Apprentice Jointer

To install, connect, repair and maintain LV and HV electrical plant, cabling and control systems up to 90kV

The principal role of a Jointer/fitter is to ensure distribution cables and plant work correctly and reliably.  To create this, a jointer/fitter requires sound technique, manual dexterity, attention to detail and a conscientious approach.  High safety standards are essential to control the hazards from live working also the construction site or public roadwork environments.

The post holder will train on both HV and LV plant and cables up to 90kV.
Department
Distribution
Contract Type
Full Time
Location
Guernsey
Reporting To
Jointing Team Lead

Key Responsibilities

  • To carry out installation and maintenance of cables, switchgear, transformers, distribution pillars and underground link boxes in a variety of scenarios ensuring work is carried out to a very high standard of reliability and safety.
  • Ensures on site safety is maintained at all times and will be involved in carrying out Risk Assessments.
  • To carry out fault finding and to correct defects on electrical plant and equipment to ensure reliable operation.
  • Will assist in the planning of jobs by carrying out site visits, organising resources and liaising with customers.
  • To carry out installation of new plant and modifications to existing plant to improve performance.
  • Operates cable tracing equipment to identify cables and interprets cable route drawings to ensure that they are installed in the correct position.
  • To accept formal safety documents and lead working parties for specific tasks, ensuring safe working practices are adhered to.
  • Carried out LV Operations such as the removal and replacement of LV Distribution fuses and links for maintenance purposes or to energise and de-energise cables.
  • Be aware of and comply with local legislation, specifically related to Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Data Protection.
  • May be required to take part in a formal standby rota
  • Such other duties as may be allocated and interchange of duties as required.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

  • A good standard of education and will serve a recognised Apprenticeship at City & Guilds level 2 or 3 which will include travel to the UK for training
  • Must demonstrate a very high attention to detail as work is safety critical
  • Must be willing to travel as some of the training is to be carried out in the UK
  • Will be required to train and become qualified to drive and handle heavy vehicles, forklifts, cranes or special tools
  • Will undertake training on minor plant items, safety training and NRSWA Operator licence or equivalent (road works)

About Guernsey Electricity

Guernsey Electricity is a leading utility business supplying electricity and associated services to domestic and commercial customers.

It is the sole provider of electrical energy in Guernsey and is wholly owned by the island’s government, combining the importation of electricity with local power generation and distribution. It also undertakes electrical contracting and retailing and is a partner in a joint venture which operates the transmission company connecting the Channel Islands to France. It has a turnover of £55 million and the company has a major capital expenditure programme over the next 5 years in developing and upgrading key parts of its infrastructure. 

Guernsey Electricity employs in the region of 200 staff in a wide range of business areas including Asset Management, Generation, Distribution, Commercial Contracting, Retail, HR, Facilities, Finance, IT, Customer Service and Project Management. 

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Department
Distribution
Contract Type
Full Time
Location
Guernsey
Reporting To
Jointing Team Lead
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