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Journeyman Lineman (Relocate to WY)

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 32797
Date Posted: Sep 29, 2020

Job Description

Job Specifications

This position requires relocation to Cheyenne, Wyoming. We are seeking experienced Journeyman Lineman to join our growing energy and utility company. You MUST have completed a qualified four (4) year Lineman apprenticeship program, and possess a Journeyman Lineman designation to be considered. This important role will provide new overhead and underground electric service to customers.  You will perform work in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground primary and secondary lines. Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

SALARY:  $45.71 per hour - $10,000 sign-on bonus is offered for this position!

  • NOTICE: The $10K sign-on bonus is for external hires only. Current employees working for any Black Hills Energy entity are not eligible for this bonus. 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  (UN111) Electric Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:   Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • To learn more about this location, please visit the locations page on our career website.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Install and connect overhead and underground services and transformers.
  • Erect and set poles, pull wire, and connect transformers; troubleshoot issues related to these operations.
  • Perform hot work (up to and including 25 KV).
  • Install, maintain and remove overhead and underground distribution facilities.
  • Performs switching for District and System Control.
  • Check customer’s voltage/sets, monitors, and reads recording volt meters when necessary.
  • Locates and repairs underground cable faults.
  • Run primary and secondary spans and repair primary and secondary lines.
  • Open and close cutout door to energize or de-energize lines and transformers.
  • Complete service orders to set and remove meters.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collections and reconnects/cut offs for non-pay.
  • Trim Trees.
  • Investigate "Lights Out".
  • Vehicle maintenance.
  • Repair and install PAL lighting.
  • Maximeter lines and transformers.
  • PCB tests/clean up.
  • Substation operations - reads 230 KV subs and makes out reports/inspects and reports targets on all subs, re-sets alarms, sync lines, etc.
  • Must live within 30 miles and 30 minutes of the Cheyenne Service Center.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • All applicants must have completed a qualified four (4) year Lineman apprenticeship program, and possess a Journeyman Lineman designation.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Wyoming CDL Class A, with air brake endorsement or have the ability to obtain one within the first 90 days of employment.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of Black Hills Energy Electric Distribution System and Company property, lines, safety practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical standards for construction of the electrical system, methods and materials.
  • Familiarity with tests voltage for all distribution transformer configurations.
  • Locate underground cable.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
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.

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.


About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 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. 

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

Black Hills Corporation is 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, or status as a protected veteran.

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