I-II

  • Company Name:Blue Ridge Energy

  • Job Function:Skilled Labor

  • Job Type:Full-Time

  • Min Education:H.S. Diploma/Equivalent

  • Min Experience:1-2 Years

About Blue Ridge Energy

Blue Ridge Energy is a member-owned electric cooperative whose mission is to benefit member owners by providing reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost – delivered efficiently and with extraordinary member care. The guiding purpose is to be a major shaper of the future in our service area and to experience the joy of helping members of the community achieve new levels of economic prosperity. Blue Ridge Energy serves approximately 73,700 consumers in Northwest North Carolina including Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery and Alexander counties.

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