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Groundman - Overhead Duke

Company name
Pike Corporation

, NC, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Aug 12,2019

Valid Through
Nov 25,2019

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Groundman - Overhead (Duke)','190001YF','North Carolina-Charlotte','Pike Corporation, Inc.','!*!Overview:  The Groundman position is your first step to a rewarding career in the construction and maintenance of our nation’s Power Grid. You will assist your team in building, repairing, and maintaining overhead electrical distribution systems.

Job Duties:

As a Groundman you will support your team by:

Securing the safety of yourself and others

Assisting fellow line-workers in meeting project objectives

Readily joining storm restoration efforts in times of need

Operating vehicles and equipment in a professional manner

Continuing training to improve technical and leadership skillsCompetencies:



Customer Service Focused

Ethical and Honest

Dutifully follows established Safety Rules and Company Policy

Physical Aspects:

The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by a team-member to successfully perform the essential functions of their job in powerline construction.

While performing the duties of this job, team-members are regularly required to talk or hear. The team-member is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The team-member is frequently required to perform rigorous physical labor; sit; climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.); or balance; and stoop, kneel crouch or crawl. Team-members frequently lift or move up to or in-excess of 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, team-members may frequently be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. Team-members are occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Powerline construction work is performed outside and is subject to diverse weather conditions.

General Expectations:

Able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License permit within 60 days of employment.

Able to read/write and communicate effectively.

Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.

Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.

Able to lift in-excess of 50 lbs.

Willing to work over-time when requested.


Functions to be Expected in Overhead Powerline Construction:

Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance, or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work

Properly inspects rubber goods and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Understands when to wear personal protective equipment

Strings overhead wire

Sets poles and anchors

Assists with installing transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, cross-arms, insulators, switches and switchgear

Assists in replacing fuses in transformers and clears faulted circuits and systems

Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others

Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order

Able to perform rigorous physical labor

Understands proper use of company radio

Understand basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying

Understand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools

Capable of receiving and following directions

Possess a basic knowledge of materials used in line work

Able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit

Must be familiar with induced voltage

Capable of assisting with the installation and hook up of a single-phase transformer

Capable of performing basic bucket rescue/escape

Understands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding

Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces

Understands minimum approach distance

Understands excavation and shoring requirements

Capable of checking voltage on transformers

Capable of installing and removing a service

Must be able to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so

Understands how and when to use Kellum grips

Able to identify different types of materials used in line work

Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather

Does all other related work as required to complete the job

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

VA Approved Apprenticeship Program – GI Bill Benefits Available to Eligible Veterans

Pike Electric, LLC is a Non-union Company

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Team-members may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. ','Groundman - Overhead (Duke)

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The Pike family of companies is a leading provider of utilities solutions to over 300 investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities in the United States. Our comprehensive services include: facilities planning and siting, permitting, engineering, design, installation and maintenance of electric, gas and communication infrastructure. Pike prides itself for powering innovations while delivering solutions safely and with integrity for over 70 years.

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