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DATE ADDED: Fri 01/11/2019

Journeyman Lineman Relocation To Colorado - $10K Sign-On!

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COMPANY: BLACK HILLS ENERGY

JOB TYPE: Apprenticeship, FullTime

Job Specifications

We are seeking experienced Journeyman Lineman to join our growing team in Pueblo, Colorado. You must have completed a four year apprentice program to be considered. This important role will provide new overhead and underground electric service to customers.  You will perform work in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground primary and secondary lines. Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

LOCATION:  

Pueblo, CO: Enjoy a calmer pace of life, lower cost of living and easy access to the larger Denver area. There is exceptional dining and shopping, extravagant arts and culture, as well as tons of outdoor recreational activities to fill your time.

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PAY RANGE:

$10,000 sign-on bonus is offered for this position!

  • DOL Certified:  $43.46 per hour
  • Non-DOL Certified:  $42.21 per hour
  • Overtime on Saturday and Sunday is paid at double time.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will remain open until filled.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Electric Operations Supervisor

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform switching operations on transmission and distribution systems.
  • Skilled in repair and maintenance functions on service, secondary, distribution, and transmission systems.
  • Proficient in erection and setting of utility poles and structures, conductor pulling and stringing operations, transformer connections, and troubleshooting.
  • Troubleshoot, install, replace or repair primary and secondary spans of both underground and overhead systems.
  • Safely performs energizing or de-energizing of electrical lines and transformers through the use of dead-front elbows, jumpers, fused cutouts, reclosers, switches, and switchgear.
  • Has a working knowledge of meter installation and removal to include proper documentation
  • Proficient in hot work procedures utilizing both rubber gloves and sleeves, as well as hot stick procedures.
  • Assists with the required training of apprentice lineman following our internal Joint Apprenticeship Committee standards.
  • Work on power quality and system reliability issues as required.
  • Utilize electric equipment to perform and complete daily tasks.
  • Proficient in record keeping with the ability to utilize computer programs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Required to live in a location that allows for response to emergencies within 60 minutes.

  • Must be able to work outside, in extreme weather and temperature for extended periods of time.
  • This position may also include some travel for specialized training to other Black Hills Energy locations and for mutual aid storm work.
  • Required to perform stand-by as an outage first responder.
  • Willing to work overtime for after-hours callouts and extended days.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Journeyman Lineman (DOL) shall have completed a qualified (4) year apprenticeship, or have completed 7200 hours of documented Lineman training, and be Department of Labor (DOL) certified.
  • Journeyman Lineman (NON-DOL) shall have completed a qualified (4) year apprenticeship, or have completed 7200 hours of documented Lineman training, and be able to obtain Department of Labor (DOL) certification within 18 months of hire.
  • Ability to attain and maintain a valid Colorado CDL Class “A” Driver’s license within 90 days of hire.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Work requires knowledge of and to follow all Construction and Operating Standards.
  • Work requires knowledge of and to follow all Company Policies and Safety Practices.
  • Must be able to complete OSHA requirements as outlined.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Be a proficient pole climber.
  • Physical ability to lift 50 pounds and move object.
  • Ability to forward bend, overhead reach and complete elevated work to steady poles, use equipment and access tasks.
  • Ability to twist while standing and kneeling to access task.
  • Rotational sitting and standing to access work.
  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, crawling and squatting to access tasks.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2800 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position.  The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations.  This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.   Job descriptions may and do change periodically.   Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an EEO Employer.

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