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Apprentice Lineman DOL - 3rd Step (UN667)

Location: Pueblo, CO, United States
Job ID: 32603
Date Posted: Feb 11, 2020

Job Description

An Apprentice Lineman shall have ambition to become a journeyman lineman and will work and study the apprentice training courses with an end goal of becoming Department of Labor certified. He/she shall pass the examination as required by the internal Black Hills Energy Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) Standards.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Electric Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:  Pueblo, Colorado: Enjoy a calmer pace of life, lower cost of living and easy access to the larger Denver area. There is exceptional dining and shopping, extravagant arts and culture, as well as tons of outdoor recreational activities to fill your time. 


  • Required to work safely and follow all safety policies.
  • Must pass all apprenticeship lessons according to JAC apprenticeship and construction standards in order to complete all required duties and responsibilities of a Journeyman Lineman once training is complete.
  • Required to follow the guidance of Journeyman Lineman and Foreman that are Department of Labor certified and are therefore responsible for conducting training.


  • Must be a current Apprentice Lineman with at least 2000 hours of completed apprenticeship documentation and able to work energized secondary.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a qualified line school or have prior experience in a lineman apprenticeship role.
  • Ability to attain and maintain a valid Colorado CDL Class “A” Driver’s license within 90 days of hire.


  • Requires the ability to learn and follow all Construction and Operating Standards, Company Policies and Safety Practices.
  • Must be able to complete OSHA and Joint Apprenticeship Committee requirements as outlined.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to become a proficient pole climber.


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend or stoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and hand coordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate and extend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visual acuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additional equipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, and sit. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: use a respirator, and sit. Employee must be able to operate job related equipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment:  Must be able to 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 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).  Must be capable of up to 10% travel (e.g. 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2800 employees and serve 1.2 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, military leave differential pay, 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.  

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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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

We are an EEO Employer.

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