Eversource Energy Response Specialists- Line in East Springfield, Massachusetts
Job Description Summary:
THIS IS A FULLY QUALIFIED LINE MECHANIC POSITION - Line Mechanic level (with a minimum of one year experience at the fully qualified Line Mechanic level) including transmission work, work emergency, and planned overtime when the need exists; acquire a basic knowledge of the Company Safety Manual; have the mechanical ability to use hand/power tools, and equipment pertinent to line construction and maintenance; and have the ability to climb and work on poles, ladders, and other elevated structures.
Position will require working both indoors and outdoors, and at times under adverse weather conditions. Selected candidate must meet the physical requirements as required by medical placement examination(s); this is a shift position therefore various work schedules will be required; employee must live within 30 minutes of the reporting location.
The responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, clearing faulty and unsafe conditions, including maintaining or restoring electrical service, by temporary or permanent means to include bracing/lashing poles, securing pole tops, floating conductors, extending secondary, or as described below listed duties.
The below illustrative duties will be performed as a single-person crew or as a multi-person crew as dictated by the task and applicable work methods.
1. Clearing faulty and unsafe conditions including maintaining or restoring electrical service by temporary or permanent means;2. Operate primary* and secondary fault locating equipment on URD systems in order to isolate the faulted equipment and restore the customers;3. Operate switching and control devices on both the overhead and underground systems (pad mounted equipment).4. Connect, disconnect, and operate portable transformers, generators, and temporary primary jumpers under emergency or urgent conditions;5. Replace transformers with assistance of other qualified employee(s);6. Replace damaged or faulty equipment during the initial response;7. Perform streetlight repair work including replacing defective bulbs, photocells, and heads along with new installations.8. Install and remove minimal cover up as needed. This may include primary conductors;9. Perform secondary overhead and URD service connections associated with connecting customers including new customer connections;10. Perform overhead distribution system line patrols11. Perform URD and overhead equipment inspections;12. Make current and voltage measurements, as required;13. Determine and record causes of failures and communicate the findings to the SOC;14. Communicate the status of outages to the SOC – on-site, restoration projections, ETRs, etc.;15. Investigate customer concerns, communicate with customer when needed to provide information;16. Investigate and correct complaints of interference to telephone, radio, or television reception;17. Document and submit required records and reports associated with trouble, line patrols, equipment inspections, and other related work;18. Utilize mobile data terminals as they become available
*this includes all URD/DB single phase systems and three phase radials
A high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver's license, and the ability to obtain/maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) are required. Individuals must be able to perform work assignments at the Line Mechanic level (with a minimum of one year experience at the fully qualified Line Mechanic level) including transmission work, work emergency, and planned overtime when the need exists; acquire a basic knowledge of the Company Safety Manual; have the mechanical ability to use hand/power tools, and equipment pertinent to line construction and maintenance; and have the ability to climb and work on poles, ladders, and other elevated structures.
This is a Union position and qualified Local 455 employees will be given first consideration.
These positions are also being posted internally and externally.
Please submit a resume with your application.
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Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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