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Georgia Employer EQUIPMENT OPERATOR in Marietta, Georgia

Location: US-GA-MariettaJob ID: 2021-1136Category: Power Line MaintenanceCobb EMC is currently recruiting for an Equipment Operator I to safely and efficiently operate and maintain motor vehicles and line construction equipment and to train in heavy equipment operation.Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC) is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative, which ranked third in the nation for reliable electricity and consistently delivers electricity at record-low rates to nearly 200,000 residential and commercial customers in five counties just north of Atlanta, GA: Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton and Paulding counties.Cobb EMC's distribution system consists of 9,000 miles of line over 432 square miles. With over 200,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia's EMCs and among the largest EMCs in the nation. Cobb EMC is recognized for consistently low rates and a commitment to giving back to the communities we serve. We are proud to be nationally recognized for dynamic and innovative programs regarding Electric Vehicles (EVs), Solar Power and Distributed Energy Technology. In addition to Cobb EMC being among the largest in the nation, our wholly-owned subsidiary Gas South is a leading provider of natural gas in the Southeast.Major Areas of ResponsibilityThe items listed are major responsibilities of this position. They are not intended to cover each aspect of the position as the scope and duties may change or be temporarily altered based on the current business needs of the Company. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned by the reporting authority.Vehicle & Equipment Operation:* Operate vehicles and equipment, including line truck and underground equipment* Efficiently load and unload transformers, poles, and other materials, as required* Set poles, transformers, switch gear, and regulators* Assist all personnel byassembling materials, digging holes, framing poles, hooking up underground transformers, assembling potheads, splicing, installing anchors and guys, and performing all other ground work, as required* Aid in construction and maintenance of the distribution system to ensure a safe and effective operation* Perform switching and operating of apparatus with approved insulated hot sticks while under the direct supervision of a first class lineman or foreman as requiredOther Operations Duties:* Visually check lines, poles, insulators, transformers, service entrances, rights-of-way, etc. for damages or unsafe conditions and report same to immediate supervisor* Cut right-of-way and perform landscaping, concrete, and asphalt repairs, as required* Effectively install conduits and encased concrete duct systems* Inspect, service, and maintain assigned vehicles and equipment daily* Advise immediate supervisor of maintenance needs on tools, vehicles, and other equipment* Assist in handling emergencies and outages, as directedMinimum Qualifications:* High School Diploma or equivalent* Minimum of six (6) months of work experience as an entry lineman, equipment operator or equivalent experience* Possess valid Class A Commercial Georgia driver's license and relevant endorsementsRequired Skills:* Ability to gain knowledge on operation, use, care, and maintenance of power digging and pole setting equipment and hydraulically operated take-off and other types of heavy trucks and equipment* Ability to rapidly acquire basic knowledge of corporate procedures, first aid, and safety rules and regulations* Ability to develop thorough knowledge and skill within each of the specified steps of equipment operator progression* Ability to gain knowledge and understanding of underground utility installation of direct bury and directional boring equipment* Ability to gain knowledge of overhead distribution construction including the various types of crane operations* Ability to gain knowledge of Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) regulations* Obtain valid Georgia Flagging