Job Descriptions

Cable Splicer Technician
Substation Technician
Traffic Signal Technician
URD Technician
Transmission Technician
Outside Lineman

Cable Splicer Technician Apprentice shall be provided with employment in the following categories:

Fault locating and cable testing‐locating cable, finding faults and testing cable on deenergized underground installations using various technologies.
Risers and overhead connections‐framing of risers, termination of primary underground cable, and connection of both primary and secondary cables to de‐energized distribution system.
Switching, grounding and circuit mapping‐identify circuits and other equipment on a circuit map, properly isolate, test, and ground de‐energized underground cables, switch circuits in accordance with local power company guidelines.
Rubber kits and tape splicing‐splice cables using rubber kits and tape on de‐energized cables in manholes, and direct bury.
Working in a manhole in close proximity to energized cables‐pull, splice, ground and rack de‐energized cables in energized manholes.
Lead splicing‐splice lead cable and terminate in manholes and risers, splice different cables together (lead to xlp or lead to epr).

Substation Technician Apprentice shall be provided with employment in the following categories:

Substation Construction and Maintenance

Grounding‐construction of protective grounding grid for electrical systems, controls, cabinets, transformers, control house, fences and steel structures.
Foundations‐installing foundations and bases for control cabinets, transformers control houses and steel structures. All digging, trenching, rebar construction, utility location and conduit installations. (Includes pole boxes and manholes.)
Fence‐layout and build protective parameter and/or security fence for substation and public protection. Knowledge and understanding of minimum approach distance while working in the vicinity of energized circuits.
Layout‐plan and layout work from blue prints, diagrams or utility specification sheets.
Wiring‐cable pulling, coding, wiring and terminating of cables for electrical systems, control monitoring and communication within the substation and outside sources.
Steel Erections‐erection of steel support structures for high voltage electrical apparatus and construction of steel control houses for monitor and switching.
Transformers‐installation, connection and service of substation transformers and circuit breakers for maintenance and new construction.

Bus Installation

Conduit‐bending and installation of isolated high voltage pipe or bus for distribution connections within substation between transmission lines, distribution lines and transformers.
Strain Bus‐installation of suspended wire used as bus for distribution connections within substation between transmission lines, distribution lines and transformers.
Bus Welding‐welding on conduit used as bus for circuit connections within substation. Welding of various materials and welding techniques use in different applications.

Switches

Installation and adjustment‐assembly of switching gear for transmission and distribution of high voltage.

Traffic Signal Technician Apprentice shall be provided with employment in the following categories:

Traffic Control‐Set up and use of cones, barricades, flashers, signs and related safety devices to control and maintain traffic flow in compliance with applicable traffic safety regulations.
Equipment and tools‐the proper use and care of tools and equipment. Trenchers, diggers, backhoes, air compressors and related tools. Trucks, loaders, and also hand tools, power tools, meters and test equipment.
Foundations and conduit‐installing foundations and cases for cabinets and poles (metal or other); pedestals, concrete work – loop sawing. All trenching, boring, utility locations and conduit installations (includes pull boxes.)
Equipment installation‐installation and alignment of poles, mast arms, signal heads, highway lighting equipment, signs, switches, controllers and related equipment. Set up and programming on controllers.
Wire‐wire and cable pulling for electrical and communication applications. Splicing coding and grounding on conductors. Wiring of signal heads, luminaries, cabinets, etc. Installation of span wire, down guys, etc.
Blueprints‐plan and layout work from prints, diagrams or staking sheets.
Trouble shooting‐trouble shooting and upgrade of systems including general maintenance and repair of existing systems. Repairs and installation of temporary systems or components.

URD Technician Apprentice shall be provided with employment in the following categories:

Installation‐including cable, conduit, padmount transformers, termination, splicing, trenching and shoring.
Removal‐including URD cable, transformer—pedestal, and electrical equipment.
Troubleshooting‐including locating faults, restoring service, testing conductors and joints, switching and grounding.
Equipment operation‐including operation of backhoe, trencher, directional boring machine, vibrating plow, and forklift.

Transmission Technician Apprentice shall be provided with employment in the following categories:

Foundations‐installing foundations and grillage type footing, all digging, rebar construction, utility location, grade computations, and forming and pouring and finishing on concrete installations.
Pole setting and framing‐digging, setting to proper depth and framing of wood type structures, guying and grounding.
Stringing of conductor‐stringing of conductor, both bundles and single along with splicing of conductor.
Clipping in and termination of conductor‐clipping in of conductor to insulation type supports on both wood and steel structures. Dead end type termination of conductors.
Steel layout, preassembly and erection of steel‐steel layout in preassembly area and erection of steel structures to include shake down, final torque of fasteners, installation of insulators and wire stringing rollers and equipment.

 
 

 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC., and Maryland