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Journeyman Lineman

East Central Electric is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Journeyman Lineman.


Job Summary and Objectives:

Journeyman Lineman responsibilities include but not limited to: performance of all skills and labor required in construction, operation and maintenance of Cooperative transmission and distribution lines; to have full knowledge and responsibility of locating and eliminating any trouble which may develop on the lines of the Cooperative; to work on lines either dead or energized at voltages up to the maximum voltage of the system; to perform similar and less skilled work as required to the end that effective service is furnished to Cooperative members; and to carry an equitable share of the workload.

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.

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions:

An individual should have the following education, competencies, and experience:

Education: High school education or GED required. High voltage Lineman training courses highly preferred.

Experience: Five (5) years’ experience with an electric cooperative including construction of new lines and working trouble calls preferred.

Knowledge: A working knowledge of RUS System of Accounts, RUS Construction Specifications, National Electrical Safety Code, and OSHA Rules and Regulations. is highly preferred. Knowledge of tools and equipment used in electric industry is required. Required to be able to install voltage regulators, three phase capacitors, transformer banks and all other special equipment.  Must be able to supervise.  Must have the ability to train in the area of voltage drop, sectionalizing studies, etc.  Must have a valid Oklahoma Commercial Driver License, Class B preferred. Successful candidate should be certified to climb and will be required to supply all climbing and hand tools as designated by East Central Electric. All tools and related gear will be inspected as part of the final selection process. Must have a basic knowledge of personal computer and tablet operation.


Working Conditions:

Usual field, warehouse and office conditions.  Inside and outside work is required.  Travel is required.  Regularly exposed to varied adverse weather conditions, such as dust, rain, extreme heat, extreme cold, ice, snow, humidity, etc.  Works long hours in emergency situations.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Falls, falling objects, insect bites, toxic and/or caustic chemicals, hazardous materials, fumes and airborne particles, electric shock, cuts, burns, poison ivy and oak, etc.  Frequently works near moving mechanical parts, vibration.  Frequently works in high, precarious places.



Competitive wage and excellent benefit package. Applicant must also pass pre-employment physical, background check and drug screen.

All Candidates must complete an Application for Employment and the Driver's Supplemental Application for Employment. Candidates may attach a resume, however, resumes will not be accepted as an application.

Application open until filled.

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