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Entergy Lineman 4Th Class - Lineman 1st Class in The Woodlands, Texas

Date: Sep 11, 2019

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

This position will be filled as an Lineman 4th Class - Lineman 1st Class, depending upon experience

This posting is scheduled to close on 09/18/2019.


Under close supervision, as an apprentice in training, must be willing and able to perform the less difficult tasks and assist others in high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution conductors, structures, underground systems, and related equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

  1. Use pole climbing equipment and have ability to handle self on pole in safe and efficient manner.

  2. Handle poles, install poles, assist in the erection of wood and steel structures, including foundations.

  3. Make up and install guys and install secondaries.

  4. Connect services on energized conductors up to 600 volts.

  5. Install secondary racks and clevis, anchors, miscellaneous hardware, grounds, fittings for vertical type construction, buss supports, and conductors on dead circuits.

  6. Perform simple transmission and distribution switching (qualified lineman assistance).

  7. Tie knots and splice rope.

  8. Assist in trimming trees.

  9. Assist qualified lineman or mechanic in simple routine inspection and maintenance.

  10. Assist in the installation of all types of conduit systems.

  11. Assist in the handling, moving and installation of all transmission, distribution and plant equipment, machinery, etc.

  12. Prepare reports and records.

  13. Operate Company’s trucks and automobiles.


An Apprentice Lineman during the first three months in classification shall not work on circuits or equipment energized at more than 600 volts. They shall not be permitted to climb through or above ungrounded conductors or equipment rated at more than 600 volts even though such conductors are properly covered or spaced out of casual reach. This includes all transmission conductors.

  1. During the second three months apprenticeship, the apprentice may be allowed to perform structure inspections provided the following conditions are met:

a) Energized primary circuits shall be properly covered, and shall not be within casual reach.

b) Energized transmission circuits must have a phase spacing no less than fifteen feet.

c) Inspection does not require apprentice to cross from one pole in structure to another.

d) Structure maintenance is not required.

  1. During the last six months of apprenticeship, the apprentice is allowed to assist a qualified lineman in covering and working all voltages. The qualified lineman shall be on the pole, structure, work board, or in an aerial basket participating in the work if the voltage is above 600 volts. The apprentice may also be allowed to climb through or above properly covered primary distribution circuits for the purpose of structure inspections to assist a qualified lineman in hot stick work. The apprentice may be allowed to climb by or above energized transmission circuits for the purpose of structure inspections. The apprentice may also be allowed to assist a qualified lineman in doing such tasks as pole wrapping, static replacement, etc.

Note: Regardless of what step the apprentice may be in their classification, any assignment must first be discussed, and both the apprentice and their Supervisor must be confident that it can be done safely. Line and equipment must be grounded to be considered de-energized .

  1. Learn Company’s safety rules, and be willing and able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation, and be willing and able to render practical first aid.

  2. Know the location of, and be willing and able to operate, all the firefighting equipment. Know what kind of equipment to use on electrical, oil, and other fires.

  3. Supply personal tools used in work.

  4. Hold a current Class A CDL license or be willing and able to obtain one within a specified time period.

  5. Have knowledge of line and substation material and use of line and substation construction tools and equipment.


  1. Must be willing and able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent

  2. Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents.

  3. Be willing and able to attend and take part in safety meetings.

  4. Be willing and able to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.

  5. Be willing and able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both superiors and subordinates.

  6. Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person.

  7. Be willing and able to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner.

  8. Understand importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers.

1st Class Lineman 5+ years experience required

2nd Class Lineman 4-5 years experience required

3rd Class Lineman 3 years experience required

4th Class Lineman 2 years experience required

Company Testing

Successful completion of EEI CAST Test.

*Candidates selected to take the CAST test will be invited via e-mail. You may need to check your spam email.

As a condition of employment this position requires a pre-employment Fitness for Duty exam.


Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Job Function : Skilled / Craft

FLSA Status : Nonexempt

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : GTX Utility Ops-U05

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 88046

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and Pre-employment Testing: of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , numberLogon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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