Farmers Electric Cooperative, located in Greenfield, Iowa is actively recruiting for an apprentice lineman.
Essential duties/skills include constructing and maintaining both overhead and underground electrical lines; the ability to read, understand and interpret staking sheets; safe operation of various types of heavy equipment; replacement of damaged transformers, meters, broken insulators, and other defective materials; skilled in using hot line tools and equipment with special emphasis on safe practices.
Starting wage is $22.51 per hour, with pay increases every six months during the official apprenticeship program. Benefits include paid holidays, PTO, health and vision insurance, life insurance, regular and Roth 401(k) plans, and a defined retirement plan.
Farmers Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, provides electricity to approximately 5,000 members in our six county service territory of southern Iowa. As a member-owned cooperative, we strive to obtain professional, dedicated employees committed to serving our members with the highest regard.
Additional information can be found on our website, www.farmersrec.com, or by phone at 641-743-6146.
Farmers Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Apprentice Level Lineman Certification
Commercial Drivers License
About Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Greenfield)
OVERVIEW OF FARMERS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc., is a not-for-profit, electric distribution cooperative that serves in portions of six counties in Southwest Iowa: Adair, Audubon, Cass, Guthrie, Madison and Union.
HERE TO SERVE
Farmers is continually exploring ways to provide our members with quality electrical service and products that enhance their security and peace of mind. Our basic philosophy is to provide the best possible service at the lowest cost consistent with sound economics and good management.
OWNED BY OUR MEMBERS
As a not-for-profit utility that is organized, owned and governed by its members, Farmers Electric allocates back to its members the profits (margin allocations) that result after expenses are tabulated and audited at the end of each year. These margin allocations (also called patronage dividends or capital credits) are held for roughly 20 years by the cooperative to serve as resources for reinvestment in the distribution system.
FOUNDED EIGHT DECADES AGO
In 1938, running electrical lines beyond the city limits was not profitable for investor-owned utilities. Walter ...Zellers, county agent, brought the first group of farmers together. In November of 1938, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc. was formed.
Building power lines was the number one priority, but soon the cooperative needed someone to solicit memberships and to map areas for proposed power line construction. R.D. Mayes was chosen for this position and became Farmers Electric’s first manager. A local board of nine men was elected to guide the cooperative.
Today’s board realizes success is not measured by the miles of line or the number of kilowatt-hours sold, but by the satisfaction of our members. Farmers Electric is still committed to providing members with reliable electricity and top-quality customer service. Farmers Electric Cooperative looks forward to the challenges of the next 80 years.
Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc. delivers safe, reliable, affordable electricity and other services to improve the quality of life within our communities.