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PPL Corporation Dist Service Tech - Trainee in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Company Summary Statement

PPL Electric Utilities delivers safe, reliable and affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses throughout its 29-county service territory in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Through smart investments and innovation, it has built one of the most advanced electric grids in the United States. And, with over a century of expertise, PPL Electric remains focused on continuing to build the utility of the future, today. Regularly ranking among the country’s best utility companies for reliability and customer satisfaction, PPL Electric has won numerous awards, including 30 J.D. Power Awards for providing top-quality service to residential and business customers. PPL Electric is a major employer and an active supporter of the communities it serves. Empowering employees, community members and initiatives across its service territory through volunteerism and investments in organizations that support education, sustainability, and wellbeing.

Overview

This is a union position within PPL. The starting hourly rate for this position is $38.990 with the potential for overtime.

Conducts field surveys and performs assignments associated with the design and engineering of overhead and underground facilities of various voltage levels. Assists in coordinating maintenance, operation and construction of all such facilities. This opening is located at our Hazleton Service Center.

Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Specifies design for single phase and three phase overhead and underground facilities according to specifications and defined compatible units.

  • Prepares corrective maintenance, failed equipment and pole replacement work orders for overhead and underground facilities.

  • Works with other utility companies, municipalities, corporations and authorities regarding joint use of distribution facilities.

  • Prepares work orders, sketches, right-of-way requests, permit requests and estimates. Generates work orders in appropriate company systems and computer tools.

  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to meet with customers to satisfy project needs and service complaints.

  • Determines customer obligations from Standard Practice Instructions for contracts, costs, billing and accounting purposes.

  • Performs such other related duties as assigned or as necessary.

Qualifications

Candidate Qualifications

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identitiy and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate of a two-year Engineering or Engineering Technology degree program from a school/program which has been accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency.

  • Successful completion of the company's Training and Development Program for Distribuiton Service Technicians.

  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

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Candidate Qualifications

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identitiy and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate of a two-year Engineering or Engineering Technology degree program from a school/program which has been accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency.

  • Successful completion of the company's Training and Development Program for Distribuiton Service Technicians.

  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

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Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Specifies design for single phase and three phase overhead and underground facilities according to specifications and defined compatible units.

  • Prepares corrective maintenance, failed equipment and pole replacement work orders for overhead and underground facilities.

  • Works with other utility companies, municipalities, corporations and authorities regarding joint use of distribution facilities.

  • Prepares work orders, sketches, right-of-way requests, permit requests and estimates. Generates work orders in appropriate company systems and computer tools.

  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to meet with customers to satisfy project needs and service complaints.

  • Determines customer obligations from Standard Practice Instructions for contracts, costs, billing and accounting purposes.

  • Performs such other related duties as assigned or as necessary.

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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