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Summary

An opportunity has arisen for an Operator (Overhead Lines) based at Withybush.

As an Operator assisting the Overhead Linesperson, you will help with the construction, maintenance, replacement and repair of overhead lines up to 33kV.  This is a diverse role that will see you working in all kinds of challenging terrain and weather. You will often work at height so experience of this will be beneficial.

You will also be responsible for making sure the van contains all essential tools and equipment, working safely and assisting with any labour required on site.  The work will involve being away from the depot, working in a team of two or sometimes more people.

To apply, you will need to hold English & Maths GCSE (1-9 / G-A).  While HGV and/or excavator experience would be an advantage, more important is the ability and enthusiasm to work in a physical environment and take quick, decisive and responsible action. A flexible approach to working hours is also essential, as is a driving licence.

Please note, where job roles involve working at height and the use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment, there are restrictions on the maximum weight of the individual.

Main responsibilities

You will be required to work at heights on all types of overhead line. 

Duties include:

  • Undertaking dead work on the LV, HV and EHV systems under the leadership of a Technician or Craftsperson.
  • Operation of mechanical equipment
  • Inspect poles and overhead equipment and rectify minor defects
  • Trim and fell trees
  • Excavate, lay cable and backfill
  • Excavate pole and stay holes
  • Deliver planned shutdown notices, make appointments
  • Resolve customer complaints (directly where possible)

Ideal candidate

You will need to be flexible in your approach to assist the team in meeting its objectives.You will ideally have some experience in the electrical field, however all necessary training will be provided.

You will need to be mobile throughout the area as you may be required to undertake standby duties, therefore a valid driving licence is essential.

To enhance your candidate experience, we recommend using Google Chrome to complete your online application.  Should you have any questions regarding this or require additional support to complete your online application, please email recruitment@westernpower.co.uk

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient numbers of suitable applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible

 

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