Electric Lineworker

City of Ames Electric Services




Seeking Four (4) Qualified Candidates for Electric Lineworker

Salary: $83,803.20 Annually

Location: Ames, IA 50010

Application Deadline: 4/6/2020 5:00 PM Central

Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames

The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for this classification. The list will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in this classification. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in this classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their application by the deadline.

We are currently seeking four (4) Electric Lineworker candidates to join our exciting and dynamic team. Our comprehensive benefits package can be viewed at: https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/human-resources/employee-benefits

Please note this is not an apprenticeship opportunity.

These candidates will perform work related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems; performs related work as required.

Examples of Essential Job Functions

Examples of Essential Job Functions: Constructs, maintains, and repairs electrical distribution and transmission system including stringing and pulling wires, setting poles and anchors, climbing poles and transmission towers, and installing transformers, crossarms, insulators, primary switches, and other hardware; may supervise helpers and train apprentices; provides continuous feedback to co-workers during performance of all duties; sags primary and secondary wires; locates trouble in primary and secondary lines, replaces fuses, and clears short circuits in lines; builds and maintains substations, transformer banks, and transformer platforms; connects, disconnects, and repairs service loops; installs and connects metering equipment; trims trees; reads and interprets blueprints and maps; operates laptop computer for map information; prepares reports of activities; operates digger derrick, bucket trucks, pickup trucks, and related equipment. Performs other duties as assigned. Classification requires stand-by status on a rotating basis.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Other Job Functions: May serve as acting Line Foreman; installs, maintains, and repairs street, security and recreational lighting systems.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED AND completion of a US Department of Labor apprenticeship in high voltage electric transmission and distribution system repair or commensurate.

Licenses and Certificates: Must possess a valid driver's license; must obtain a valid type A Commercial Driver's License and any required endorsements within one month of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of approved methods, materials, and tools used in line construction and maintenance work; considerable knowledge of the principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems; knowledge of first aid and CPR; knowledge of all safety rules as stated in the adopted safety manual.

Considerable skill in the use of the tools and testing equipment of the electric trade; considerable skill in all of the tasks involved in electric transmission and distribution line construction, maintenance, and repair.

Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions; ability to read and interpret electrical sketches, diagrams, and blueprints; ability to use line tools and testing equipment; ability to climb poles and work with high tension wires exercising proper safety precautions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, and citizens; ability to operate laptop computer, digger derrick, bucket trucks, pickup trucks, and related equipment.

Selection Process: The selection process will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, a written test, an interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

**Preference may be given to applicants possessing qualifications above the minimum.**

Candidates invited to take the written test must receive a score of at least 70% or greater to continue with the hiring process. The City may choose to hold phone interviews prior to an onsite interview depending on the number of qualified candidates. Candidates participating in phone interviews must receive a score of at least 70% or greater to continue with the hiring process.

The position is open and accepting applications from now until 4/6/2020 at 5pm CST.

The job information and application link can be found at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames

Peco looking for advance hire Journeymen linemen to join their Overhead transmission department IBEW #614.

Ovhd Trans Line Mechanic - 2nd Class

Job Description


Major Accountabilities:

The OHT Line Mechanic is responsible for the construction, maintenance and service of all aerial Transmission facilities, and performing switching and blocking of transmission equipment.  Work includes climbing utility distribution poles as well as transmission towers/poles, and working out of aerial equipment. The work environment is outdoors under all weather conditions and requires operating various types of mechanized equipment and vehicles and can involve work on energized electrical equipment.


Working in emergency and storm situations is required as is being available for scheduled overtime and shift work.  Thus, work for emergencies, storm situations, and scheduled work will routinely include working weekends and holidays on different shifts.


Upon completion of progression training, employees will work throughout the PECO service territory and may be called upon to work elsewhere on the Exelon system or in a mutual aid capacity for other utilities. The employee will be required to remain in compliance with all DOT safe weight guidelines for equipment use and maintaining a CDL.

Position Requirements:

·       Hold a valid Driver's license and have the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License within 3 months of beginning employment

·         Possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

·        Passed the EEI Aptitude Qualifying exam (CAST Test)


·         Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as either a Journeyman Electrical Lineman OR as a PECO Journeyman Aerial Line Mechanic


·         Proficient at operating various types of mechanized equipment and vehicles

·         Able to lift 50 pounds

·         Ability to climb utility distribution poles (to 90 feet) and transmission structures (to 320 feet) as well as work out of aerial equipment (bucket trucks and or high lift trucks with baskets)


·         Ability to work in confined and enclosed spaces and outside under all weather conditions


·         Ability to perform live line glove-hand and hot-stick work as needed


·         Ability to work on energized electrical equipment

Preferred Requirements:

·       Previous experience with construction and/or maintenance of electrical transmission/distribution equipment


·         Formal training in electrical theory involving voltage induction and grounding of transmission circuits and primary/secondary distribution circuits

·         Previous experience working at heights

·         Successfully completed the Northeastern Apprenticeship Training (NEAT Certificate) OR the PECO Distribution Aerial Line School

Prior to Hire:

This is an Advanced Hire position and final employment decisions will be determined by meeting the job qualifications above, in addition to successfully completing and passing all pre-employment aptitude tests, training assessments, medical evaluations and physicals; including but not limited to:


·         pre-employment transmission skills assessments administered by the PECO Training Department


Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.




