Line Helper

EVERSOURCE - Norwalk, CT

Full-time
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JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
Initial Training will be based out of Berlin, CT

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Individuals must be able to perform work assignments at the apprentice line worker level including distribution transmission work; work emergency and overtime when the need exists; candidate must demonstrate safety working practices; have the mechanical ability to use hand/power tools, and equipment pertinent to line construction and maintenance; and have the ability to climb and work on poles, ladders, and other elevated structures. The line worker apprentice is an entry levelposition where an individual will learn to perform work involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the electric system. He or she will be acquiring the necessary knowledge and experience required to progress through the established line worker steps.

The successful candidate/s will be required to successfully complete a Company administered overhead line worker school. Initial training will be based out of Berlin, CT.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
High School Education or equivalent. Successful line school graduate preferred.

Experience:
Successful completion of a line school or one year apprentice line worker experience or two year electrical experience.

Preferred Experience:
Successful completion of a line school or have one year line worker apprentice experience.

Licenses & Certifications:
Valid License to Operate Motor Vehicles and a Safe Driving Record
Valid CDL Driver’s License preferred

Must pass EEI testing (CAST test), physical prescreening, and successful completion of a technical and behavioral interview.
Must have a work history that demonstrates safe work habits.

Working Conditions:
Ability and willingness to perform heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in all seasons and at times for extended periods.
Ability to move frequently to unload equipment and to install/maintain/repair equipment.
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
Ability to push/pull weights up to 75 pounds.
Ability to climb or use authorized equipment to reach various heights.
Ability to frequently and repetitively bend/stoop/squat.
Ability to differentiate between colors (color vision).
Manual dexterity to operate small hand tools, turn small knobs, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to gain knowledge of the methods, materials, and tools in line construction and maintenance work.
Ability to gain knowledge of the principles of electric theory as applied to electrical circuits and wire systems.
Ability to gain knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of adequate and necessary safety precautions.
Ability to gain knowledge of light construction and maintenance equipment.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to regularly use written and oral communication skills
Ability to read and interpret data, information and documents
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Ability to observe and interpret situations
Ability learn and apply new information or new skills
Ability to work under deadlines with constant interruptions

These are union representative positions, some positions request that successful candidates must live within 30 minutes of the reporting location

Qualified candidates must submit a resume with their application.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:
Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

Worker Type:
Regular

Number of Openings:
3
EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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