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Journeyman Service Mechanic (UN1250) B-1618

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Location: Upton, WY, United States
Job ID: 34247
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2022

Job Description

Job Specifications

This important role will provide new overhead and underground electric service to customers.  Perform work in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground primary and secondary lines.

WAGE:  $47.21 per hour (Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:   Upton, Wyoming

  • Must live within 30 minutes of reporting location.


  • Install and connect overhead and underground services and transformers.
  • Erect and set poles, pull wire, and connect transformers; troubleshoot issues related to these operations.
  • Investigate outage calls.
  • Perform hot work, up to and including 25 KV.
  • Install, maintain and remove overhead and underground distribution facilities.
  • Complete appropriate paperwork, such as outage reports, work authorizations, material tickets, etc.
  • Perform switching.
  • Check customers’ voltage/sets and monitors. Read recording volt meters when necessary.
  • Locate and repair underground cable faults.
  • Complete service orders to set, remove and reconnect meters. May collect customer payments.
  • Repair and install pal lighting.
  • Read and report targets on 230 KV substations. Reset alarms, sync lines, etc.
  • Trim trees.
  • Perform light vehicle maintenance.
  • Observe all safety rules and line work procedures.


  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of post-secondary lineman training program including O.J.T. hours, or equivalent power line construction experience, required.
  • Journeyman Line Mechanic certification required.
  • Pole climbing certification required.


  • Working knowledge of Black Hills Energy’s electric distribution system and property, safety practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical standards, methods and materials for construction of the electrical system.
  • Knowledge of equipment used for overhead and underground construction.
  • Familiar with tests voltage for all distribution transformer configurations.
  • Basic knowledge of the tools required for line construction.
  • Ability to operate, care for and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess a valid South Dakota Commercial Driver's license, at least Class A, with air brake endorsement, or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in a field job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the office and the job sites and operates machines and equipment. Employee frequently accesses low and high areas with additional equipment, ascends/descends stairs, maintains coordination, and engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching). Employee may occasionally use a respirator. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include very heavy work. Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Occasionally perform work indoors and routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters (i.e., crawl spaces, small, enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways). Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 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, 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.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

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

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

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