Apprentice Line Technicians

Job Description
Are you interested in a new career? Do you want to earn an income while learning new skills? Are you interested in making a difference in your community? If so, you’ll be happy to know CHELCO is accepting applications for Apprentice Line Technicians!  
 
If selected you will complete a four-year on-the-job State Registered Apprenticeship Program and complete the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association’s Lineman Certification. This program includes a challenging academic and practical hands-on skills training. 
 
CHELCO, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, oversees over 54,000-meters primarily serving two counties from Alabama to the sugar-white Emerald Coast beaches on the Gulf of Mexico in the panhandle of Florida.  
 
Position Requirements:  You have to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma.  You must reside within CHELCO’s service territory or in areas directly abutting that service territory, to include all of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, eastern areas of Santa Rosa County, western sections of Holmes, and southern sections of Covington and Geneva counties in Alabama or be willing to relocate within four months of hire, to ensure system reliability and maintain quick response times.   Basic computer skills required.   You must have, or be able to obtain, a Florida Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and maintain a safe driving record.   You must be physically capable of performing the work of the trade.   You must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as FR clothing, masks, boots, goggles, gloves, and/or shields as required.  You must be able to learn to operate various mobile aerial lift equipment; climb poles; and analyze work orders.   You must be available to perform duties for emergency response and storm restoration and be available for after-hours work and the stand-by program. You may work weekends and/or erratic hours during major storms and/or outages.  
 
Position Duties: 
 Participates in and successfully completes CHELCO’s Apprentice Line Technician State Registered Apprenticeship Program.   Develops skills to safely climb distribution poles and perform the work of the trade.  Performs work on de-energized and grounded distribution circuits, progressing to energized “hot” circuits under direct supervision.  Complies with job-specific OSHA and Safety Regulations.   Operates associated line construction machinery and equipment safely. And completes tasks assigned by crew leaders.  Utilizes basic computer skills to record information in CHELCO databases and uses Windows and Microsoft Office Programs.  Ensures CHELCO’s reliability by participating in the standby program and ensures system operations during weekends and after business hours on a rotational basis.  Assists in emergency response and disaster recovery efforts for natural disasters and major storms, as needed.  CHELCO proudly offers its employees medical, dental, vision, flexible savings or health savings account, NRECA pension plan, 401k with company match, life insurance, short-term disability, education/professional development, wellness, and safety program incentives, generous paid time off, volunteer time off, and ten paid holidays a year.  
 
Applications accepted from 11/26/18 until 4:30 pm on 01/07/2019. Apply at www.chelco.com/careers. Resumes only with a completed application.  Questions? Contact Human Resources, 850-307-1127. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Drug-Free -EEOM/F/Disability/Veteran. 
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