Groundman - OH-Laurel, MS


Groundman -OH -Laurel, MS

Job Summary:

The Groundman position organizes and prepares vehicles with the correct tools and materials to ensure jobs go smoothly and safely. Assists the Lineman in the various facets of power line construction, repair, maintenance and storm restoration.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



This entry level position requires little to no independent decision making and works under immediate supervision to complete specific assignments. As more experience/knowledge is obtained, more independence may be exercised on routine job tasks, while remaining under close supervision.

The groundman ensures trucks are properly maintained and stocked with material commonly used on a daily basis.

Prepares equipment and worksite for effective completion of assignments

Works in close proximity of work area to anticipate the needs of the crew, preparing tools and equipment to hand to Lineman/crew members

Verifies proper grounding of truck

Safely controls traffic passing in, near and around work zones

Digs ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, rakes, etc.

Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them as needed.

Lubricate, clean or repair machinery, equipment or tools

Assists in performing maintenance as needed

Operate a fork lift and other tools

Use various hand and power tools safely

Assists lineman framing poles on the ground.

Assists with washing and maintaining equipment in proper working order.

Drive and operate the various Chain vehicles.

Keeps work areas clean and organized, picking up scrap wire, discarded materials, etc.

Performs any and all other duties assigned by the supervisor.


Although no prior experience is necessary, the successful candidate must meet the following basic qualifications to apply for the position of Groundman:

Ability to travel 100% of the time

Available to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays, as needed

Due to business needs, applicant must possess a valid CDL-A Drivers license

Possess own hand tools

Have a good driving record

Ability to handle physically demanding construction duties in harsh weather conditions

Ability to read and follow instructions

Ability to travel at a moment’s notice

Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

Ability to hear from a long distance

Must be able to see long distances and differentiate between colors and have clear depth perception, as well as peripheral vision ability

Chain Electric Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age (40 and above), religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status where otherwise qualified.

Job Type
Full Time
65 days ago

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