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PPL Corporation Line Technician A or B in Greenville, Kentucky

Company Summary Statement

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve more than 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 334,000 natural gas and 433,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 569,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. LG&E and KU are major employers and active supporters of the communities they serve. They empower employees, community members and initiatives across their service territory through volunteerism and investments in organizations that support education, sustainability and wellbeing.

Overview

Perform routine construction, maintenance and repair work on electric distribution lines and equipment.

Responsibilities

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). Knowledge of transformer fusing charts. Must be able to read voltmeter, amp meters, and rotation meters. 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. Pole-top resuscitation and safe method of lowering a person to the ground. Know the use and care of rubber goods to be used in energized work. Personal protective equipment. Proper inspection of pole before climbing. Proper care and use of hooks, gaffs, and body belt.

Qualifications

EDUCATIONALEXPERIENCE-High school diploma or equivalent. 5 or more years experience with electric line construction and maintenance.;SPECIALQUALIFICATIONS-Must have good mathematical, literacy and communications skills Must be willing to respond to storm trouble and other emergencies after hours. Must have 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 25 radial miles of report location or be willing to relocate. Must be successfully recommended from EEI test;WORKCONDITIONS-Exposure to heat, cold, wind, rain, etc. as well as exposure to loud noises and traffic. Frequent driving, climbing, and walking.;PHYSICALEFFORTS-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.

#LG&EKU

EDUCATIONALEXPERIENCE-High school diploma or equivalent. 5 or more years experience with electric line construction and maintenance.;SPECIALQUALIFICATIONS-Must have good mathematical, literacy and communications skills Must be willing to respond to storm trouble and other emergencies after hours. Must have 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 25 radial miles of report location or be willing to relocate. Must be successfully recommended from EEI test;WORKCONDITIONS-Exposure to heat, cold, wind, rain, etc. as well as exposure to loud noises and traffic. Frequent driving, climbing, and walking.;PHYSICALEFFORTS-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.

#LG&EKU

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). Knowledge of transformer fusing charts. Must be able to read voltmeter, amp meters, and rotation meters. 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. Pole-top resuscitation and safe method of lowering a person to the ground. Know the use and care of rubber goods to be used in energized work. Personal protective equipment. Proper inspection of pole before climbing. Proper care and use of hooks, gaffs, and body belt.

Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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