LG&E and KU Energy Line Technician A or B in Barlow, Kentucky
Title Line Technician A or B
Requisition ID 4374BR
Address 433 Oscar Drive
Job Function Electric Distribution Maintenance & Construction
Position Purpose Perform routine construction, maintenance and repair work on high voltage electrical distribution and transmission lines and equipment under the direct supervision of qualified personnel.
Required Education & Experience High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum two years experience in electric line construction and maintenance
Preferred Qualifications • Must have good mathematical, literacy and communications skills • Must be willing to respond to storm trouble and other emergencies after hours. • Successful applicant must be at least 20 years old or older with a valid driver’s license and be certifiable under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Must qualify within a reasonable period of time for a Commercial Drivers License (Class A) with the following endorsement: air brakes. • Must live within 15 miles of report location or be willing to relocate. • Must be successfully recommended from EEI test
Job Description • Use of Standards, know how to perform any general construction in overhead or underground work. • Must be proficient in climbing and handling self on a utility pole. • Must be skilled in installing conductors in overhead and underground. • Proficient in the use of hot sticks and cover-up equipment. • Know the proper grounding procedures for overhead and underground circuits. • Proficient in the use of bucket and derrick trucks and safety procedures associated with their use. • Know how to install and hook-up transformer banks (ALL). a. Knowledge of transformer fusing charts. b. Must be able to read voltmeter, amp meters, and rotation meters. c. Know proper riser wire size for each type bank. • Know how to install a three phase underground transformer. • Know how to install and hook-up various capacitors. • Know how to install and hook-up air brake switches and sectionalizers. • Know proper procedures for installing services and meters. • Know how to do distribution switching under the direction of company dispatch. • Ability to read engineering prints. • Be able to perform incidental transmission work and know the proper grounding procedures for transmission work. • Read and know company safety rules. a. Pole-top resuscitation and safe method of lowering a person to the ground. b. Know the use and care of rubber goods to be used in energized work. Personal protective equipment. c. Proper inspection of pole before climbing. • Proper care and use of hooks, gaffs, and body belt.
Work Conditions Exposure to heat, cold, wind, rain, etc. as well as exposure to loud noises and traffic. Frequent driving, climbing, and walking.
Physical Effort Must be able to lift 50 lbs. from the ground to the height of 30 inches and from waist level to chest on a daily basis; Typical equipment/materials that must be lifted includes but is not limited to coils of cable; Able to climb up and down stairs and vertical ladders unassisted on a daily basis; Perform hand manipulations extended from your body and near floor level for extended periods of time on a routine basis
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Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.
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