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Pike Corporation Equipment Operator - Underground (AP) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Position Summary: The Underground Equipment Operator is an entry level position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical underground distribution systems. This position works at various locations. The position may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands.

Essential Functions:

  • Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized underground.

  • Assists with installing underground transformers

  • Assists in replacing fuses in transformers and clears faulted circuits and systems.

  • Frequently works around energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.

  • Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.

  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.

  • Understands proper use of company radio.

  • Understands operation of heavy equipment.

  • Understand basic rigging

  • Understand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools.

  • Capable of receiving and following directions.

  • Capable of learning basic knowledge of materials used.

  • Possess a basic knowledge of materials used.

  • Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.

  • Must be familiar with induced voltage.

  • Capable of assisting with the installation and hook up of a single-phase transformer.

  • Understands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding.

  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.

  • Understands minimum approach distance.

  • Capable of checking voltage on transformers.

  • Understands flag and tag procedures.

  • Capable of installing and removing a service.

  • Capable of properly inspecting rubber goods and PPE.

  • Understands when to wear personnel protective equipment.

  • Understands how and when to use Kellum grips.

  • Able to identify different types of materials used.

  • Willingness to glove/work live high voltage distribution lines.

  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.

  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job.

    Other Requirements:

  • 5-year minimum of recent field experience.

  • Able to read and communicate effectively in English.

  • Able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License permit within 60 days of employment.

  • A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.

  • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.

  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.

  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.

  • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.

  • Willing to work over-time when requested.

About Us

Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading provider of construction, repair and engineering services for electric and gas utilities, as well as telecommunications companies with a growing portfolio of turnkey renewable projects. We work with hundreds of utility clients across the country, and we continuously expand our offerings to supply our customers with the ideas, technology, experience, manpower and equipment to perform any job.

“Essential” is the one word that sums up who we are, the work we do and what our people mean to us. Each of our employees plays a critical role in ensuring that infrastructure systems are up and running when people and businesses need them.

Pike is a family-oriented workplace with a strong culture of safety, collaboration, innovation and exceptional customer service.

Requisition ID: 23005879

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