Rigging Tech C-Substation -- Power experience

Pike Electric, LLC
Charlotte, NC
Jul 15, 2017
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Position Description- Must have 2-4 years experience working with Substation Equipment Position Description

Rigging Technician C(Job Number: 170000CU)


Position Overview

Rigging Technician C is a non-exempt position in the construction, maintenance and repair of substation equipment / systems. Rigging Technician C has a 2-4 year working knowledge of 525 kv and below substation equipment, and apparatus. This position requires heavy lifting and carrying or jacks, rollers and crossties, and works with various pieces of construction equipment specific to the trade. Rigging Technician C may work independently or with others, occasionally work long hours during emergency conditions. Rigging Technician C is qualified to perform complicated lift plans using hydraulic cranes, wire rope and synthetic slings and rigging hardware. These technicians are required to use hydraulic and mechanical lift systems to lift and relocate super heavy loads for electric utilities. These lift systems include the slide-beam and the four point lift system. These are complicated systems that require a working knowledge of hydraulic principles. They must know and understand the use of oil handling equipment and air compressors.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Drives and Operates straight trucks and tractor trailers.

•Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.

•Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.

•Does all other related work as required to complete the job.

•Inspects the crane or boom truck

•Inspects cribbing and outriggers of crane equipment

•Assist with the set-up of the crane or boom truck

•Load, secure and transport oversized heavy loads on trucks


Other Requirements:

•Must possess a valid Class A CDL with Tanker and Hazardous Endorsements

•Certified Rigging NCCER within the last 5 years preferred.

•Must possess a DOT certification.

•Must be trained in proper flagging and signaling.

•Reads load charts and rigging.

•Knows correct rigging techniques.

•Must be willing to learn all aspects of substation and rigging work.

•Must be competent in writing up lift plans.

•2-4 years of experience required.

•3-5 years of experience preferred.

•Must be able to travel on short notices, including staying out of town when required.

•Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.

•Able to perform rigorous physical labor.

•Interpret prints for installation of crosstie foundations for equipment to be placed on.

•Some work activities but not just limited to the items listed below:

oShovel dirt

oShovel gravel

oTamp gravel

oCarry Crossties

oInstall Crossties and steel rails

oBuild Cribs to jack, slide and roll equipment in and out of position

•Able to frequently use hand tools: wrenches, hammer, screw drivers

•Able to lift in excess of 125 lbs.

•Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.

•Must be able to work or be exposed to oil, grease, dirt, mud, dust, diesel fuel and fumes on a daily basis.

•Willing to work over-time when requested.

•Must learn the task/duties of a Substation Technician, and Heavy Equipment Operator. These are:

oAssists with installing transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, switches and switchgear.

oFrequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.

oUnderstands proper use of company radio.

oUnderstands operation of heavy equipment.

oUnderstand basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying.

oUnderstand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools.

oCapable of receiving and following directions.

oCapable of learning basic knowledge of materials used in substation work.

oPossess a basic knowledge of materials used in substation work.

oAble to identify primary and secondary voltage in a substation.

oMust be familiar with induced voltage.

oCapable of assisting with the installation and hook up of power transformers.

oCapable of performing basic steel structure rescue/escape.

oUnderstands the basic concepts of equipment set up and grounding.

oCapable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.

oUnderstands minimum approach distance for voltages in work area.

oCapable of checking voltage on transformers.

oUnderstands flag, tag, and lockout procedures.

oCapable of properly inspecting rubber goods and PPE.

oUnderstands when to wear personnel protective equipment.

oAble to identify different types of materials used in substation work.

oCapable of learning transmission and substation voltages on a circuit.

oCapable of learning to understand and read blueprints.

oCapable of assisting with inspecting and recognizing structural problems.

oAble to work productively from an aerial device.

oCapable of assisting in troubleshooting.

oAble to assist with assembly and erection of substation equipment and structural steel.

oAble to assist in assembly and setting most basic substation structures.

oCapable of properly installing and removing PPE and cover up.

oMust be able to climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) and possess the necessary tools to do so.

oUnderstands how to tie various lineman knots.

oUnderstands proper equipment set-up and grounding procedures.

oUnderstands DOT requirements (pre-trip/post trip inspections, etc.).

oUnderstands basic rigging techniques.

oPossess a basic knowledge on safe use of chain saw, bush axe, etc.

oUnderstands personal protective equipment requirements and wears PPE when and how it is needed.

oUnderstands proper use and care of ladders.

oUnderstands how to safely set up a work zone.

oPrior rigging experience as a qualified or advanced rigger is preferred.

oSelects cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved.

oExercise good judgment in load handling, safety procedures, and placement of equipment, machinery and material.

oNeeds a good sense of size perception and depth perception.

oAbility to roll, jack, slide and move heavy loads by winch or cranes.

•Understand/comply with DOT rules/regulations for permitted loads

•Must be capable of working in close proximity of energized substation equipment.

•Ability to interpret substation equipment location drawings (i.e. elevations, plan views, section views, grounding details, and foundation plans) and communicate with customers and subordinates.

•Ability to accurately appraise technical situations and recommend resolutions to problems.

•Ability to lead/coach subordinates on the crew.

•Ability to develop and interpret a material list.

•Proficient knowledge in all aspects of rigging systems.

•Proficient signaling or verbally directing workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads, in order to ensure safety of workers and materials.

•Must possess a good sense of size perception and depth perception

•Capable of running the job during the absence of the Foreman.

•Employee is subject to periodical callouts various hours within a 24 hour period.

•Previous experience transporting large unstable loads

•Operational experience of various types of heavy equipment :

oBucket, derrick and boom trucks

oBackhoes, excavators and skid steer loaders

oArticulating Man-lift

oRough Terrain Telescopic Forklifts

oRough Terrain Cranes

oMobile Hydraulic Truck Cranes

oRoad Tractors

oLarge PTO driven winches

oHydraulic lifting systems

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle to feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions.




•Customer Oriented

•Must be able to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.

•Emphasis on Safety

•Trust worthy


•Professionalism demonstrated through unwavering reliability and punctuality

•Good appearance and attitudes

•High productivity work ethics

•Well-developed 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 negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Pike Electric, LLC is a Non-union Company

FLSA Status


Primary Location

:North Carolina-Charlotte

Functional Area



:Pike Corporation, Inc.

Company Description
Pike is one of the largest providers of Energy Solutions in the U.S. We provide engineering, construction and maintenance for distribution and transmission powerlines and substations, or EPC for turn-key and renewable energy projects. For large turn-key projects, to smaller maintenance work, we engineer, build and maintain
Distribution lines
Transmission lines
Storm restoration

Charlotte, NC


Tue, 4 Jul 2017 10:42:22 PDT