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American Electric Power Transmission Line Mechanic-D in Corpus Christi, Texas



Transmission Line Mechanic-D

Job Description:

Residency Requirements: Successful candidate must reside within a safe 30-minute drive of the respective service center area* within 3 months of the probationary period. *

* This single vacancy is posted at the entry grade level for Transmission Line Mechanic D and will be filled based on commensurate education and/or relevant experience. The description is written at the entry level and expectation increases for intermediate levels of Transmission Line Mechanic C - A classifications. *

Assist in the installation, maintenance, rearrangement, operation, removal and inspection of electrical transmission and distribution facilities. Drive and operate line trucks and associated auxiliary equipment. This list is not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions. 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 equal or 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.

Essential Job Functions & Tasks:

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

  2. Report irregularities and abnormal conditions.

  3. Assemble, install, maintain, remove and inspect conductors, fixtures, and other associated equipment on overhead facilities.During the first six months in this classification, the employee must demonstrate the ability to operate Company equipment, climb poles and structures, work from bucket trucks or on ladders and be at ease above the ground while performing the work. 2. Supply employees working aloft the necessary tools and equipment required in the work. 3. Assist in setting poles, including poles in energized areas where proper personnel protective procedures are used 4. Cut, spray or stack trees and brush while performing transmission right-of-way control.

  4. Under direct supervision of a qualified person, assist in the use of live line tools, bare-hand techniques, rubber gloves and sleeves, and other accepted work methods to maintain transmission lines.

  5. Operate automotive equipment and its associated equipment, and perform duties incidental to the operation of such equipment.

  6. Operate line trucks of various types with derricks and earth-boring equipment. Operate truck-tractors, both single and tandem-axle, trailers, both regular and fifth-wheel mounted, winches in handling poles and material, and transport employees and equipment to and from work locations.

  7. Identify all personal protective equipment and its purpose including rubber gloves, blankets, temporary grounds, live line tools, and construction and maintenance tools and equipment.

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

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Corpus Christi, TX

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Minimum Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

Education requirements are listed below:

  • High school graduate or GED

Work Experience requirement listed below:

No previous work experience required. Line work experience or line school education is preferred.

Additional Requirements :

Physical demand level is Heavy

These are additional expectations for the job and could include specific work experience, license / certifications, preemployment testing, expectations about travel, shift work, etc.

  1. Successful completion of the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) selection test is required for this position. 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 Careers by selecting Employment testing. A physical abilities assessment is also required for this position.

  2. Must demonstrate the ability and desire to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the duties and/or responsibilities of the key job (Transmission Line Mechanic A) in this job family.

  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. Employee shall obtain the appropriate valid commercial driver's license prior to the end of the designated probationary period. Must meet all vehicle operation requirements as designated by federal and/or state law.

  5. Must possess the ability to deal with employees, customers and the general public in a courteous and proper manner.

  6. Considerable travel and overtime may be required with this position.

  7. Must successfully complete Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

REQUIREMENTS – PHYSICAL DEMANDS: physical demands required for this job include but not limited to Minimum Requirement Line Mechanic:

Amount of Weight Lifted from Floor/Ground to Waist Level 75

Amount of Weight to be Carried for 20 Feet 60

Amount of Weight Lifted to Chest Level 50

Amount of Weight Lifted to Eye Level 30

Distance to Walk Accumulated over the Course of an 8-Hour Shift 2 Miles

Distance in Feet to Climb and Work on a Ladder/Structure 100 and

Higher Distance in Feet to Ascend to and Work in a Bucket/Lift 150 and Higher (Tested at 60’)

Ability to Discriminate between Colors Yes (Not Tested)

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Geographic Proximity:

Selected candidate must reside within a 30 minute safe driving distance, of Lon Hill Transmission Service Center (Corpus Christi, TX) or be willing to relocate within 3 months of hire/start date.

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