Ovhd Trans Line Mechanic - Advanced Hire First Class OHT Lineman

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Location: Berwyn, PA, United States
Organization: PECO Energy Company
Job ID: 223158
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2020

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Job Description


Major Accountabilities:

The OHT Line Mechanic is responsible for the construction, maintenance and service of all aerial Transmission facilities, and performing switching and blocking of transmission equipment.  Work includes climbing utility distribution poles as well as transmission towers/poles, and working out of aerial equipment. The work environment is outdoors under all weather conditions and requires operating various types of mechanized equipment and vehicles and can involve work on energized electrical equipment.


Working in emergency and storm situations is required as is being available for scheduled overtime and shift work.  Thus, work for emergencies, storm situations, and scheduled work will routinely include working weekends and holidays on different shifts.


Upon completion of progression training, employees will work throughout the PECO service territory and may be called upon to work elsewhere on the Exelon system or in a mutual aid capacity for other utilities. The employee will be required to remain in compliance with all DOT safe weight guidelines for equipment use and maintaining a CDL.

Position Requirements:

·       Hold a valid Driver's license and have the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License within 3 months of beginning employment

·         Possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

·        Passed the EEI Aptitude Qualifying exam (CAST Test)


·         Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as either a Journeyman Electrical Lineman OR as a PECO Journeyman Aerial Line Mechanic


·         Proficient at operating various types of mechanized equipment and vehicles

·         Able to lift 50 pounds

·         Ability to climb utility distribution poles (to 90 feet) and transmission structures (to 320 feet) as well as work out of aerial equipment (bucket trucks and or high lift trucks with baskets)


·         Ability to work in confined and enclosed spaces and outside under all weather conditions


·         Ability to perform live line glove-hand and hot-stick work as needed


·         Ability to work on energized electrical equipment

Preferred Requirements:

·       Previous experience with construction and/or maintenance of electrical transmission/distribution equipment


·         Formal training in electrical theory involving voltage induction and grounding of transmission circuits and primary/secondary distribution circuits

·         Previous experience working at heights

·         Successfully completed the Northeastern Apprenticeship Training (NEAT Certificate) OR the PECO Distribution Aerial Line School

Prior to Hire:

This is an Advanced Hire position and final employment decisions will be determined by meeting the job qualifications above, in addition to successfully completing and passing all pre-employment aptitude tests, training assessments, medical evaluations and physicals; including but not limited to:


·         pre-employment transmission skills assessments administered by the PECO Training Department


Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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