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PPL Corporation Helper-RM-Material in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


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Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Performs all the direct duties of the Utility Worker-FS.

  2. Performs non-asbestos insulation removal and assists with installation.

  3. Performs general clean-up work including asbestos insulation, steam cleaning, parts cleaning, and vacuuming (excluding hydro lasers). Recharges fire extinguishers.

  4. Drives CDL vehicles (excluding condors) and operates auxiliary mounted equipment (except bucket truck), operates manlifts (up to a height of 75 feet), trenchers, skid loaders, and material handling equipment such as forklifts. Does not operate boom to set poles or to operate auxiliary mounted equipment in energized areas.

  5. Performs burning and cutting operations not adjacent to pressure points.

  6. Performs work from self-supporting structures of any height including full boiler scaffolding. Erects and performs work from hanging scaffolds, spiders, or similar support devices up to a height of 75 feet.

  7. Supplies and transfers tools and equipment by handling ropes, tying knots, and doing simple rigging and hoisting.

  8. Performs minor repairs such as painting, concrete repair, etc. on vaults and manhole steel, Low Tension Network transformers, pad-mounted transformers, streetlight standards, OCR’s, oil switches, circuit breakers, bushings and relay & controls.

  9. While performing the aforementioned tasks, assists personnel of higher classifications working on energized equipment.

  10. Assists with railroad repairs and maintenance on fleet trains and tracks, repairing and replacing switches, rails, ties, and ballast. Cuts rails and drills holes.

  11. As directed, receives, identifies, inspects, marks, delivers and stores material, tools and equipment.

  12. Performs simple clerical or paperwork such as job material inventory records, various field reports and preparing orders.

  13. Performs such other related duties as assigned or as necessary.

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Position Summary:

This is a union position within PPL. The successful candidate will become a member of IBEW Local 1600. The hourly rate for this position is $31.099.

Performs manual labor at any work location including those areas containing non-exposed energized electrical equipment. Normally is responsible for own duties, but may direct others as necessary. This position can perform work requiring a limited degree of skill provided that the individual has demonstrated the ability

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Experience Level:

Skilled Worker

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Additional Requirements:

Business Line Specific Qualifications Summary Required

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Successfully passing the Logistics Aptitude Test

  2. Motor vehicle operator’s license and the ability to obtain a CDL license within six (6) months (All Regional Helpers and Helper-Material) or when required by the company (Generation Support Helpers).

  3. General knowledge of materials, tools, and equipment used in construction and maintenance work.

  4. Intelligence adequate to observe conditions, learn methods including basic computer-based applications pertaining to the job, and follow instructions.

  5. Strength and endurance to perform the above duties.

  6. Ability to obtain Asbestos Worker license.

  7. Ability to adhere to the Safety Rules applicable to the work performed.

  8. Ability to obtain respirator certification.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications Summary Required

Full-time or Part-time:


Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 2.5 million customers in the U.S. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees.

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