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Journeyman Lineman (UN111) - $10K Sign-On Bonus!

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 33701
Date Posted: Nov 5, 2021

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:   $48.50 per hour (Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement) - $10,000 sign-on bonus is offered for this position!

  • Please note:  The sign-on bonus is for external hires only. Current employees or rehires of Black Hills Energy are not eligible for this bonus.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Electric Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:   Cheyenne, Wyoming

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  • Must live within 30 miles and 30 minutes of the Cheyenne Service Center.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completed a qualified four (4) year apprenticeship program or equivalent required.
  • 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 DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
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: 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: 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 up to 10% (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 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 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 (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 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, age, or status as a protected veteran.

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