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Service Technician

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location(s): Panama City Beach, FL, US, 32407

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  64240 

 

Our reliability is one of the best in the nation, and we’re working to make it even better. We live here too. That’s why we’re committed to making Florida a better place. Join our team today Learn more

 

Position Specific Description

Florida Power & Light (FPL) is the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than 5 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida. FPL’s typical residential customer bill is approximately 30% lower than the national average and among the lowest in the U.S. We're seeking certified Journeymen Linemen to join us in the Sunshine State! This role offers competitive pay, full benefits including 401K with company match + PENSION, a signing bonus, and relocation assistance (for those who qualify)!

 

We have multiple opportunities available, actual work location may vary across the Pensacola, Panama City and Fort Walton areas within Florida. 

 

In this role, you will be expected to safely perform all associated tasks with the construction, maintenance, and restoration of all overhead and underground facilities (excluding vaults, manholes, and hot compounds).

Key Duties:

  • Troubleshoot and repair all distribution and transmission circuits and equipment and prepare all associated paperwork.
  • Responsible for ensuring all jobs assigned are worked in accordance with company design standards and work methods.
  • Support projects requiring extended work hours in inclement weather
  • Travel throughout Florida in cases of emergencies and storms, to restore power.
  • May work alone or as part of a crew supervising a lower classification such as a groundworker, apprentice, or helper.
  • Support either Transmission or Distribution Units

Job Overview

Will safely perform any work normally or reasonably required in this classification. The Service Tech position builds, maintains, inspects, trouble-shoots, replaces, and repairs distribution power lines, poles, and related equipment according to Company specifications and manufacturer's recommendations. Reviews work orders and determine material needed to complete jobs. Loads wire coils, equipment, and materials onto truck. Completes pre-trip inspection of vehicle and job safety plan. Drives Winch or Boom truck to job sites. Installs poles occasionally, operating a winch or boom. Inspects safety/PPE equipment.  Responsible for framing a utility pole and boring a hole to specification. Uses hand tools to assemble materials, connectors, T-brackets, etc. in preparation for installation on poles.  Pulls wire and manually walks it on-site for installation. Installs conventional or internal arrestor transformers.  Climbs ladder or works in lift bucket to remove/replace equipment. Climbs utility poles or other structures. Secures and splices wire to adjoining sections of line to complete circuits. Signs, dates, and notes changes on work orders. Constructs underground cable/transformer installations and installs auxiliary equipment. Uses test equipment to locate electrical problems for underground distribution systems. Cleans/maintains tools/trucks.   Directs and evaluates work of less experienced technicians. May work as a Line Tech II based on schedule demand or in substations to perform load switching or repair work. Interacts with other Company personnel in person/by radio.  Candidate must maintain regular attendance and comply with safety procedures, practices, and requirements.  Candidate must be able to effectively communicate by radio to various company personnel.

Required Qualification

  • Line construction experience required
  • Working knowledge of electricity and the maintenance of electrical lines
  • The ability to operate machinery and vehicles, use basic hand tools, the ability to work at heights, climb tall structures, read blueprints, lift, carry and pull heavy objects
  • The ability to work in extreme weather conditions and work in enclosed, dark areas
  • Work methods must adhere to all safe work practices and must possess the ability to build solid interpersonal relationships with other employees
  • Adherence to the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Must maintain weight below 280 pounds to comply with equipment manufacturer's restrictions 
  • Must be available for call-out overtime work, scheduled overtime work, and overnight travel as needed
  • Must be successful on EEI Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST)

Preferred Qualification

  • None

 

Employee Group:  Bargaining Unit
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Power Systems Bargaining Unit
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

 

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

 


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