46.0303 - Lineworker (2016)

Plus Technical

Plus I. TECHNICAL STANDARDS
  Plus A. Pole Climbing
    1. Pole Climbing: Recall/Identify pole climbing tools and equipment. (climbing belt, gaffs/hook, safety & fall restraint, hand line, hand tools, PPE - hard hat, safety glasses, PPE, long sleeve shirt, FR Clothing)
    2. Recall work positioning
    3. Identify a condemned pole
    4. Recall the pole inspection procedure
    5. Inspect a utility pole
    6. Climb a pole
  Plus B. Tie Knots
    1. Identify / Recall Types of Knots
    2. Tie Knots
  Plus C. Hand Tools
    1. Hand Tool Characteristics
    2. Identify types of hand tools. (Channel Locks; Speed Wrench; Screw Driver; Side Cutters (Klines or 9s); Knife; battery powered tool kits; Ratchet Cutters; Crimpers/Press; Lowell Wrench; Crescent Wrench; Bolt Cutters
    3. Recall Proper Uses for hand tools
    4. Recall hand tool applications
    5. Identify/Recall Defects in hand tools
    6. Test hand tools
    7. Switch Out hand tools
    8. Use hand tools
    9. Drill holes (Use hand tools)
  Plus D. Electrical Test Equipment
    1. Electrical Test Equipment Overview: Identify Electrical Test Equipment Secondary Volt Meter - Fluke, Amp Meter, Primary Phase Set, Rotation Meter, Beast (Puts a load on service), Phase Finder / Ranger, Test - M - Lights, Diode)
    2. Recall Proper Use of Electrical Test Equipment
    3. Recall Electrical Test Equipment Applications (when to use)
    4. Identify Defects in Electrical Test Equipment
    5. Electric Test Equipment Application: Test Electrical Test Equipment
    6. Switch Out Electrical Test Equipment
    7. Use Electrical Test Equipment
  Plus E. Pre-Job Briefs/Tailboards
    1. Pre-Job Briefs/Tailboards Overview: Recall when to conduct
    2. Identify tasks to be performed for the job
    3. Identify equipment required for the job
    4. Conducting a Pre-Job Brief/Tailboard: Complete the tailboard/pre job brief form
    5. Particpate in a tailboard/pre job brief
  Plus F. Radio Operation
    1. Standard Radio Communication: Recall the Service Area you are working
    2. Gather Information
    3. Operate a radio (Radio Sticker with Procedure)
    4. Communicate with Dispatch
    5. Communicate from Crew to Crew
    6. Emergency Radio Communcation: Recall the proper response sequence
    7. Recall your work / emergency location from the Tailboard/Pre Job Brief
    8. Recall key information to provide, such as work or emergency Location
    9. Operate an emergency radio
    10. Perform an emergency call
  Plus G. Traffic Management: Identify traffic management equipment and tools. (signs, cones, traffic vests)
    1. Locate and use the Road Guide
    2. Recall situations requiring use of road signs and cones
    3. Identify proper road sign and cone placement
    4. Perform traffic control & direction (DOT Requirements)
    5. Use / properly place road signs and cones
  Plus H. Working with High Voltages - Working alongside Certified Electrician - What is the voltage level - Do not expose over 600 volts
