People's Energy Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative with nearly 23,000 services in southeast Minnesota. We have an excellent opportunity for two full-time Journey Lineworkers located in Oronoco, MN.
As a Journey Lineworker:
Accepts service, outage, and emergency calls (during and after business hours) and reports as the first responder to investigate, direct and/or perform the necessary work to quickly and safely restore service or address concerns. Guidelines for responding to after-hours calls are outlined in the Cooperative’s stand-by duty guidelines.
Utilizes the Cooperative’s system maps, interprets staking sheets, understands overhead, underground, and special construction specifications, reads circuit and sectionalizing diagrams and is familiar with the proper operation and application of all sectionalizing devices used on the Cooperative’s system to render prompt, efficient, and reliable electric service as well as to ensure a safe, healthy, and efficient workplace and/or work site.
Uses appropriate materials and supplies required for line construction to inspect, construct, operate, upgrade, maintain, and repair cooperative underground and overhead transmission and distribution lines, substations, equipment, and apparatuses associated with the Cooperatives system including, but not limited to tree trimming, transformers, regulators, regulator panels, oil circuit reclosers, auto boosters, capacitors, switch gear, fuse holders, insulators, lightning arresters, AMR/AMI equipment, regulators, and OCR’s to ensure compliance with all RUS specifications, applicable provisions of the National Electrical Safety Code and as detailed in the staking sheets.
Keeps informed of the direction of line feeds as to the source of power to ensure a safe, healthy and efficient workplace and/or work site.
Alerts the Engineering Department and supervisor of any unsafe conditions that require corrective work to ensure regulatory requirements are met and the public and employees are safe.
Keeps supervisors informed of system status, and changes made to the system to ensure good communication throughout the department and effective and efficient service to members.
Reconnects and disconnects electric service, reads meters, collects on accounts, and performs other tasks as requested by the Crew Lead, Line Superintendent, or Director of Operations.
Complies with all safety precautions when opening and closing energized lines and receive clearance to energize or to temporarily de-energize lines to adhere to all safety rules, regulations, and cooperative policies.
Participates in safety programs, promotes safe working habits, observes all OSHA 1910.269 and cooperative safety rules and ensures that personnel assigned follow the Cooperative’s safety rules and uses safety equipment furnished by the Cooperative in order to comply with applicable rules and ensure a safe working environment.
Inspects, cares for, and properly utilizes all protective safety equipment and directs assigned personnel to adhere to all safety rules, regulations, and cooperative policies to ensure a safe working environment.
Ensures proper use, care, handling, and accounting of all materials, tools, equipment, and vehicles assigned to him/her, and for the accuracy of all reports that relate to the use of such materials to assure a safe and efficient work environment and to accurately reflect the system status in cooperative records.
Accurately prepares, reviews, and submits timesheets, outage reports, work orders, and any other reports which reflect time spent, work accomplished, and material and equipment used by assigned personnel to ensure the best interests of the Cooperative are served.
Trains assigned personnel and observes use of proper safety techniques to ensure a safe, healthy, and efficient workplace and/or work site.
Assumes the responsibilities and authorities of the Crew Leader, Lead Area Lineworker, or Line Superintendent as directed. Secures approval from the supervisor in making decisions when policies are not clear, adequate, or require interpretation.
Works primarily on a construction crew but may be assigned to assist as needed in other areas.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduation from vocational/technical school in the power line studies field is preferred. Possess a qualified journey lineworker certificate.
EXPERIENCE: Experience, training, testing and abilities of a qualified journey lineworker, and/or have completed a recognized apprenticeship training program.
KNOWLEDGE: Must possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license with the Class A CDL endorsement or obtain a Class A CDL endorsement within six months of hire date. Required to observe all traffic laws, rules, and regulations in the operation of cooperative vehicles. Must remain insurable to operate all cooperative vehicles required for the position.
Use two-way radio and comply with operating practices in its use to assure for safe construction, maintenance, and repair of the electric system.
Understand that considerable hazards exist, including falls, electric shock, electric flash, automobile traffic, and falling objects.
Working knowledge of iPad, computer, and other electronic devices.
People's Energy Cooperative offers a competitive wage and benefit package. For more information and to apply go to the "Cooperative Information" tab select "Careers" on the People's Energy Cooperative website www.peoplesenergy.coop follow the link of "online employment application" or "download PDF application".
Application deadline September 25, 2020
About People's Energy Cooperative
People's Energy Cooperative was incorporated on January 1, 1936, and currently provides electric service to nearly 19,000 members in six area counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona. We distribute electric energy from 29 substations through 2,847 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines and 119 miles of transmission lines. People's Energy Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.