Northwestern Energy Corporation Apprentice or Journeyman Lineman in Mitchell, South Dakota
SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Journeyman Lineman performs power line installation, maintenance, and service work. The lineman must be able to work as a person in charge as a leadsman or foreman. As a Foreman or Leadsman they may oversee all aspects of a project; including safety, paperwork, planning, coordinating with engineers, and documenting equipment used.The Apprentice Lineman trains and works under the supervision of a Journeyman Lineman to develop the abilities and functions to perform labor, and lineman jobs. During their training, they will learn and progressively perform the responsibilities of the Journeyman Lineman as qualified.DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAll NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct and EthicsEnsure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energys values, mission, and strategic business objectivesCommunicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situationsTroubleshoot electrical outages, power quality and complete installation and maintenance work related to all aspects of electric distribution and transmission systemsPerform rubber gloving work for safely working with primary/high-voltage and low-voltage lines and equipmentInstall and retire overhead and underground electric linesPerform sustained work at heights including ladder work, climbing and working from poles, and bucket workFrame, install, or replace polesMaintain lines and support structures in substations; erect steel to replace or increase size of substation structures as neededOperate heavy equipment including diggers, trenchers, back hoes, and bucket trucksRemove tree limbs near electric linesWork overtime outside of scheduled hours, participating in either call out availability or an on-call rotation schedule, in response to acute and/ or planned service needsComplete documentation for project planning and completionAssume leadership role in response to emergency situationsInteract with the publicAct as a leadsman or foreman as neededPCB tests/clean up as required by OSHARespond from home to primary work location within a reasonable amount of timeMarginal Work Functions*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.Drive to installation locations*Perform service and customer-service work including disconnect-reconnects and credit turn-offs*Patrol and maintain facilities and lines*Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenanceLocate buried lines including electric and gas underground services*Trained as a first responder or must be willing to be trained in that capacity*Check customers voltage/sets, monitor, and read recording volt meters when necessary*Meter Reading / and associated meter reading processes*Switching as needed*GENERAL QUALIFICATIONSDemonstrate and maintain a good safety recordHigh school diploma or equivalentJourneyman Lineman Certification preferredValid Commercial drivers license and satisfactory driving recordFirst Aid/CPR CertificationBucket truck and pole top rescue certificationCommitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/proceduresAct as a leadsman or foreman as neededAdapt to technological changes as they are implementedSELECTION PROCESSWhen considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.