Distribution Lineman apply here for Distribution Lineman

Hourly rate:  $60.24


Transmission Lineman apply here for Transmission Lineman

Hourly rate: 62.21


Excellent Benefits, including Health, Pension, 401K and relocation bonus

Location: San Diego


Questions call Alayne Kiralla directly at 858-654-1555 or if you are attending the International Lineman Rodeo October 16th and 17th come see me at booth #235


  • Must be a Journeyman Lineman possessing IBEW Journeyman Lineman status in good standing.
  • Journeyman electrical worker that has completed an accredited apprenticeship program required.
  • Will be required to obtain & maintain a Class A CA Driver's license.
  • Must be able to do heavy manual labor lifting a minimum of 60-75 pounds.
  • Will be required to work on steel and wood structures, prior climbing experience is required.
  • Underground system experience with 200 and 600 AMP systems is desirable.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to absorb formal training and schooling.
  • Must demonstrate & maintain good safety habits.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the California Public Utilities Commission have adopted regulations governing the control of drug use by persons in certain job classifications. Certain job duties in this position are classified as being covered by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) (Title 49 CFR Part 382) and candidates who are not already in a DOT covered job classification must pass a pre-employment drug test. Candidates who do not successfully pass the FMCSA pre-employment drug test will be required to enter a drug rehabilitation program as a condition of returning to their present jobs. Once in the job and driving/ licensure/ permitting requirements are met, successful bidders will be subject to FMCSA mandated testing.


Alliant Energy has several great opportunities for journey linemen in Wisconsin.  

Our Local Representatives support the gas and electric operations in the rural areas of Rio, WI and Sauk City/Prairie du Sac, WI communities. This unique role offers independence and leadership growth.  We are also looking for a journey Line Technician to join our emergency response crew in the Portage, WI district. 

For these roles, we are looking for experienced licensed journey line workers, who would be comfortable working both independently and alongside crews as needed.  

This position is critical to the delivery of continuous and reliable service to our customers, and therefore responsible for taking after-hours emergency and outage calls.  To manage a reasonable on-call response time, the selected candidates must reside in or relocate to the assigned communities.

Working for Alliant Energy provides benefits that carry beyond the end of the workday.  We are a part of the communities we serve, a privilege and responsibility we take very seriously.  We are proud to be a Midwest energy company that provides electric and natural gas services to our customers and communities throughout Wisconsin and Iowa.  Alliant Energy offers excellent benefits, work-life balance and competitive pay.

For a full job description for this exciting opportunity, please visit the postings and apply online on or before 9/22/19 at www.alliantenergy.com/careers 

Company: Consumers Energy

Location: Throughout Michigan (please see Career Site for locations)

Title: Electric Journeyman Lineman


Career Site: https://www.consumersenergy.com/lineworkers


Department Summary

Electric Journeyman Lineman (Journey Line Workers) are central to Consumers Energy's operations of delivering electricity to homes and businesses throughout our service territory.

Job Description/Responsibilities

Under general supervision, a Journey Line Worker performs any duties required in the operation, maintenance and construction of the electric distribution, sub-transmission, transmission, communication lines and associated equipment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Locate and repair faults on all types of overhead and underground lines and equipment on regulators, transformers of all types, capacitors, boosters and similar devices.

  • Install or remove poles, towers, arms, pins, insulators, dead ends and associated equipment in and on energized circuits.

  • Measure voltage and current, phasing and paralleling circuits, power or lightning transformers and regulators.

  • Install and test electronic devices on equipment such as capacitors and other associated equipment on electric distribution systems.

  • Direct and train electric line apprentices in accordance with the electric line apprenticeship program.


A journeyman line worker must be familiar with:

  • Installing, inspecting, removing, maintaining, and repairing poles, towers, cross arms, braces, pins, insulators, secondary racks, brackets, guys, transformer supports, and other supporting structures, wires and other conductors.

  • Transformers, lightning arresters, capacitors, isolators, fuses and cutouts.

  • Disconnecting oil and air-break switches and repeater fuses.

  • Communication lines.

  • Other associated equipment.

  • Knowledge about what causes radio or television interference.


***Candidates filling these positions may be subject to working an afternoon schedule***

When applying to this position, please attach your certified Journeyman Lineman card (which shows the date you topped out) along with a resume.


  • Must have all of the qualifications of a Journeyman Line Worker including a certified Journeyman Lineman card (equivalent to 4 years of experience as a line worker).

  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment assessment at the Consumers Energy training facility.


This position is included under a collective bargaining agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America.

Essential Functions 

  • Maintenance of Electric Distribution systems as well as facilities and ancillary support process for all utility operations. 

  • Duties and who this individual reports to will fluctuate between projects. 

  • Individual possesses the skills to lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment. 

  • Individual should exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s compliance standards. 


