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Lineman (Overhead Transmission)

Coastal Resource Staffing Charleston, SC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $18 to $40 Hourly
  • Other

Position Summary:Pike Electric, Inc. is seeking qualified professionals to join their winning team! We want professionals that want to be long term members of our elite group, who want to progress in their career. This is a Temp-To-Permanent position (Sub-Contractor).The Class A Lineman is an high-level lineman position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems. This position works at various locations and may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands.

Essential Functions:

  • Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
  • Strings overhead wire.
  • Sets poles and anchors.
  • Assists with installing transformers, lightening arresters, cutouts, cross-arms, insulators, switches and switch gear.
  • Assists in replacing fuses in transformers and clears faulted circuits and systems.
  • Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
  • Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
  • Must be familiar with induced voltage.
  • Assists with the installation and hook up of a single phase transformer.
  • Capable of safely setting a pole.
  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Capable of properly installing and removing PPE and cover up.
  • Capable of checking voltage on transformers.
  • Capable of installing and removing a service.
  • Must be able to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so.
  • Understands how to tie various lineman knots.
  • Capable of making up and using a hand line.
  • Understands grounding procedures.
  • Understands proper equipment set-up and grounding procedures.
  • Understands how and when to use Kellum grips.
  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
  • Willingness to glove/work live high voltage distribution power lines.
  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5-8 years of experience.
  • Must Able to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License permit within 60 days of employment.
  • A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.
  • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.
  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.
  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Capable of properly inspecting rubber goods and PPE.
  • Able to identify different types of materials used in line work.
  • Willing to work over-time when requested.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle, and feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions.

Coastal Resource Staffing

Why Work Here?

Family owned company

North Charleston-based Coastal Resource Staffing company opened the doors to its pilot North Charleston location in July 2016, with plans to match residents with available jobs in Charleston County and surrounding areas. Coastal Resource Staffing is a full-service staffing agency focused on creating successful partnerships with local companies by understanding each client' s unique needs and striving for excellence with every placement. Kimberly Whelpley has spent 15 years in the staffing industry, primarily in business development and operations before starting Coastal Resource Staffing. She brought this expertise into her staffing business, and is now committed to providing companies with their single most important asset - their people. Coastal Resource Staffing was established in 2016 and is a sister company of North Charleston based Coastal Safety Products which is owned by Zeke Godfrey. Godfrey is an active partner with Whelpley in the Coastal Resource Staffing venture. The agency currently has a labor force of 550 employees. Now, as both companies celebrate their new business partnership, it also celebrates 250+ clients across South Carolina from Little River, SC to Savannah, GA west of the 1- 9 5 corridor. Whelpley said the agency has temporary positions and long-term assignments available throughout South Carolina and currently conducts business primarily in the commercial and residential construction industry, hospitality and housekeeping arenas as well. "We find jobs for individuals including temporary assignments, seasonal positions, and evaluation-to-hire opportunities that could lead to a full-time, permanent placement," Whelpley said. "But it is not as simple as it sounds, as we provide quality service and pay special attention to what makes each business unique. We strive to help employers grow their businesses while helping employees develop their careers. Coastal Resource Staffing serves as a bridge to finding the right fit for both clients and employees. Our job is to be a part of the journey, lending a hand with a spirit of excellence." Whelpley said. South Carolina has recently reported historically low unemployment rates. This is great news for our economy but can prove challenging for employers. So, while Charleston County is home to other staffing agencies, Whelpley said she's confident Coastal Resource Staffing personalized approach to recruiting and placement will be a tremendous asset to local businesses facing unprecedented obstacles due to the declining number of individuals seeking employment. The new Coastal Resource Staffing branch is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. "As a seasoned business owner, I understand the need for a strong workforce of dedicated employees," Godfrey said. "Fortunately, Coastal Resource Staffing is always recruiting and Coastal Safety Products is always hiring, and has been a loyal client of Kimberly Whelpley's because of her unprecedented customer service. Now together, we certainly can help our clients build their own all-star team, while experiencing exceptional client service."


7355 Cross County Road
Charleston, SC

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