Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC), a progressive south metro member-owned utility with 90 employees, is seeking a licensed Journeyman Lineworker to join the team. A Journeyman Lineworker constructs and maintains overhead and underground electrical distribution lines in a safe, reliable and timely manner. Applicants must live within 20 miles of MVEC (or willing to relocate), possess a valid driver's license, possess or be able to secure a valid Class A CDL and pass pre-employment screenings. Interpersonal skills and the ability to work safely as part of a team are essential.
Interested applicants should submit their resume by Monday, August 26th, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs assigned work as a crew member under the direction of the Line Crew Foreman with minimal supervision in compliance with established RUS, NEC, and MVEC specifications, codes, safety rules, and general operating procedures.
Performs work on crews as assigned in construction of new overhead single, V or three phase lines, including framing, setting and anchoring poles; stringing wires; hanging overhead equipment; hot line work; loading/unloading materials; and completing the job according to the specifications and orders in a safe, reliable and timely manner.
Sets poles and anchors without damaging any underground utilities; work is performed according to established sequences and steps in construction.
Contributes to the work effort by offering help and procedural guidance to others on the crew as appropriate or required to ensure a safe, reliable and timely result.
Performs work on crews as assigned in construction of new single or three phase underground lines, including terminating transformers and underground cable; burying wire or cable; setting up switching cabinets; hot line work; loading/unloading material; and competing the job according to the specifications and orders in a safe, reliable and timely manner.
Ensures that terminations on cables, transformers and switch gear are correct and will perform as expected.
Maintains the overhead and underground electrical distribution systems as scheduled or required, with the goal to restore service as safely and promptly as possible.
Completes work on underground lines with the least amount of property disturbance possible.
Attends to safe operation of equipment thereby reducing accidents and hazards on or around the work site.
Assuring care and maintenance of assigned vehicle, tools, and equipment.
Being familiar with and knowledgeable of how to operate cable locating equipment
Responds to outages in a timely manner, carefully evaluating the situation before acting to restore service.
Contributes to the coordinated effort by carrying out assigned duties and accountabilities in a safe, reliable, timely manner.
Consistently applies safety practices on the job to help minimize accidents and hazards to MVEC personnel and the general public at a construction site or in transit to or from a work site.
Positive image of MVEC is enhanced by good public relations.
Line Technician Certificate from a certified vocational school or equivalent.
Completion of Apprentice Lineman/Power Line Technician Training Program.
Must climb poles or stand in a hydraulic bucket to work at heights of 55 feet or more installing transformers or line, often working in awkward positions. Frequently lifts materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally items that weigh up to 100 pounds. Must be able to perform pole top rescue. Occasionally works with energized lines which must be handled according to NESC specifications and MVEC safety procedures to avoid electric shock.
Interacts with crew members, Line Crew Foreman and Supervisors via verbal communication.
First Aid/CPR certified
Valid Class A Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License