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Duke Energy Line Apprentice - 1st Year - Kokomo, IN in Kokomo, Indiana

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

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Under direct supervision, and on a training basis, to help and assist employees of higher line classifications engaged in, and to perform basic operations required in, the installing, removing and maintaining of transmission and distribution poles, towers, conductors, transformers, pole top switches, cable and other line equipment, devices and appurtenances, services, street lighting equipment and certain phases of work on metering installations, to assist in the patrolling of lines and to perform other related work.

  1. Help, assist in, or perform basic operations required in, the installing, removing and maintaining of poles, towers, guys, arms, platforms and other components of line or equipment supports, helping on guy, anchor, tower, and street lighting equipment constructions and assisting in framing poles, attaching transformer supports, arm assemblies, and appurtenances to poles and doing other similar work.

  2. Help in stringing, sagging and tying line conductors, in installing and removing insulators, in installing and removing cable lengths and in other similar work.

  3. Help in operations required in installing, removing and maintaining line equipment units and associated devices such as transformers, switches, voltage regulators, constant current regulators, lightning arresters, cutouts and other equipment items, by attending to working needs of linemen and participating in basic operations.

  4. Assist in, or perform the basic elements of as directed, operations for installing, removing and relocating services, entrance runs, metering enclosures and self-contained watt-hour meters, participate in installing and removing transformer-rated watt-hour meters and service street lamp units, replacing lamps, cleaning glassware and painting fixtures.

  5. Unload, reload and store poles and help in moving and relocating heavy pieces of apparatus.

  6. Set out warning signs, clear project sites of obstacles and dig holes or trenches for poles, anchors or cable installations.

  7. Help in or perform a variety of related work such as driving truck when required, tree trimming, tending payout or take-up reel, making tool and equipment repairs and minor repairs to trucks, aiding in patrolling or switching during emergencies, helping in hot stick work and in service work, attending to needs of employees engaged in checking connections, painting work equipment, disposing of brush and handling other similar work.

  8. Perform, or assist in, under immediate supervision, such higher skilled or more involved operations as may be safely assigned, in order to provide comprehensive training by utilizing infrequent work opportunities or in order to cope with unusual situations. The crew supervisor or foreman is responsible for judging, and has the authority to decide, the capabilities of an apprentice to perform safely electrical work of a hazardous nature.

  9. Maintain work equipment and areas in a clean, orderly condition, continuously observe Company safety rules and practices, check condition of safety equipment, attend scheduled safety meetings, participate in artificial respiration practice as required and become familiar with safety manuals, rules and special procedures prescribed by the Company.

  10. Perform other related work as required.


    1. Graduation from high school or applicable equivalent either in job training or study.
    1. Some previous experience in the handling of materials desirable.
    1. Indicated physical ability to climb and execute duties on poles.
    1. Indicated ability to use hand tools, digging tools, and ropes.
    1. Must qualify for automobile operator's license.

Must weigh under 275lbs at time of hire

Must live within 30 miles of reporting location

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position IBEW Local 1393

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, October 29, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.