Overhead Operator – Exeter



Salary / Pay

£28,170 – £28,170 per annum

Job Type

Full time

Type of Employment


We are currently recruiting for an Overhead Operator working in Exeter to join a dynamic and industry leading company with great career prospects. Working for this national electrical distribution company, you will be responsible for assisting with general site work associated with the repair, maintenance and construction of the electricity network. In return you will receive ongoing training, a competitive salary, extended holiday allowance and be provided with all the required PPE.

Our client is an award winning electricity distribution network which provides the highest quality of service and receives the Government’s Charter Mark scheme accolade every year.  It is a well-established electricity company with over 7 million customers covering the South West, South Wales and the Midlands.

As an Operator you will assist a Craftsperson with the construction, maintenance, replacement and repair of overhead lines up to and including 66kV.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in the electrical industry, as well as being able to use a variety of hand tools
  • Confidence and previous experience with working at heights as you will be required to work at heights on all types of overhead line.
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

In addition, you will need to be mobile throughout the area as you may be required to undertake standby duties and a valid driving licence is essential. The ideal candidate should be reliable and punctual, able to work as part of a team, have a full UK driving licence and possess a strong focus for health and safety.

GCSE Maths and English A*-G/1-9 or Functional Skills in Maths and English is required for this role.

Please note, where job roles involve working at height and the use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment, there are restrictions on the maximum weight of the individual.

The working hours for this role are Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm, and the salary is £28,170 pa rising.  

If you think you would suit the role of Overhead Operator then please apply today. Closing date noon 17th January. However applicants will need to complete an online application form so please make your applications in good time before the closing date.