To maintain and construct overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems.
This Area Serviceman position will maintain our service territory which encompasses portions of LaSalle and Kendall Counties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Area Servicemen, in addition to performing all functions of a Journeyman Lineman, are required to be able to complete the following:
Provide basic support in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical substation equipment such as transformers, gas and oil circuit breakers, battery banks, and motor operated switches.
Assists in the installation and field repair of all assigned substation equipment.
Identifies and becomes familiar with the basic test equipment necessary for the proper operations of the substation equipment.
Reads, understands, and interprets (with direct guidance) elementary engineering drawings, manufacturers documents, and other documentation needed for the installation and testing of existing and/or new substation equipment.
Learns proper techniques in the troubleshooting of improper operations of substation equipment and associated schemes and makes repairs as required.
Documents maintenance records of tested and inspected equipment and substation locations required for compliance.
Assists in alerting appropriate personnel of test and inspection deficiencies.
Assists in preparing work requests from inspection results.
Assists in repair, installation, testing and inspection of other substation equipment as needed.
Develops a working knowledge of non-assigned equipment and systems in power substations.
Follows safety rules and procedures and assumes responsibility to encourage other co-workers to follow these rules.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
May periodically act as foreman to crew in assigned territory.
Work will be performed inside and outside with the outside work involving various weather conditions. This position requires the individual to perform duties alone a majority of the time.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands, arms, and fingers to handle, feel, or reach; climb or balance; smell, talk, and hear.
Employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to climb and descend poles of various heights under various weather conditions commonly experienced in this geographic region.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and explosives.
Must have ability to perform work in all types of weather and during storm conditions, will be asked to work a minimum of 24 hours straight without a sleep break.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Successfully completed the Journeyman Lineman Apprenticeship Standards.
Possess an acceptable IBEW or similar acceptable Journeyman Lineman Certificate of Completion.
Must reside within company-defined service area. For this position, residence area encompasses city and rural areas around Illinois towns: LaSalle, Peru, North Utica, Triumph, Earlville, Wedron, Troy Grove, and Harding.
Valid Illinois CDL-A.
Must be willing and able to work extra and/or irregular hours as the needs of the job may require.
Must be willing to maintain a minimum yearly call-out percentage of 50%.
Founded in 1938 as a not-for-profit electric cooperative, Corn Belt Energy now powers the lives of over 35,000 homes and businesses throughout 18 counties in Central Illinois. We employ 85 people and maintain over 5,000 miles of line throughout our vast territory. Our electricity is supplied by Wabash Valley Power Association, a generation and transmission cooperative based in Indianapolis.
The largest electric cooperative in Illinois, Corn Belt Energy is owned by the electric members it serves and is committed to providing reliable, affordable power. The cooperative is governed by 13 directors who are residential members and who represent specific districts within our service territory. Educating members on energy efficiency and safety are top priorities and we are committed to supporting our communities in a variety of ways, including our Education Grants Program and our participation in the national Youth to Washington Tour.
In the past 80 years, our membership base has changed dramatically from primarily farmers to an ever-increasing number of urban, suburban and commercial accounts. Embracing our rural farm heritage, we now serve many of the new residential subdivisions ...and commercial areas in Bloomington-Normal and other communities. While we've accomplished our original goal of bringing electricity to rural areas, we're now faced with a new challenge: helping cooperative members use energy wisely in a world increasingly reliant on electricity.
Corn Belt Energy is a member of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Corn Belt Energy has been a member of the Touchstone Energy network of electric co-ops since its inception in 1998.