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Line Technician A - Transmission*
Requisition Number: 6854 Location: Varnville
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Unit Number - Unit Name: 62440 - SOUTHERN AREA
Experience Required: See Position Requirements Education Required: High School Diploma/GED
Recruiting Start Date: May 10, 2022 Recruiting End Date: Jun 3, 2022
Job Posting: Internal and External



  • Responsible for assisting in the inspection, maintenance, construction and testing of transmission and fiber optic lines and substations on electrical systems up to 230,000 volts.


  • Essential Job Tasks:
  • Use appropriate licenses, training certifications and basic skills to safely perform overhead and underground transmission line inspection (walk, climb, and helicopter) under direct supervision.
  • Follows Santee Cooper transmission inspection guidelines to assess transmission line, fiber optic cable, right-of-way and substation integrity and determine maintenance requirements.

  • Follows Santee Cooper transmission operations guidelines to safely perform maintenance activities on overhead and underground de-energized transmission lines and substations under direct supervision.
  • Possesses appropriate skills, licenses and training certifications to climb wood and non-wood structures and operate specialized equipment to reach work heights in excess of 100 ft. during maintenance activities.
  • Follows Santee Cooper construction specifications to safely construct overhead and underground transmission lines and substations under direct supervision.
  • Possesses appropriate skills, licenses and training certifications to climb wood and non-wood structures and operate specialized equipment (see complete list below) to reach work heights in excess of 100 ft. during construction activities.
  • Provides stand-by, emergency response while OFF DUTY for the restoration of the transmission lines and substations during power outages under direct supervision.
  • Develops, demonstrates, and applies knowledge of the safety manual in all work performed.
  • Actively participates in all safety meetings.
  • Follows safe work methods and procedures to ensure safe job operations.
  • Conducts job site safety briefings.
  • Attends and participates in all Santee Cooper apprenticeship and mandatory training requirements each year as determined by the task manual, management and OSHA.
  • Uses communication skills to exchange information.
  • Performs essential duties to support unit operations to include general housekeeping, maintenance of fleet and warehouse stock, upkeep and maintenance of fleets, general care of tools and other duties as assigned.


  • Will consider Line Technician A, B or C


  • Line Technician A
  • High School Diploma or GED + 5 years experience.
  • Must have CDL-Class A license with fifth wheel endorsement.
  • Must maintain pole top rescue re-certification annually, therefore, maximum body weight cannot exceed the equipment rating minus the weight of associated work tools and equipment.
  • Required to work at various heights.
  • Pole climbing proficiency required within six months after employment.


  • Compensation Information:
    $33.15 - $41.40 (min.- mid.)

    Line Technician B
  • High School Diploma or GED + 2 years experience required.
  • Required to work at various heights.
  • Must maintain pole top rescue re-certification annually, therefore, maximum body weight cannot exceed the equipment rating minus the weight of associated work tools and equipment.
  • Pole climbing proficiency required within six months after employment.
  • Must have CDL-Class A license with fifth wheel endorsement within six months after employment.


  • Compensation Information:
    $24.20 - $30.25 (min.- mid.)

    Line Technician C
  • High School Diploma or GED with courses in or knowledge of electricity is required.
  • Must maintain pole top rescue re-certification annually, therefore, maximum body weight cannot exceed the equipment rating minus the weight of associated work tools and equipment.
  • Pole climbing proficiency required within six months after employment.
  • Must have CDL-Class A license with fifth wheel endorsement within six months after employment.


  • Compensation Information:
    $19.70 - $24.60 (min.- mid.)

    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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