Hours and Travel 

  • This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours per week with the majority of time spent in specific field locations. 

  • Travel is required to job sites. 

  • Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or assist with storm restoration activities. 

  • Individual should be willing to participate in the on call rotation in case of potential storms. 

  • Individual may have to work outside of assigned headquarters to help with storm restoration which may require overnight stays. 

  • Individuals must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). 


Position will be filled at the Electric Journeyman Lineman level as the candidate must already have all of the qualifications of an Electric Journeyman Lineman, including uploading a certified Electric Journeyman Lineman card or certification (equivalent to 4 years of experience as an electric line worker) into their application.

Lineman A

Electricity & Communications Department

(Pay Rate: $29.00 - $30.00 per hour)


The City of Shelby, Ohio located in Richland County, is actively seeking a Class A Lineman.



This position is responsible for operation, construction, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing the city’s electric transmission and distribution system. Possess the skills, abilities, and craftwork of a Journeyman Lineman. A Job Description can be found below for a complete job summary.



Requires a high school diploma or equivalent; the successful completion of a minimum of four years of progressive on the job work and technical training in all line craftwork, and/or four years as a qualified Journeyman Lineman; Commercial Class B Driver’s License.


Benefits Package

The city offers an excellent comprehensive insurance package without pay withdraws. The hourly rate is $29.00-$30.00 per hour plus applicable miscellaneous pay. Qualified applicants are eligible for the vacation accrual schedule. 


Applicants can complete an application for employment by either visiting Shelby City Hall, at 43 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875, or by accessing the online application located on the City Website;



City of Shelby, Ohio



Job Title: Lineman A            

Department: Electric Distribution, Generation, and Telecommunications

Division: Distribution

Reports To: Superintendent, Distribution Crew Chief                                         

Employment Status: Full-Time                         

Normal Working Hrs: M-F 0700-1500

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Classification Status: Classified      

Adopted Date: 3/1/2019                                    



Possess the skills, abilities, and craftwork of a Journeyman Lineman. Operates and maintains the electric & telecommunications system equipment associated with the transmission, distribution of the electrical power grid and telecommunications. Performs diversified construction work and maintains poles, power lines,  auxiliary facilities, and equipment for the transmission and distribution of electricity and telecommunications.  May perform all of the work of the ground and line craft. Regular and predictable attendance.


50% - Expected to do work without requiring immediate supervision.  Generally does numerous diverse operations which require frequent adaptation of complete lineman skill.  Performs diversified construction work and maintains poles, and power lines, and auxiliary facilities and equipment for the transmission and distribution of electricity.  May perform all of the work of the ground and line craft. Responsible for expensive tools, equipment, and materials. Requirements include working on energized or, when necessary, de‑energized voltages from 120 to 12,470 volts and any construction, maintenance, or repair of the City's transmission and distribution lines, including all related equipment. Requires complete working knowledge of transformers, transformer banking, transformer and conductor loading. 

20% - Does switching and sectionalizing of  lines.  Energizes and de‑energizes distribution and transmission lines for construction, maintenance or repair.  Uses back feeds, if available, in cases where construction, maintenance, repair or emergencies warrant.  Assists in substation erection, operations, and specialized maintenance.  Uses all tools, devices, vehicles, mechanical aids, material, and equipment common to line craft operations.  Must possess pole climbing skills and the ability to utilize them in the completion of projects and safety related tasks. 

20% - When necessary, assists others or performs a wide range of related work as required or directed.  Assists in the instruction of trainees, Lineman Class B, Lineman Class C, and Lineman Helper. Must have the ability to test, recalibrate, inspect, and read electric meters. Also maintains and assists with proper sizing of electrical metering for services. Performs reconnects, disconnects, security light repair, spot meter bases for customers, check trouble calls, locates underground services, traffic light repair and assists customers with problems and questions. Prepares work related records.  Performs tree trimming around electric lines and telecommunication lines.

10% - When assigned, shall assist the Division of  Generation and Telecommunications with the operation, construction, repair, maintenance, and inspections of the work to be performed.  Performs underground utility locates for OUPS notices.  

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION  This job description in no manner states or implies that these are only duties and responsibilities to be performed by this position. Percentage of duties and responsibilities can change by availability of work. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Possess the skills, abilities, and craftwork of a Journeyman Lineman (Lineman A).  Requires the successful completion of a minimum of four years of progressive on the job work and technical training in all line craftwork, and/or four years as a qualified Journeyman Lineman in a similar or related industry or equivalent training and experience being constant.

Possession of a valid State of Ohio motor vehicle operator's license and a Class B Commercial Drivers License with air break endorsement. If employee does not possess a CDL, the employee must obtain CDL with air brake endorsement within one hundred eighty (180) days after hire date. Retention of such certificates and licenses are a condition of continued employment.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE  License, or Certificate, or Degree in related field(s) or five years related experience and/or training in the related fields; or equivalent combination of education and experience. High School diploma or G.E.D. is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50‑pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In accordance with US Department of Labor physical demands strength rating, this is considered medium work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as blue prints, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


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