Helper (PECO)

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Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States
Organization: PECO Energy Company
Job ID: 232987
Date Posted: Aug 12, 2021
Job: Trade/Craft

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Job Description


Helper Program

Hourly Wage Rate:  $20.00/hr

Job Summary:

The Helper Preparation Training program will provide an opportunity to meet the qualifications for apprenticeships.  Helpers will observe and assist higher classified employees and receive classroom and on the job instruction. The Helper Program consists of two phases for a total of a twenty-four months.  Phase 1 is a thirteen-week introduction to utilities industry, through classroom instruction and department rotations which will include on the job skill building assignments.  Phase 2 of the Program, will prepare Helpers for placement after completion of the Helper Program in one of the following departments: Electric Aerial or Underground, Gas, or Overhead Transmission.

Working Under Supervision, Job Responsibilities Include, But Not Limited To

Breaking of blacktop/concrete roadways and sidewalks

Flagging, property and/or worksite restoration

Worksite Restoration

Shoveling, raking, and transferring grade materials such as dirt and stone

Securing utility devices using straps, ropes or chains

Utilizing saws, torches and cutting devices

Driving, marking, removing, or replacing grade stakes

Applying cement, glue and other adhesives

Operating tampers, rollers or other compaction devices

Measuring and marking grades using rulers, levels, strings or lasers

Gather tools, equipment, and materials needed to perform job tasks.

Assist in installation of underground primary and secondary raceways, overhead primary and secondary lines and control cabinets.

Provide support to project foreman, fellow team members and any other personnel assigned to the site.

Digs trenches and locates underground utilities

Performs traffic control operations

Guides trucks and spots the driver around overhead utilities.

Locates underground utilities using hand tools and vacuum excavation equipment.

Assists in set up of work zone patterns as provided by the site foreman.

Uses hand tools and tamping equipment to assist in the completion of the project.

Performs general housekeeping duties including clean up and organization of job site, tools, trucks, trailers, and equipment.

Keeps site clear of debris and materials that could pose a hazard

Assists in the assembly and installation of trench protection

Learns and complies with all company and OSHA mandated health and safety regulations.

Performs additional duties as assigned.




  • High School diploma or equivalency certification.
  • No previous experience necessary.
  • Successful completion of Company’s assessments.
  • Able to submit 1-2 references from educators, community leaders, former employers (suggested).
  • Conscientious work ethic--must be able to report to work on time and consistently report for duty Monday – Friday and on rotating shifts/extended hours as required.
  • Ability to work independently in a diverse work group/environment.
  • Willingness to follow direction with good listening skills and openness to feedback.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in the English language.
  • Must acquire a PA Driver’s License within 9 months from start date of the Helper Program.

Competencies & requirements:

Helpers must be able to successfully complete and sustain the following competencies and requirements.

  • Must maintain safe working habits/conditions according to all regulations, procedures and policies.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol test.
  • Ability and willingness to work a rotating shift schedule, including extended hours, holidays, weekends, and overtime when required.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a variety of work environments including: outdoors in all weather conditions, on or around energized electrical equipment, in confined spaces or enclosed vessels, underground, in dark areas with limited lighting, and in noisy and dirty environments with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other heavy equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to safety rules and regulations, and to wear and use safety equipment as required.
  • Ability and willingness to perform indoor and outdoor tasks for extended periods of time, which includes lifting up to 50 lbs., climbing ladders and scaffolding, reaching, walking, stooping, bending, twisting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, standing, walking, and squatting.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various Company locations and job sites.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate clearly with other employees, face to face and over the radio.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal History Background Check.
  • Must successfully pass qualification test (CAST Constructions and Skilled Trades test)within nine months of start date.




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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, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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