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Division Mechanic Assistant



Full Time

On Site


Secaucus, New Jersey, United States

Requisition: 77214

PSEG Company: Public Service Electric & Gas Co.

Salary Range: $ 22.854 - $ 36.317

Incentive: Not applicable

Work Location Category: Onsite

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Union Local



Performs minor work required in the construction, operation and maintenance of the underground transmission and distribution plant.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


  • Anticipate the needs of underground technicians and division mechanics working in manholes or on poles, assist from the ground, and supply tools, equipment and material required.
  • Install manhole hardware, fireproof cables, and clean and paint underground equipment.
  • Assist in installing, rearranging or removing conduit, manholes, steel pole plant, equipment enclosures, street light poles and posts, fixtures, transformers, pads, cables and equipment, including aerial and submarine cables.
  • Clean conduits, manholes, hand holes, and excavations. Clean vaults and transformer mats in locations where the work can be done safely.
  • Operate and make minor field repairs and adjustment on furnaces and blowtorches, and heat compounds and solder to proper temperatures.
  • Air test all types of underground equipment, at the direction of an underground technician or Division Mechanic.
  • Operate pumps, fans, air driven tools, and other similar equipment.
  • Set up warning signs, guards or barricades around openings or work areas.
  • Load, unload and move equipment and material.
  • Keep in good order all tools, material and equipment required by underground personnel.
  • Operate car or light truck; keep vehicle neat and orderly.
  • Perform clerical work related to this job.
  • Learn to apply approved methods of artificial respiration.
  • Perform other similar or less skilled work of the occupational group.
  • Mix and place concrete. Repair sidewalks.
  • Dig and backfill excavations by hand.

Job Qualifications


Must meet the Company's "General Requirements”; and, in addition:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English; must be able to perform fundamental operations in arithmetic and to take measurement. (Ordinarily eight grades of grammar school education will provide the necessary requirements.)
  • Must have successfully completed the underground portion of the pre-employment test except an employee hired prior to May 1, 1980 does not have to complete the pre-employment tests.
  • Must be able to follow simple instructions and perform routine operations.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have the ability to learn:
    • The reading of construction prints and the making of simple field sketches.
    • The operation and minor field repair and adjustment of furnaces, blowtorches, and the proper method of heating and melting compounds and metals used in the work of splicing cables.
    • The identification and use of all materials, tools and equipment commonly used on underground work.
  • Must be able to qualify for a basic driver's license with an articulated vehicle endorsement to operate motor vehicles in the State of New Jersey.

PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

As an employee of PSEG you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

For all roles, PSEG’s drug and alcohol testing program includes pre-employment testing, testing for cause, and post-incident/accident testing. For employees in federally regulated roles (including positions covered by USDOT, PHMSA, or NRC regulations), this also includes random testing. Although numerous states throughout the country have legalized marijuana/cannabis products recreationally and/or medically, it is prohibited for employees in federally regulated roles. Employees who are hired or transfer into a federally regulated role are subject to drug and alcohol testing, inclusive of marijuana. Please note that the use of CBD products may result in a positive drug test for THC/Marijuana and such use is not a legitimate medical explanation for such a positive result.

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