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Overhead Basic School Graduation

On Wednesday, July 3rd, 85 Local 15 Members completed Overhead Basic School at the training centers in Chicago, Rockford, Joliet and Libertyville! The new apprentices will report to their new offices to begin their OJT on Monday, July 8th.


Colin Dust, Ethan Alfaro, Nicholas Clay, Francisco Montes, Jacob Munson, Jacob Tibbles, Clarence Wignes, Matthew Caywood, Andre Collier, Vincent Fabbrini, Michal Gorski, Tyler Jacobs, Frank Lamascese, John Lancaster, Diego Lopez, Corben Mckiness, Brandon Nordmeyer, Zachary Pammer, Casey Rauhut, Justin Read, Daniel Saavedra, Dillon Siejka, Brennan Smith, Evan Spry, Cody Stahl, Tamarion Thompson, Andrew Greer, Samuel Ingrisano, Jaeger Moore, Fabian Perea, Noah Salinas, Jeremiah Steen, Braden Wallace, Brock Barton, Max Bollman, Brennen Cook, Vince Deangelis, Liam Dickson-Harriett, Cody Donna, Jacob Geib, Michael Gervasoni, Ethan Haywood, Asianay Johnson, Alexander Klahorst, Cade Patenaude, Jordan Paulsen, Jack Richardson, Roberto Torres, Joshua Walker, Carson Wilsie, Jason Alm, Gorge Alvarez, Daniel Angel, Juan Barron, Tyler Benson, Colton Bollweg, Braxton Brassard, Brandon Bryan, Nicholas Bucci, Raul Buys, Andrew Byrne, Christian Calvillo, Thomas Carpenter, Kenneth Carroll, Victor Cervantes, Ty Collalti, Adam Crnkovic, Bryan Cummins, Tyler De Young, Alejandro Espana, Richard Facchina, Rodolfo Ferreira, Hunter Fox, Gilberto Garcia, Anthony Gonzalez, Dallas Hamilton, Zachary Harwick, Shepard Hayes, Brandon Hudnut, Anthony Hyrczyk, Bryan Janda, Drew Johnson, Drew King, and Joshua Long.

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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