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Line Foreman

Job Description: 
Line Foreman - Nursery, Texas
Power Delivery - Transmission
Full-Time, Regular
Reports To: 
Transmission Line Superintendent

The Line Foreman will provide field supervision over crews involved in installation, maintenance, and repair of overhead transmission lines and substation facilities both energized and de-energized. Supervises all phases of a crew’s work to ensure that safety, quality, and construction standards are met. Supervises crew members to ensure that the assigned equipment meets safety and compliance standards. Promotes and maintains harmony among assigned crew personnel, customers, and the public. Maintains a daily crew log

Typical Functions: 

Qualified candidates will have:

• High School diploma or equivalent
• Lineman Apprenticeship Program diploma
• 5+ years’ experience as a Journeyman Lineman performing transmission line and substation maintenance and construction
• Valid Texas Driver’s License
• Class A CDL– Must obtain within 180 days

Working conditions:

• Lifts and carries up to 65 pounds and pulls, pushes, or drags up to 80 pounds with or without assistance. 
• Sits, stands, stoops or twists for extended periods of time. 
• Works outdoors in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, humidity, temperature swings and inclement 
weather, frequent exposure to dust, odor, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, loud noise, exhaust, petroleum 
products and other toxic hazards. 
• Operates or drives hand tools, heavy equipment, light trucks, power tools and other equipment.
• May climb poles and other structures or use a bucket truck to work in an elevated position near or within the MAD 
of energized conductors at heights up to 220 feet. 20/20 corrected vision is required to perform visual inspection 
of small defects, small parts and operation of measurement devices and assembly of fabricated parts. 
• Frequently must work on call, after hours, weekends and holidays, respond timely to urgent or emergency 
situations and frequently stay overnight on business trips when required. 

Typical duties include:

• Oversees crews performing line and station work as assigned by the Line Superintendent.
• Coordinates and schedules line and station work with System Operations and other departments.
• Plans and prepares lists of needed tools, equipment and hardware for transmission line and substation 
  maintenance, installation, and repair assignments.
• Oversees planned installation and removal of mobile substations, transformers, breakers, regulators, switches, 
  structures, and other substation equipment. 
• Performs hot stick and bare-hand transmission line and substation work and monitors, directs and documents crew 
  work doing the same.
• Schedules overnight accommodations for the crew when needed.
• Obtains all necessary underground locates when needed.
• Monitors the state and availability of tools, supplies and equipment.
• Ensures that crew members are properly knowledgeable in all aspects of assigned work and that safety regulations 
  are being followed by all crew members.
• Holds tailgate safety meetings.
• Oversees the training of apprentices and new hires.
• Performs Department of Transportation inspections.
• Participates in emergency call-out rotation.
• Maintains readiness of assigned service truck by ensuring availability of appropriate tools and spare parts.
• Documents and reports online crew work efforts and monitors crew timesheets.
• Performs other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.

The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.

Interested candidates should submit a STEC application and resume to STECHR@STEC.ORG. If you have any questions about the process, please contact STEC HR at (361) 485-6121.



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