    1. High Voltage Characteristics and Identification: Recall 24/40KV characteristics.
    2. Recall 24/40KV characteristics
    3. Recall / identify voltage levels (residential vs commercial)
    4. Identify whether voltage is present
    5. Test for Voltage. Learn on a much lower voltage procedure is the same but the safety changes. Equipment may change
    6. Conductor Overview: Identify / Recognize primary vs. secondary wires (wire type, size)
    7. Recall conductor characteristics (wire size, load capabilities)
    8. Identify open four wire (a power leg - the highest leg on an open four wire)
    9. Recall conductor characteristics
    10. Identify equipment associate with secondary lines
    11. Recall / identify three wires (neutral & lighters)
    12. Circuit Maps: Recall Circuit Maps Characteristics
    13. Read a Circuit Map
    14. Lock Out/Tag Out: Recall 13.2 KV Lockout characteristics
    15. Identify types of tags and locks
    16. Recognize types of energized and non-energized equipment
    17. Identify types of energized equipment that must be locked/tagged as protected equipment
    18. Working with High Voltages: Recognize electrical hazard locks & tags (Lock out/Tag out)
    19. Identify / Comply with Protection and Grounding (isolating a section of line)
    20. Identify / Recall a second point of contact
    21. Recall series and parallel flow (don't work in series)
    22. Use indicating equipment - Aquatronics. Buried utility locating equipment. Looking for lines
    23. Identify / Recogize picking up load - know what you are feeding
    24. Identify / Recogize dropping load - know what/who the line is feeding
    25. Recognize / Recall what backfeeding is
    26. Identify sectionalizing equipment
    27. Recall single phase reclosure and sectionalizer characteristics
    28. Recall three phase recloser characteristics
    29. Recall three phase recloser in loops schemes
    30. Identify single phase and 3-phase services
  Plus I. Specification and Print Reading Civil prints and single line diagrams - specific to electric industry
    1. Job Units/Specifications: Identify / Locate the appropriate Job Unit or Specification for the job
    2. Read the Specification
    3. Prints/Schematics: Identify / Locate the correct Print(s) or Schematics for the job
    4. Read Schematics / job prints
    5. Job Design/Work Plan: Recall proper job design / work plan
    6. Develop a job design / work plan
  Plus J. Signaling and Rigging
    1. Hand Signaling: Recall basic crane and rigger terminology and functionality
    2. Use basic crane and rigger terminology and functionality
    3. Recall proper signals and techniques when communicating alone & with multiple signal people
    4. Demonstrate hand signals and techniques when communicating alone & with multiple signal people
    5. Rigging: Recall proper rigging procedures
    6. Perform rigging.requires lifting and crain required
  Plus K. Truck Driving (Heavy Equipment Operation)
    Plus 1. Bucket Trucks: Identify types of bucket trucks
        a. Operate the controls to lower the bucket
    Plus 2. Working with Trucks: Recall proper truck location/placement
        a. Ground the truck
  Plus L. Digging and Backfilling
    1. Digging and Backfilling: Recall/identify digging tools and equipment. (Digger/Auger, shovel, post hole diggers, Specification - Hole Depth Requirements, Jobbers (really long post hold diggers), Miss Dig Requirements)
    2. Identify Miss Dig flags
    3. Identify stakes
    4. Recall when to hand dig and when to auger dig
    5. Recall proper/required hole depth
    6. Dig a hole of required depth by hand (spade/spoon)
    7. Backfill a hole
  Plus M. Excavation, Trenching and Shoring Safety
    1. Recall excavation, trenching & shoring safe work practices
  Plus N. Confined Space Entry - Safety connection
    1. Enter confined spaces
  Plus O. Customer Relationships/Communication Skills
    1. Perform successful customer interactions
    2. Notify customer of gas supply termination
    3. Recall when and how to work with Gas Operations

Plus Cluster

Plus I. Personal Effectiveness
  Plus A. Interpersonal Skills: Displaying skills to work with people
    1. Demonstrates concern for others by being sensitive to their needs and feelings 
    2. Shows understanding of others behavior by demonstrating appropriate responses
    3. Demonstrates respect for the opinions, perspectives, customs and individual differences of others by including others in problem solving and decision making
    4. Maintains open communication with others
    5. Recognizes and accurately interprets the verbal and nonverbal behaviors of others
    6. Demonstrates flexibility and open mindedness when dealing with a wide range of people
    7. Listens to and considers others’ viewpoints and alters own opinion when it is appropriate
  Plus B. Integrity:  Displaying  accepted social and work behaviors
    1. Treats all in a fair and equitable manner 
    2. Behaves ethically through responsible use of company time and property
    3. Reports unethical behavior demonstrated by others
  Plus C. Professionalism: Maintaining a professional presence and adhering to ethical standards 
    1. Demonstrates self‐control by maintaining composure and keeping emotions in check even in difficult situations
    2. Maintains a professional appearance by dressing appropriately for the job and maintaining personal hygiene
    3. Uses professional language when speaking with others
    4. Maintains a positive attitude
    5. Takes pride in one’s work and the work of the organization 
  Plus D. Reputation: Maintaining a high degree of personal ethics and behaviors
    1. Is free from substance abuse
    2. Demonstrates financial responsibility
    3. Maintains an acceptable grade point average in school
