Builds, repairs and maintains electrical transmission and distribution overhead and underground systems, requiring use of precautionary work methods and safety equipment due to electrical hazards present when working on or near energized conductors and electrical accessories. Opens and closes switches and installs grounding devices to lines and equipment. 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. Climbs poles or rides in bucket to install or repair wires, arms, insulators or other hardware on poles. Installs and repairs underground facilities such as cable, transformers, potheads and pedestals. Installs pole hardware and such auxiliary equipment as transformers, lightning arresters, switches, fuses and insulators, using hand tools and mechanical devices. Covers energized lines with rubber goods to facilitate safe handling of high-voltage lines without interrupting service. Uses insulated poles (hot sticks) fitted with mechanically or hydraulically operated grasping and crimping tools and/or rubber gloves and sleeves to perform energized line work. May service streetlight systems. May patrol power lines. Perform similar or less skilled work as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED. Successful completion of apprentice lineman training or a minimum of 4 years experience in line work. Must possess and maintain a valid CDL A state driver's license or be able to obtain one within six months. Successful completion of the CAST selection test is required for this position. A review of Employment Testing Information and Tips, and the CAST practice test may be helpful. A link to these materials may be found at aep.com/careers by selecting Employment Testing. Must pass AEP Pre-Assessment Evaluation. Required to reside within a 25 mile radius or with 30 roadway miles of dock/work location. Must have the ability to climb and work at heights. Must have the ability to communicate with employees, customers and the general public in a courteous and proper manner. Must acquire with such time frame as determined by the Company, the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the next higher classification in the line of progression, or vacate the current job classification. Work Hours / Travel Requirements: 40 hours per week with overtime and travel as required. Must be available for overtime call-out including weekends and holidays.