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Apprentice Line Mechanic Secondary

Location: Rockville, MD, United States
Organization: Potomac Electric Power Co
Job ID: 234442
Date Posted: Nov 5, 2021

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 150 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


The Apprentice Line Mechanic Secondary works as a member of a crew in the performance of the various tasks associated with the operation, maintenance, and construction of the overhead/URD system.


Duties are included but not limited to:

  • Under the direction of a crew leader, works on circuits and equipment energized up to and including 600V.
  • Working alongside a more qualified employee, works on grounded circuits up to and including 69 KV.
  • Under the direction of a crew leader, assists in switching, phasing, and grounding of high voltage circuits in accordance with company LOTO procedure, specifications, standards, and OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Under the direction of a crew leader, assists in switching of transclosures, modules, tap holes, cable poles, padmount and subsurface transformers, pole mounted single phase or gang switches, reclosers, motor operated disconnects, or other switching points, consulting feeder diagrams.
  • When working alongside a more qualified employee, assists as directed to investigate service failures or other trouble on Overhead and URD systems to maintain and repair service due to failure, storms, or other emergency services. Cuts defective devices out of line, installs jumpers, replaces fuses and conductors, or does related work to restore circuits and feeders, operating switching devise as directed. Performs temporary emergency repairs to leaded pole rise cable as directed. Replaces burned down or broken circuits, including wire of all types and voltages, and replaces all types of overhead system cables, transformers, regulators, reclosers, fuse cutouts, capacitors, switches, and similar equipment as directed. Assists as directed to set, move, remove, or brace poles.
  • When working alongside a more qualified employee, assists as directed in the replacement of a variety of fuses: string, sand, current-limiting, Bay-O-Net and low voltage fuses of all types of the overhead and URD system.
  • As directed by a crew leader, conducts transmission and distribution feeder patrols to determine cause of circuit interruptions or conditions that might results in future trouble for system reliability.
  • For construction and maintenance of overhead transmission and distribution circuits, installs and splices wire and cable of all types and voltages not requiring lead wiping, including guying and placing sag in wire when working alongside a more qualified employee.
  • For construction and maintenance of URD circuits, performs splicing and terminal connections in open trenches duct lines or cable poles which may involve making joints or terminations using braid and various types of tape according to specifications, or using pre-molded materials to construct indoor terminations, potheads, and elbow terminators as directed by a crew leader.
  • When working alongside a more qualified employee, assists as directed in the installation and maintenance of fuses, switches, padmount and subsurface transformers; also, primary, secondary, and service cables in duct lines or open trenches.
  • When working alongside a more qualified employee, uses and interprets readings from test instruments and devices, such as cable path and fault locating equipment, ammeter, rotator, voltmeter, high-voltage phasing tools, and ohmmeter.
  • As directed by a crew leader, performs work by climbing poles, using aerial lifts, working in trenches, on ladders, platforms, towers, or other such methods.
  • When working alongside a more qualified employee, uses a wide variety of highly specialized tools and equipment, such as hot sticks, hydraulic compression tools, hydraulic saw, impact drill, tension pulling machine, etc.
  • Under the supervision of a more qualified employee, performs the operations of winches, aerial lifts, augers, pole setting equipment, hydraulic tools.
  • Assists in performing containment, clean up, and transportation of hazardous materials as required.
  • Fills in a wide variety of forms and reports, such as timesheets, credit sheets, street lights installed or removed, vehicle reports, complaint sheet, damage and final inspection reports, etc.
  • Under the direction of an exempt or a higher classified employee, performs all required assigned tasks, unless they are considered unsafe, against company policy, or against the law.
  • Checks personal and vehicle safety equipment and operation of the vehicle before leaving the yard.
  • Operates company radio electronic devices and phones according to company and FC Rules.



  • Basic knowledge of equipment/materials associated with electric distribution system construction, maintenance or operations, to include transformers, secondary, streetlighting, and service equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of electricity.
  • Possess a thorough working knowledge of applicable company safety regulations and general first-aid methods.
  • Ability to use safety equipment as required by Federal, State, local, and Pepco regulations.
  • Perform work under direct supervision on energized equipment/circuits up to 600V.
  • Ability to climb ladders, wood poles, and towers.
  • Ability to climb and work from wood poles using climbing hooks and the proper safety equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime on a regular basis and must be available for callout overtime, consistent with the Labor Agreement.
  • Ability to write, speak, read, and comprehend and communicate clearly and accurately in the English language.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, (consistent with the Labor Agreement) at extreme heights and varying environments.
  • Possess the following licenses:
    • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to qualify for the following licenses:
    • Commercial Class A restricted Driver's License
    • Flagger Certification (MDOT)
  • Progression Training: This job is subject to the Overhead Progression Program, which contains requirements to pass progression testing and up or out provisions.

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