Line Technician Intern - GC
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation - Garden City, KS

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DESCRIPTION

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with inspection and repairs of transmission lines and substation sites under the direct supervision of a journey or higher level line technician.

DUTIES

Transmission Lines Perform field inspections of property and equipment to include, but not limited to, identifying sagging/damaged transmission lines on 115kV, 138kV, 230kV, and 345kV lines; broken/missing insulators; damaged, broken, or unstable poles or cross arms; and any other potential problems or hazards related to line equipment. Perform assigned maintenance, repair, or replacement of all overhead transmission hot line equipment, cross arms, insulators, and auxiliary equipment on poles and structures. Assist transmission line crew and ensure the locations are safe for authorized staff.Operate required heavy equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Assist with emergency work to restore service in adverse weather conditions and respond, as needed, during off hours for such emergency work.Ensure that self and others safely and effectively climb poles, set and align poles, string and sag conductors on poles and structures, dig pole holes, install anchors, make up and install guys, and use block and tackle and other rigging equipment. Assist with framing poles, installing pole top assemblies, and installing air break switch assemblies.Substation SitesAssist with performing field inspections of substations to identify substation property and equipment that are broken or unstable or have unkempt grounds that could hide hazards or conditions that would otherwise be unsafe, inefficient, or unsightly. Assist with installation and removal of breakers, transformers, switches, structural steel, ground grid, and voltage regulators; and construct and repair high voltage power substations.Safety Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety Department and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable. CultureDemonstrate a commitment to Sunflower's culture and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Sunflower's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.Other ResponsibilitiesMust be able to understand and comply with the Lock Out/Tag Out (LO/TO) Clearance System.As assigned or required to support Sunflower's mission and operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Certifications and Licenses Commercial Driver's license (CDL) preferred. Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma.Completion of a recognized Line Technician Program is preferred.Electric distribution lines, transmission lines, or substation construction experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge, Skills, AbilitiesKnowledge of the operation of bucket trucks, digger trucks, and associated equipment.Able to read and comprehend line construction specification drawings.Able to perform basic mathematical skills and use and relate units of measure.Knowledge of and ability to operate hand tools and power tools.Able to recognize abnormal or upset conditions and communicate emergency situations to coworkers and supervisor and assist in locating and resolving the problem.Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position.Able to operate computers and associated programs at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position. OtherMust possess and maintain a valid driver's license.Able to travel to all Sunflower sites and attend training and meetings out of state as needed.Able to work outside of normal working hours in varying weather conditions, including stormy weather, wind, and rain. Physical and Mental DemandsSee Physical and Mental requirements sheet.This outline is not all inclusive but rather serves as a general overview of the current business needs. Experience guidelines are not the sole basis for awarding this position and substitutions may be made as they relate to the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of this position. Click here to upload Physical Mental Requirements Transmission Lines Perform field inspections of property and equipment to include, but not limited to, identifying sagging/damaged transmission lines on 115kV, 138kV, 230kV, and 345kV lines; broken/missing insulators; damaged, broken, or unstable poles or cross arms; and any other potential problems or hazards related to line equipment. Perform assigned maintenance, repair, or replacement of all overhead transmission hot line equipment, cross arms, insulators, and auxiliary equipment on poles and structures. Assist transmission line crew and ensure the locations are safe for authorized staff.Operate required heavy equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Assist with emergency work to restore service in adverse weather conditions and respond, as needed, during off hours for such emergency work.Ensure that self and others safely and effectively climb poles, set and align poles, string and sag conductors on poles and structures, dig pole holes, install anchors, make up and install guys, and use block and tackle and other rigging equipment. Assist with framing poles, installing pole top assemblies, and installing air break switch assemblies.Substation SitesAssist with performing field inspections of substations to identify substation property and equipment that are broken or unstable or have unkempt grounds that could hide hazards or conditions that would otherwise be unsafe, inefficient, or unsightly. Assist with installation and removal of breakers, transformers, switches, structural steel, ground grid, and voltage regulators; and construct and repair high voltage power substations.Safety Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety Department and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable. CultureDemonstrate a commitment to Sunflower's culture and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Sunflower's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.Other ResponsibilitiesMust be able to understand and comply with the Lock Out/Tag Out (LO/TO) Clearance System.As assigned or required to support Sunflower's mission and operations.

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