    4. Has not embarrassed oneself through internet postings
    5. Maintains a good driving record 
  Plus E. Motivation: Demonstrating a commitment to effective job performance
    1. Ensures that job is done safely, accurately and completely
    2. Identifies new and better processes or procedures
    3. Follows instructions and direction from others
    4. Takes responsibility for completing one's own work assignment 
  Plus F. Dependability/Reliability: Displaying responsible behaviors at work
    1. Comes to work when scheduled and on‐time
    2. Complies with company policies
    3. Does not attend to personal business while on the job
    4. Manages stressful situations effectively
    5. Fulfills obligations of the job
  Plus G. Self‐Development: Demonstrating a commitment to self development and improvement
    1. Identifies goals and career interests 
    2. Demonstrates an interest in learning
    3. Seeks opportunities to learn new skills and tasks and to refine current skills 
    4. Adapts quickly to changes in process or technology 
    5. Accepts help from others
  Plus H. Flexibility & Adaptability: Adjusting to changing work requirements 
    1. Adjusts to changing priorities 
    2. Identifies logical stopping points in work
    3. Refocuses attention to new assignment quickly
    4. Quickly learns new assignments
    5. Shifts gears and changes direction when working on multiple projects
    6. Anticipates and accepts changes in work
  Plus I. Ability to Learn: Incorporating classroom and on the job training into work performance
    1. Understands and uses material taught in the classroom and on the job training in work situations 
    2. Applies information provided in training to work tasks
    3. Desires and shows willingness  to learn new assignments, procedures and technologies
Plus II. Academic Competencies
  Plus A. Mathematics:  Using mathematics to solve problems
    1. Adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents; calculates averages, ratios, proportions and rates
    2. Reads and understands tables and graphs
    3. Takes measurement of time, temperature, distance, length, width, height, perimeter, etc
    4. Correctly converts from one measurement to another
    5. Translates practical problems into useful mathematical expressions and uses appropriate mathematical formulas and techniques
    6. Solves simple algebraic equations
    7. Is able to determine slope, mid point and distance
    8. Calculates perimeters, areas and volumes of basic shapes and solids
    9. Reads, tracks and calculates gauge measurements
  Plus B. Locating, Reading and Using Information: Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information 
    1. Is able to read and understand written material
    2. Sorts through distracting information 
    3. Scans written material for subject of interest
    4. Is able to identify main ideas in written material 
    5. Correctly interprets written material 
    6. Integrates what is learned from written materials with prior knowledge
    7. Applies what is learned from the written material to complete specific tasks
  Plus C. Writing: Using standard business English to write messages to co‐workers and reports to managers and associates
    1. Creates documents such as work orders or memos
    2. Uses standard syntax and sentence structure, correct spelling, punctuation and capitalization and appropriate grammar
    3. Writes clearly and concisely in a professional and courteous manner 
    4. Writes effectively for a variety of audiences
    5. Communicates thoughts, ideas and information which may contain technical material in a logical, organized and coherent manner
    6. Clearly develops ideas and elaborates on them with relevant supporting examples and specific details
    7. Shows insight, perception and depth in writin
  Plus D. Listening: Listening carefully in order to incorporate information into work activities 
    1. Listens carefully to others 
    2. Correctly interprets information provided by others
    3. Is able to incorporate information into actions 
  Plus E. Speaking: Communicating in spoken English well enough to be understood by supervisors, co‐workers and customers 
    1. Uses standard sentence structure and appropriate grammar
    2. Speaks clearly, in precise language and in a logical organized and coherent manner
    3. Keeps language simple and appropriate for the audience’s level of knowledge of the subject 
  Plus F. Engineering and Technology: Possessing an appropriate mastery of knowledge, techniques, skills, modern tools and advanced technology
    1. Applies basic engineering principles
    2. Applies the appropriate technical solution 
    3. Applies principles of engineering science and technology, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
    4. Applies the basics of electricity
    5. Identifies and selects the appropriate hand or small electronic tools or diagnostic equipment for the work
    6. Solves problems where a variety of mechanical, electrical, thermal or fluid faults could be the reason for the problem
  Plus G. Science: Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems 
    1. Discusses the role of creativity in constructing scientific questions, methods and explanations
    2. Formulates scientifically investigable questions, constructs investigations, collects and evaluates data and  develops scientific recommendations based on findings
    3. Understands physical principles such as force, friction and energy
    4. Understands weight and mass and how it relates to rigging, wind and structure supports
    5. Understands and evaluates the characteristics and hazards of electricity 
    6. Recognizes and understands the interactions of compatible and incompatible substances
