Apprentice Lineman


Under general supervision, the Groundsman / Apprentice Lineman performs tasks associated with the construction/upgrade of telecom/fiber systems. Performs a variety of duties related to the installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of overhead and/or underground telecom/fiber systems.


  • Assists in maintaining proper inventory on vehicle based on work assignment
  • Ability to throw 1-2 pound weighted rope over elevated cable/telephone lines and tree branches
  • Ability to pull lashing equipment down cable lines to secure wires
  • Ability to use pounding equipment to install grounding rods and anchors into ground
  • Ability to climb a telephone pole
  • Installs equipment and dress pole to customer specifications, using assorted small hand and power tools
  • Operates chain hoist to add tension to guy wires
  • Operates vehicle and bucket lift safely, following all safety and traffic regulations
  • Basic daily maintenance of Company vehicle including fluids check, cleanliness vehicle organization
  • Assists in directing traffic flow in accordance with local and state DOT guidelines
  • Responsible to fill out daily production reports


  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate professionally with co-workers, homeowners, and customers
  • Ability to climb numerous telephone poles daily up to 40 feet in height
  • Ability to lift and/or pull 100 pounds several times each day
  • Ability to endure long periods of standing, sitting, or walking
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment during all times of the year
  • Must have Class “œA” driver’s license


  • The Lineman shall be responsible for the safety on the job site; including all employees for the company and any other employers near the job site.
  • The Lineman shall ensure that the Company Safety and Loss Control Program are followed on the job site under their direction.
  • The Lineman shall ensure that there are no unsafe conditions or unsafe acts at each job site under their direction.
  • The Lineman shall ensure that the necessary safety equipment is available and is in proper working order at each job site under their direction.
  • The Lineman shall ensure all employees under their direction are trained in safe procedures relating to their job.
  • The Lineman shall conduct periodic safety checks at the jobsite under their direction.
  • The Lineman shall assist in the investigation of all accidents.
  • The Lineman shall conduct and document daily tailgate meetings with their crews.
  • The Lineman shall ensure the safety of each employee under his or her direction.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds repeatedly. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and may be subject to adverse conditions such as high humidity, high temperatures, high wind, extreme cold, rain, sleet, and snow. The outside work environment will vary throughout the workday including changes in terrain, traffic, urban settings and/or rural settings. The employee is occasionally exposed to natural gas and to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEO Statement JCR Construction Co., Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, 41 CFR 60-1.49(a), 41 CFR 60-300.5, 41 CFR 60.74.5 as well as 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A are herein incorporated by reference, to the extent applicable.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60.741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nation origin, disability or veteran status.

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