People's Energy Cooperative (PEC) is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative with nearly 24,600 services in southeast Minnesota. We have an excellent opportunity for two full-time Journey Lineworkers located in Oronoco, MN. PEC offers a competitive wage and benefit package including retirement pension, 401k, medical insurance, PTO, holidays and more. Apply online at www.peoplesenergy.coop under "Cooperative Information" tab select "Careers" follow the link of "online employment application" or "download PDF application".
As a Journey Lineworker:
Accepts service, outage, and emergency calls (during and after business hours) and reports as the first responder to investigate, direct and/or perform the necessary work to quickly and safely restore service or address concerns. Guidelines for responding to after-hours calls are outlined in the Cooperative’s stand-by duty guidelines.
Utilizes the Cooperative’s system maps, interprets staking sheets, understands overhead, underground, and special construction specifications, reads circuit and sectionalizing diagrams and is familiar with the proper operation and application of all sectionalizing devices used on the Cooperative’s system to render prompt, efficient, and reliable electric service as well as to ensure a safe, healthy, and efficient workplace and/or work site.
Uses appropriate materials and supplies required for line construction to inspect, construct, operate, upgrade, maintain, and repair cooperative underground and overhead transmission and distribution lines, substations, equipment, and apparatuses associated with the Cooperatives system including, but not limited to tree trimming, transformers, regulators, regulator panels, oil circuit reclosers, auto boosters, capacitors, switch gear, fuse holders, insulators, lightning arresters, AMR/AMI equipment, regulators, and OCR’s to ensure compliance with all RUS specifications, applicable provisions of the National Electrical Safety Code and as detailed in the staking sheets.
Works primarily on a construction crew but may be assigned to assist as needed in other areas.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduation from vocational/technical school in the power line studies field is preferred. Possess a qualified journey lineworker certificate.
EXPERIENCE: Experience, training, testing and abilities of a qualified journey lineworker, and/or have completed a recognized apprenticeship training program.
KNOWLEDGE: Must possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license with the Class A CDL endorsement or obtain a Class A CDL endorsement within six months of hire date. Required to observe all traffic laws, rules, and regulations in the operation of cooperative vehicles. Must remain insurable to operate all cooperative vehicles required for the position.
Use two-way radio and comply with operating practices in its use to assure for safe construction, maintenance, and repair of the electric system.
Understand that considerable hazards exist, including falls, electric shock, electric flash, automobile traffic, and falling objects.
Working knowledge of iPad, computer, and other electronic devices.
About People's Energy Cooperative
People's Energy Cooperative was incorporated on January 1, 1936, and currently provides electric service to nearly 19,000 members in six area counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona. We distribute electric energy from 29 substations through 2,847 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines and 121 miles of transmission lines. People's Energy Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.