American Electric Power Line Mechanic C - A (Northeast Columbus) in Columbus, Ohio



Line Mechanic C - A (Northeast Columbus)

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Perform 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. The Line Mechanic C builds upon the skills, abilities and knowledge learned as a Line Mechanic D (or equivalent).

Primary Duties:

Assemble, install, maintain, remove and competently inspect underground facilities, conductors, fixtures, structures and other associated equipment on de-energized and grounded overhead and underground facilities under immediate or general supervision.

During the first six months in this classification, shall be capable of working on conductors and equipment energized up to 260 volts under general supervision.

Assist with work on conductors and equipment energized at secondary voltages to 600 volts under immediate supervision of higher classification. After six months in this classification, shall be capable of working on conductors and equipment energized up to 600 volts under general supervision.

Use volt-amp meters, ground meggers, continuity testers and other electrical test equipment associated with line work on voltages up to 600 volts.

After 18 months in this classification, for the purpose of on-the-job training, may perform the duties of the first six months of the LMB classification when working under the direct supervision of an employee of higher classification.

Apply various kinds of insulating protective equipment on facilities energized only at voltage qualified to work on.

Under direct supervision, the employee may operate cutouts, line switches, reclosers, and other sectionalizing devices, refuse line and transformer devices, test de-energized lines and equipment, and place or remove grounds. During this time frame, the employee may progress from direct supervision to immediate and finally general supervision as skill level dictates.

Build and erect equipment mountings (such as regulator and transformer platforms) and build overhead transformer installations. Conduct proper tagging procedures while performing switching of energized circuits

Perform inspection and trouble-shooting of lines.

Perform similar or less skilled work as assigned.

Direct the work of employees assigned to assist.

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Columbus, OH

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Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of work experience as Line Mechanic D or equivalent experience as determined by the Company (2 years as C or equivalent for B classification)

Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class A CDL is required

Other Requirements:

Shall qualify through demonstration, examination, and/or performance appraisal, as determined by the company into correct classification through physical abilities assessment and strength testing.

Must have ability and desire to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the duties and/or responsibilities of the key job (Line Mechanic A) in this family and be qualified through demonstration, examination, and/or performance appraisal, as determined by the company.

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 by selecting \"Employment Testing\".

Candidate must reside within 45 miles of reporting location, Columbus Northeast Service Center - 4909 Westerville Rd Columbus, OH 43231 - or be willing to relocate to meet requirement within 6 months of hire.

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