Distribution Experience a must!
Reports To: Foreman/General Foreman
The Groundman position is your first step to a rewarding career in the construction and maintenance of our nation’s Power Grid. You will assist your team in building, repairing, and maintaining overhead electrical distribution systems.
- Securing the safety of yourself and others
- Assisting fellow line-workers in meeting project objectives
- Readily joining storm restoration efforts in times of need
- Operating vehicles and equipment in a professional manner
- Continuing training to improve technical and leadership skills
- Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance, or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work
- Properly inspects rubber goods and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Understands when to wear personal protective equipment
- Strings overhead wire
- Sets poles and anchors
- Assists with installing transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, cross-arms, insulators, switches and switchgear
- Assists in replacing fuses in transformers and clears faulted circuits and systems
- Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others
- Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order
- Able to perform rigorous physical labor
- Understands proper use of company radio
- Understand basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying
- Understand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools
- Capable of receiving and following directions
- Possess a basic knowledge of materials used in line work
- Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit
- Must be familiar with induced voltage
- Capable of assisting with the installation and hook up of a single-phase transformer
- Capable of performing basic bucket rescue/escape
- Understands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding
- Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces
- Understands minimum approach distance
- Understands excavation and shoring requirements
- Capable of checking voltage on transformers
- Capable of installing and removing a service
- Must be able to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so
- Able to identify different types of materials used in line work
- Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather
- Does all other related work as required to complete the job
- Customer Service Focused
- Ethical and Honest
- Dutifully follows established Safety Rules and Company Policy
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by a team-member to successfully perform the essential functions of their job in powerline construction.
While performing the duties of this job, team-members are regularly required to talk or hear. The team-member is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The team-member is frequently required to perform rigorous physical labor; sit; climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.); or balance; and stoop, kneel crouch or crawl. Team-members frequently lift or move up to or in-excess of 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, team-members may frequently be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. Team-members are occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Powerline construction work is performed outside and is subject to diverse weather conditions.
- High School Degree, or equivalent, with 3 years of experience.
- Valid CDL Class A driver’s license.
- Understanding of basic and/or advanced electrical principles, including knowledge of electricity and how to safely work around it.
- Knowledge of customer’s specifications and proficiency in all phases of line construction.
- Ability to assume full responsibility for completed work.
- Ability to comply with proper safety standards, procedures, and work practices.
- Ability to establish, manage, plan, and think strategically.
- Ability to build and foster collaborative relationships.
- Clarity of vision with the ability to judge distance and space relationships, hand-eye coordination, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
- Ability to work outdoors, even in extreme weather conditions.
- Available to work weekends and/or nights.
- Willing to work out of market or away from home as work demands, traveling extensively when needed.
- 5 years of experience.
- OSHA 10 and Buck Squeeze Certifications a plus.
All applicants must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.
BHI will provide reasonable accommodations for the application process and during employment necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with BHI Energy, please email ESC@bhienergy.com providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you.