Eversource Energy Line Helper in Newtown, Connecticut
Job Description Summary:
The Line Helper is an entry level position where an individual will learn to perform work involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the electric system. He or she will be acquiring the necessary knowledge and experience required to progress through the established Line Helper steps.
Individuals must be able to perform work assignments at the 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; have the ability to climb and work on poles, ladders, and other elevated structures.
The successful candidate/s will be required to successfully complete a Company administered Overhead Line Helper School. Initial Training will be based out of Berlin, CT.
High School Education or equivalent
Must have 2 years of electrical experience. Prior pole climbing experience preferred.
Must have demonstrated ability in overhead electric systems as evidenced by successfully passing knowledge based exam and physical prescreening.
Must pass EEI testing (CAST test) and successful completion of a technical and behavioral interview.
Must have a work history that demonstrates safe work habits.
Licenses & Certifications:
Valid License to Operate Motor Vehicles
Valid CDL Class B Driver’s License preferred
Ability and willingness to perform heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in all seasons and at times for extended periods.
Ability to stand a minimum of five to six hours on the ground – may be in a bucket on a line truck or at the top of a distribution pole.
Ability to sit for a minimum of two to three hours – may be driving a truck or sitting in a manhole or an underground vault.
Ability to move frequently to unload equipment and to install/maintain/repair equipment.
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
Ability to push/pull weights up to 75 pounds.
Ability to climb or use authorized equipment to reach various heights and breadths.
Ability to frequently and repetitively bend/stoop/squat.
Ability to differentiate between colors (color vision).
Manual dexterity to operate small hand tools, turn small knobs, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to gain knowledge of the methods, materials, and tools in line construction and maintenance work.
Ability to gain knowledge of the principles of electric theory as applied to electrical circuits and wire systems.
Ability to gain knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of adequate and necessary safety precautions.
Some knowledge of light construction and maintenance equipment.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills
Ability to read and interpret data, information and documents
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Ability to observe and interpret situations
Ability learn and apply new information or new skills
Ability to work under deadlines with constant interruptions
Bargaining unit employees under the TEAL contract will be given first consideration. In addition, this position is being posted internally and externally.
Successful candidate must live within 30 minutes of the reporting location.
We will have two apprentice classes - one in late August/early September and one in early November. Initial training will be held in Berlin, CT.
Qualified candidates must submit a resume with their application.
Number of Openings:
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.
VEVRRA Federal Contractor