PPL Electric Utilities is hiring into our Lineworker Apprenticeship Program.  This program includes approximately eight (8) weeks of training at PPL’s training center in Allentown to be followed by on-the-job training at the respective work location.  Successful candidates must attend all eight (8) weeks of training – time off is not permitted during this time frame.  This is a “shift worker”, union position covered by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).  

Successful candidates must meet a 30-mile residency requirement from their respective work location within six (6) months of start date.  

We are currently looking for qualified candidates who pass our preemployment testing as listed below in the following regions: 

  • Lehigh/Northeast 
  • Harrisburg/Lancaster
  • Central/Sussquehanna 

Successful completion of a physical and written assessment is required for these positions. Due to the nature of the assessments testing will be held in person following CDC guidelines pertaining to Covid-19. Details will be provided upon review and selection of candidates.

All invitations for testing and interviews will be sent via email.

Primary Responsibilities

Performs semi-skilled labor at any work location on de-energized overhead and underground transmission and distribution facilities to prepare the employee for entrance into the Journeyman Lineworker Apprenticeship Program.

1. Performs all the direct duties of the Groundhand-FS.
2. Assists higher classifications on de-energized overhead and underground work.This includes climbing and framing de-energized poles as well as pulling and placing of distribution and transmission type cables in de-energized areas.
3. Drives CDL vehicles (excluding high-reach equipment over 100 feet) and operates auxiliary mounted equipment, operates bucket trucks, line trucks, trenchers, skid loaders and material handling equipment such as forklifts under de-energized conditions only.
4. Performs work from self-supporting structures of any height.  Erects and performs work from scaffolds, spiders or similar support devices.
5. Performs basic rigging such as moving or placing poles, transformers, switching devices, structures and other transmission and distribution equipment.
6. Performs paperwork associated with the job duties.
7. Performs such other related duties as assigned or as necessary.

Candidate Qualifications

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Basic Qualifications

1. Successfully passing the PPL Skilled Trades Test or its replacement.
2. Motor vehicle operator’s license and the ability to obtain a CDL license within six (6) months of start date.
3. General knowledge of materials, tools and equipment used in construction and maintenance work.
4. Intelligence adequate to observe conditions, follow instructions and learn methods including basic computer-based applications pertaining to the job.
5. Strength and endurance to perform the job duties.
6. Ability to adhere to the safety rules applicable to the work performed.
7. Ability to obtain respirator certification.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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