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Human Resources
Newnan Utilities
PO Box 578
Newnan, GA 30264

Position Description/Qualifications


The Lineman is responsible for the installation, maintenance, alteration and repair of overhead and underground electrical lines, electric substations, and related electrical equipment.

Primary Responsibilities / Essential Job Functions:

  • Installs, maintains, alters and repairs overhead and underground electrical lines
  • Constructs, maintains, repairs all equipment related to the electrical distribution system
  • Maintains electrical substations including maintaining breakers, regulators and switches
  • Installs transformers and switches to provide commercial and residential electrical services including temporary services
  • Drives and operates bucket trucks, line trucks, and various digging equipment
  • Performs various electrical system maintenance tasks
  • Responds to trouble calls related to power outages, accidents, fires and weather conditions
  • Remains on call to reconnect electrical services
  • Installs and maintains streetlights, including overhead and underground lighting and residential and commercial security lights
  • Installs meters for permanent and temporary services
  • Prepares accident reports as needed
  • Checks equipment daily to ensure it is working properly and efficiently to ensure longevity

Other Necessary Skills / Competencies:

  • Sets a positive example for employees to follow including appearance, attitude and day to day interactions with internal and external customers
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations
  • Can effectively communicate at all organizational levels
  • Proven time management skills
  • Process and fill out work orders
  • Exhibits teamwork and puts team success above personal interests


  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 2-3 years prior experience, including 3 year Electric Cities Apprentice Program and ITS classes or equivalent
  • Completion of MEAG Power Substation Lowside and ITS
  • Qualified Operator Training Course within 6 months
  • Knowledge of electrical construction, maintenance and repair practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of safety procedures of the electric trade
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to use various tools and equipment such as chippers, chainsaws, backhoes, diggers, trenchers, bucket trucks and derrick trucks
  • Able to read, write and perform mathematical calculations
  • Hold a valid Georgia CDL license, or ability to attain within 6 months
  • Has the ability to distinguish shades of color
  • Knowledge of climbing utility poles
  • Must perform “standby”
  • Must live within 20 minutes of the Newnan Utilities Warehouse

Working Conditions:

  • Work may require occasional weekend and evening work and inclement weather
  • Ability to perform moderate physical work including lifting heavy objects, climbing poles, using tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity
  • Ability to perform such activities as bending, kneeling stooping and sitting
  • Understands the use of all related safety equipment