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Journey Line Workers - PA Line Services (Multiple Openings)

Company: FirstEnergy
Location: State College
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:


About this opportunity

This posting is for several open positions with FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Electric Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [WPP]

The openings could be located across the West Penn Power footprint in the following cities: Jeanette, Jefferson, Washington, Uniontown, Arnold, Butler, Clarion, Connellsville, Kittanning, Latrobe, McConnellsburg, St. Mary's, State College, and Waynesboro. That will be determined based on business needs.

All employees who apply for a posted position must notify their supervisors that they have applied. Employees who have not been in their current positions for at least one year or who are in a position with specific requirements beyond one year, must obtain approval from their supervisor before applying.

Position Summary

All Journey Line Worker classifications and the associated line of progression are represented by UWUA 102.

This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.

We are hiring qualified Journey Line Workers to work throughout our service territory in Distribution. Open positions are predominantly in New Jersey, however additional locations and classifications could become available at any time based on changing business needs.

Journey Line Workers are responsible for building and maintaining electric power systems and for restoring electric service to commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential customers. They are expected to test, frame and set poles; climb poles, work in confined spaces; splice and terminate cables. Our Line workers will have had successfully completed a federal or state sanctioned apprenticeship (with approved supporting documentation) and/or IBEW sponsored line worker apprenticeship. Work is predominantly outdoors and in all weather conditions. Line workers must be able to drive safely, work extended hours; travel/transfer to new headquarter upon request at any time (General Construction Positions), and wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment.

FirstEnergy is providing the hourly rate that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This position is subject to collectively bargained hourly wage rates and increases. The starting wage rate for this position is $ - - -46.13 per hour with a top rate of $49.42. This wage rate is specific to the locality of the job. The wage rate is based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity.

Job responsibilities to include:

Travels to various job locations within geographical assigned region (for General Construction).

Reviews job work requirements and provides input regarding work for the day.

Loads and unloads tools, materials and supplies into and out of vehicles at crew headquarters and job site.

Lifts, pulls and carries insulators, cross-arms, equipment, tools, grounds, dampers, and other materials to and from job sites.

Loads and unloads tools, materials, and equipment off of hand lines while standing on elevated structures that include: Wood poles and insulated work platforms.

Climb poles using boot hooks or aerial lift.

Tests, frames; sets and/or anchors poles; strings electric power lines and install cross-arms.

Performs substation switching; installs and replaces switches, circuit protection equipment, insulators, meters and streetlights.

Hangs and energizes transformers.

Take voltage readings.

Troubleshoots problems and determines extent of repairs on primary and secondary overhead or underground dead legs.

Work will include the use of hand and power tools; digging holes by hand for pole installation; climbing ladders, poles, embankments and towers; working at heights above 35' on poles and in aerial lifts; setting grounds; working with live circuits; and working in trenches, manholes and confined spaces.

Sets and installs underground structures, locates, pulls, removes, splices or terminates cables.

Installs and replaces equipment, meters and streetlights.

Operates hydraulic equipment including: drills, boom truck, digger, pole tamper, hydraulic jack and bucket truck once certified.

Operates lift equipment such as aerial lifts and line truck booms.

Operates forklift to load and unload work materials and supplies.

Travels by vehicle, motor boat or off-road utility vehicle (OUV) to access job sites

May drive a Class A vehicle (i.e. bucket truck and line truck) to and from the job site. May drive a company pickup truck or passenger vehicle to job sites and work locations, meetings and training and will may use vehicle to go to vendor locations and pick up or deliver supplies and materials.

Conducts daily vehicle inspections

Journeyman Lineman may provide back-up relief in temporary absence of foreman; direct work to other crewmembers and act as a leader.

Must attend all mandated OSHA and company training.

Provides on-the-job training, orientation, demonstration and assistance to apprentice linemen.

Qualifications to include:

Completion of a federal or state sanctioned line worker apprenticeship with approved supporting documentation (e.g. IBEW Journeyman Lineman A Ticket) and/or union or union-affiliated sponsored line worker apprenticeship

In addition to being a journeyman, you must have at least 5 years of hands-on experience with electric utility or a utility lines construction contractor.

Must possessed a valid Class A driving permit by first day of employment

Must have passed a DMV medical exam by first day of employment

Must be at least 18 years of age

High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

Ability to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds

Ability to work and drive in all types of weather and road conditions

Capable to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays

If hired as Provisional, must complete the provisional training plan within one year from hire date.

Successful candidates must pass the following pre-employment requirements prior to beginning employment: drug screen, background check, Post Offer Physical (POPA)

Experienced in rubber gloving and hot stick procedures

Experience in transmission and distribution work, underground and numerous voltages

Effective team player with strong communication skills

Pre-Employment Testing

FirstEnergy Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests prior to interviewing.

Post-Offer Physical Assessment Lineworkers (POPA)

Journeyman Assessment for Lineworker Progression (JALP)

You Must be able to produce qualification certificate showing you are a qualified journey line worker.

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

In addition to company provided benefits:

Robust Career Development Program

Overtime opportunities

Paid Vacation Time

Paid time off to perform volunteer work (VTO)

Healthy Living Wellness Program

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Active Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs)


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Bargaining Unit

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Keywords: FirstEnergy, Altoona , Journey Line Workers - PA Line Services (Multiple Openings), Other , State College, Pennsylvania

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