Cable Jointer
UK Power Networks - London

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Applications are invited to apply for the above position

The post holder is required to assist the jointer in their role in terms of faults repairs, network alterations and new connection work which involves jointing work on the LV/HV distribution network. This will also include assisting in the restoration of LV supplies as part of fault working and system emergencies. This will be done by observing the work in progress to ensure correct procedures are being followed with particular regard to PPE and safe working practices for the task in hand.

 Observe all work being carried out on:
o live LV apparatus with exposed conductors.

 Ensure safe use of equipment in line with health & safety procedures and network standards specifically that colleagues on site are also wearing the relevant PPE. (This forms part of the duty of care of all operational staff under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974).

 To deter members of the public distracting staff while working on live equipment, and ensure 'Do Not Disturb' signs are prominently displayed appropriately and at all times whilst live electrical work is in progress.

 Set equipment up for the Jointer including preparation of work, laying out tools and equipment for a task and equipping the vehicle to enable jobs to be carried out.

 Assists the Jointer when he/she carries out work on live 240/415v apparatus, conductors or equipment as required in accordance with appropriate safety procedures.

 Use all appropriate IT equipment such as Field Force Enablement (FFE) - an electronic job issuing system.

 Excavating, using mechanical aids and aiding in excavating holes safely and in doing so liaise effectively with external contractors, ensure compliance with all Street Works legislation.

 Supports the Jointer in terms of uses own judgement to undertake risk assessment of a job in terms of feasibility, safety, knowledge of tools and equipment and timeliness and liaise with Field Engineer as and when appropriate.

 The post holder will undertake a system emergency storm role where he/she carries out in accordance with network standards and safety requirements.

The post holder, along with the Jointer, reports to the Field Staff Supervisor which forms part of the Network Operations business unit. The unit is responsible, amongst other responsibilities, for the rapid restoration of customer supplies through the dispatch of first response technicians, fitters and linesmen.

The Jointer is allocated work activity sometimes by some form of dispatch and at other times through a field engineer or scheduling teams. This can range from one particular complicated piece of work each day to a number of work tasks. The jobs can range from daily jobs to jobs needing to be carried out up to seven days although the jobs are laid out for the Jointer and the Craft Attendants.

It is the role of the Jointer to take hold of the work pack, looks at the work pack, assess by means of his/her own judgement whether he/she, in conjunction with the Craft Attendant, can undertake the work in accordance with the workbook. If there are any queries regarding the nature of the work or whether he/she feels able to undertake the work in line with the work book, he/she can discuss such queries with the Control Room and speak with the Field Engineer.

The post holder has an Individual Performance Review meeting with the Performance Team Leader where goals and objectives are set and there is also a monthly team talk with the Performance Team Leader

In carrying out his/her role, the Craft Attendant may work with another Jointer if his/her regular Jointer is on leave for instance so the postholder has to demonstrate flexibility and good teamwork ability

Supporting and achieving the goal of zero harm to one's self, colleagues and members of the public

Effective understanding and successful implementation of UK Power Network's policies and procedures

Restoration of supply in a timely manner in accordance with safety requirements

Customer Guarantee Appointment standard

Jointer and Craft Attendants use materials and audit checks tools and materials ordered that they match the costs of the particular job. Although there is no limit to the amount that can be ordered, there is retrospective checking by the Performance Team Leader.

Tools and equipment are within test dates and calibrated

Jobs are signed off by completion of task instructions and are undertaken safely to quality, cost and time and completed to the correct specification and to guaranteed service standards.

Feedback from colleagues, customers and other organisations as well as implementation of work activity demonstrate that policies and procedures are understood and successfully undertaken by the post holder.

Obtain a City & Guilds 2322 qualification and train to become a craftsman jointer.

Sound knowledge of electrical distribution

An understanding of the Electricity at Work Act including understanding electrical diagrams and maps i.e. points of isolation/earthing

New Roads & Streetworks Act (NRSWA) - Units 1, 2 and 3 successfully achieved.

Training would initially be at a training centre for a basic grasp of policy and health & safety. Craft Attendants would be expected to learn on the job.

Trained in First Aid

Awareness of the policies relating to network standards and Health & Safety. The Craft Attendant has to be aware of such policies but only enough so as to escalate to the Fitter if he/she felt there was a failure to follow a policy.

Full UK driving licence required

Customer focused with the ability to develop a good rapport with customers as well as form effective relationships with colleagues and members of the public

Working as a support to the Join