American Electric Power Street Light Attendant in South Bend, Indiana



Street Light Attendant

Job Description:

Normally maintains street lighting equipment. The following list sets forth the principal duties required with the degree of supervision normally given. This list is not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions. Employee may perform miscellaneous, related and incidental work in addition to that specifically outlined below. Under general supervision, replace street light lamps and glassware; re-wire and repair street light heads when necessary; operate mobile radio equipment; operate automotive equipment including trucks with derricks, augers, aerial devices and winches; fuel; perform daily inspections; change chains and tires on job; place danger signs, flares, etc. and flag traffic; remove and install single-phase meters; load, haul and unload material; perform minor tree trimming around secondary/service conductors; and utilize computer systems required to obtain material from Stores Department. Guide out-of-town Company crews or contract crews as directed; take and record secondary or service voltage readings. Under general supervision sharpen, repair, paint and maintain tools and equipment; patrol and inspect lines and small stations; perform miscellaneous work for Stores Department and other sections as directed; paint poles and associated equipment on de-energized circuits. Assist in clearing of right-of-way and trimming of circuits/primary lines near energized circuits; test street light circuits; paint poles and associated equipment on energized circuits; and assist in reinstalling downed primary/secondary/service conductors. Direct the work of employees assigned to assist. Perform duties in accordance with the Company's safety rules, regulations and practices and report unsafe conditions and practices. Maintain tools, equipment, vehicles and work area in a clean and orderly condition. Maintain records and submit reports as required. Attend and participate in training as assigned and assist in the training of other employees. Perform similar or less skilled work. Report irregularities and abnormal conditions. Assist employees of equal or higher classification.

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South Bend, IN

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Minimum Requirements:

  1. Ability to read and write and knowledge of arithmetic sufficient to understand written instructions and keep records pertaining to the work. 2. Knowledge of print reading sufficient to interpret and apply information from simple blueprints, one-line diagrams, instruction manuals, construction drawings, etc. 3. Approximately two years' experience in various line section work assignments. 4. Good working knowledge of street lighting circuits in the area to which assigned. 5. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. Must possess all vehicle operation requirements as required by federal and/or state law. 6. Must have the ability to deal with customers and other employees in a courteous and proper manner. 7. Ability to plan work and properly instruct others.

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.

Successful candidate must live within 30 minutes safe drive time from the South Bend service center or move within 6 months.

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