Electrician - Helper 3


Req#: 33136BR

Date published: 15-Mar-2018

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Power

Business Plan: ELC

Level: 001

Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch company, provides construction services in the open/merit shop arena. Since 1996, OCI has been an industry leader in building vital infrastructure and provides a comprehensive range of construction services in the areas of power generation, power delivery, telecommunications, and water. Tailored to fit our clients' project-specific needs, services are available through direct hire or subcontract options utilizing open or merit shop labor in support of EPC projects, as well as construction-only work for the water, energy and telecommunications markets.

Primary Purpose:
Assist journeyman in the planning, lay‐out, installation, testing and repair of wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus, motors, equipment and control systems in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes and industry standards.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Learn to use appropriate hand (i.e. drill, screwdriver) and power tools (i.e. pipe threader, conduit bender) to properly assist electrician in performing his/her duties, including, but not limited to, measuring, cutting, and bending wire and conduit; drill holes for wiring; pull wiring through opening; assist in lifting, positioning, and fastening objects, such as wiring, conduit, and motors; • Perform minor repairs, such as replacing fuses, light sockets, bulbs, and switches; • Maintain tools and equipment and keep supplies and parts in order; disassemble, repair and reassemble defective electrical equipment, such as motors; • Load, transport, unload, and furnish electrician with materials, tools, equipment, and supplies; • Clean work area and restock supplies and materials as necessary; • Help install all other related items in accordance with the applicable plans and specifications; perform other routine duties as directed by experienced craft worker. • Participate in all safety related processes and programs as requested. Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries. Understand that no job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised. Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional. If needed, use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved. • Report all accidents and near misses to supervisor; participate in investigation process as needed. • Participate in all pre-job work planning and safety discussions; Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate and/or mitigate hazards. • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens). • Understand, support, and follow lockout/tag out procedures. Attend site specific training and assure you follow all procedures as out lined in training. • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment. • Use effective verbal and written communication skills. Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately. • Listen to co-workers suggestions, safety concerns, and recommendations giving full attention to what they are saying and take the time to understand the points being made, asking questions and providing feedback when appropriate. • Coordinate work with other crafts and co-workers on the job. • Actively participate in on-the-job training and mentoring opportunities with co-workers in your craft when provided. • Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards. • Learn to Read and understand plans and specifications, including one line diagrams, cable and conduit schedules, ladder diagrams, P&ID’s, and loop diagrams. Visualize two dimensional drawings in three dimensions. • With regard to that portion of the work assigned assist journeyman in planning, lay-out, diagram, install and/or repair wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment in accordance with those plans and specifications and learn to perform layout independently. • Learn to observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement. Notify supervision of any hazards observed and utilize safety stop work authority as needed. • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed reporting any issues to your supervision. • If certified to operate equipment ensure that construction equipment is correctly operated, maintained, in good working order, and Daily Equipment Inspections are completed for equipment being utilized. • Comply with Company Code of Conduct and jobsite policies.

Minimum Qualifications:
At least 2 years of experience working as an electrician or similar craft as a helper or a combination of work experience and training, and a working knowledge of the electrical craft. Developing knowledge in the fabrication, installation or maintenance of electrical wiring, conduit, systems, equipment and fixtures; testing electrical systems with appropriate tools; must be familiar with the National Electrical Code (NEC). If applicable must have all necessary licenses for the jurisdiction in which the work is to be performed. Ability to understand and follow directions. In addition, must have all necessary tools (see Electrician helper tool list). Must be at least 18 years of age. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
NCCER Construction Craft Laborer NCCER Core Curriculum or equivalent Craft Training Program

Facts and Figures

  • OCI is moving our Headquarters to the Raleigh, NC Area in the summer of 2015 to allow better alignment with our parent company, Black & Veatch, and one of their engineering execution offices, also located in the Raleigh, NC Area.
  • OCI has a presence in several key markets across the US and has the capabilities and infrastructure to fully execute complex EPC projects domestically.
  • OCI worked a total of 1,722,510 + Man Hours in 2014
  • OCI employed over 1,591 Craft Professionals and over 622 Salaried


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