OGE Energy Corp Distribution Lineman Apprentice in United States

Distribution Lineman Apprentice

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of duties related to the installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of overhead and/or underground distribution systems, transmission facilities, and street light systems to provide continuous and dependable electric service to customers.

Primary Duties:

  • Members in the apprentice program perform duties related to the craft and consistent with their achieved level within the program which may include:

  • Constructs and maintains overhead and underground distribution or transmission systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Climb poles, set poles and string wire, utilizes and operates equipment (e.g., aerial bucket trucks, and other construction equipment), materials, and manpower in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

  • May operate a variety of electronic and other test equipment with a high degree of efficiency, as needed.

  • May investigate and document events of cut or damaged cable and other company facilities, as needed.


  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with DOT certification.

  • Associate's Degree in a Technical discipline (i.e. Electronics/Engineering Technology/Power Plant Operations/High Voltage/etc); or

  • Certificate of completion/diploma in Electrical Power Technology, High Voltage, or related Power Line Technology; or

  • Prior military experience for at least one enlistment as documented on DD Form 214 combined with utility line experience; or

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent combined with utility line experience.

  • May be required to maintain permanent residence within 30 minute driving time to assigned service center (measured from google maps).

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to climb poles and work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet.

  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of electrical principles.

  • Ability to learn and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and company policies.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members, leaders, and customers.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnosis problems, and resolve effectively.

  • Ability to understand equipment, systems, and processes.

  • Ability to use common purpose hand tools and other materials of various craft trades.

  • Ability to adjust and adapt across varied working conditions.

  • Knowledge and understanding of safety requirements and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Knowledge of basic math.

  • Mechanical skills and familiarity working with mechanical equipment (e.g., aerial bucket trucks, construction equipment).

  • Ability to work efficiently under minimal supervision.

  • Computer skills with knowledge of MS-Office Suite (e.g., Outlook).

  • Basic utility lighting knowledge.

Working Conditions:

  • Required to climb poles and work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet.

  • Required to work with voltages up to 34.5 kV.

  • Successfully complete Lineman and Switching Schools under the Apprentice Program.

  • Maintains or obtain all required certifications (e.g., Class A Switching, Confined Space, etc.).

  • Completes required training (e.g., Forklift Operation, C.P.R., Defensive driving, FERC, etc.).

  • Required to work non-standard work schedules to include on-call, overtime, weekends, holidays, and call-outs.

  • Exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.

  • Required to operate motor vehicle safely in all traffic, weather and light conditions.

  • May be required to work under hazardous conditions.

  • Requires wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Required to work away from home for extended periods, as needed.

  • May be required to maintain permanent residence within 30 minute driving time to assigned service center (except System Resources and System Expansion).

  • Physical Demands

  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.

  • Pushing up to 115 pounds of force.

  • Pulling up to 83 pounds of force.

  • Prolonged walking with frequent stair climbing.

  • Prolonged standing on various surfaces.

  • Frequent stooping and crouching.

  • Occasional kneeling and crawling.

  • Constant fine motor coordination and grasping.

  • Frequent work in awkward positions in confined spaces.

  • Frequent reaching overhead and reaching forward.

  • Occasional pole climbing.

  • For additional information about physical demands, go to oge.com/physicaldemands

Job Location

Enid, United States

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