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Substation Equipment Operator

Pike Corporation Mobile Full-Time
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Position Summary:  Substation Equipment Operator is an entry level, non-exempt position in the construction, maintenance and/or repair of electric substation systems and works with various pieces of construction equipment specific to the trade. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work safely while performing construction, maintenance and/or repair work of electric substation systems.
  •  Assist in the transporting, installation, and/or removal of substation structures, equipment, and hardware, electrical conductors, wire, and cable.
  •  Capable of or learning to operate various types of heavy equipment:

o Bucket , derrick and boom trucks
o Backhoes, excavators and skid steer loaders
o Articulating Man-lifts
o Pressure Diggers
o Trenchers
o Track Crawler Loader/Backhoe
o Rough Terrain Telescopic Forklifts

  • Read and interpret profile, blueprints, maps, or other written instructions for completion of assigned tasks.
  •  Does all other related work as required to complete the job.
  • Responsible for maintaining company vehicles in good working condition

Minimum Requirements:

  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Able to read and understand simple blueprints, maps, and diagrams.
  • Able to identify energized high and low voltage lines.
  • Basic knowledge in electricity.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards inherent in working in close proximity to energized high and low voltage lines and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Code as it relates to the operation of heavy equipment in the state the job is located.
  • Must supply own personal hand tools required by the company for this work.
  • Must supply own safety toed work boots.
  • Must be capable of lifting in excess of 50 lbs
  • Capable of receiving and following directions.
  • Must possess or be capable of obtaining a Commercial Drivers’ License.
  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Understands minimum approach distance.
  • Capable of checking voltage.
  • Willing to work over-time or long hours during emergency conditions and/or when requested. Schedules can change frequently and with short notice.
  • 90% Travel Required
  • Capable of following Company safety rules and policies.


  • Emphasis on Safety
  • Self-Motivated
  • Team-Oriented
  • Customer Oriented
  • Trust worthy
  • Commitment
  • Professionalism through unwavering Reliability and Punctuality
  • Good appearance and attitudes
  • High Productivity work ethics
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Receptive to constructive instruction/coaching

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Recommended skills

Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
Self Motivation
Emergency Handling
Low Voltage
Team Working
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