Journeyman Lineman

Company Name: Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Phone Number: (208) 292-3263
City: Hayden
State/Provence: Idaho
Zip: 83835
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: June 30, 2016
Salary: 43.41
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Purpose of Position: Installs and maintains overhead and underground electrical power lines and auxiliary equipment.


  1. Strings, splices, transfers and sags wire in energized or de-energized circuits and connects wire and transformers as specified or directed. Shortens or lengthens lines by adding or removing wire, using a variety of types of splices, connectors, sleeves or clamps.  Regularly works above ground on poles or steel towers using climbers and safety belt or operating man lift equipment, boom truck or other specialized equipment not limited to but including back-hoes, boats, ATV’s and snow machines.
  2. Routes or re-routes power lines over, under or around existing lines and structures, regularly working above, on, or in close proximity to, energized lines. Selects and uses a variety of “hot line” tools and makes use of rubber gloves, line hoses, mechanical jumpers, fiber guards, blankets and other protective devices as specified.  Works on all voltages as required throughout the system.
  3. Installs, removes, transfers, maintains and/or repairs cross arms, pins, insulators, guys, transformer and switch racks and other overhead pole and Underground Residential Distribution (URD) equipment using a variety of hand tools, equipment and power tools.
  4. Installs and removes transformers, including primary and secondary current transformers and self-contained meters, cut-outs, disconnecting switches, circuit breakers and other overhead line and URD devices, rigging block and tackle where necessary or working with ground crew and winch to raise or lower equipment. May install street and area lights, working with primary and secondary voltages.
  5. Performs line switching or sectionalizing as directed. Performs emergency repairs, phases and connects circuits under load; performs load checks and balances feeders as required.
  6. Inspects lines, poles both below and above groundline and equipment for signs of damage or wear and reports deficiencies. May be required to apply pole treatment to poles as a part of the pole treatment program.
  7. Assists in carrying poles, digging holes, piking and guying poles and other such operations involved in the setting or replacing of poles; may erect steel towers.
  8. May troubleshoot electrical problems on Cooperative equipment using, but not limited to, any and all line testing equipment provided by Kootenai Electric Cooperative.
  9. May trim trees, fall danger trees and clear ROW in vicinity of power lines.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned. Job duties are subject to change as directed by management.
  11. May direct activities of personnel in equal or lower classification, including assisting in training apprentices and other crew members in maintenance and construction of power lines.
  12. Keeps others informed. Reports and written communication are clear, timely and relevant.  Clear, correct verbal communication.  Good listener, tries to understand others.  Effective in communicating with varied groups or individuals.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience Required:
  1. Minimum Qualifications:
    1. Completion of an accredited apprenticeship program recognized by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee and the I.B.E.W
    2. Journeyman in good standing with the I.B.E.W
    3. Familiar with W.A.C. 296-45 standards and certified in OSHA 1910.269 training. Know and understand Kootenai Electric Cooperatives safety manual
    4. High school diploma or equivalent
    5. Valid, unrestricted Class A (minimum) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
    6. First Aid/CPR card along with a flagger’s card
    7. Knowledgeable and competent in “Pole Top Rescue,” able to climb 20 to 30 poles per day.
    8. Must possess sound decision-making skills
    9. Excellent communication skills
    10. Maintain a professional appearance
    11. Possess a safe work record.
    12. Basic computer operation skills required.
  2. Mental Demands: May have stress to complete tasks in a limited time; Must be able to observe and interpret situations; Must be able to compare, compute, compile, analyze and coordinate.
  3. Physical Demands: Must be able to lift/control 225 lbs. (deadweight) with use of handline and block.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates must complete a KEC employment application and supporting materials, available at  Mail to:  HR Manager, Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc., 2451 W. Dakota Ave., Hayden, Idaho 83835, or fax to HR Department at (208) 762-8154.

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm July 18, 2016 to be considered. KEC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability or protected veteran status.

Posting End Date: July 18, 2016