This position performs and/or directs others in the construction, maintenance and operation of overhead and underground distribution lines in assigned territory. Keeps informed on changes in the industry and learns, complies with and assures compliance with all safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. The Lead Lineman shall be required to perform any other duties assigned in order to fulfill the objective of the Cooperative.
Performs all the necessary activities in the construction and maintenance of energized and de-energized overhead and URD distribution lines in assigned territory. Activities include but are not limited to the following:
Frames, sets and aligns poles
Sags and ties in conductors on all types of poles and structures
Installs and changes out all transformers
Installs underground primary and secondary lines, pad mount transformers and related equipment
Performs hot line work
Operates line trucks and bucket trucks and other assigned equipment. Ensures that these are maintained in good working condition.
Keeps constantly informed as to the direction of line feeds, location of reclosing and switching devices. Ensures that personnel know whether conductor is energized or de-energized. Issues or receives clearance to energize of temporarily de-energize lines.
Patrols the line and is alert to any unsafe or satisfactory conditions existing, and reports to appropriate supervisor
Inspects completed work to ensure that it is built according to specifications, in compliance with all safety policies, procedures and rules and sees that job locations are left in a neat and safe condition following completion of the work.
Keeps familiar with territorial limits of the Cooperative and agreements with other electric utilities
Sees that all vehicles and equipment are operated in accordance with all rules and regulations
Ensures that all assigned personnel carry out safety policies and procedures
Is familiar with the considerable hazards that exist, including falls, electric shock, and electric flash, automobile traffic and falling objects. Understands and utilizes safety and protective equipment. Must be able to render first aid, CPR and pole-top resuscitation.
Responds to members receiving outage and other calls and taking necessary action to maintain or restore service.
Ensures continuous service by providing 24 hour coverage as scheduled
Responsible for providing a safe work environment for themselves and all employees working near them
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.
3 Years experience as a Journeyman Lineman is preferred
Must be able to do all work related to the erection, rearrangement, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground distribution lines.
Must be able to service and maintain sectionalizers, and reclosers.
Must be able to maintain records required for accounting of time and materials
Must be able to operate assigned equipment including buckets, forklift, backhoe, trencher, winches, drills, chainsaws and high compression tools.
Should have basic knowledge of poly-phase metering hook-ups and be able to properly install them
Should have working knowledge of National Electrical Code.
Must be able to perform first aid procedures including CPR, and pole-top resuscitation
Must be able to organize work to complete deadlines
Must be able to work with a variety of people under differing circumstances
Should be skilled in training, motivating and evaluating assigned personnel in order to obtain the highest degree of productivity and the development of individual capabilities
Education and Experience
High School graduate or equivalent required. Successful completion of technical training at an accredited power line school is required. The position is required to participate in ongoing technical and safety training including hot line schools, applied electricity courses, etc.
Required Licenses or Certifications
Additional Salary Information: On Call Bonus, Company paid - Pension, 401(k) Health, Life, Vision,vacation, sick leave and holidays.
About Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative
We are one of the largest electric cooperatives in the state of Iowa, providing electric and internet/phone services to 14,000 members in nine east central Iowa counties. With more than 80 years of experience serving local communities, we continue to provide 24/7 service that is safe, affordable, and reliable.
We add value to our members by:
Ensuring electric service is available 99.998% of the time.
Providing electric service at cost.
Deploying MVlink, a smart grid fiber network that connects electronic line equipment and substations to shorten power outages, while also offering you the highest internet speeds available in Iowa along with a quality VoIP telephone service.
Respecting the environment by delivering electricity generated from 60% emission and carbon-free resources.
Returning profits to our members through capital credits.
Operating locally with nine directors who are also members, hiring linemen who live in your neighborhood, and providing real people to talk to during business hours.
Supporting our communities through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer hours.