Company: American Electric Power
Location: South Bend
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Assist in performing work involved with the installation,
rearrangement, maintenance, operation, removal, and inspection of
electrical transmission and distribution facilities; drive and
operate line trucks and associated auxiliary equipment. All job
duties apply to overhead and underground equipment and
Essential Job Functions & Tasks:
1. Assist with the assembly, installation, maintenance, removal and
competently inspect underground facilities, conductors, fixtures,
structures and other associated equipment on de-energized and
grounded overhead and underground facilities under direct or
- Demonstrate the ability to competently perform ground person
duties under immediate or direct supervision as skill level
- Assist with loading, unloading, handling, maintaining,
installing and removing poles, towers and structures.
- After completion of D-100, or equivalent experience, the
employee must demonstrate the ability to operate Company equipment
(with exception of digger/derricks and aerial lift vehicles), climb
poles, ladders and structures, and work on de-energized conductors
and equipment. Also, may work on conductors and equipment energized
up to 260 volts under direct supervision.
- After completion of D-200, or equivalent experience, operate
digger/derrick and aerial devices, under immediate supervision as
skill level dictates. Also, under immediate supervision of a higher
classification, may work on conductors and equipment energized up
to 260 volts.2. Assemble and install Line Material and hardware
under direct or immediate supervision
- Use and store hand lines, tie knots and demonstrate a basic
working knowledge with ropes and rigging equipment inspection and
- Splice primary and secondary overhead wires using the proper
tools, hardware and equipment (including crimping and compression
- After completion of D-200, or equivalent experience, under
direct supervision, the employee may operate cutouts, line
switches, reclosers, and other sectionalizing devices, refuse line
and transformer devices. During this time frame, the employee may
progress from direct supervision to immediate and finally general
supervision as skill level dictates.
- After completion of D-300, or equivalent experience, test
de-energized overhead lines and equipment install and remove
personal protective grounds under immediate supervision.3. Inspect
and maintain tools, equipment and work area in a safe, clean and
Education: High school diploma or GED
Experience: No experience required. Line work experience or line
school education is preferred.
Licenses/Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid state
driver's license. Employee shall obtain appropriate licensing as
required by federal and/or state law prior to the end of the
designated probationary period. Must acquire CDL beginners permit
within 60 days.
1) Must have the ability and desire to acquire the necessary
knowledge and skills to perform the duties and/or responsibilities
of the key job (Line Mechanic A) in this family and be qualified
through demonstration, examination and/or performance appraisal as
determined by the Company.
2) Must acquire within such time frame as determined by the
Company, the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the
next higher classification in the line of progression, or vacate
the current job classification.
3) Successful completion of the Construction and Skilled Trades
(CAST) selection test is required for this position. A review of
Employment Testing Information, Test-Taking Tips, and the CAST
Practice Test may be helpful. A link to these materials may be
found at AEP.com Careers by selecting Employment testing. A
physical abilities assessment is also required for this
**Successful candidate must live within a 30 minute safe driving
distance of the South Bend, IN Service Center.
Physical demand level is heavy. Associated topics: administrative
coordinator, administrative secretary, assist, assistance,
assistant, associate, facility, front desk, human resources, office
Keywords: American Electric Power, South Bend , Line Mechanic-D, Other , South Bend, Indiana
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