Journeyman Lineman

Location: Girard, KS
Date Posted: 07-11-2018
Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (“Heartland”) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Journeyman Lineman.

Position Summary
The Journeyman Lineman position is responsible for providing manpower, knowledge and workmanship which are necessary to perform job duties for the proper construction, maintenance, and operation of the electric system. This position makes correct application and use of all materials and equipment furnished in order to provide efficient, reliable service to the member in the operation and maintenance of the electric system.

Candidates must have a High School Diploma or equivalent with completion of the Merchants Training Program or an approved apprenticeship program. A valid Kansas Class A Commercial Driver’s License without L, Z, or E restrictions is required.

  • Cultivates and sustains an environment of trust where employees take personal responsibility for safety.
  • Demonstrates a professional presence and commitment to effective job performance.
  • Believes in and practices the core values of caring for each other, care about the members and doing what’s right.
  • Promotes the satisfaction and success of Heartland’s employees.
  • Exercises good judgment to make well-informed decisions and to develop and implement effective solutions.
  • Integrates business, organizational and industry knowledge into job performance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Obtains direction and assignments from assigned supervisor and cooperates with supervisor in performing the tasks assigned.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all personnel.
  • Performs all required construction maintenance, and operations on energized and non-energized portions of the system without supervision.
  • Assists in training and supervision of all Apprentice Linemen.
  • Maintains skills in switching operations for maintenance and/or emergencies.
  • Required to know how to read maps, prepare and interpret staking sheets and prepare required reports.
  • Operates and applies all circuit and sectionalizing devices and electrical devices used on the system in a proper and safe manner.
  • Responsible for effective and safe operating methods in the use of rubber gloves and sleeves.
  • Troubleshoots line deficiencies and takes corrective measures within the limitations set forth in this job description.
  • Operates and works from the bucket truck on and around energized lines.
  • Applies rescue techniques by utilizing First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Performs required work on energized underground transformers and enclosures.
  • Places poles in and around energized lines.
  • Operates the extendo in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performs after-hour duty assignments and participates in the Cooperative's "on-call" rotation as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Conducts self in a manner which will lead to the best possible working relationship between the Cooperative and other members of the crew or other employees of the Cooperative.
  • Responsible for being properly clothed and equipped while maintaining belt, hooks and other personal tools in a safe condition.
  • Complies with all of the Cooperative's Safety Rules and uses safe working practice and methods.
  • Responsible for the proper care of company equipment, tools and property.
  • Complies with all traffic laws, rules and regulations while operating a Cooperative vehicle and practices proper traffic procedures.
  • Responds to member and consumer inquiries and resolves problems and/or directs them to the supervisor or appropriate personnel; maintains good relations in all contacts with the general public.
  • Climbs poles and utilizes lineman tools while working on poles.
  • Receives and accepts training, instruction and advice from assigned supervisor and cooperates with him/her in performing assigned tasks.
  • Participates in job site tailgate discussions and monthly safety meetings.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Management.
Heartland is a financially sound, member-owned, electric distribution cooperative providing service with 11,300 meters on over 3,800 miles of line. Heartland provides electric service to its members, which are located in parts of 12 different counties in Southeast Kansas. Heartland’ headquarters is located in Girard, Kansas, the county seat of Crawford county and is 120 miles south of Kansas City and 45 miles northwest of Joplin, Missouri.  The area offers all the advantages of small communities, low cost of living and an abundance of outdoor activities.

Heartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an excellent retirement plan, employee benefit programs and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.

Interested parties are to direct inquires to Heartland and submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) three professional references; and (4) salary expectation. All applications must be received by August 3, 2018, and sent to:

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
c/o Paul Norris
110 N. Enterprise Drive
PO Box 40, Girard, KS 66743
​or by email to:

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