    7. Applies basic scientific principles and technology to solve problems and complete tasks
  Plus H. Information Technology: Demonstrating basic IT skills for workplace efficiency and work flow 
    1. Uses Personal Information Management (PIM) applications to increase workplace efficiency 
    2. Employs technological tools to expedite workflow including word processing, databases, reports, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, electronic calendar, contacts, email and internet applications
    3. Employs computer operations applications to access, create, manage, integrate and store information
    4. Employs collaborative/groupware applications to facilitate group work
  Plus I. Critical and Analytical Thinking: Using logical thought processes to analyze information and draw conclusions 
    1. Identifies inconsistent or missing information 
    2. Critically reviews, analyzes, synthesizes, compares and interprets information 
    3. Draws conclusions from relevant and/or missing information 
    4. Tests possible hypotheses to ensure the problem is correctly diagnosed and the best solution is found
    5. Perceives and understands relationships appropriate to the task
Plus III. WORKPLACE COMPETENCIES
  Plus A. Business Fundamentals: Understanding the relationship between an individual’s own job and the goals and operations of company and industry
    1. Is able to articulate the organization's mission and functions and its position in the marketplace
    2. Recognizes one's role in the functioning of the company 
    3. Complies with applicable laws and rules governing work and reports loss, waste or theft of company property to  appropriate personnel
    4. Acts in the best interest of the company, community and environment 
  Plus B. Teamwork: Developing capacities used to work with others 
    1. Accepts membership in the team 
    2. Identifies with the goals, norms, values and customers of the team 
    3. Uses a group approach to identify problems and develop solutions based on group consensus 
    4. Effectively communicates with all members of the team to achieve goals 
    5. Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others 
    6. Shows sensitivity to the thoughts and opinions of others
    7. Responds appropriately to positive and constructive feedback
    8. Encourages others to express their ideas and opinions 
    9. Learns from other team members 
    10. Applies interpersonal skills to help team achieve goals
    11. Gives full attention to what others are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times 
    12. Keeps all parties informed of progress and all relevant changes to project timelines 
    13. Demonstrates loyalty to the team
  Plus C. Following Directions: Receiving, understanding and carrying out assignments with minimal supervision 
    1. Receives, interprets, understands and responds to verbal messages and other cues
    2. Picks out important information in verbal messages 
    3. Interprets complex instructions and their relevance to the work assignment 
    4. Asks questions to clarify unclear directions 
    5. Acts upon the instruction to complete an assignment
  Plus D. Planning/Organizing/Scheduling: Demonstrating the ability to work within a schedule using prescribed procedures 
    1. Prioritizes various competing tasks and performs them quickly and efficiently according to their urgency
    2. Finds new ways of organizing work area or planning work to accomplish work more efficiently
    3. Estimates resources needed for project completion; allocates time and resources effectively
    4. Anticipates obstacles to project completion and develops contingency plans to address them; takes necessary corrective action when projects go off‐track
    5. Plans and schedules tasks so that work is completed on time
    6. Makes arrangements that fulfill all requirements as efficiently and economically as possible
    7. Responds to the schedules of others affected by arrangements; informs others of arrangements, giving them complete, accurate and timely information
    8. Keeps track of details to ensure work is performed accurately and completely
    9. Takes steps to verify all arrangements; recognizes problems, generates effective alternatives and takes corrective action 
    10. Effectively coordinates the transition of employees at the beginning and end of each work shift; disseminates crucial information in an organized manner to rapidly bring employees up to speed at the start of their shifts
  Plus E. Problem Solving/Decision‐Making: Applying problem‐solving and critical‐thinking skills to help grow the business and/or to resolve workplace conflict 
    1. Anticipates or recognizes the existence of a problem 
    2. Identifies the true nature of the problem by analyzing its component parts 
    3. Effectively uses both internal and external resources to locate and gather information; examine information obtained for relevance and completeness; recognizes important gaps in existing information and takes steps to eliminate those gaps; recalls previously learned information that is relevant to the problem; organizes information as appropriate to gain a better understanding of the problem
    4. Integrates previously learned and externally obtained information to generate a variety of high quality alternative approaches to the problem
    5. Skillfully uses logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses, the costs and benefits and the short and long‐term consequences of different approaches
    6. Decisively chooses the best solution after contemplating available approaches to the problem; makes difficult decisions even in highly ambiguous or ill‐defined situations; quickly chooses an effective solution without assistance when appropriate 
