Exelon Corporation Helper - Cable Splicer Mechanic NERC in Washington, District Of Columbia

Position Description

Observes and assists higher classified employees in inspecting, installing, removing and splicing underground distribution systems cable and equipment

Position Requirements


Ability and willingness to travel to various Company locations and job sites.

Ability and willingness to work in a variety of work environments including:

  • all weather conditions;

  • at extreme heights (above 30 feet, in a bucket, from scaffolding);

  • in very tight, confined spaces or enclosed vessels;

  • below grade;

  • in dark areas or areas with limited lighting;

  • in extreme temperatures, foul water, mud, dust, noxious fumes, noisy and dirty environments with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);

  • in high traffic areas and pedestrian walkways.

    Ability and willingness to perform both indoor and outdoor tasks for extended periods of time including:

  • lifting up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 200 pounds with assistance;

  • climbing ladders and scaffolding;

  • bending, twisting, kneeling, crawling, pulling/pushing, standing, walking, and squatting.

    Ability and willingness to work on or around hazardous equipment/materials (for example, solder pots, open flames, heavy equipment, etc.), and/or energized electrical equipment.

    Ability and willingness to wear and use safety equipment as required by Federal, State, Local and Company regulations (for example, ear plugs, helmets, steel toed shoes, rubber gloves and sleeves, hard hat, fire retardant clothing).

    Ability and willingness to work rotating shift work, on holidays and weekends, and overtime and be on call as required.

    Ability and willingness to wear a respirator and/or dust mask as required (e.g., asbestos removal, dust, sprays/filings).

    Ability and willingness to distinguish among differently colored wires.

    Must be 21 years of age or older and possess a CDL with Class A and HazMat endorsements and a medical card OR the ability to obtain each within six months of hire date.

    Must successfully pass qualification tests including paper and pencil tests and a Task Specific Exercise that requires performing physically demanding tasks continuously throughout the test period, including removing manhole covers, climbing and working in a manhole, lowering a solder pot and tools into a manhole, rolling and pulling cable, and installing cable supports in a manhole.

    Ability and willingness to participate in the Cable Splicer/Electrician Underground progression and take and pass step progression tests at each step in the progression.

    Must possess a valid driver's license.

    Must successfully pass a Criminal History Background Check

    Must successfully pass a medical screening to include a drug test.

    This position is a NERC Regulated position. As such, a background check will be conducted on the incumbent every seven years. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to complete annual NERC compliance training.


    Experience demonstrating skill using hand tools (e.g., hammers, screwdrivers, ratchets, wrenches, pliers, saws).

    Experience demonstrating skill safely testing and opening manholes.

    Experience demonstrating skill heating and preparing compound and solder for splicing.

    Experience demonstrating skill preparing splice kits for higher classified employees.

    Experience demonstrating skill rodding, sealing, and cleaning duct lines.

    Experience demonstrating skill utilizing power tools, hydraulic presses and cutters.

    Experience demonstrating skill performing manual labor (e.g., shopkeeping, obtaining tools, loading and unloading)

    Knowledge of electrical fundamentals as related to construction, maintenance, and/or operation of the transmission and distribution system.

    Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company, is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of characteristics protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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