Year of Hire with the District: 2009
James (Jim) Warren became a Lineman in 1968; the first twenty years as Journeyman, he worked both overhead and underground lines, and then as a Troubleman, was assigned to troubleshoot general outages and storm damage.
He became a Line School Instructor teaching Entry-Journeyman, level AEP and ALBAT as well as Advanced Distribution Line.
He was promoted to Line Supervisor for American Electric Power. While working as Contract Inspector and Disbribution Line Coordinator for AEP, he continued teaching.
Post-retirement (2003) he alternated as an Instructor between Grove Port Line School and Marmet, WV facility. He is still teaching at the AEP Grove Port Line School. In 2009, Jim started working at Mid-East CTC, Adult Education as the Power Lineman Instructor. Jim continues working to date and has graduated many students of Power Lineman from his classes.