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Line Mechanic D

Company: American Electric Power
Location: El Campo
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

**Residency requirement applicable for this position - - The successful candidate selected, must reside within 30 miles of El Campo Service Center or be willing to relocate within 6 months of hire/start.**

Position Summary:

Assist in performing work involved with the installation, rearrangement, maintenance, operation, removal, and inspection of electrical transmission and distribution facilities; drive and operate line trucks and associated auxiliary equipment. All job duties apply to overhead and underground equipment and facilities.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist with the assembly, installation, maintenance, removal and competently inspect underground facilities, conductors, fixtures, structures and other associated equipment on de-energized and grounded overhead and underground facilities under direct or immediate supervision.

  • Demonstrate the ability to competently perform ground person duties under immediate or direct supervision as skill level dictates.
  • Assist with loading, unloading, handling, maintaining, installing and removing poles, towers and structures.
  • After completion of D-100, or equivalent experience, the employee must demonstrate the ability to operate Company equipment (with exception of digger/derricks and aerial lift vehicles), climb poles, ladders and structures, and work on de-energized conductors and equipment. Also, may work on conductors and equipment energized up to 260 volts under direct supervision.
  • After completion of D-200, or equivalent experience, operate digger/derrick and aerial devices, under immediate supervision as skill level dictates. Also, under immediate supervision of a higher classification, may work on conductors and equipment energized up to 260 volts.
    Assemble and install Line Material and hardware under direct or immediate supervision
    • Use and store hand lines, tie knots and demonstrate a basic working knowledge with ropes and rigging equipment inspection and use.
    • Splice primary and secondary overhead wires using the proper tools, hardware and equipment (including crimping and compression tools).
    • After completion of D-200, or equivalent experience, under direct supervision, the employee may operate cutouts, line switches, reclosers, and other sectionalizing devices, refuse line and transformer devices. During this time frame, the employee may progress from direct supervision to immediate and finally general supervision as skill level dictates.
    • After completion of D-300, or equivalent experience, test de-energized overhead lines and equipment install and remove personal protective grounds under immediate supervison.
      Inspect and maintain tools, equipment and work area in a safe, clean and orderly fashion
      • Identify, inspect, use and maintain all classes of rubber gloves and sleeves(PIPE), and insulating blankets, hoses and covers(IPE).
      • Inspect, maintain, organize, operate and stock company vehicles, equipment and tools.
      • Perform housekeeping duties as assigned.
      • Report irregularities and abnormal conditions.
        Safely execute pole top rescue and bucket truck rescue processes as training is completed

        Protect or control work area.
        • Set and remove barricades, flags, signs, cones and associated equipment.
          Maintain accurate records and submit accurate reports as required.
          • Correctly read and record information and registered readings on analog or digital Kilowatt-hour meters.
          • Complete Monthly Apprentice Cards and submit to local supervision for review.
            Perform similar or less skilled work as assigned.

            NOTE: The following reference is provided as a guideline for persons responsible for directing the duties and responsibilities of assigned personnel, to assist in the safety and development of employees, and is not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions:

            DIRECT SUPERVISION - When a qualified person is working with hands-on with the person performing the designated task.
            IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION - When a qualified person is near the structure/equipment and is in constant visual and/or verbal contact to the person performing the designated task.
            GENERAL SUPERVISION - An employee of higher classification, knowledgeable of the task at hand and not necessarily at the job site.
            QUALIFIED PERSON - Line Mechanic or Supervisor who is knowledgeable of the task or work to be performed and is capable of performing the appropriate emergency rescue.

            Minimum Requirements

            Education: High School Diploma or GED; Graduation or certification from a line training/school program preferred but not required.

            Experience: Prior line experience preferred but not required

            Licenses/Certifications: Must currently possess and maintain valid state driver's license and have ability to acquire CDL beginners permit within 60 days of hire/start; must possess ability to obtain appropriate licensing required by federal and/or state law during the timeline designated as new hire probationary period at time of start.

            OTHER REQUIREMENTS - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

            Must have the ability and desire to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the duties and/or responsibilities of the key job (Line Mechanic A) in this family, and qualify through demonstration, examination, and/or performance appraisal, as determined by the Company. Qualifications necessary to perform duties in next higher classification in the line of progression must be acquired within such time frame, as determined by the Company, to prevent required of vacating current job classification.

            Successful completion of the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) selection test is required for this position. (Note: A review of Employment Testing Information, Test-Taking Tips, and the CAST Practice Test may be helpful. A link to these materials may be found at AEP.com Careers by selecting Employment testing.)

            Physical strength/abilities assessment is required for qualification into the line of progression.

Keywords: American Electric Power, Sugar Land , Line Mechanic D, Engineering , El Campo, Texas

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