Utilities Service, LLC Groundperson- Laborer - APL Region 230 in Chattanooga, Tennessee

We are currently seeking a Groundperson-Laborer to join our Advanced Power & Lighting, Inc. team in the Fiber Optics Department.

We offer excellent opportunities for career oriented individuals that want to be a part of our team. Our goal is to provide a safe work environment for all of our employees to perform quality work with our many clients. APL employees share in Productivity and Safety Incentive programs. We also have an excellent compensation package that includes a competitive benefits package, paid holidays, and paid vacation. Flame Retardant clothing is provided for all employees at no cost to them. Various work locations do offer employee payroll deduct programs for work boots and tools for the job.

Our company performs work within the South Eastern Region of the United Stated. Many projects have immediate openings. Our region offices are located in Indian Trail, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. We offer year round employment with a company that values the team approach toward building quality projects. If you are looking for your next career advancement and are a goal oriented person that wants to work for a company that values safety and appreciates good employees, please apply today.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates equipment, including duct roding, plowing, trenching, and boring

  • Weather permitting, this is a 40 hour per week job.

  • Any other duties related to the installation of telecommunications cable.

  • Comply with all safety and health rules.

  • Performs work or operates vehicle/equipment only where training and qualification has been provided.

  • Demonstrate safe work behavior

  • Stop work whenever unsafe acts or conditions are present.

  • Reports all injuries no matter how minor to the Foreperson Immediately.

  • Report all incidents and near misses to Foreperson.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and the requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to inspect/wear PPE as necessary.

  • Must be able to safely drive an approved company vehicle.

  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.

  • Must be able to traverse various terrains.

  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.

  • Must possess strong communication skills both written and spoken.

  • Must be able to communicate and handle confrontations professionally.

  • Must have transportation to and from the show up location.

  • Must be able to maintain attention during dangerous tasks.

  • Must be able to lift, move and maneuver up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, and up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies (including holidays, weekends, etc. Subject to call out work).

  • Must have knowledge of operating equipment. (ie. duct roding, plowing, trenching, and boring)

  • Must have sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.

  • Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.

  • Must be willing to travel out of state for emergency storm work.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

  • Must be able to pass a background check.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Previous experience in Telecommunications preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Meaning of Terms:

  • Rarely = less than 10%

  • Occasionally = up to 33%

  • Frequently = up to 66%

  • Continuously = from 67% to 100%

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.

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Standing

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Seeing

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Walking

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Reading

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Sitting

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Reaching

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Stooping

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Range of Motion

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Kneeling

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Hearing – Speech Range

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Squatting

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Depth Perception

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Body Twisting

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Color Vision

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Crawling

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Lifting

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Sense of Touch

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Carrying

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Manual Dexterity

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Pushing

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Speaking Clearly

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Pulling

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Seeing Distant

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Climbing Ladders

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Climbing On/Off Truck

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Climbing Stairs

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Climbing Poles

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Balancing

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Gripping

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Lifting Up to 10 lbs.

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Lifting Over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs.

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Lifting Up to 50 lbs.

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