Lineperson Apprentice

High Voltage · Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Department High Voltage
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

 


Summary Description


Under the field supervision of a Lineperson or Line Foreperson, performs various tasks related to the installation of underground or overhead electrical systems.


Duties and Responsibilities


Essential


  • Completes appropriate level of apprentice course work Assists with installation of overhead and underground distribution support systems.
  • Assists with installation of aerial wire systems.
  • Assists with installation of substation systems.
  • Assists with installation of underground raceway systems.
  • Assists with the installation of underground wire systems.
  • Assists with the set up of line equipment.
  • Safeguards and maintains Tri-M equipment, material, tools, and vehicles.


Job Requirements


Skills/Education


  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Must enroll in and actively participate in an approved Apprenticeship Training Program.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Self-starter and ability to follow directions.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the assigned work location/office.
  • Must maintain a valid CDL permit and good driving record.
  • Must purchase company required personal tools (see attached list) and maintain in good condition.
  • Ability and willingness to drive company vehicles as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regionally to jobsites as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to stay away on job sites for up to two weeks, if needed. 


 


Physical Requirements


  • Working 40 hours/week, scheduled in 8 to 10 hour shifts
  • Standing and climbing 4 to 6 hours/day
  • Kneeling, lifting, reaching above shoulders, and bending 4 to 5 hours/day
  • Twisting (180° ) and walking 2 to 3 hours/day
  • Squatting and sitting 1 to 2 hours/day
  • Lifting weights of 0 to 75 lbs. at the following frequencies:  continuous lifting of 10 to 35 lbs.; frequent lifting of 35 to 50 lbs.; occasional lifting of 50 to 75 lbs.; sizes & shapes of objects vary from concrete blocks to cylinders to 10’ lengths of metallic conduit and 20' lengths of PVC conduit; average carry requirements, 60 lbs. for 40'
  • Ability to lift from floor to above shoulder
  • Repetitive use of hands includes: continuous grasping up to 50 lbs.; frequent pushing and pulling of 50 to 75 lbs.; and fine motor coordination for receptacle installation and wire terminations
  • Repetitive use of feet is required for operating heavy equipment, conduit benders and vertical climbing
  • Vision adequate for blueprint reading and color coding for wire identification
  • Balance adequate for continuous climbing of ladders, scaffolds, and lifts and for working from heights.
  • Ability to work from heights up to 70 feet.
  • Environmental factors may include working in temperature extremes of 0° F to 100° F up to 8 hours inside or outside and atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, and odors within the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).
  • Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and potentially explosive hazards
  • Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, protected-toe boots, appropriate gloves for the task, and arc flash protective gear.  Equipment on an "as needed" basis may include fall protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, , and dielectrically insulated gloves and/or sleeves, etc.

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  • Location
    Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    High Voltage
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level