    7. Commits to a solution in a timely manner and develops a realistic approach for implementing the chosen solution; observes and evaluates the outcomes of implementing the solution to assess the need for alternative approaches and to identify lessons learned
    8. Uses scientific rules and methods to solve problems 
  Plus F. Ethics: Describing the importance of personal ethics and legal responsibility
    1. Anticipates or recognizes the existence of a problem 
    2. Evaluates and justifies decisions based on ethical reasoning
    3. Evaluates alternative responses to workplace situations based on personal, professional, ethical and legal responsibilities and employer policies
    4. Identifies and explains personal and long‐term consequences of unethical or illegal behaviors in the workplace
    5. Interprets and explains written organizational policies and procedures 
  Plus G. Employability and Entrepreneurship Skills: Defining ongoing career development 
    1. Identifies and demonstrates positive work behaviors needed to be employable
    2. Develops personal career plan that includes goals, objectives and strategies
    3. Examines licensing, certification and industry credentialing requirements
    4. Maintains a career portfolio to document knowledge, skills and experience 
    5. Evaluates and compares employment opportunities that match career goals 
    6. Identifies and exhibits traits for retaining employment 
    7. Identifies opportunities and researches requirements for career advancement 
    8. Researches the benefits of ongoing professional development 
    9. Examines and describes entrepreneurship opportunities as a career planning option
  Plus H. Working with Basic Hand and Power Tools and Technology: Having capability to operate and troubleshoot electric and electronic equipment, mechanical and electrical products
    1. Selects and applies appropriate tools or technological solutions to frequently encountered problems
    2. Carefully considers which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job and consistently chooses the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
    3. Demonstrates an interest in learning about new and emerging tools and technologies; seeks out opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
    4. Knows how to maintain and troubleshoot tools and technologies
    5. Uses basic computer technology to receive work orders, report progress and maintain records
Plus IV. Industry-Wide Technical Competencies
  Plus A. Safety Awareness: Complying with the procedures necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
    1. Is cognizant of the environment and potential hazards
    2. Follows established safety procedures
    3. Evaluates changes in the environment with respect to their impact on safety of self and others
    4. Promotes effective local, state or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property and institutions
    5. Complies with safety procedures and proper ways to perform work
    6. Understands potential threats created by deviation from safety procedures and improper use of tools and equipment
    7. Follows safety procedures and uses safety equipment as specified by user manuals and safety training
    8. Uses personal protection equipment including safety glasses, work boots and hard hats
    9. Keeps personal safety equipment in good working order
    10. Uses tools and equipment in compliance with user manuals and training
    11. Calls attention to potential and actual hazardous conditions as they arise
    12. Alerts co‐workers and supervisory personnel to hazardous conditions and deviations from safety procedures in a timely manner
    13. Maintains appropriate certification and is knowledgeable in first aid or first response procedures
    14. Demonstrates knowledge of lock out/tag out practices
    15. Notifies person in charge and/or co‐workers of unsafe work conditions
    16. Stops the job if there are unsafe working conditions
  Plus B. Industry Principles and Concepts: Knowing the basic and emerging principles and concepts that impact the energy industry, including: energy production, energy transmission and alternative energy technologies
    1. Is able to explain the flow of energy from generation through distribution to the customer
    2. Is able to explain the role of regulators and unions in the industry
    3. Discusses the history of the United States energy industry/infrastructure (refer to Energy Information Administration - www.eia.doe.gov)
    4. Identifies the role and function of generation, transmission and distribution organizations
    5. Explains the role of regulatory bodies in the energy industry (such as: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - www.ferc.gov; State Public Service Commissions) highlighting the concept of “obligation to serve”
    6. Explains the different structures of energy companies, including investor‐owned utilities, municipalities (associated utility practices such as water/wastewater), electric cooperatives, independent power producers and is able to explain the different lines of energy business, including electric and gas
    7. Describes the process of metering and billing for energy consumption
    8. Demonstrates an awareness of alternative and renewable energy technologies, including geothermal energy, solar energy, wind energy, water energy and biofuel
  Plus C. Environmental Laws and Regulations: Complying with relevant local, state, and federal environmental laws and regulations that impact the energy industry
    1. Discusses environmental laws and regulations that impact the energy industry (local, state and federal) and explains the importance of proper documentation to ensure compliance
    2. Demonstrates professional responsibility for maintaining all policies and standards for health, safety and the environment
