Service Mechanic D
Company: American Electric Power
Posted on: November 23, 2021
***Residency Requirements: Successful candidate must reside within
the surrounding designated service area within 3 months of the
This is an entry level apprentice position. The duties are to
assist in performing service 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. Assist in
responding to trouble calls, investigate, correct, and clear
trouble, and provide assistance to construction and repair crews,
as required. The following list sets forth the principal duties
required for the job. All items apply to overhead and underground,
as applicable. This list is not intended to limit assignment of
work or the degree of supervision under all operating conditions.
Employee may perform miscellaneous, related, and incidental work in
addition to that specifically outlined below.
Essential Job Functions & Tasks:
1.) Perform duties in accordance with the Company's safety rules,
regulations and practices and report unsafe conditions and
2.) During the first six months in this classification, the
employee must demonstrate the ability to operate Company equipment,
climb poles and structures, and work on de-energized conductors and
equipment. Also, under immediate supervision of a higher
classification, may work secondary voltage up to 260 volts.
3.) After six months in this classification, under general
supervision may work on conductors and equipment energized up to
260 volts, and may also work higher secondary voltages under
immediate supervision of a higher classification.
4.) May assist with the installation and removal of structures
within close proximity of energized primary conductors, under
5.) Assemble, install, maintain, remove and inspect conductors,
fixtures and other associated equipment on de-energized overhead
and underground facilities, and erect equipment mountings such as
regulator and transformer platforms.
6.) Climb poles and structures and work from bucket trucks or on
ladders and demonstrate evidence of being at ease above the ground
in performance of work.
7.) Operate mechanized equipment required to install, remove or
maintain overhead and underground transmission and distribution
8.) Become familiar with the use and care of insulating rubber
gloves, sleeves and other personal protective equipment.
Education requirements are listed below:
- High School graduate or General Equivalency Degree (GED).
Work Experience requirement listed below:
No previous work experience required. Line or Service Mechanic
Certification is beneficial but not required. Line work experience
or line school education is preferred.
Required License(s)/Certification(s) are listed below:
- Valid state driver license. Employee shall obtain appropriate
licensing (CDL) as required by federal and/or state law prior to
the end of the designated probationary period.
Additional Requirements :
The required Pre Employment tests are listed below:
- EEICAST - Construction & Skilled Trades
Physical demand level is Heavy
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 (Service Mechanic A, within the time frame
determined by the Company, in this family and be qualified through
demonstration, examination and/or performance appraisal or vacate
the current job classification. 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) Must
possess the ability to deal with employees, customers and the
public in a courteous and proper manner. Successful completion of
the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) selection test is
required for this position. 4) Must have the ability to use a
computer and electronic devices and write legibly and record
accurately. 5) Must be able to distinguish colors. 6) Must have the
ability to work aloft on poles, towers and structures, use various
tool, and operate equipment and finger manipulation of
bolts/screws, etc. 7) Tolerate awkward or stretched positions while
working aloft and suspended from safety belt. 8) Must be able to
work at heights of up to 250 feet. 9) Must be able to lift 75lbs.
Keywords: American Electric Power, Pharr , Service Mechanic D, Other , Pharr, Texas
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