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Cable Splicer/Vault Worker (Network Specialist)

Date: Jul 27, 2020

Title: Cable Splicer/Vault Worker (Network Specialist) 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position pays $44.04 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.




Performs all aspects of constructing and maintaining Tampa Electric’s Network, Underground Commercial Distribution (UCD), and Underground Residential Distribution (URD) Systems, including switching, troubleshooting and operating equipment and vehicles.  Must perform all duties following Safe Work Practices and Procedures set forth by the company. The scope of this position shall include those responsibilities defined in Exhibit “A” of the IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreement and/or the IBEW Intent Book where the position is at a lesser rate of pay. 



  1. Construct and maintain Tampa Electric’s downtown Network, Spot Networks, UCD, URD and downtown lighting systems. 
  2. Install, remove or repair the following distribution equipment on energized or de-energized lines in all types of weather conditions:      
  3. All pad mounted equipment including single phase and three phase transformers, switchgear, UG Cap-Banks and LBC cabinets, installing secondary hand-holes and cabinets, protectors, conductors (primary and secondary, single phase to three phase) which also includes PILC.
  4. Must demonstrate the ability to perform all aspects of 13kv paper-lead splicing & terminations.
  5. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on Network, UCD, and URD equipment.
  6. Utilize voltmeters, phase rotation meters, phasing tools, meggars, capacitance test meters, cable fault locating equipment, protector testing equipment, oil testing equipment and other related equipment as needed.
  7. Set and remove meters and take readings.
  8. Switch, tag, test and ground Network, UCD, URD and overhead systems as well as perform some substation switching.
  9. Climb ladders and other structures using appropriate safety equipment.
  10. Drive and operate equipment related to the job that requires a Commercial Driver License (CDL).
  11. Respond to emergency and scheduled overtime.
  12. Know environmental rules concerning asbestos, lead and gas detection, work area protection and oil containment.
  13. Serve as crew leader as required, completing the necessary paperwork (material forms, time sheets, etc.) and reading and interpreting construction prints and work requests.




Valid High School diploma or equivalent is required. 

Must possess a Commercial Driver License (CDL) with required endorsements. 

Must have successfully completed all required training (at least a formal 8,000-hour applicable apprenticeship program) to achieve certification requirements (Cable Splicing Certification) at the Journeyman-level. 



Must possess a strong understanding of underground network systems with a minimum of three years of high voltage cable splicing experience.  




Must have a general understanding of applicable OSHA guidelines. 



Physical Requirements:      

(Percentage of time in average 8-hour day performing each of the following tasks)          

  • Standing, Stooping Lifting, Squatting (Included w/stooping) Walking, Climbing (on ladders or into and out of a bucket) Reaching, Bending and Standing
  • Driving, Traveling, Breaks            




Work on energized systems and response to emergency callouts in all types of weather conditions is required.  This position requires mechanical aptitude, and the ability to make successful decisions in high stress situations. May be required to travel inside and outside of the assigned service area.



Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

Develops People and Teams

Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity

Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment


TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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