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OES Graduation

Updated: Apr 5

On Friday, March 15th, 9 L15 Members completed the Overhead Electrician Special training.

They will now begin the 90-day OJT qualifying period.


Congratualtions to Brian McAvoy, JP Landers, Neil Pfeiffer, Nate Doran, Daniel Gillingham, Joshua Curtis, Ryan Woulfe, Luke Zarakas and Bartosz Kaluza.


Overhead Electrician, Special

Job Spec

Duties:

To perform the work of an overhead electrician; to restore service, perform maintenance and construction work, and perform switching operations on the transmission and distribution systems; to instruct and train an overhead electrician when assigned to assist; to assign and coordinate work so as to properly safeguard employees, the public, and the property of customers and the company; and to perform related work as assigned. Typical examples of the duties are:

  1. To restore service or eliminate trouble on the transmission and distribution systems, including customers' equipment, involving determining the equipment at fault and making permanent or temporary repairs by performing such work as cutting conductors in the clear, replacing or repairing poles and attachments, conductors, transformers and other devices and equipment, transferring loads to other circuits, and connecting emergency transformers and generators.

  2. To perform routine maintenance work on the transmission and distribution system, involving such duties as replacing or repairing poles and attachments, transformers, and other devices and equipment, including temporary grounding, pulling slack, trimming trees, washing insulators, maintaining equipment in designated vaults and electric service stations, and assisting in identifying, testing and phasing underground lines.

  3. To perform overhead or underground residential type distribution work and such light construction work as installing or removing services and single-phase meters, installing and removing conductors, poles and attachments, transformers, street lighting fixtures, and other devices and equipment.

  4. To perform switching operations, under the direction of a dispatcher, on the transmission and distribution system, including street light circuits, and at distribution centers, electric service stations, designated network centers and unattended substations, involving operating such equipment as switches, live line clamps, voltages regulators, circuit breakers, fuses, and other electrical devices.

  5. As assigned, to make inspections of lines and equipment, distribution centers, electric service stations, and designated network centers, recording instruments readings, and reporting maintenance and repair work needed.

  6. As assigned, to instruct and train an overhead electrician assigned to assist; and to prepare various reports such as hours worked, material and equipment required, work performed, and field repairs needed.

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