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Line Technician C-Distribution
Requisition Number: 6501 Location: Multiple Locations
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Unit Number - Unit Name: 68100 - DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS
Experience Required: See Position Requirements Education Required: High School Diploma/GED
Recruiting Start Date: Nov 15, 2021 Recruiting End Date: Jan 7, 2022
Job Posting: Internal and External

Line Technicians assist in the construction, operation and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution facilities to provide reliable electric service to customers.

Line Technicians must:

  • Demonstrate safety consciousness to work in proximity of high voltage electrical equipment.

  • Be mentally competent.

  • Able to communicate.

  • Able to comprehend instructions and learn from experience.

  • Be committed to team work and be able to work with others.

  • Work after-hour emergency callouts in all kinds of weather conditions.

  • Candidates will be considered for this and future openings. Anticipated start date for selected candidates will be on or before April 2022.

    Reporting Requirements  Line Technicians are required to report to their designated crew quarters within 30 minutes when on call.

  • Location assignments are based on manpower needs.  Candidates who are geographically flexible are preferred.  You must be willing to relocate in order to meet the reporting requirements.  If selected for this position, you may receive an offer of employment with a location yet to be determined.  Relocation assistance is available when applicable.

    Positions will be in one of the following locations:
    •North Myrtle Beach
    •Myrtle Beach
    •Garden City

    Required qualifications:
    •High school diploma or GED
    •Course work or knowledge of electricity
    •Passing Work Keys scores (3 or above) in Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Observation
    •Valid South Carolina driver’s license with good driving history
    •Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or ability to obtain within six months of hire
    •Pole climbing proficiency within six months after employment
    •Excellent physical condition

    You must submit passing Work Keys scores (3 or above) in Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Observation. Scores must be submitted by January 7, 2022. They can be sent to You may visit to find a testing location near you.  

    Preferred qualifications:
    •Experience operating construction equipment
    •Graduate of an Electrical Line Worker certificate program
    •Geographic flexibility
    •South Carolina CDL
    •High ambition

    Santee Cooper is a public power provider, owned by the state, and South Carolina's largest electricity producer. Santee Cooper is the source of electricity for approximately 2 million people in all 46 counties. We serve more than 166,000 residential and commercial customers directly in Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties. We also supply electricity to the state's 20 electric cooperatives, the cities of Bamberg and Georgetown, 29 large industrial customers, and the Charleston Air Force Base.
    Santee Cooper rewards job performance.

    Santee Cooper was first in South Carolina and continues to lead the state in generating renewable power.

    Compensation Information
    Salary Range:
    $19.30-$24.10 (min-mid)

    Physical Requirements and Activities:
    This position involves exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects (very heavy work). Must meet minimum visual requirements for mobile equipment operators.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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