Overview of Training

The PowerTeam companies employ an experienced, safe, well trained, and technically skilled workforce. Our companies have invested millions of dollars to establish training facilities in Texas, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Virginia. We provide occupational safety, health and job skills training to our employees, and often to our customers’ employees as well. This training helps hundreds of our employees to complete trade-related programs and to achieve various qualifications and certifications applicable to their individual job responsibilities, and most importantly, contributes to their personal safety.

Linemen Apprentice Training

Electric linemen training is provided at our electrical service companies. Also, employees may take advantage of apprentice training programs. Our Apprenticeship Training Program is certified in Louisiana, North Carolina and Florida by the Department of Labor and Department of Commerce and is reciprocated in bordering states.

This four year program consists of 8,000 hours of required classroom and field-based on-the-job training. As apprentices become proficient in designated skills, they advance through the Apprentice Linemen program and ultimately graduate as well-trained, skilled linemen.

Operator Qualification

The natural gas companies within PowerTeam Services are compliant with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Operator Qualification Rules and Regulations 49 CFR Part 192 Subpart N. We are members of Industrial Training Services, ENERGY worldnet (EWN), Veriforce, ISNetworld, and Midwest Energy Association. These memberships help to ensure all gas personnel are qualified and that records are maintained. We have numerous Operator Qualification Managers who oversee our program along with certified evaluators who perform the training, testing and certification of our employees. Regular job site quality assurance visits occur to audit employees to insure personnel are qualified in the appropriate OQ covered tasks and maintain their ability to perform those tasks.

Job and Safety Training Includes:

  • First-Aid/CPR/AEDCDL Training - Edited
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Pole Top and Bucket Truck Rescue
  • Defensive Driving
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Derrick Truck Operation
  • Line Cover-up
  • MSHA
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Skill Level Evaluation
  • Electrical Safety
  • Crane Certification
  • Fall Protection
  • Ladder Safety
  • OSHA 10
  • OSHA 30 or New Foreman Training
  • Specialty Equipment (Skid steer, Genies, backhoe, forklift, etc.)
  • Hot Stick Training
  • DOT Flagger Training
  • Qualified Rigger and Signal Person for cranes
  • Proper Cover
  • Qualified Observer
  • DOT Inspection Training
  • Utility Protection during excavation
  • Meter installation (placement, proper venting)Culy CPS 18
  • Pipe Line Tapping (Stopping, Tapping, Pressure testing, Purging)
  • Competent Person Trench Excavation
  • Competent Person Confined Space Entry
  • Level 1 A Training (Water, Soil and Erosion)
  • Leak Repair Training and Leak Investigation
  • Basic Pipe Horn Locating
  • Respirator Training
  • Incident Notification Training
  • OQ Qualifications