To demonstrate the skills necessary to construct and maintain the electric distribution system by providing high quality electric service to all customers.
High school graduate plus advanced trade knowledge equivalent to one or more years of apprenticeship is required. Previous work experience as a lineman or a certificate in electric power distribution or electrical power technology from a technical school fulfills this requirement.
A minimum of one year of increasingly responsible experience in construction and maintenance of electric utility system is preferred.
Must possess general knowledge of all operational aspects of electrical transmission and distribution systems and the ability to learn all aspects within a reasonable time span. Must become familiar with Company Safety Manual, Construction Specifications, Approved List of Materials, National Electric Safety Code, OSHA Rules and Regulations, and the National Electric Code within a reasonable time span.
Must have a basic understanding of the construction and operation of an electrical distribution system and the ability to learn and apply construction standards. Should be skilled in the areas of teamwork, organizing, planning, and following directions to enhance the efforts of the crew. Must have customer service skills and possess good writing, verbal and interpersonal skills. Good math aptitude required. Will be required to complete the Midwest Energy Apprentice Lineman Program. Must demonstrate the aptitude and ability to pass all Company certification requirement tests. In lieu of years of climbing experience, a climbing certificate from a technical school will be required. Experience in the use of personal computers is preferred (working knowledge of Word and Excel applications). A valid Kansas Drivers License (CDL Class A) is required.
Major portion of work day involves general activities of line construction, including construction and maintenance. Approximately 30% of the work day is spent standing, 30% sitting and/or driving and another 40% walking. Linemen will occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. Carrying up to 50 lbs. is done occasionally. This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug testing. Individual must have the ability to perform work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. Subject to call 24 hours per day, including weekends and holidays. Subject to long periods of work. Work involves outside work in all types of weather.
About Midwest Energy, Inc.
Midwest Energy, Inc is Kansas' largest energy cooperative, serving approximately 50,000 electric meters and 43,000 natural gas meters in 40 central and western Kansas counties. Headquartered in Hays, KS Midwest Energy is proud of its growth-oriented and entrepreneurial history. Midwest has 270 employees.