Trainee Line Mechanic
Position DescriptionObserves and performs routine manual functions in the performance of installation, rearrangement, operation, maintenance and repair of all Overhead, Transmission and Distribution Systems and associated equipment.Position RequirementsRequired:Ability and willingness to work rotating shift work, on holidays and weekends, and overtime as required.Ability and willingness to work in a variety of work environments including: outdoors in all weather conditions, at extreme heights , on or around energized electrical equipment, in confined spaces or enclosed vessels, underground and in noisy and dirty environments with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other heavy equipment.Ability and willingness to wear and use safety equipment as required by Federal, State, Local and Company regulations (for example, ear plugs, helmets, steel toed Dielectric boots, rubber gloves and sleeves, hard hat, fire retardant clothing).Ability and willingness to work on or around hazardous equipment/materials (for example, heavy equipment, etc.), and/or energized electrical equipment.Ability and willingness to perform physically challenging tasks for extended periods of time (for example, lifting up to 50 pounds, climbing poles, ladders and scaffolding, excavating trenches, bending, twisting, kneeling, crawling, pulling/pushing, standing, walking, and squatting) while wearing required PPE.Must live within a reasonable distance from the assigned District Office.Ability and willingness to travel to various Company locations and job sites.Ability and willingness to participate in Transmission and Distribution training programs to qualify for advancement to higher Line Mechanic grades.Ability and willingness to apply resuscitation and render practical first aid.Ability and willingness to operate aerial lifts.Ability and willingness to perform a second role in accordance with Pepco Holdings Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for all employees.Ability and willingness to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations of the US Department of Transportation (including being at least 18 years of age, physical certification, substance abuse testing, etc).Must possess a valid driver's license.Must possess a CDL, Class A license and a DOT medical card OR the ability to obtain each within six months of hire date.Must successfully pass qualification tests including paper and pencil tests and an outdoor Pre-Qualification Exercise that requires performing physically demanding tasks continuously throughout the day, including climbing poles and working with and wearing heavy equipment.Must successfully pass a medical screening to include a drug test.Must successfully pass a Criminal History Background CheckThis position is a NERC Regulated position. As such, a background check will be conducted on the incumbent every seven years. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to complete annual NERC compliance training.Preferred:Knowledge of electrical fundamentals as related to construction, maintenance, and/or operation of the transmission and distribution system.Experience demonstrating skill climbing poles.Experience demonstrating skill operating aerial lifts.Experience demonstrating skill using hand, pneumatic and/or hydraulic tools to perform manual work functions.Experience demonstrating skill operating non-Commercial Driver's License vehicles and material handling equipment.Experience demonstrating skill handling, using and preparing materials, equipment and electric tackle (lines, rigging).Experience demonstrating skill assisting in the placement of de-energized overhead and underground lines and equipment.Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company, is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of characteristics protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Never Miss an Update - Follow us on Twitter @PHICareers.