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OGE Energy Corp Distribution Lineman Apprentice in Durant, Oklahoma

Distribution Lineman Apprentice

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of duties related to the installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of overhead and/or underground distribution systems, transmission facilities, and street light systems to provide continuous and dependable electric service to customers.

Primary Duties:

  • Members in the apprentice program perform duties related to the craft and consistent with their achieved level within the program which may include:

  • Constructs and maintains overhead and underground distribution or transmission systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Climb poles, set poles and string wire, utilizes and operates equipment (e.g., aerial bucket trucks, and other construction equipment), materials, and manpower in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

  • May operate a variety of electronic and other test equipment with a high degree of efficiency, as needed.

  • May investigate and document events of cut or damaged cable and other company facilities, as needed.


  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with DOT certification.

  • Associate's Degree in a Technical discipline (i.e.

  • Electronics/Engineering Technology/Power Plant Operations/High Voltage/etc); or Certificate of completion/diploma in Electrical Power Technology, High Voltage, or related Power Line Technology; or Prior military experience for at least one enlistment as documented on DD Form 214 combined with utility line experience; or High School diploma or GED equivalent combined with utility line experience.

  • Required to maintain permanent residence within a 30 minute driving time to assigned service center.


  • Ability to climb poles and work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet.

  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of electrical principles.

  • Ability to learn and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and company policies.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members, leaders, and customers.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnosis problems, and resolve effectively.

  • Ability to understand equipment, systems, and processes.

  • Ability to use common purpose hand tools and other materials of various craft trades.

  • Ability to adjust and adapt across varied working conditions.

  • Knowledge and understanding of safety requirements and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Knowledge of basic math.

  • Mechanical skills and familiarity working with mechanical equipment (e.g., aerial bucket trucks, construction equipment).

  • Ability to work efficiently under minimal supervision.

  • Computer skills with knowledge of MS-Office Suite (e.g., Outlook).

  • Basic utility lighting knowledge.

Working Conditions:

  • Required to climb poles and work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet.

  • Required to work with voltages up to 34.5 kV.

  • Successfully complete Lineman and Switching Schools under the Apprentice Program.

  • Maintains or obtain all required certifications (e.g., Class A Switching, Confined Space, etc.).

  • Completes required training (e.g., Forklift Operation, C.P.R., Defensive driving, FERC, etc.).

  • Required to work non-standard work schedules to include on-call, overtime, weekends, holidays, and call-outs.

  • Exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.

  • Required to operate motor vehicle safely in all traffic, weather and light conditions.

  • May be required to work under hazardous conditions.

  • Requires wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Required to work away from home for extended periods, as needed.

  • Physical Demands

  • Constantly Standing

  • Frequently Walking

  • Occasionally Sitting

  • Frequently Lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Frequently Carrying up to 50 pounds

  • Frequently Pushing up to 115 pounds

  • Frequently Pulling up to 83 pounds

  • Frequently Climbing

  • N/A Balancing

  • Frequently Stooping

  • Occasionally Kneeling

  • Occasionally Crouching

  • Occasionally Crawling

  • Frequently Reaching

  • N/A Handling

  • Occasionally Grasping

  • N/A Feeling

  • N/A Talking

  • N/A Hearing

  • Occasionally Repetitive Motions

  • Occasionally Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination

  • For additional information about physical demands, go to demands

Special Safety Requirements:

  • This position is a classified as a Safety-Sensitive Job under state law. Individuals in this position are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in OGE Energy Corp.'s Drug Testing Plan.

  • This position is a classified as a Safety-Sensitive Function under United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations. Individuals in this position are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in OGE Energy Corp.'s USDOT Drug Testing Plan.

Job Location

Durant, Oklahoma, United States

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