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Storm Damage Assessor & Drivers

Updated: May 18, 2021

McCall-Thomas works with utilities in the Southeast to assist with power restoration during natural disasters. Our two-man teams are responsible for driving to areas of distribution facilities in need of restoration due to accident or natural disaster including, tropical storms, hurricanes, and snow/ice storms. This type of work is on-call and requires mobilization on a short notice.

In the chance of an accident or natural disaster an on-call driver or assessor will:

  • Receive a notification that we are gathering teams to travel.

  • You will be given the location and option to participate in the assessment.

  • Once the assessment is confirmed you will be given a meet up time and location. This is where all two-man teams will meet and be given assignment.

  • Based on the damage you could be required to stay at this location for up to two weeks.

  • Lodging and meals will be provided, as well as a vehicle per diem if the Assessor or Driver provides their own vehicle.

Benefits of being apart of our storm assessment teams:

  1. Helping those in need after a natural disaster.

  2. Provides an extra source of income with competitive pay.

  3. Gives you the opportunity to work on a contract basis.

We are constantly adding Storm Damage Assessors and Drivers to our on-call list. If this is something you are interested in please review the requirements, and apply below.

Requirements & Duties for a Driver:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must be willing to travel and stay overnight.

  • Responsible for driving the Storm Damage Assessor to check right of ways under various terrain and weather conditions.

    • These conditions can include snow, ice, off-road rural areas in swamp or overgrown mountainous terrain.

  • Responsible for communicating hazardous information to the utility representative.

Requirements & Duties for an Assessor:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be willing to travel and stay overnight.

  • 5 plus years’ experience as a Journeyman or Distribution Field Engineer

  • Must be capable of walking long distances to the power lines to check all right of ways under various terrain and weather conditions.

    • Weather conditions may include snow, ice, or high heat and humidity.

    • Terrain may include off-road rural areas in swampy or overgrown right of ways or mountainous areas.

If you are applying to be an Assessor and have a specific driver, please let us know. They will also need to apply.

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