People Behind Your Power: Mike Ervin

The people behind your power are people just like you. We live, work and play in Central Indiana. We have families, pets, hobbies, and quirks. We volunteer and strive to make a difference. We are also a part of a dedicated team focused on powering your essential needs.

Meet Mike Ervin, Crew Member/Line Technician. For the past 22 years, Mike has served as a line technician for AES Indiana. In his early years, he worked in the southwest part of Indianapolis. Now you can find Mike scaling utility poles and making repairs in the northwest side of the city, where he has worked for the past 15 years.

In his role, Mike ensures the safety and reliability of electricity for our community. Every day, Mike faces various challenges, from routine maintenance tasks to emergencies including power outages caused by storms or accidents. As a line technician, Mike works at great heights, often atop utility poles or in bucket trucks, to install, repair, and maintain power lines throughout our service territory.

Here’s more about Mike:

  • Mike is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys the physical aspects of his work and finds satisfaction in keeping the city powered.
  • Born and raised in Indianapolis, he takes pride in his alma mater, North Central High School. While unsure of his career path in his youth, Mike’s aspiration was always to be “successful and functional in society."
  • If Mike could have a superpower, he would want to fly, recognizing that flying would not only make his job easier but would add an element of excitement and fun to his work.
  • Mike likes reading motivational books and just finished reading Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear and Penguin Audio.
  • The three apps on his smartphone that would be the easiest for him to delete would be Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.
  • Mike enjoys his role as a line technician at AES Indiana because he works in challenging conditions, rain or shine, out in the field. He credits his ongoing training for ensuring his safety on the job.
  • If he could live anywhere in the world, Mike would choose to life in Jamaica. He recently vacationed there and discovered that he loves the island life, the food, and the culture.
  • The advice he would like to share with customers is to steer clear of downed power lines and to contact AES Indiana immediately for assistance rather than attempting to handle the situation themselves.

Learn more about AES Indiana’s Lineworker Safety.