Transmission Lineman Apprentice (0G)


Position Summary:


Performs a variety of duties related to the installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of overhead and/or underground distribution systems, transmission facilities, and street light systems to provide continuous and dependable electric service to customers.


Primary Duties:


  • Members in the apprentice program perform duties related to the craft and consistent with their achieved level within the program which may include:
  • Constructs and maintains overhead and underground distribution or transmission systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Climb poles, set poles and string wire, utilizes and operates equipment (e.g., aerial bucket trucks, and other construction equipment), materials, and manpower in a safe, efficient and effective manner.
  • May operate a variety of electronic and other test equipment with a high degree of efficiency, as needed.
  • May investigate and document events of cut or damaged cable and other company facilities, as needed.




  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with DOT certification with no restrictions.
  • Associate's Degree or higher in a technical discipline; OR prior military experience at the journey level for one enlistment completed with DD Form 214; OR Two (2) years journey level experience in a craft technical/mechanical role.










Preferred Qualifications:


3 years in an approved apprentice program OR 2 years of transmission or distribution line work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.
  • Required to operate motor vehicle safely in all traffic, weather and light conditions.
  • May be required to work under hazardous conditions.
  • Requires wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Required to work away from home for extended periods, as needed.
  • May be required to maintain permanent residence within 30 minute driving time to assigned service center (except System Construction).


Working Conditions:


  • Required to work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet.
  • Required to work with voltages up to 34.5 kV.
  • Successfully complete Lineman and Switching Schools under the Apprentice Program.
  • Maintains or obtain all required certifications (e.g., Class A Switching, Confined Space, etc.).
  • Completes required training (e.g., Forklift Operation, C.P.R., Defensive driving, FERC, etc.).
  • Required to work non-standard work schedules to include on-call, overtime, weekends, holidays, and call-outs.
  • **Physical Demands**
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Pushing up to 115 pounds of force.
  • Pulling up to 83 pounds of force.
  • Prolonged walking with frequent stair climbing.
  • Prolonged standing on various surfaces.
  • Frequent stooping and crouching.
  • Occasional kneeling and crawling.
  • Frequent fine motor coordination and grasping.
  • Frequent work in awkward positions in confined spaces.
  • Frequent reaching overhead and reaching forward.
  • Occasional pole climbing.
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Company Name:
OGE Energy Corp.
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Lineman/Lineworker - Apprentice
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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