Occupational Titles Beginning with Letter L

Landscaper

CODE: 303

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Moves soil and other materials, digs holes and operates small equipment to landscape grounds.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Digs holes for plants and trees using hand tools such as pick and shovel. Mixes fertilizer or lime with dirt in bottom of holes to enrich soil. Places plants or trees in holes and adds dirt to fill holes. Attaches wires from planted trees to stakes to support trees. Hauls or spreads topsoil or mulch using wheelbarrow and rake. Sows grass seed by hand or mechanical spreader. Waters lawns, trees and plants. Lays sod. Spreads straw over seeded soil to prevent movement of seed and soil. Builds forms for rough concrete borders using lumber, hammer and nails. Mixes and pours cement for garden borders. Places decorative stones for use as patios or walkways when not set in mortar or "mud". Plants flowers in garden areas. Mows lawns using hand and power mowers. May install underground lawn sprinkler systems.

Lather

CODE: 117

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Fastens wooden, metal or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings and partitions of buildings and structures to provide supporting base for plaster, fireproofing or acoustical material using hand and portable power tools.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Erects horizontal metal framework to which lath is fastened using nails, bolts and studgun. Drills holes in floor and ceiling using portable electric tool. Drives ends of wooden or metal studs into holes to provide anchor for furring or rockboard lath. Wires horizontal strips to furring to stiffen framework. Cuts lath to fit openings and projections using hand or portable power tools. Wires, nails, clips or staples lath to framework, ceiling joists and flat concrete surfaces. Bends metal lath to fit corners or attaches preformed corner reinforcements. Wires plasterer's channels to overhead structural framework to provide support for plaster or acoustical ceiling tile. May install metal casings around openings, metal window stools and metal trim and plaster grounds (wood or metal strips) nailed to studding to provide guide for plasterer. May weld metal frame supports to structural steel members.

LIGHT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (Line Construction)

CODE: 151

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Operates power equipment such as bulldozers and trenching machines for work involving high-voltage transmission and distribution powerlines used to conduct energy between generating stations, substations and consumers whether constructed overhead or underground. Operates power equipment for work on highway and street lighting, traffic signal systems, athletic field lighting systems and airport runway and taxiway lighting systems which involve either high or low voltage.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Operates equipment on the outside line portion of a project such as bulldozers, caterpillars, trenching machines, trucks equipped with a wench and/or boom, hydraulically operated backhoes with or without front end loaders, mounted booms and any other equipment that does not come within the scope of the heavy equipment operator. The light equipment operator does not perform any work that requires the use of hand tools and does not climb or work out of any type of aerial lift equipment. Operates equipment for work on highway and street lighting, traffic signal systems, athletic field lighting systems and airport runway and taxiway lighting systems which involve either high or low voltage.

LIGHT TRUCK DRIVER

CODE: 153

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Operates small trucks on work involving high-voltage transmission and distribution powerlines used to conduct energy between generating stations, substations and consumers whether constructed overhead or underground. Operates small trucks for work on highway and street lighting, traffic signal systems, athletic field lighting systems and airport runway and taxiway lighting systems which involve either high or low voltage.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Operates small trucks on line construction work. Operates small trucks for work on highway and street lighting, traffic signal systems, athletic field lighting systems and airport runway and taxiway lighting systems which involve either high or low voltage.

Line Constructor

CODE: 118

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Erects and repairs transmission poles (whether built of wood, metal or other material), fabricated metal transmission towers, outdoor substations, switch racks, or similar electrical structures, electric cables and related auxiliary equipment for high-voltage transmission and distribution powerlines used to conduct energy between generating stations, substations and consumers whether constructed overhead or underground. Installs, alters and repairs highway and street lighting, traffic signal systems, athletic field lighting systems and airport runway and taxiway lighting systems which involve either high or low voltage.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Directs and assists other workers in attaching crossarms, insulators, lightning arresters, switches, wire conductors and auxiliary equipment to poles or towers prior to erection. Assists in erection of poles or towers and adjustment of guy wires. Climbs erected poles or towers and installs equipment, such as transformers, which are ordinarily installed after poles are erected. Strings wire conductors between erected poles with assistance of other workers and adjusts slack in conductors to compensate for contraction and elongation of conductors due to temperature variations using winch. Splices, solders and insulates conductors and related wiring to join sections of power line and to connect transformers and electrical accessories. May trim trees and brush prior to new construction or during repair of damaged lines. Install, alter and repair highway and street lighting, traffic signal systems, athletic field lighting systems and airport runway and taxiway lighting systems which involve either high or low voltage.