Purpose of Position:
The Electrician Helper is responsible to assist Electricians by performing duties related to the installation, alteration, repair, replacement and maintenance of electrical systems, conductors, and associated materials and equipment in order to assist in meeting strict daily and weekly project deadlines. The Electrician Helper performs tasks mainly under the direct supervision of an Electrician, Foreman, or Superintendent. In accordance with the NFPA 70-E, Electrician Helpers are considered “unqualified” persons, thus are prohibited from working on or near any energized circuits or equipment, including working within the limited approach boundary
Daily or Frequently (Essential Functions):
- Demonstrates safe working procedures and reports unsafe working conditions and practices
- Ensures property for which he/she has been assigned (tools, materials, equipment, etc.) is secure
- Must have readily available CESG minimum tool list
- Carries personal tools, such as on a waist tool belt, which weighs approximately 30 lbs.
- Wears personal protective equipment when required (such as hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, work boots, respirator, hearing protection, fall protection, cut resistant gloves, etc.)
- Maintains tools, equipment, supplies and work area in a clean, orderly and safe condition
- Maintains good housekeeping, which may include, but not limited to sweeping work area using a broom, organizing tools and materials, washing or wiping tools or surfaces clean and keeping area free of debris and tripping hazards
- Transports tools and materials. This may include walking and carrying objects up to 50 pounds from one location to another, sometimes up stairs, over gravel, pushing or pulling equipment with or without the assistance of co-worker(s).
- Bends, stoops, and must regain balance upon standing when installing electrical boxes, pipes, etc. that frequently span from floor to ceiling level
- Assists in lifting, positioning, holding, fastening, drilling, or hammering objects, such as conduit, motors, fixtures, poles, and other objects for installation or removal
- Pulls wire of all gauges, with or without the assistance of others
- Uses one and two-handed manual, electrical and battery operated hand tools, such as screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, drill, conduit benders, knockout cutters, wire cutters, wire strippers, wire pullers, etc.
- Follows instructions given by supervisor(s)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
- Able to raise or lower equipment, tools, and materials requiring repetitive motions for long periods of time.
- Work in restricted areas, often in cramped places that require getting into awkward positions (switchgear room, manholes, utility tunnels, crawl spaces, attics, etc.)
- Able to use hand shovel requiring full range of motion, grip, and strength.
- Perform work at heights from ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, cat walks, roofs, or other areas occasionally or as job requires.
- Perform work from all types of ladders (step ladders up to 14’, “A” frame ladders and all sizes of extension ladders), and carry and relocate up to 12’ step ladder by one’s self; for this reason, employee’s personal weight and personal tools cannot exceed weight limit of ladder (Class 1-250 lbs., Class 1A-300 lbs.)
- Able to positively identify colors of wires.
- Identify and use electrical hand tools and basic power tools safely and properly.
- Basic blue print comprehension level.
- Uses company-issued tic testers at all times to identify energized circuitry.
- Work required schedule (may be required to work nights and weekends to meet construction deadlines or handle emergencies)
- Travel to new job sites as business operations require
- Understand and perform basic math functions and tape measurement
- Communication skills to interpret construction and safety signage, to acknowledge and alert others of safety hazards, and to take and/or give verbal and written instructions.
- Work in all elements (heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.) daily
- Must be able to use construction site sanitary facilities (Porta-Johns), if needed
- Make transition from employee parking area into construction work areas and to gain access to all levels of building, even if the only means is by OSHA approved site construction ladder or stairs still under construction but acceptable to use.
Education, Experience, and/or Prerequisites Required:
- Previous electrical experience (industrial/commercial) is preferred
- Must possess appropriate state driver’s license if designated as a “driver” in accordance with CESG Operation of Company Vehicles program.
- Must be able to arrive and depart to and from the jobsites (mode of transportation)
- Must pass all criminal record and drug testing requirements of the job
- Must meet minimum job specific standard (JST) that replicate the essential functions of this position
- High School education, High School graduate, or GED or Vocational Background preferred
- Must have the ability to read and write (English) to effectively communicate
- Complete on-the-job training, as required
Department: Field Electrical
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position
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