• Siloam Springs, AR
  • industrial

Job Title: Groundman/Operator

Pay Rate: $15

Temp to Perm

Job City:  Siloam Springs


This job has been classified by our client as Safety Sensitive according to state law guidelines and drug testing and fit-for-duty evaluation may be required as a condition of employment.


The incumbent works on construction projects, usually working in utility capacity, by transferring from one task to another where demands require workers with varied experience and ability to work without close supervision by performing the following duties. Assists Apprentice and Journeyman Lineman in the maintenance and repair of both overhead and underground electrical distribution systems; operates a variety of specialized related equipment and vehicles.




  1. Works under the close supervision of a Foreman, Line Crew.
  2. Assists in the construction, reconstruction, maintaining and repairing of electrical systems: including substations, distribution systems, transformers, and power lines.
  3. Assists in framing and repairing power poles and associated hardware, stringing wires, tapping wires, placing, and replacing insulators and setting transformers.
  4. Digs holes for power poles and anchors, backfill and tamp power poles and anchors, set poles, string wires, load and unload material and equipment, frame poles, transformers, and equipment.
  5. Keeps needed materials and tools accessible to lineman and assist in any way where qualified in the overall process of building and maintaining an electrical distribution system.
  6. Operates a variety of equipment and trucks, and the use of attached equipment such as power diggers, winches, cranes, tamps and other equipment.
  7. Installs and maintains underground or overhead power systems as required.
  8. Keeps inventory, time and material records as assigned, stocks service vehicles as required.
  9. Ensures equipment is in proper working order.
  10. Makes public aware of hazards in existing work zones.
  11. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
  12. Will be required to have a share in the regular standby rotation.
  13. Will be required to work after normal working hours in case of power outages.
  14. Other duties may be assigned as needed



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Must hold a valid driver’s license and can obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) if needed.


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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include; close, distant and color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; explosives; and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their Supervisor.

* Safety sensitive position includes, but is not limited to, any job, assignment, rank or title where any of the following apply:

Subject to drug and alcohol testing or restrictions promulgated by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation; involves carrying, repairing, transporting or keeping of firearms or ammunition; includes performing any medical or life-saving procedures, or responsibility for procuring, storing, transporting, dispensing or administering any drugs or medical supplies or equipment; involves working with confidential information, documents or material pertaining to criminal investigations; procuring, storing, transporting or otherwise working with hazardous or flammable materials, controlled substances, food or electricity; involves operating, repairing, maintaining or driving heavy equipment, machinery, aircraft, motorized watercraft or motor vehicles, or working in close proximity thereto; a momentary lapse of attention may result in grave and immediate danger to the public, self or fellow employees; requires engaging in any other activity in which the employee is responsible for his or her own or other people’s safety.


*Weather Essential position includes employees are declared to be all sworn police officers, all sworn firefighters, dispatchers, emergency road crew employees in the Street Department, and electrical personnel in the Electric Department.

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