    3. Complies with all relevant environmental laws issued by federal agencies, including EPA
    4. Follows energy standardes produced by industry organizations, such as ANSI, API, NACE and NFPA
    5. Identifies appropriate jurisdiction for local, state and federal regulatory agencies as they pertain to the energy industry
    6. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory procedures governing operations
  Plus D. Quality Control/Continuous Improvement: Demonstrating the ability to design, analyze and effectively use systems, components and methods with a framework of quality and continuous improvement
    1. Conducts tests and inspections of products, services or processes to evaluate quality or performance
    2. Incorporates new information into both current and future problem solving and decision making
    3. Monitors/assesses performance of self, other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
    4. Determines how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations and the environment will affect outcomes
    5. Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  Plus E. Troubleshooting: Diagnosing and correcting abnormalities and malfunctions in equipment and production processes
    1. Monitors equipment to ensure maintenance schedules are adhered to
    2. Demonstrates knowledge of normal equipment operation (how the individual pieces of equipment relate to each other) in order to spot potential equipment problems before they occur
    3. Determines causes of operating errors, decides what to do about them and knows when to notify more senior personnel
Plus V. Industry-Sector Technical Competencies: Energy Generation, Transmission and Distrubution
  Plus A. Non‐Nuclear Generation: Technical skills and knowledge necessary for gas, oil, coal, hydro, solar, wind, biofuel or geothermal power plant personnel
    1. Is able to define and explain the differences and similarities of power generation, including use of different fuel types (fossil fuels – gas and oil, hydro and marine, alternative fuels – solar, wind, biofuel and geothermal) and different plant uses (i.e., peaking, load following, base load)
    2. Is able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of alternative energy sources
    3. Understands the behavior of matter
    4. Applies direct current (DC) concepts and laws; performs calculations and measurements including the following:
    5. a) basic electrical circuits such as series and parallel, series-parallel combinations
    6. b) conductors and insulators
    7. c) direct current (DC) theory and DC sources (such as ideal voltage and current, non‐ideal voltage and current)
    8. d) electrical laws (such as Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws)
    9. e) electron theory
    10. f) units of electrical measurement (such as ohms, volts, amps, watts, coulombs, joules)
    11. g) voltage, current, resistance and power
    12. Applies alternating current (AC) concepts and laws; performs calculations and measurements including the following:
    13. a) alternating current (AC) theory and AC sources (such as ideal voltage and current, non-ideal voltage and current)
    14. b) basic electrical circuits such as series and parallel
    15. c) units of electrical measurement (such as henries, farads, reactance, impedance)
    16. d) passive components, capacitators and inductors
    17. e) single-phase versus three-phase
    18. f) voltage, current, impedance, real, reactive, apparent power and power factor relationships
    19. Has knowledge of water and general chemistry
    20. Is knowledgeable of the location of equipment in the plant, how the equipment operates and normal operating parameters
    21. Is able to use tools such as hand tools, power tools, and meters
    22. Describes the theory, construction and application of the mechanical components such as air compressors, heat exchangers, steam condensers, steam generators, pumps, ejectors, strainers, filters and traps, steam traps, steam turbines and valves
    23. Describes the theory, construction and application of diesel engines including main structural components, main moving components, principles of operations, failure mechanisms and systems and accessories and support systems
    24. Describes the theory, construction and application of air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems, including refrigeration machines and the basic refrigeration cycle
    25. Describes the theory, construction and application of structural and auxiliary equipment such as boilers, elevators, fire barriers, hangers and snubbers for support and restraint and hoists and cranes
    26. Describes the theory, construction and application of rotating equipment including generators, motors and motor‐generators
    27. Describes the theory, construction and application of resistive electrical equipment including heaters and heat tracing
    28. Describes the theory, construction and application of electrical supply components including the following:
    29. a) batteries and chargers
    30. b) circuit breakers (such as protection)
    31. c) inverters and uninterruptible power supplies
    32. d) switchgear, load centers and motor control centers (such as protective relaying and schematics of a basic system from high voltage to lower voltage)
    33. e) transformers (such as step‐up transformers and step‐down transformers)
    34. Describes the theory, construction and application of electrical control components including cables, control circuits, meters and relays
    35. Describes the theory, construction and application of valve actuator types (such as motors, pneumatic, hydraulic)
    36. Describes the theory and application of electronic equipment including the following:
    37. a) analyzers (such as H2, O2 and chemical)
