Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) is a transmission cooperative delivering power to northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa. We are currently seeking a Utility Groundman at the Palmyra, Missouri, location. This is an hourly position with core working hours of Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
What You Will Do:
This position will help support the Operations team with the construction, maintenance and repair of transmission line, substations and/or vegetation management. In addition, this position will:
Layout and perform work in connection with framing and rigging for poles, towers and structures.
Perform groundwork in connection with stringing of conductor.
Visually check and report hazardous conditions and needed maintenance in the field.
Perform vegetation control, cut right-of-way, trim trees, spray and chip brush, and mow substation property.
Safely operate vehicles, machinery and tools as well as be familiar with highway law, regulations and maps.
What We Are Looking For:
We are looking for a dedicated individual who is passionate about working with their hands and working outdoors with a demonstrated commitment to always working safely. In addition, we are looking for:
High School diploma or equivalent required.
2+ years’ experience in any of the following areas: electric transmission and/or distribution construction and maintenance; controlled spraying of right-of-way brush and foliage using herbicides; clearing, trimming or mowing of right-of-way trees, stumps, brush, weeds and grass.
Basic knowledge in building construction, which includes concrete forming and pouring.
Able to lift and/or carry up-to 50-pounds and ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
Currently hold and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement.
Ability to obtain and keep current a Missouri Certified Non-Commercial Applicators License from the Department of Agriculture.
Ability to operate motor vehicles and equipment with both automatic and manual transmissions.
Must have proficient computer skills and ability to use various Microsoft Office programs.
What You Will Get:
Northeast Power offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including:
Generous Retirement Plans
Long-Term Disability Insurance
10 Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
On February 2, 1948, Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) was founded by three rural electric cooperatives in northeast Missouri. In 1949, construction began on the South River diesel 7 MW generation plant located on the bank of the Mississippi River. A coal fired steam generation facility of 15 MW capacity was completed in 1952. The diesel plant combined with the steam plant provided Northeast Power with its system's power until the late 1960's. Northeast Power's system is comprised of eight distribution cooperatives with five located in northeast Missouri and three in southeast Iowa. There have been four managers in the history of Northeast Power. Mr. Douglas H. Aeilts has been CEO and General Manager since May 2004.
Northeast Power is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative and no longer generates power. Northeast Power has an all-power requirements contract with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Northeast Power joined with five other G&T cooperatives operating in Missouri to form Associated Electric in 1961. Today, Northeast Power has approximately 908 miles of 69 kV transmission line and 74 miles of 161 kV line.