Imagine your office at the top of a utility pole, having a birds-eye view of your local community all while helping provide power to portions of six counties in Northern Indiana. Northeastern REMC is offering you this once in a lifetime opportunity to build your career from the ground up with an opportunity for a fully-funded associates degree on your way to becoming a Journeyman Lineman, one of the most coveted and well-paid positions in Indiana. If you take a safe work environment seriously, love troubleshooting complex problems, and working with your hands, this position is for you.
Northeastern REMC (NREMC) is seeking to fill an entry-level Groundman position. The ideal candidate has a high school diploma and has a desire to enter an approved lineman apprentice training program to prepare for advancement to an Apprentice Lineman and eventual Journeyman Lineman.
While you will eventually get to that birds-eye view of an office, you need to start on the ground . As you’re learning the cooperative’s line numbering and mapping system, you’ll also learn how to install and remove meters, locate underground secondary and primary lines, cut and remove trees, and handle a variety of tools and materials.
Job duties will also include performing construction and maintenance activities including climbing and working from poles and ladders. Loading, unloading, handling, framing, setting and removal of poles and/or equipment.
To maintain our excellent service reliability with our members, you’ll often be on the emergency 24-hour stand-by rotation to help restore power when needed due to vehicle accidents and storm related outages.
Experience and Special Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent.
Valid Driver’s License and a valid Class A commercial driver’s license or have the ability to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license within 3 months of working in this position.
Ability to become certified in CPR and perform first aid.
Will enter into an approved lineman apprentice training program when the opportunity is available.
Willing to learn and become proficient in climbing poles
Basic computer skills
Physical Qualifications As a lineman, your job will include a variety of physical demands, including but not limited to: climbing, balancing, kneeling, crawling, reaching, standing, lifting, some repetitive motions, and visual acuity. Refer to job description for specific physical qualifications. (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Working Conditions Most work is done outside during a variety of weather in all seasons of the year.
As the third largest electric distributor in Indiana, Northeastern REMC supplies electric power to portions of six counties in Northern Indiana. NREMC is a member owned electric cooperative headquartered in Columbia City offering service, satisfaction and safety – second to none!
We provide training and professional development to help you further your career goals, but our size enables you to maintain a personal connection with fellow employees. As an employee, you are our most valuable asset, so we are happy to provide an excellent benefits package.
Please submit resume with cover letter at www.nremc.com/jobs Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
About Northeastern REMC
Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) is headquartered in Columbia City, Indiana.