United Power is seeking 1 Journeyman Lineman to join our team.
Linemen carry out service and maintenance of the electric distribution system as necessary to provide the best possible service to our member owners. Successful candidates will have a HS Diploma or GED, completed a 4-year certified apprenticeship program, possess a Journey Lineworker Certificate, have experience in line construction and maintenance. Candidates must have a valid Colorado driver’s license prior to employment and a CDL license within 90 days of hire. Underground experience is preferred.
United Power offers excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, a pension plan, a 401(k) plan with a 7% company match, paid holidays and generous vacation and sick time. Alternative work schedules allow our lineman to work either Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday.
Please note, selection criteria will include an interview and pre-employment written and hands-on testing that will take place at our training facility (personal tools and equipment are not provided).
JOB TITLE: JOURNEY LINEWORKER
LOCATION: BRIGHTON, CO
RATE OF PAY: Bargaining Unit Position: $47.53/hour
WORK HOURS: 6:30a.m.–5:00p.m., half-hour lunch, either Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday. Overtime as necessary. On-call per bargaining agreement.
POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE:
Works under the direct supervision of a Working Foreman, Manager of Operations/Engineering, District Manager and Operations Superintendent. Performs numerous duties including construction, maintenance and repair of distribution and transmission lines and related facilities, service work and other related and assigned duties.
Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. plus completion of technical training in line maintenance, construction and safety. Must have completed a four-year certified apprenticeship program and have experience in line construction and maintenance. A Journey Lineworker Certificate is required.
Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license before employment and a CDL license within 90 days after being employed.
Must live within a 15 mile radius distance from the Brighton office within 90 days from hired.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:
Thirty percent (30%) of the time is spent standing, thirty percent (30%) sitting, and another forty percent (40%) walking. Journey Lineworkers will occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. Carrying up to 50 lbs. is done occasionally when carrying equipment from truck to work site. When doing pole work or moving a transformer, it may be necessary to push and pull approximately 150 lbs.
Operating controls is done constantly while sitting in a vehicle driving and operating machinery. Climbing poles or ladders using feet/legs and hands/arms is done frequently.
Balancing is done constantly while walking and standing on rough and uneven terrain. Occasionally, a Journey Lineworker must stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Reaching and handling are done frequently. Fingering and feeling are occasionally necessary while putting up or repairing lines.
Talking in order to exchange ideas over a two-way radio/cell phone and to communicate with other employees in the various offices is done frequently. Journey Lineworker is constantly required to hear radio transmissions. They must also be able to hear faint arcing sounds or transformer humming to quickly determine if equipment is working properly.
A Journey Lineworker will occasionally need to see “near” while working on lines. It is constantly necessary to see “far” while driving, patrolling line or constructing lines. Depth perception and color vision are essential for Journey Lineworkers while driving. While constructing poles and lines, depth perception of vision are constantly necessary.
The job may occasionally require persuasiveness, analytic ability, auditory and tactile discrimination.
Due to possible danger in a Journey Lineworker’s job, it is extremely important that they are always alert, precise, and patient. They must also have ingenuity while working under adverse weather conditions, problem-solving abilities, spatial perception, speaking ability, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, initiative, reasoning, imagination, and visual discrimination.
Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. plus completion of technical training in line maintenance, construction and safety. Must have completed a four-year certified apprenticeship program and have experience in line construction and maintenance. A Journey Lineworker Certificate is required. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license before employment and a CDL license within 90 days after being employed. Knows, understands and applies all OSHA regulations and APPA Safety Manual rules necessary to perform the job. Understands and follows established electric construction and maintenance specifications including those of the Rural Utility Services, the National Electric Code and those adopted by United Power, Inc. Ability to operate a cell phone/two-way radio under established procedure and FCC rules. Ability to operate a lap top computer and understand the mapping program. Ability to accurately read and interpret staking sheets and maps on a daily basis. Ability to operate a bucket truck, boom digger, trencher, backhoe and other various equipment as required on the job. Must be able to apply CPR/first aid techniques.
Must live within 15 miles of the assigned office, or relocate within 90 days of hire.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $47.53 per hour
About United Power
At United Power, we don’t just employ people — we make them a part of our family.
United Power serves a diverse service territory spread across six counties — Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin, Jefferson and Weld — located along Colorado’s northern Front Range. We employ approximately 180 positions with competitive salaries and excellent medical and retirement benefits at three different offices.
Brighton: Our headquarters in Brighton is just 20 miles northeast of downtown Denver. Brighton is a rapidly growing city with all the advantages of Denver, yet still maintains a small town feel.
Coal Creek Canyon: The Coal Creek Canyon office is located at a higher elevation in one of Colorado’s most scenic mountain canyons. Enjoy a working environment surrounded by a mountainous backdrop and living in a tight-knit community.
Carbon Valley Service Center: Located at the intersection of Carbon Valley, just off I-25 and Highway 119, the Carbon Valley Service Center is in close range to our western communities.
All selected applicants are required to complete Section 1 of the Federal Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and to provide identification and either proof o...f U.S. citizenship or proof of authorization to work in the U.S. In addition, United Power uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires. E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records.