Service Mechanic D

AEP Texas Company, Inc.
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Job Summary

This is an entry level apprentice position. The duties are to assist in performing service 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. Assist in responding to trouble calls, investigate, correct, and clear trouble, and provide assistance to construction and repair crews, as required. The following list sets forth the principal duties required for the job. All items apply to overhead and underground, as applicable. This list is not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions. Employee may perform miscellaneous, related, and incidental work in addition to that specifically outlined below.

Job Description


1.) Perform duties in accordance with the Company's safety rules, regulations and practices and report unsafe conditions and practices.

2.) During the first six months in this classification, the employee must demonstrate the ability to operate Company equipment, climb poles and structures, and work on de-energized conductors and equipment. Also, under immediate supervision of a higher classification, may work secondary voltage up to 260 volts.

3.) After six months in this classification, under general supervision may work on conductors and equipment energized up to 260 volts, and may also work higher secondary voltages under immediate supervision of a higher classification.

4.) May assist with the installation and removal of structures within close proximity of energized primary conductors, under immediate supervision.

5.) Assemble, install, maintain, remove and inspect conductors, fixtures and other associated equipment on de-energized overhead and underground facilities, and erect equipment mountings such as regulator and transformer platforms.

6.) Climb poles and structures and work from bucket trucks or on ladders and demonstrate evidence of being at ease above the ground in performance of work.

7.) Operate mechanized equipment required to install, remove or maintain overhead and underground transmission and distribution facilities.

8.) Become familiar with the use and care of insulating rubber gloves, sleeves and other personal protective equipment.

9.) Assist with loading, unloading, handling, maintaining, installing and removing poles, towers and structures.

10.) Operate portable power tools, generators, pumps and tamps.

11.) Install, maintain, read and remove single-phase meters and associated equipment.

12.) Test meter bases for voltage, backfeed, grounds and proper connections.

13.) Install, maintain, and remove services, secondary cable, and associated equipment.

14.) Install, maintain and remove dusk-to-dawn and street light equipment.

15.) Set and remove barricades, flags, signs and flares; direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

16.) Load, unload and store materials, tools and equipment.

17.) Assist with the installation, removal and maintenance of underground facilities.

18.) Maintain tools, equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.

19.) Become familiar with electronic devices to maintain records and submit reports, and job aid programs as required.

20.) Attend and participate in training as assigned and assist in the training of other employees.

21.) Perform similar or less skilled work.

22.) Report irregularities and abnormal conditions.

23.) Assist employees of equal or higher classification.


Education requirements are listed below: High School graduate or General Equivalency Degree (GED).

Work Experience requirement listed below :No previous work experience required. Line or Service Mechanic Certification is beneficial but not required.  Line work experience or line school education is preferred.  

Required License(s)/Certification(s) are listed below: Valid state driver license. Employee shall obtain appropriate licensing (CDL) as required by federal and/or state law prior to the end of the designated probationary period.


The required Pre-Employment tests are listed below: EEICAST - Construction & Skilled Trades

Physical demand level is Heavy

1) Must have the ability and desire to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the duties and/or responsibilities of the key job (Service Mechanic A, within the time frame determined by the Company, in this family and be qualified through demonstration, examination and/or performance appraisal or vacate the current job classification.

2) 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.

3) Must possess the ability to deal with employees, customers and the public in a courteous and proper manner. Successful completion of the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) selection test is required for this position.

4) Must have the ability to use a computer and electronic devices and write legibly and record accurately.

5) Must be able to distinguish colors.

6) Must have the ability to work aloft on poles, towers and structures, use various tool, and operate equipment and finger manipulation of bolts/screws, etc.

7) Tolerate awkward or stretched positions while working aloft and suspended from safety belt.

8) Must be able to work at heights of up to 250 feet.

9) Must be able to lift 75lbs. overhead.

Compensation Data

Compensation Grade:


Compensation Range:

$28.00-28.66 USD

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It is hereby reaffirmed that it is the policy of American Electric Power (AEP) to provide Equal Employment Opportunity in all aspects of the employer‐employee relationship including recruiting, hiring, upgrading and  promotion,  conditions  and  privileges  of  employment,  company  sponsored  training  programs, educational assistance,  social and  recreational  programs,  compensation,  benefits,  transfers,  discipline, layoffs and termination of employment to all employees and applicants without discrimination because of  race, color,  religion,  sex, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran or military  status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. When required by law, we must record certain information to be made part of an Affirmative Action Plan. Applicants for employment may also be invited to participate in the Affirmative Action Program by self-identifying their Race or Ethnic Identity.

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