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Journeyman Lineman Apprentice (Watertown, SD)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: *Jobsite Specific
Categories: Craft Personnel, Entry-Level

Education Requirements: High school equivalency and enrolled in a 4-year lineman apprenticeship program or lineman training. A valid Class "A" driver's license issued by Department of Motor Vehicles is required.  Rubber Gloves and/or Hot Sticks Certification required.   

Experience: Some related experience preferred.

Position Summary: Journeymen linemen apprentice help build and maintain electrical power systems. They assist with the work from the point of generation (power plants) all the way to the customer's meter. The lines may be on overhead structures or in underground vaults or trenches. They may be in rural and metropolitan areas.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Follow OSHA and customer safety requirements, and conforms to all safety rules and policies as established by the Company.
  2. Assists with construction duties by erecting and setting poles and towers; attaching necessary crossarms, davit arms, transformers, circuit breakers, all types of switch gear, lightning arrestors, anchors, guys; stringing, sagging, splicing, clipping-in, insulating, attaching, and connecting conductors, OPGW, static wires, fiber optics; installation of underground systems including cables, vaults, and grounds; installation of insulators, elbows, lightning arrestors, T-bodies, transformers, junction boxes and sockets, switch boxes, pull boxes, and similar equipment.
  3. May assist in cable construction by testing and tracing circuits in power systems; makes various types of connections between electrical conductors; insulates conductors properly for the voltage conditions under which they are to operate; seals cable joints within a waterproof housing; makes electrical connections between conductors and various types of equipment such as transformers, potheads, and terminal boxes; as required, may weatherproof or fireproof cables.
  4. Assists with tree trimming and use of tools.
  5. Assists with the installation of underground distribution and transmission systems and assembles and erects substations if applicable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and knowledge of OSHA’s safe energized working clearances.
  • Ability to obtain a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s license.  
  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of materials used in line work.
  • Self-motivated, and team & customer oriented
  • Must be able to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires frequent standing, walking, lifting/carrying (up to 50 pounds frequently, up to 100 pounds occasionally) pushing, reaching, handling, use of fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, and climbing. Occasional balancing and rarely requires sitting; continuous balancing required climbing poles, towers, ladders and in other aspects of the job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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