Eversource Energy Electric Distribution Line Worker Apprentice - Line School Graduates in Berlin, Connecticut
Job Description Summary:
Individual will learn to perform work involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the electric distribution system.
Individuals must be able to perform work assignments at the apprentice line worker level including distribution transmission work; work emergency and overtime when the need exists; candidate must demonstrate safety working practices; have the mechanical ability to use hand/power tools, and equipment pertinent to line construction and maintenance; and have the ability to climb and work on poles, ladders, and other elevated structures.
The line worker apprentice 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 worker steps.
The successful candidate/s will be required to successfully complete a Company administered overhead line worker school. Initial training will be based out of Berlin, CT. for CT openings and Eastern MA for MA openings.
A high school diploma or the equivalentplusbe a successful line school graduate, and the ability to climb poles skillfully with Lineman's climbers are required. Individual must be qualified to hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Candidates must successfully pass the Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST) Test and the agility assessment. Position will likely involve shift and weekend hours and on call assignments.
High School Education or equivalent, plus be a successful line school graduate; preferred candidates must hold a CDL.
Successful completion of line school.
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 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 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.
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.
Ability to gain knowledge of light construction and maintenance equipment.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to regularly 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
These are union representative positions, some positions request that successful candidates must live within 30 minutes of the reporting location
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.
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