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American Electric Power Line Mechanic-B in Pikeville, Kentucky



Line Mechanic-B

Job Description:


The successful candidate must live or be willing to relocate (at their own expense) within 30 minutes of the city of Martin in Floyd County.

Perform all types of work involved with the installation, rearrangement, maintenance, operation, removal and inspection of electrical transmission and distribution facilities. All items apply to overhead and underground, as applicable. Employee may perform miscellaneous, related, and incidental work in addition to that specifically outlined below. The Line Mechanic B builds upon the skills, abilities and knowledge learned as a Line Mechanic C (or equivalent).


  1. Assemble, install, maintain, remove and inspect conductors, fixtures and other associated equipment on overhead and underground facilities.a. During the first twelve months in this classification assist with work on energized lines, cables and equipment. During this time frame, the employee should progress from direct supervision to immediate supervision as skill level dictates. Also, shall be capable of replacing fuses and operate switching and sectionalizing devices energized at any voltage when working under general supervision.b. After twelve months in this classification, while performing work on energized lines and equipment, should progress from immediate supervision to general supervision as skill level dictates.c. Install and operate cutouts, line switches, reclosers and other sectionalizing devices; re-fuse line and transformer devices; test de-energized line or equipment, and place or remove grounds.d. Install, maintain and switch residential and commercial underground distribution facilities. Locate and correct trouble using cable-locating and fault finding tools and equipment.e. Install and maintain multiple street light circuits.f. Install three-phase transformer banks on poles, aerial or ground-mounted platforms.g. Install three-phase regulator banks and energize or remove them from service.h. Install, maintain, operate and remove capacitor banks from service.

  2. Connect, check phase rotation, parallel and check voltage on single and three-phase transformer installations.

  3. Locate and correct faults and hazardous conditions on lines and/or equipment.

  4. Perform similar or less skilled work.

  5. Prepare, conduct and facilitate safety meetings.

  6. Direct the work of employees assigned to assist.

  7. Complete Monthly Apprentice Cards and submit to local supervision for review .The following reference is provided as a guideline for persons responsible for directing the duties and responsibilities of assigned personnel, to assist in the safety and development of employees, and is not intended to limit assignment of work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions: DIRECT SUPERVISION - When a qualified person is working with/hands-on with the person performing the designated task. IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION - When a qualified person is near the structure/equipment and is in constant visual and/or verbal contact to the person performing the designated task. GENERAL SUPERVISION - An employee of higher classification, knowledgeable of the task at hand and not necessarily at the job site. QUALIFIED PERSON - Line Mechanic or Supervisor who is knowledgeable of the task or work to be performed, and is capable of performing the appropriate emergency rescue.

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Pikeville, KY

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Minimum Requirements:


Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of work experience as Line Mechanic C or the equivalent experience as determined by the Company

Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class A CDL is required

Additional Requirements :

These are additional expectations for the job and could include specific work experience, license / certifications, preemployment testing, expectations about travel, shift work, etc.

1) Shall have performed the duties of and have all the qualifications of Line Mechanic C or the equivalent and shall qualify through demonstration, examination and/or performance appraisal as determined by the Company.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) A physical abilities assessment is also required for this position.

Physical demand level is Heavy

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