Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Clifton, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 75732

PSEG Company: Public Service Electric & Gas Co.    

Salary Range: $ 27.568 - $ 54.202 

Incentive: Not applicable   

Work Location Category: Onsite  



PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

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As the employee becomes qualified through acquired experience and training performs the work required in the construction, operation, maintenance, and removal of transmission and distribution lines on wood poles, including work on iron poles, isolated towers and mats or vaults, which may be energized but not above 13-kV primary distribution voltage. Check general operation of assigned vehicle and associated equipment.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Duties are:
•    After satisfactory completion of the Apprentice Line School, performs work on de-energized lines and assists Linemen/Linewomen on energized secondary lines.
•    After satisfactory completion of Hot Secondary Line School, performs work on lines energized at secondary level voltages.
•    After satisfactory completion of 4-kV and 13-kV Line School, performs work on lines energized at primary level voltages as Primary Assist.
•    Install, remove and maintain poles, crossarms, guy wires, and line hardware.
•    Install, sag, remove and maintain line conductors including splicing, tapping, and the making of dead ends; install, remove and maintain messengers; install and remove aerial cables and cable laterals on poles.
•    Install, remove, and change transformers with associated devices and equipment including pole top wiring.
•    Install, remove, maintain in field, and operate line sectionalizing switches or cutouts; install, remove, operate, inspect, and make minor repairs to boosters, capacitors, and other special pole mounted equipment.
•    Install, remove and maintain street lighting and accessory equipment including pole top wiring.
•    Install and remove protective equipment, including temporary protective grounds on conductors.
•    Make complete inspections of construction performing such work as tighten hardware, tie in conductors, and change insulators and pins.
•    Make voltage and load tests on energized distribution circuits or equipment. 
•    Locate faults on 13, 26 and 69kV transmission and on distribution circuits, including associated equipment.
•    Under the supervision of an engineer or supervisor, make special tests on distribution equipment and phase-out or parallel distribution circuits and equipment.
•    Perform any work required on isolated towers, install, remove and maintain distribution, 13, 26 and 69kV conductors and accessories on tower lines. 
•    Perform other similar or less skilled work of the occupational group. 
•    Prepare poles for, install, and remove transformers with associated devices and equipment including pole-top wiring; make load tests on the secondary side of distribution transformers. 
•    Install ground wires and ground wire moulding. 
•    Assist fully qualified Lineman/Linewoman, for training purposes
•    Recondition and salvage material and equipment related to this work.
•    Perform other similar or less skilled work of the occupational group.

Job Qualifications


Must meet the Company's "General Requirements"; and in addition:  
•    Must be able to perform maintenance and repair work safely and without causing interruption to service.  
•    Must have the ability to acquire a good practical knowledge of the purpose and functioning of the overhead transmission and distribution system, and the electrical apparatus used in connection therewith; and a general knowledge of the layout of transmission and distribution circuits in the area in which he/she works.  
•    Must have the ability to become familiar with the procedure and rules governing the ordering out, tagging and releasing of circuits and the Company's system of circuit designation for identification.  
•    Must have the ability to acquire a good working knowledge of the Company's overhead line construction methods and practices.  
•    Must have the ability to become proficient in the application of pole top resuscitation, and other approved methods of artificial respiration.  
•    Must be alert in avoiding accidents and observing hazards. 
•    Must be able to acquire a general knowledge of the purpose and functioning of the transmission and distribution system, and the electrical apparatus and circuit connections involved in the work.  
•    Must be able to acquire a good working knowledge of the standard overhead line construction practices as outlined in the Company's manuals and handbooks, including the safety rules and practices as set forth therein.  
•    Must have successfully completed the line portion of the pre-employment test, except that an employee hired prior to May 1, 1980 who has or obtains a high school diploma or its equivalent does not have to complete the pre-employment test.  
•    Must be able to follow instructions and perform routine operations.  
•    Must have mechanical aptitude.  
•    Must have the physical characteristics to enable him/her to climb and work on structures and poles.  
•    Must have the ability to learn:  
o    The reading of construction prints and the making of simple field sketches.  
o    The application of hoists, tackle, and knots used in line construction and maintenance work and the care of tools commonly used in line construction and maintenance work.  
o    The identification and use of all material, tools, and equipment commonly used on line work.   
o    Must possess a valid U. S. driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record
•    Must be able to qualify for a Commercial Drivers License “A” to operate motor vehicles in the State of New Jersey within 6 months of employment.

Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.


Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to 10 CFR Part 810 controlled information.  If the position does require access to this information, the Talent Acquisition representative will provide further details upon making an offer.


PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.


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