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Surry-Yadkin EMC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, provides electricity to 27,000 members in our five-county service territory in the foothills of North Carolina. As a member-owned cooperative, we strive to obtain professional, dedicated employees committed to serving our members with the highest regard.

Job Details:

Fulltime: Monday-Friday 8:00am, plus overtime as needed.

Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent



·        Must reside within 30 miles of SYEMC office.

·        2-3 years’ experience minimum in line work.

·        Specialized training which includes live-line tools and applied electricity.

·        Working knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code.

·        Proven ability to perform all types of related line work.

·        Ability to learn and interpret maps, specifications, staking sheets, and complex diagrams.

·        Ability to maintain records required for time worked and materials.

·        Thorough knowledge of first-aid, safety rules, line materials and tools and their use.

·        Valid “Class A” CDL Driver’s License required.

·        Must be able to ascend/descend/work at heights, meeting all safety requirements.

·        Must be able to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays on an on-call basis.



May perform any combination of the following: (duties may include, but are not limited to):

·        Ascend/descend secondary poles with Class A Lineman present.

·        Can work single phase line with Class A Lineman present.

·        Must work and maintain line truck, as well as such duties as Crew Foreman requires.

·        Some working knowledge of bucket truck required.

·        Working knowledge on SYEMC framing specifications and materials needed to frame poles.

·        Knowledge of SYEMC mapping and SYEMC system territories.

·        Must perform Pole Top Rescue and Bucket Rescue.

·        Must start duty work “on call rotation” with Class A Lineman.

·        Begin de-energized underground maintenance and pad mount work with Class A Lineman present.

·        Works outdoors 95% of the time in all types of weather conditions and environmental conditions such as holes in the ground, fallen branches, rough terrain or heavy underbrush

·        Works in no or low light conditions using hand held lantern or spot lights

·        Works in potentially hazardous conditions caused by pets and wildlife in or near the work site

·        Works in areas with possible exposure to poison oak, poison ivy, and insect stings

·        Attend ongoing training as required.




·        Must be able to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays on an on-call basis.

·        Must be able to work outside during all weather conditions on a regular and/on-call basis, in a safe and productive manner.

·        May move up to 50 pounds in a safe manner.



REPORTS TO:  Line Superintendent 




Applicants interested in and qualified for this position, please submit a resume through NCWorks or no later than

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Surry-Yadkin EMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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W. Gregory Puckett,

Executive Vice President & General Manager



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