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Duquesne Light Company Sr. Operator Apprentice/Troubleshooter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Department: Operations

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Starting Rate: $49.73

Maximum Rate: $54.11

Positions will be filled at the following locations: Penn Hills, Preble, and Raccoon

All successful applicants will enter into the progression to the Senior Operator position based upon a pay for skills format with pay increases after skills are successfully demonstrated. There will be a pro-rated retention payment to all newly hired full-time employees (qualified), after the employee successfully completes the probationary period.

Overall Purpose :

Under semi-direct supervision during an assigned rotating shift, handles any and all types of trouble calls on overhead or underground transmission, distribution and street lighting systems in an assigned Division.

Job Responsibilities :

Investigates faulty overhead or underground equipment, interrupted service, or other situations which may affect the continuity of service.

Diagnoses causes of trouble, locating and isolating faults in circuits, transformers, or other electrical distribution, transmission or street lighting equipment and determines the action required to restore service'.

Makes minor repairs on faulty overhead equipment, including broken wires and damaged insulators.

Isolates and makes minor repairs on faulty underground cables and equipment.

Clears or disconnects faulty equipment, performing necessary switching and cutting down of broken live wires which cannot be repaired or makes other corrections in order to eliminate faults or hazards.

Replace transformer fuses.

Makes necessary instrument tests in locating open or grounded circuits.

Performs switching and establishes clearances on the transmission and subtransmission system as directed by the System Operations load dispatcher and performs switching and establishes clearance on the distribution system as directed by the Distribution Center Supervisor all in accordance with safety rules and practices.

Isolates faulty customer equipment and suggests method of correction.

Performs minor tree trimming work in restoring service or in eliminating conditions which may affect service.

Prepares reports on condition of equipment and of work completed suggesting or specifying requirements for restoring or maintaining service.

Conducts all work in a safe manner to eliminate all hazards which may endanger the lives of other employees or the public, and acts as safety person for outsiders working in close proximity to Company equipment.

Handles 'no service' complaints as assigned.

Drives a car or truck traveling to and from job sites.

Instructs and directs the work of others assisting in locating and repairing faulty equipment.

Performs other work -as required or as assigned.

Education / Experience Requirements :

Education equivalent to graduation from high school.

Must be a fully Qualified Journey Lineworker.

Five or more years of experience in construction, operating, and maintenance work, supplemented by training in meter, service installation, and cable work.

Good understanding of transmission and distribution equipment, its location and of the operation of commonly used electric appliances.

Knowledge of wiring safety codes and ordinances and Company service installation rules.

Familiarity with metering equipment, street lighting system, service installations, and line and cable work

Must have a State driver's license and a valid CDL.

Ability to interpret and work from circuit maps.

Good judgment and initiative in handling difficult trouble calls.

Demonstrated quality of resourcefulness and dependability in handling high voltage.

Some indicated ability to instruct and to direct the work of others

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.

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