Line Technician A, B, or C

PPL Corporation
Richmond, KY
United States
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Job Description
Company Summary Statement



Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve more than 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 334,000 natural gas and 433,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 569,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. LG&E and KU are major employers and active supporters of the communities they serve. They empower employees, community members and initiatives across their service territory through volunteerism and investments in organizations that support education, sustainability and wellbeing.

Overview



To assist the construction and service crews in providing adequate service to all our customers.



Responsibilities



• Use of standards to perform maintenance and general construction in overhead and underground work. •Must be proficient in climbing and handling self on a utility pole. •Basic knowledge in installing conductors in overhead and underground environments •Familiar with proper grounding procedures for overhead and underground circuits •Proficient in the use of bucket and derrick trucks and safety procedures associated with their use •Demonstrated knowledge and application of company safety rules and safe work procedures. •Proper use and care of equipment, tools and rope •Know lines and equipment and patrol when necessary •Know proper care of live line tools, handling, and storing protective equipment



Qualifications



EDUCATIONAL_EXPERIENCE-High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum six months experience with line construction and maintenance. Formal line technician training preferred.;SPECIAL_QUALIFICATIONS-Must have good mathematical, literacy and communications skills Must be willing to respond to storm trouble and other emergencies after hours. Must live within 25 miles of report location or be willing to relocate. Must have a valid driver’s license and certifiable under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Must qualify within a reasonable period of time for a Class A Commercial Drivers License. with the following endorsement: air brakes Must be successfully recommended from EEI test;WORK_CONDITIONS-Exposure to heat, cold, wind, rain, etc. as well as exposure to loud noises and traffic. Frequent driving, climbing, and walking.;PHYSICAL_EFFORTS-Must be able to lift 50 lbs. from the ground to the height of 30 inches and from waist level to chest on a daily basis; Typical equipment/materials that must be lifted includes but is not limited to coils of cable; Able to climb up and down stairs and vertical ladders unassisted on a daily basis; Perform hand manipulations extended from your body and near floor level for extended periods of time on a routine basis



EDUCATIONAL_EXPERIENCE-High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum six months experience with line construction and maintenance. Formal line technician training preferred.;SPECIAL_QUALIFICATIONS-Must have good mathematical, literacy and communications skills Must be willing to respond to storm trouble and other emergencies after hours. Must live within 25 miles of report location or be willing to relocate. Must have a valid driver’s license and certifiable under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Must qualify within a reasonable period of time for a Class A Commercial Drivers License. with the following endorsement: air brakes Must be successfully recommended from EEI test;WORK_CONDITIONS-Exposure to heat, cold, wind, rain, etc. as well as exposure to loud noises and traffic. Frequent driving, climbing, and walking.;PHYSICAL_EFFORTS-Must be able to lift 50 lbs. from the ground to the height of 30 inches and from waist level to chest on a daily basis; Typical equipment/materials that must be lifted includes but is not limited to coils of cable; Able to climb up and down stairs and vertical ladders unassisted on a daily basis; Perform hand manipulations extended from your body and near floor level for extended periods of time on a routine basis



• Use of standards to perform maintenance and general construction in overhead and underground work. •Must be proficient in climbing and handling self on a utility pole. •Basic knowledge in installing conductors in overhead and underground environments •Familiar with proper grounding procedures for overhead and underground circuits •Proficient in the use of bucket and derrick trucks and safety procedures associated with their use •Demonstrated knowledge and application of company safety rules and safe work procedures. •Proper use and care of equipment, tools and rope •Know lines and equipment and patrol when necessary •Know proper care of live line tools, handling, and storing protective equipment



Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.



Equal Employment Opportunity



Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.
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