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Overhead Single Phase Graduation

Updated: Apr 16

On Friday, March 15th, 53 Local 15 Overhead apprentices completed Single Phase training at the Joliet, Chicago and Rockford Training Centers.

Congratulations to Jacob Casey, Stephen Cotham, James David, Michael Grossklaus, Jonathan Johnson, Daniel McDonald, Tyler Metzer, Daniel O'Dwyer, Antonio Ocasio, Jorge Pantoja, John Piotter, Theo Reynolds, Joshua Ryan, Matthew Rys, Awan Smith, Dillon Smith, Richard Vetter, Anthony Anichini, Armando Arreguin, Jacob Bettner, Coleman Braden, Ethan Clayton, Sam Holmes, Michael Kniffin, Chris Kolota, Thomas Lear, Nickolas Medina, Justin Moore, Joseph Morabito, Kevin Mordt, Nicholas Scotti, Trevor Vaessen, Andrew Wojtas, Devin Bales, Robert Blanchard-Coles, DaJuan Boyce, Jacob Bremer, LaVon Brown, Gregory Butler, Matthew Carroll, Joseph Coleman, Rafael Cruz, Ramon Delvalle, Daryonte Gaines-Walker, Qwade Gehring, Connor Goodman, Joshua Harjung, Christopher Maul, Moises Munoz, Oscar Ramirez, Anthony Ricchiuto, Jyles Shelton and Kyle Smith.

Overhead Electrician, Starting Second Period Job Specs

Under the direct supervision, as member of a field crew, to perform all the duties of an Overhead Electrician, Starting, First Period, and upon satisfactory completion of prescribed examinations, to perform the less hazardous work on energized primary lines up to 15kv either from the pole or an approved aerial life device, and to perform related work as assigned.  Typical examples of the duties are:

1. To perform work on energized primary lines up to 15kv with approved protective devices, work practices, and rubber gloves, when there is no other conductor on the same arm between the pole and the conductor to be worked upon, and where special    structures such as energized multi-phase buck-arm corners, capacitors, cable terminals, and transformer installations are not involved.

2. With an Overhead Electrician on the pole in an approved aerial lift device, or a crew member of higher grade or supervisor near its base, to work on any single-phase construction or multi-phase straight-line construction (which may include single-phase           transformer, capacitor, or similar equipment installations) where it is not necessary to reach over energized phase conductors to perform the task.

3. To operate a trencher as an on-the-job training assignment.


Nine months experience as an Overhead Electrician, Starting First Period, and satisfactory completion of prescribed examinations.






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