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Duquesne Light Company Journey Lineworker in McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Department: Operations

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Starting rate: $47.67

Overall Purpose

Under general supervision, plans and performs duties (in a safe and efficient manner) associated with the construction, maintenance, operations, removal and inspection on the transmission and distribution system (energized or de-energized) and associated equipment. This includes overhead and underground.

Job Responsibilities

Installs, removes, replaces and maintains poles, crossarms, conductors, electrical cables, line hardware, insulators or any other plant equipment using Hot Stick or other approved equipment and methods.

Installs, removes and replaces transformers and associated devices and equipment using Hot Stick methods or other approved equipment and methods.

Installs, removes and maintains energized transmission and distribution conductors and accessories on poles and towers using Hot Stick or other approved equipment and methods.

Connects and disconnects energized conductor taps using Hot Stick or other approved equipment and methods.

Performs the necessary switching operations as directed, executes clearances and tags switches, potheads and similar devices.

Installs, removes, repairs and maintains service lines to customers, including the installation and removal of meters.

Installs, removes, and maintains electrical cables in the underground systems. This includes splicing aerial cable and pothead installation other than lead covered cable.

Installs, removes, transfers and replaces communication cable system.

Assists in making load checks on transformers and distribution circuits.

Installs, removes, repairs and maintains street lighting circuits, transformers, fixtures and lamps and performs group street light replacement.

Paints, trims trees, installs cement, performs minor maintenance/repairs and does similar work.

Handles trouble and emergency calls, locating and isolating faults in transmission and distribution circuits, transformers and other equipment and makes necessary repairs.

Inspects, cleans, repairs and maintains transformers, insulators, switches, lines, cables,potheads, vaults, poles, structures, and similar equipment. Performs necessary replacement work and reports major maintenance requirements.

Drives, operates, and utilizes various vehicles including aerial lifts, digger-derricks, tractors, trenching equipment, cranes, conductor tensioning and stringing equipment, air compressors, earth boring machines, winch machines, and other similar vehicles used in the performance of work associated with overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems. Performs all required daily maintenance and operating checks on the equipment and prepares required associated reports.

Performs necessary rigging for handling cable reels and for raising and lowering of ransformers and other equipment utilized in overhead and underground work. Assists in loading, unloading, transporting and handling of this equipment and materials.

Ensures that all material removed from service is returned to the division for proper disposition.

Utilizing optimal crew size, performs all work in accordance with applicable safety procedures, being particularly watchful of the safety of other employees.

Plans, assigns, instructs and directs the work of a group of lesser grade employees.

Prepares daily work reports associated with work activities and records or directs the recording requirements for work performed by the crew.

Follows up and provides checks on the work of the assigned employees performing Hot Stick, or other type work, to ensure that it is done in a satisfactory manner and as scheduled.

Assumes responsibility for the care and use of assigned vehicles, tools (Hot Stick and other), material and equipment. Performs or directs the performance of all required daily maintenance and operating checks on the equipment.

Assumes responsibility for performing assigned duties in a safe and responsible manner, so that employees and the public are safeguarded at all times.

Education / Experience Requirements

Education equivalent to graduation from high school

Must possess all qualifications of unrestricted Hot Stick Lineworker and must have held the unrestricted position for a minimum of two years.

Five or more years experience in the construction, maintenance and operation of the transmission and distribution system.

Must have a thorough knowledge of hotstick methods and other approved methods of construction and maintenance of the transmission distribution system.

Must have a thorough knowledge of metering, street lighting and service installation.

General understanding of the various types of cable in the underground system and familiarity with splicing methods other than lead covered cable.

Thorough knowledge of the procedures and rules governing outage requests, tagging and reporting on and off circuits, together with a complete familiarity with the Company's system of circuit designations.

Thorough understanding of various switching devices in the overhead and underground system.

Ability to recognize and appraise hazardous conditions and be able to take steps to effectively safeguard employees and the public.

Familiarity with the construction and maintenance of potheads, and similar equipment.

Thorough knowledge of safety regulations and practices.

Ability to interpret and work from operating maps and prints.

Ability to instruct, plan and direct the work of others.

Tact and good judgement in dealing with customers and the public.

Demonstrated knowledge of equipment used and of the most efficient operating methods. Must qualify on appropriate equipment.

Obtains and maintains appropriate driver's license and required endorsements associated with the job requirements.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.