Some days at work are tough. But other times, the job is as smooth as can be.
It was one of those glorious days for a three-man PG&E line crew in Atascadero when the Utility Reporter caught up with them in late October. The weather was clear, the conditions were favorable, and their transformer replacement job near a mobile home park was as straightforward as any crew could want.
“The transformer was overloaded due to some upgrades in the neighborhood, so we’re just putting in a larger overhead transformer,” explained Crew Foreman Thomas Grennan. “This job is pretty nice. We’re able to get two trucks to it, which makes it pretty easy. And it’s a beautiful California morning.”
Grennan, a 23-year member of IBEW 1245, was all smiles as he spoke about his experience with the union.
“The union has always kept my job safe, and kept me safe,” he said. “It’s kept our wages high, and our benefits great. Plus we’ve got a great rep here in [Jerry] Camacho.”
Photos by John Storey