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Journeyman Line Service Mechanic (UN1250) B-1633

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34774
Date Posted: Mar 14, 2023

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.

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


LOCATION: City, State   

  • 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.

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 discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, 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.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.   

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Journeyman Line Service Mechanic (UN1250) B-1633

Rapid City, SD, United States