    38. b) signal converters
    39. Explains the principles associated with instrumentation and control and describes the following:
    40. a) basic control circuits (such as proportional, integral, derivative and a combination of the three; saturation cutoff, steady‐state error, limiters, effects of disturbances)
    41. b) pneumatic devices (such as actuators)
    42. c) sensors (such as types of sensors, for example, pressure, flow, temperature)
    43. d) hydraulic controls (such as actuators)
    44. Explains bearing design and lubrication principles associated with the following:
    45. a) determination of oil levels and requirements and addition of correct oil to plant components
    46. b) environmental hazards
    47. c) factors that affect lubrication
    48. d) friction and wear
    49. e) fluid lubrication
    50. f) lubricant types and characteristics
    51. g) purpose and necessity
    52. h) storage and transfer
    53. i) symptoms and problems associated with improper lubrication
    54. j) safety hazards
    55. Explains bearing design and lubrication principles associated with safety hazards
    56. Explains the principles associated with thermodynamics and combustions
    57. Is knowledgeable of hazardous and safety procedures
    58. Is able to calibrate and certify tools
    59. Is able to plan and organize relevant materials and tools prior to job site work
    60. Is knowledge of procedures to access, file and use record‐keeping logs
    61. Understands computer operation, utilizes integrated/multiple software and networks
    62. Is able to use Microsoft Office (or equivalent) software to prepare spreadsheets for data analysis and reports for management review and approval
  Plus B. Nuclear Generation: Technical skills and knowledge necessary for nuclear power plant personnel
    1. Explains and uses the fundamental concepts associated with electricity (e.g., electric charge, electric current)
    2. Understands the components of electrical systems including switchyard construction, transformers, relays, circuit breakers and motors
    3. Explains the general design overview of the basic reactor types
    4. Demonstrates understanding of reactor startup and shutdown procedures
    5. Explains the fission process including the construction of fission product barriers
    6. Complies with the procedures necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
    7. Operates, repairs and tests machines, devices and equipment based on electrical or mechanical principles in order to diagnose machine malfunctions
    8. Operates basic hand and small electric tools and equipment
    9. Conducts tests and inspections of products, services or processes to evaluate quality or performance
    10. Determines the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
    11. Watches gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
    12. Is able to read, interpret and create basic prints used in the design, operation and maintenance of electrical systems including engineering drawings, diagrams and schematics ‐ documentation diagrams, single line diagrams
    13. Physics – Explains and uses physics terms, units, definitions and basic concepts including mechanical principles (laws of motion, energy, conditions of equilibrium) and units (pressure, temperature, flow, volume)
    14. Basic Atomic & Nuclear Physics ‐ Explains the basic atomic and nuclear physics terms, unit, definitions and basic concepts including atomic structure, nuclear interactions and reactions, sources of residual heat/decay heat and reactor operation
    15. Chemistry – Explains the chemistry terms, units, definitions and basic concepts and applies the concepts successfully on the job, including fundamentals of chemistry (molecules, mixtures, solutions and compounds, corrosion control), water chemistry control, reactor water chemistry and the corrosion process
    16. Mathematics – Has experience and knowledge in scientific notation, dimensional analysis, geometry, trigonometry, graphs and control charts, relational charts, exponents and logarithms and basic statistics
  Plus C. Electric Transmission and Distribution: Knowledge and skills necessary for the transmission and distribution of electricity from the generation source to the end customer
    1. Understands the components and workings of the electric transmission and distribution network
    2. Applies direct current (DC) concepts and laws and performs calculation and measurements including the following:
    3. a) basic electrical circuits such as series and parallel, series‐parallel combinations
    4. b) conductors and insulators
    5. c) Direct current (DC) theory and DC sources (such as ideal voltage and current, non‐ideal voltage and current)
    6. d) electrical laws (such as Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws)
    7. e) electron theory
    8. f) units of electrical measurement (such as ohms, volts, amps, watts, coulombs, joules)
    9. g) voltage, current, resistance and power
    10. Applies alternating current (AC) concepts and laws and performs calculations and measurements including the following:
    11. a) alternating current (AC) theory and AC sources (such as ideal voltage and current, non‐ideal voltage and current)
    12. b) basic electrical circuits such as series and parallel
    13. c) units of electrical measurement (such as henries, farads, reactance, impedance)
    14. d) passive components, capacitors and inductors
    15. e) single‐phase versus three‐phase
    16. f) voltage, current, impedance, real, reactive, apparent power and power factor relationships
    17. Understands how electrical current moves through a circuit or a system and how electricity affects a circuit or system. Understands how to control current and resistance.
