Hendricks Power Cooperative is now accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Lineman in Avon, Indiana. Hendricks Power is a rural electric cooperative seeking a Journeyman Lineman to fill this position on the operations team which focuses on distributing electric service to members within four counties.
Major responsibilities include construction, operation, replacement and maintenance of the electric distribution lines, structures, and equipment while observing safety regulations. The Journeyman Lineman performs all phases of line work and construction- overhead and underground. May oversee the work of a Groundman and Apprentice Lineman as needed. This is a bargaining unit position that requires some evening and weekend work.
Preferred candidates will possess the qualifications listed below.
Education & Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent.
Successful completion of a recognized apprentice program of at least four years.
DOL registered Journeyman Lineman
Minimum four years of progressive experience in electric system line construction, operation and maintenance as an apprentice is preferred.
Electric cooperative work experience preferred.
Must be certified in CPR and First Aid.
Knowledge of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) specifications and guidelines, substations, switching devices, transformer banks, oil circuit breakers, voltage regulators, line fuses, line currents, and voltage levels.
Personal & Position Qualifications:
Must hold a valid Indiana Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License.
Must have the physical ability to perform duties required which include but are not limited to working outside in all weather conditions, manually digging holes for utility poles, lifting objects up to 100lbs, flagging traffic, walking on all types of terrain, and clearing right-of-way of trees.
Ability to understand and follow cooperative maps, cooperative safety manual, work orders, staking sheets and any type of cooperative forms related to work being performed.
Ability to adhere to all safety regulations and guidelines, including all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Must demonstrate initiative and good judgement in decision making.
Must have the ability to read, write and understand sequential processes.
Must meet residency requirements within one year of hire date.
Must have a good mechanical aptitude to apply craft techniques, processes, and principles.
Ability to communicate effectively with management, employees, members, and others.
Ability to work effectively on a daily basis with a variety of individuals.
Ability to operate Cooperative commercial vehicles, and other construction or maintenance related equipment as needed for assigned jobs.
Subject to random drug and alcohol testing consistent with FMCSA regulations and Cooperative policies.
Interested and potentially qualified applicants apply here. Posting will remain open until position is filled. No phone calls please. If you have any questions, you may email email@example.com.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
As an electric cooperative, Hendricks Power is part of the nation's largest energy network which includes 1,000 electric cooperatives, public power districts, power supply generation and transmission cooperatives, statewide associations, regional trade and service associations, supply and manufacturing cooperatives, data processing cooperatives and employee credit unions. Electric cooperatives alone serve 32 million customers in 46 states, and cover more land mass than any of the nation's single electric utilities.
Hendricks Power Cooperative celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2001. Formed in 1936, following the creation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Hendricks Power Cooperative started with a small meeting of 12 people, farmers and rural residents, unable to convince the local utility, which was owned by investors, to build lines to serve them. They claimed it simply wasn't profitable to provide service to such sparsely-populated areas.
The formal construction of these rural electric lines began the summer of 1937. On January 1, 1938, the first 122 miles of line was energized. Approximately 400 members received power to their homes a...nd farms for the first time. The name Hendricks County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) was adopted, as the cooperative slowly grew.
Today, Hendricks Power Cooperative serves over 35,000 members in Hendricks, Putnam, Morgan and Montgomery counties.