Transmission Lineman Apprentice (20180412)

OGE Energy Corp. Oklahoma City , OK 73113

Posted 2 months ago

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.


  • Associate's Degree or higher in a technical discipline; or High School Diploma / GED with prior military experience in a electrical / mechanical specialty at the journey level for one enlistment with a completed with DD Form 214; or High School Diploma / GED Two (2) years journey level experience in a craft technical/mechanical role.

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License.

  • DOT certification required within 90 days of starting in the position.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of lineman experience or certification from Power Transmission Distribution.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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 Construction).

Working Conditions:

  • Required to 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.

  • 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.

  • Frequent fine motor coordination and grasping.

  • Frequent work in awkward positions in confined spaces.

  • Frequent reaching overhead and reaching forward.

  • Occasional pole climbing.

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