    18. Understands the way solid things move and how leverage, force, friction and momentum affect that motion and is able to solve problems with simple machines, complex machines and mechanical systems
    19. Understands the way fluids (liquids and gases such as water and air) act as conductors or insulators
    20. Understands the movement of heat, specifically which substances warm up quickly when heated and which ones warm up more slowly
    21. Understands how specific heat works, including how different materials hold heat for different amounts of time
    22. Understands and applies tag out/lock out procedures
    23. Is knowledgeable of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
    24. Is knowledgeable of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
    25. Is able to work with electrical instruments such as voltmeters, ammeters, fault locators, etc.
    26. Understands the application of hosts, tackle and knots used in construction and maintenance work
    27. Understands the interrelationships among components of systems in order to understand how such components affect each other, act together, fit together, etc.
    28. Is able to identify “unusual” sounds or vibrations from among competing, “normal” sounds or vibrations
    29. Is able to detect deviations or exceptions from normal operating conditions
    30. Interacts directly with the public listening to and understanding customer needs and determining how to address them
    31. Interacts with customers regarding the termination and restoration of electric service, which is required as a result of maintenance and construction work
  Plus D. Gas Transmission and Distribution: Knowledge and skills necessary for the transmission and distribution of natural gas from the refinery to the end customer
    1. Understands and applies the fundamental concepts of natural gas
    2. Understands the components and workings of the gas transmission and distribution network, including metering and regulating stations
    3. Applies direct current (DC) concepts and laws and performs calculation and measurements including the following:
    4. a) basic electrical circuits such as series and parallel, series‐parallel combinations
    5. b) conductors and insulators
    6. c) direct current (DC) theory and DC sources (such as ideal voltage and current, non‐ideal voltage and current)
    7. d) electrical laws (such as Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws)
    8. e) electron theory
    9. f) units of electrical measurement (such as ohms, volts, amps, watts, coulombs, joules)
    10. g) voltage, current, resistance and power
    11. Applies alternating current (AC) concepts and laws and performs calculations and measurements including the following:
    12. a) alternating current (AC) theory and AC sources (such as ideal voltage and current, non‐ideal voltage and current)
    13. b) basic electrical circuits such as series and parallel
    14. c) units of electrical measurement (such as henries, farads, reactance, impedance)
    15. d) passive components, capacitors, inductors
    16. e) single‐phase versus three‐phase
    17. f) voltage, current, impedance, real, reactive, apparent power and power factor relationships
    18. Understands the way solid things move and how leverage, force, friction, and momentum affect that motion and is able to solve problems with simple machines, complex machines and mechanical systems
    19. Understands the way fluids (liquids and gases such as water and air) move through systems and is able to solve problems with plumbing, hydraulics or pneumatics (compressed gas)
    20. Understands the movement of heat, specifically which substances warm up quickly when heated and which ones warm up more slowly
    21. Understands how specific heat works, including how different materials hold heat for different amounts of time
    22. Is knowledgeable of design techniques, tools and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
    23. Is knowledgeable of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
    24. Interacts directly with the public listening to and understanding customer needs and determining how to address them
    25. Interacts with customers regarding the termination and restoration of gas service, which is required as a result of maintenance and construction work

Plus Career Ready Practices

Plus I. Career Ready Practices (CRP)
  Plus A. Career Ready Skills
    1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
    2. Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
    3. Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
    4. Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
    5. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
    6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
    7. Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
    8. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
    9. Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
    10. Use technology to enhance productivity.
    11. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    12. Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.