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Journeyman Lineman

  • Full Time
  • Eureka, Mont.
  • Salary: $46.47per hour
  • Posting End Date: December 24, 2021

Website Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Wage or Salary:
$46.47per hour

Lincoln Electric Cooperative (LEC) in Eureka, MT is seeking (2) Full Time Journeyman Lineman. LEC is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Eureka, Montana. As a cooperative, LEC is owned by those who receive our services – our members. We serve over 4,800 members in portions of Lincoln and Flathead counties. Incorporated in 1948, LEC is loyal in its commitment to provide our members with the most reliable electric service available at the lowest possible cost. In addition to providing electrical service to the communities we serve, LEC promotes and facilitates local economic development. We are also committed to enhancing the quality of life for our members and the public at large.

JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN POSITION SUMMARY: Completes the construction, conversion, relocation and maintenance of the electrical lines and stations throughout the area served by the Cooperative.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Performs construction, conversion, relocation, maintenance and service work on energized or de-energized lines and stations throughout the area served by the Cooperative.
2. Gains and maintains a thorough knowledge of the description of units, specifications and drawings for line construction of transmission and distribution voltages presently in use or proposed to be used on the system.
3. Gains and maintains a thorough knowledge of the transmission and distribution system in the area served by the cooperative, such as location of lines, voltages, sources of power, direction of feeds, location of fuses, breakers and regulators.
4. Maintains and properly uses all trucks, equipment and tools assigned to him.
5. Takes outage calls at any time during the day or night, assuming responsibility for restoration of power as quickly as possible on assigned outages.
6. Performs the duties of a Journeyman Lineman and handles the tools of the trade in accordance with accepted safety rules, regulations and practices pertinent to the trade and effects adherence to such standards on the part of any and all subordinate personnel under his supervision.
7. Handles assignments and conducts himself in such a manner as will reflect credit to the organization and contribute to an increasingly better understanding by the harmonious relations with fellow workers, members of the system and general public.
8. Submits reports of accountability to his immediate supervisor for all jobs performed by him and for all materials issued to him or to his subordinates and cares for and returns to the warehouse all unused and retired materials.
9. Performs any other assigned duties for which he may be qualified.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is included in the Bargaining Agreement between Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc. and IBEW Union #768.

1. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school graduation or equivalency and completion of a certified Journeyman Lineman Apprentice Training Program; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and read and understand technical drawings, specifications and related information.
3. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide working with fractions. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume and distance.
4. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to solve problems involving several concrete concepts and ideas.
5. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must maintain a minimum Class A, Type II Montana driver license, First Aid and CPR Certification.
6. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the Description of Units, specifications for line construction of transmission and distribution voltages, thorough knowledge of operating and construction procedures and practices of electric transmission and distribution organizations. Ability to deal with co-workers and customers in a courteous and professional manner.

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Applications will be accepted until both positions are filled, but no later than January 31st, 2022.

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