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Alliant Energy Customer Service Mechanic Journeyman or Apprentice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

4996BRJob Responsibilities:

  • This classification is not required to work on energized lines of 600 volts or more and may work within minimum approach distances when not exposed to contact with conductor equipment or apparatus energized at or above 600 volts as outlined in the IPL Safety Rule Book.

  • Normally works alone when: Answering customer service calls; connecting and disconnecting (install and remove) Residential/small commercial gas meters

  • Will not be required to maintain/install rotary meters

  • Test, adjust, and replace gas regulators (residential/small commercial only) Self-contained electric meters up to 200 amps Running electric temporary and permanent overhead services

  • Running temporary and permanent underground services (whenever the job calls for Operations of trenchers or other earth moving equipment there shall be two (2) qualified competent personnel at the job-site)

  • Fusing of single phase transformers and lines

  • Fusing of three phase banks and three phase spurs/laterals (with only one three phase bank tapped on it)

  • Install and repair street lights and security lights

  • Locates gas and electric secondary and primary lines where needed

  • Wrapping gas lines (cold wrap only)

  • Standby gas/electric lines where excavating is being performed

  • Working on two (2) pounds of gas pressure or less from the stopcock (shut off valve) valve) into the building for the purpose of changing out/rebuilding gas meters/regulators, minor pipe repair residential/small commercial). And this only if City and County Ordinances/Codes allow it.

  • Electric switching: Gang operated switches

  • Use of switch stick to operate: Disconnect blades, Reclosers, Cutouts

  • Installing and removing hot line taps (with use of hot stick). Limit hot tap operations to: remove/install ahead of visibly opened disconnects

  • Single phase transformers (with primary connected wye) only when lines are de-energized or grounded

  • No gas line splicing by heat fusion or any other method.

  • Responds to gas leak and CO calls.

  • Do leak surveys including the following: Mains, Services (residential), Business leak survey, Public building survey, Lights pilots

  • Connecting of temporary or permanent secondary services in dead front underground transformers (no work at all in live front underground transformers or on blowing gas).

  • Repairing of faulty underground secondary cables.

  • May stand fire watch if qualified/trained.

  • Take and record patrol log checks (make initial checks only, will not make repairs) including:

  • Railroad crossing

  • River crossing

  • Gas main casings (vent checks for leaks)

  • Take and record border station odorant readings and levels.

  • Take monthly readings at town border stations and change pressure recording charts.

  • Set and remove pipeline markers.

  • Take and record cathodic readings on mains and services and make corrections on meter sets.

  • Take and record readings on pressure compensated meters.

  • Take and record readings and charts for dead-end pressure checks.

  • With the exception of above named switching, this classification requires no hot primary work.

  • Will not be considered "second person" for electric primary work.

  • May only assist a Gas Mechanic in fusing plastic pipe (up to and including pressurized gas), however, CSM will not perform the actual fusion. Definition of assist -- To work as a helper.

  • May assist a journeyman line mechanic in: Installation and removal of a single phase transformer (as long as they are not within reaching or falling distance of lines energized above 600 volts).

Requisition ID:4996BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Customer Service Mechanic Journeyman or Apprentice in Cedar Rapids, IA. This position involves representing the company for service work in properties (small towns, communities, and rural areas) that are gas and/or electric. (Shall perform similar and less skilled work as required.)

Job Category:Line Maintenance/Technician Job Qualifications:

Residency Requirement: Individual must reside within 35 minutes drive time of headquarters.

*Note: This job is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Posting Title:Customer Service Mechanic Journeyman or Apprentice