American Electric Power Line Mechanic-D or C in Wytheville, Virginia



Line Mechanic-D or C

Job Description:

**Due to callout requirement successful candidate must live within or be willing to relocate to within 30 minutes reporting time of the Appalachian Power Company Wytheville Service Center, 200 Appalachian Drive, Wytheville, VA 34382.

Position Summary : Assist in performing work involved with the installation, rearrangement, maintenance, operation, removal, and inspection of electrical transmission and distribution facilities; drive and operate line trucks and associated auxiliary equipment. All job duties apply to overhead and underground equipment and facilities.

Principal Accountabilities :

  1. Assist with the assembly, installation, maintenance, removal and competently inspect underground facilities, conductors, fixtures, structures and other associated equipment on de-energized and grounded overhead and underground facilities under direct or immediate supervision.

  2. Climb poles, towers and ladders and demonstrate evidence of being at ease above ground level during the performance of work tasks.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to competently perform Ground person duties under immediate or direct supervision.

  4. Assist with loading, unloading, handling, maintaining, installing and removing poles, towers and structures.

  5. During the first six months in this classification, the employee must demonstrate the ability to operate Company equipment, climb poles and structures, and work on de-energized conductors and equipment. Also, under immediate supervision of a higher classification, may work secondary voltage up to 260 volts.

  6. After six months in this classification, under general supervision may work on conductors and equipment energized up to 260 volts, and may also work higher secondary voltages under immediate supervision of a higher classification.

  7. Assemble and install Line Material and hardware under direct or immediate supervision

  8. Use and store hand lines, tie knots and demonstrate a basic working knowledge with ropes and rigging equipment inspection and use.

  9. Splice primary and secondary overhead wires using the proper tools, hardware and equipment (including crimping and compression tools).

  10. Inspect and maintain tools, equipment and work area in a safe, clean and orderly fashion

  11. Identify, inspect, use and maintain all classes of rubber gloves and sleeves(PIPE), and insulating blankets, hoses and covers(IPE).

  12. Inspect, maintain, organize, operate and stock company vehicles, equipment and tools.

  13. Perform housekeeping duties as assigned.

  14. Report irregularities and abnormal conditions.

  15. Safely execute pole top rescue process

  16. Protect or control work area.

  17. Set and remove barricades, flags, signs, cones and associated equipment.

  18. Maintain accurate records and submit accurate reports as required.

  19. Correctly read and record information and registered readings on analog or digital Kilowatt-hour meters

  20. Perform similar or less skilled work as assigned.

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Wytheville, VA

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Line Mechanic-D

Education: High school diploma or GED Experience: No experience required Licenses/Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. Employee shall obtain appropriate licensing as required by federal and/or state law prior to the end of the designated probationary period. Must acquire CDL beginners permit within 60 days.

Line Mechanic-C

Education: High school diploma or GED. Experience: Minimum of 1 year work experience as Line Mechanic D or the equivalent experience as determined by the Company. Valid Class A CDL is required.

Successful completion of the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) selection test is required for this position. A review of Employment Testing Information, Test-Taking Tips, and the CAST Practice Test may be helpful. A link to these materials may be found at Careers by selecting Employment testing. A physical abilities assessment is also required for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer | Minorities/Females/Disability/Vets