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Journeyman Lineman Foreman (UN667)

Location: Cripple Creek, CO, United States
Job ID: 34368
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2022

Job Description

Job Specifications

A Journeyman Line Crew Foreman shall be a journeyman lineman who has direct charge of all people on his crew. Will be a working Foreman who instructs and requires the crew members to complete all line work in accordance with the company’s established construction, operating standards, company policies and safety practices. The Foreman will always be on the alert for the safety of all members of the crew and will oversee training for apprentices assigned to his crew. 

WAGE RANGE: $52.85 per hour (Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Electric Operations Supervisor 

LOCATION: Cripple Creek, Colorado

  • Must live within 60 minutes of reporting location.


  • Directs work of line crew. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all work of the crew is done within established construction standards. 
  • Oversees the required training of apprentice lineman on the crew following internal Joint Apprenticeship Committee standards. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 


  • 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 BHE locations and for mutual aid storm work. 
  • Required to work stand-by as an outage first responder. 
  • Willing to stay over-night out of town and be available to travel as projects require. 
  • Willing to work overtime for after-hours callouts and extended days. 


  • A Journeyman Lineman Foreman shall have completed a qualified (4) year apprenticeship and be Department of Labor (DOL) certified and shall be capable of performing all types of line and service work in accordance with the Company’s established construction standards, operation standards, company policies and safety practices. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have completed a qualified apprenticeship program and have a Department of Labor Certification.


  • 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.
  • Must be a proficient pole climber.
  • Ability to attain and maintain a valid Colorado CDL Class “A” Driver’s license within 90 days of hire.

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. Make decisions which have low to moderate impact on immediate department.

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 medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 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. Driving will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

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 parental leave, 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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