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Service Technician

Company: OGE Energy Corp.
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

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. Investigates service problems and takes necessary actions to facilitate service restoration under normal conditions or unusual occurrences and outages.

Primary Duties:

  • Investigates and documents events of cut or damaged cable and other company facilities.
  • Operates a variety of electronic and other test equipment with a high degree of efficiency.
  • 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.
  • Perform substation and operating duties as operating feeder control devices and transmission/distribution switching.
  • Performs troubleshooting and service restoration duties in order to maintain continuity of service.
  • Switches and operates controls on the distribution system such as re-fusing transformers, sectionalizing cutouts, laterals, etc.
  • Performs installation, repairs and/or removes conductors, self- contained meters, services and security/street lights.
  • Performs emergency tree trimming to clear distribution lines and service conductors.
  • Performs appropriate switching to de-energize facilities and/or re- route current to allow service continuity and safe job performance.
  • Performs safe and efficient line patrol for determination of line failure problems.
  • Performs minor repairs on primary and secondary systems including tying conductors, reconnecting jumpers, replacing cutouts, replacing bad connections, tying off broken poles and removing foreign objects from distribution systems.
  • Work with co-workers and district personnel to perform more complex assignments as required.
  • Performs permanent or temporary repairs on the underground service system to restore service.
  • Responds to Fire Department requests for de-energizing lines and equipment for work clearance.
  • Investigates vehicle accidents in which company equipment is involved.
  • Takes necessary steps to ensure that affected area is safe for the general public such as moving poles, lines and other equipment from traffic.
  • De-energizes any equipment that could be inadvertently contacted by public persons.
  • Accumulates necessary information concerning persons involved and prepares necessary reports.
  • Investigates injuries of public persons in which company equipment is involved.
  • Takes necessary steps to assist in life saving procedures.
  • Accumulates necessary information and prepares necessary reports.
  • Maintains positive relationships with contacts within and outside the Company.
  • Contacts customers in a courteous manner regarding service installation, repairs, interruptions, etc. and assures a positive company image is projected.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with Company departments and staff, ensuring appropriate and timely transaction of information and services.
  • Performs service disconnection and reconnection, as requested.
  • Assists and advises UCO Department field personnel on electrical problems encountered in disconnecting and reconnecting customers' service.
  • Completes CADS orders and other reports required for each job assignment.
    • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
    • Five (5) years progressive Lineman experience and completion of OGE Apprentice Program, or one (1) year of equivalent Journey Lineman experience (i.e. Electric Utility certified Journeyman Lineman).
    • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with DOT certification required.
    • Required to live within 30 minutes of assigned service center.

      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of electrical principles.
      • Demonstrated ability to work alone or with co-workers.
      • Demonstrated ability to schedule own work.
      • Demonstrated ability to climb poles and work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet.
      • Demonstrated ability to learn and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and company policies.
      • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.
      • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members, leaders, and customers.
      • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, diagnosis problems, and resolve complex issues effectively.
      • Demonstrated ability to understand equipment, systems, and processes.
      • Demonstrated ability to use common purpose hand tools and other materials of various craft trades.
      • Demonstrated ability to adjust and adapt across varied working conditions.
      • Demonstrated knowledge and adherence to safety requirements and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
      • Mechanical skills and familiarity working with mechanical equipment (e.g., aerial bucket trucks, construction equipment).
      • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under minimal supervision.
      • Computer skills with knowledge of MS-Office Suite (e.g., Outlook).
      • Knowledge of basic math.
      • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
      • Strong knowledge and understanding of utility lighting systems.
        Working Conditions:
        • Required to work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet.
        • Required to work with voltages up to 34.5 kV.
        • Required to work non- standard work schedules to include overtime, weekends, holidays, and call-outs.
        • Exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.
        • Maintains or obtain all required certifications (e.g., Class A Switching, Confined Space).
        • Successfully complete Lineman and Switching Schools under the Apprentice Program.
        • 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.
        • **Physical Demands**
        • Lifting up to 50 pounds.
        • Carrying up to 50 pounds.
        • Pushing up to 88 pounds of force.
        • Pulling up to 100 pounds of force.
        • Prolonged walking with occasional stair/ladder climbing.
        • Prolonged standing on various floor surfaces.
        • Occasional crawling, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
        • Frequent fine motor coordination and grasping.
        • Frequent work in awkward positions in confined spaces.
        • Frequent reaching overhead and reaching forward.
        • For additional information about physical demands, go to oge.com/physicaldemands

          Company Description:

          OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), is headquartered in Oklahoma City and is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), a regulated electric utility serving more than 815,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. In addition, OGE holds 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP.OG&E serves more than 815,000 retail customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, and a number of wholesale customers throughout the region. OG&E, with about 6,900 megawatts of capacity, generates electricity from natural gas, western coal, and wind. OG&E's electric transmission and distribution systems span 30,000 square miles.

Keywords: OGE Energy Corp., Enid , Service Technician, Professions , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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