Helper Overhead (Inside)

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Location: CHICAGO, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 242613
Date Posted: Sep 8, 2022
Job: Overhead Technician

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Job Description


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 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


Under direct supervision in a field crew, to perform ground work associated with construction, repair, or maintenance of overhead lines. Typical examples of the duties are:

  1.  To perform work in preparation for job operations, such as obtaining and carrying tools and equipment from the truck to the work area, consisting of items such as cant hooks, shovels, bags of stone, sand and cement; and, working with other team members in assembling truck derrick, stiff leg, attaching steel lines and chains, and performing other preparatory operations as required
  2. To perform work, such as hoisting tools and equipment to the Workers on the pole and receiving tools and equipment lowered to the ground.
  3. To perform minor assembling and dismantling operations such as installing pole and arm hardware, installing earth anchors, attaching pole guards, ground wires and mouldings.
  4. To perform manual work such as digging, removing dirt and debris, mixing cement, backfilling and tamping and working with other team members in lifting and carrying poles and sawing and splitting poles.
  5. To perform manual work in vaults, such as carrying tools, equipment and material to the work area, working with other team members in moving heavy or bulky equipment, and cleaning the work area upon completion of the work.
  6. As instructed, to drive truck or truck-and-trailer, to operate trailer-mounted equipment excepting power-driven wire-reeling equipment and pole-hole diggers; to operate portable equipment, such as portable generators, concrete breakers, and hand pumps.
  7. Safeguard the public when hazardous operations are being performed, and to perform similar tasks to promote safety on the job.
  8. Occasionally, as assigned, to perform watch and guard duty on and around mobile emergency equipment.
  9. To perform related work as assigned.
  10. Overhead Helpers will demonstrate within 90 days of classification into this job, the ability to satisfactorily use pole climbers and safety belt.



•     High School Diploma or GED equivalent

•     Possession of Commercial Learners Permit

•     Successful completion of the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) test

•     Successful completion of Company’s Assessments

 Preferred Qualifications

•     Pole Climbing experience

•     Military experience

•     Construction (residential, commercial or civil) or skilled trade experience


Please also note in order to keep the lights on for our Customer’s we are a 24/7, 365 day company and the position you progress into after the Overhead Helper position will require one to be extremely flexible, one may work up to a 16 hour day (i.e. storm restoration work, major customer projects, etc.) on any shift, including weekends and holidays.

E-mail may be the only mode of communication and will be used when contacting applicant for testing or interviews, please no phone calls. We regret we cannot contact each applicant individually.

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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