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Local 15 Members Graduate Overhead Basic School

On September 15th, 44 Local 15 Members Completed Overhead Basic Line School. The new apprentices reported to their selected locations on September 25th.


(Pictured Below) Richard Washington, Jose Bonilla, Andrew OConnell, Donald Burger, Seth Hedman, Demetrius Abbott, Michael Faudel, LaKoya Hampton, Vito Iovino, Blake Johnson, Maxwell Kmet, Nicholas Marozas, Johnathon Mayer, Michael McDonald, Keegan McLoud, Marcus Montes, Cameron Needham, Kevin Otte, Michael Paz, Jack Pilon, Nick Seplak, Kyle Smielewski, Justin Smykowski, Trent Sullivan, Nolan Yocum, Andres Vargas, Alejandro Arreguin, Jarrett Basten, Bradley Bauch, Steven Baum, Mark Brown Flournoy, Jordan Deraitus, Omar Ferrer, Ethan Flanary, Cory Foley, Andres Gonzalez, Luke Greenberg, Everett Gregory, Bryce Holevas, Corvez Johnson, William Lannon, David Lilly and Salvador Ortega.

Overhead Starter Job Duties:

Under direct supervision, as a member of a field crew, to perform construction, repair, and maintenance work on de-energized transmission and distribution equipment, and on overhead energized equipment not exceeding 500 volts, including work in vaults and manholes; and to perform related work as assigned.

Typical examples of the duties are:

1. To perform construction, repair, and maintenance work on the overhead transmission and distribution and underground residential type distribution systems, installing removing and framing poles, installing and removing lines, cables and other equipment, and performing work in vaults, and manholes not immediately adjacent to energized primary equipment.

2. To install service cables on poles, and arms, or stringers, and in trenches, and in connection therewith, to install bushings and cleats, to train cables, to dead-end wires, to splice, terminate, and connect URD cables; to test polarity, and to perform work on conductors such as skinning, applying connectors or lugs and insulating.

3. To perform work on customers’ premises such as installing, removing, or transferring service wires, and brackets; making temporary installations of brackets; and other similar work.

4. As instructed, to drive a truck or truck and trailer, to operate take-off or trailer-mounted equipment; to control the fall-line in the operation of the power device used for hoisting and lowering large or heavy equipment on poles or structures.


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