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WHEATLAND ELECTRIC COOP INC Journey Lineman in Garden City, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11684104

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Journeyman Linemen are responsible for building, maintaining, removing, and repairing overhead or underground distribution lines within the scope of their training and certification in a safe and efficient manner under the direction of the Foreman.


+ Use journeyman-level knowledge of overhead and underground line construction and maintenance to safely construct and maintain electric distribution lines and substation equipment per the safety handbook.

+ Use rubber gloving techniques when working on energized electric distribution lines.

+ Performs duties associated with restoration of electric service.

+ Climbs poles of all types and performs jobs required of linemen off the poles, including changing out of arms, transformers, conductors, etc.

+ Performs pole-top rescue in an emergency situation and participates in pole-top rescue certification annually.

+ Operate equipment in order to construct and maintain electrical systems both cold and energized (hot) lines.

+ Drives and operates bucket truck, aerial lifting truck, digger, trencher, forklift, and skid loader to frame and set poles, lay wire, tie wire, connect and disconnect services, and tree trimming.

+ Inspects existing power lines and substations looking for problems, trouble shoots problems, and retires old power lines as required.

+ Responds to power outages and member problems and trouble shoots to restore power in a timely manner.

+ Directs, guides and trains personnel in lower level apprenticeship programs or equivalent. All training shall contain emphasis on safe working practices.

+ Maintains current knowledge of equipment, RUS specifications, OSHA regulations, mapping system, and other operational and regulatory systems related to the responsibilities of the position.

+ Promotes electric use by taking every opportunity to acquaint the members with the productive uses of electricity; obtaining increased member and public understanding of the Cooperative’s objectives, plans and programs, and of rural electrification in general.

+ Acts as backup for working foreman or serviceman, as needed

+ Takes on-call rotation in service area.

+ Provides information regarding the location of existing electrical lines and as requested by Kansas One-Call.

+ Performs maintenance on street and private lighting.

+ Installs and removes meters.

+ Installs and removes transformers.

+ Inspects transformer and meter connections before energizing to determine if construction codes and safety precautions are met.

+ Maintains assigned equipment, tools, and material in a clean, safe and efficient condition.

+ Use correct application techniques with chemicals and other products for weed and brush control and wood preservation.

+ Participates in safety meetings and training programs as required.

+ This position must be able to respond to electrical distribution emergencies in a reasonable amount of time based on weather conditions and must live in, or be willing to relocate to, the service area where they report to work or within the designated map areas per the union contract.

+ Be in possession of, and have the ability to maintain, a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to allow for driving Cooperative vehicles to various Cooperative properties, conferences, and training opportunities.