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Line Mechanic-C thru B

Appalachian Power Company
Full-time
Remote friendly
Worldwide

Job Summary

Perform 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. The Line Mechanic C builds upon the skills, abilities and knowledge learned as a Line Mechanic D (or equivalent).

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Assemble, install, maintain, remove and competently inspect overhead, and underground facilities including conductors, cables, transformers, fixtures, structures and other associated equipment under immediate or general supervision as skill level dictates.

After completion of C-100, or equivalent experience, shall be competent to perform work on conductors and equipment energized up to 260 volts under general supervision.  Assist with work on conductors and equipment energized at secondary voltages to 600 volts under immediate supervision of higher classification.

After completion of C100, or equivalent experience, test, de-energize and ground URD cable, Splice and terminate URD cable, and troubleshoot, repair and energize URD cable and equipment under immediate or general supervision as skill level dictates.

After completion of C-200, or equivalent experience, shall be capable of working on conductors and equipment energized up to 600 volts under general supervision.Use volt meters, amp meters, ground meggers, continuity testers and other electrical test equipment associated with line work on voltages up to 600 volts.

After completion of C-200, or equivalent experience, may cover up stationary tied in (cannot transfer) primary conductors and equipment under direct supervision as skill level dictates.

After completion of C-300, or equivalent experience, may cover up, transfer or move primary conductors and equipment under direct supervision as skill level dictates.

After completion of C-400, or equivalent experience, perform the same duties as outlined in the B classification during the first TWELVE MONTHS. (Wording from LMB description -  During the first twelve months in this classification (LMB) assist with work on energized lines, cables and equipment.

During this time frame, the employee should progress from direct supervision to immediate supervision as skill level dictates. 

Also, shall be capable of replacing fuses and operate switching and sectionalizing devices energized at any voltage when working under general supervision.).

2. Build and erect equipment mountings (such as regulator and transformer platforms) and build overhead transformer installations. 

3. Conduct proper tagging procedures while performing switching of energized circuits

4. Perform inspection and trouble-shooting of lines.

5. Perform similar or less skilled work as assigned.

6. Direct the work of employees assigned to assist.

7. Complete Monthly Apprentice Cards and submit to local supervision for review .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

Experience:  Minimum of one year distribution electrical power line work experience, OR one year of related line experience defined as:  successful completion of a one year electrical power line school certificate plus a minimum of 16 weeks internship or distribution electrical power line experience, or an Associate degree from an electrical power line school which includes a minimum of 16 weeks internship or distribution electrical power line experience.

Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class A CDL is required

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

1) Shall have performed the duties of and have all the qualifications of Line Mechanic D or the equivalent and shall qualify through demonstration, examination and/or performance appraisal as determined by the Company.

2) 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 be qualified through demonstration, examination and/or performance appraisal as determined by the Company.  

3) Must acquire within such time frame as determined by the Company, the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the next higher classification in the line of progression, or vacate the current job classification.  

4)  A physical abilities assessment is also required for this position.

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Compensation Data

Compensation Grade:

U009-150

Compensation Range:

$28.67-30.27 USD

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