Underground Splicer - Job Description (Sample)

Job Summary:

Skilled position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical underground distribution systems.


  • Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized underground work.
  • Lead crew and represent the Company in absence of the Foreman.
  • Effectively conduct pre-job briefings.
  • Possess a working knowledge of all aspects of underground distribution.
  • Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
  • Capable of operating a backhoe.
  • Capable of safely operating and maintaining company equipment.
  • Able to identify primary and secondary voltage.
  • Must be able to switch & splice.
  • Must be familiar with induced voltage.
  • Possesses knowledge of tools for terminating cable.
  • Understands grounding procedures.
  • Understands how to obtain a one shot on a recloser.
  • Capable of working in confined spaces.
  • Understands confined space requirements.
  • Capable of properly installing and removing PPE and cover up.
  • Understands underground services, infrastructure and duct banks.
  • Possesses knowledge of underground switching procedures.
  • Understands how to phase out a line using phasing sticks.
  • Capable of planning safe work based on a job print or work order.
  • Promote safety at all times.
  • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.
  • Inspects the work of crew members.
  • Performs all other related work as required to complete the job.


  • 1-3 years of experience.
  • Read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.
  • Understands flag and tag procedures.
  • Able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License permit within 60 days of employment.
  • A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.
  • Demonstrates safe driving techniques.
  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
  • Willing to work over-time when requested.
  • Able to use hand tools on a continuous basis.
  • Capable of being exposed to dirt and power on a daily basis.
  • Knowledge in identifying underground utility locates.
  • Possesses knowledge of tools for terminating cable.
  • Capable of terminating different sizes of cable.
  • Knowledge in troubleshooting underground circuits.
  • Able to identify unforeseen obstacles that would hinder safety or production.
  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.

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